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UBC football, after struggling for most of the millennium, turned its luck around with the help of coach Blake Nill and the 13th Man Foundation. After a solid '90s, the performance of Thunderbirds began to take a downturn, only to recover in 2015.


By the time my final exam was rolling around, I'd had enough of staring out of the windows of Koerner Library, trying to make out the mountains through the rain and the clouds. After some quick googling, we decided to head to Hollyburn Mountain.

basketball homeopener

While you were binge watching all the Netflix you had to catch up with after finals and eating piles of holiday cookies, some of the UBC Thunderbirds were keeping busy. Men's basketball and volleyball hit the road, competing in a combined four games.


2015 was a big year for sports and recreation at UBC. From varsity athletes to video games and rec team names, there was plenty of drama, blood, sweat and tears this past year. Here are our 15 defining sports moments of the year.

thunder report card

The first term is over, so it's time for The Ubyssey's annual mid-year report card. We've taken a look at every varsity team that has played since our last report card and graded their performances. Agree with our marks?


After finishing his time as a Thunderbird with a Vanier Cup win, running back Brandon Deschamps will be moving on to play for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. It is currently unknown which position Deschamps will be play.


The UBC men’s basketball team started strong in 2016, sweeping the Lethbridge Pronghorns 95-73 Friday and 85-79 on Saturday. After making adjustments over the holiday break, Hanson’s squad have now improved their Canada West conference record to 8-2.


The beginning of a new term has arrived and we have saved some of UBC's best athletes for 2016. This week’s T-Birds 5-on-5 features five athletes who make a huge impact on athletics by dominating their respective fields, courts, pools and rinks.


Look no further than UBC Rec's event calendar for fun and active ways to get over the January slump. Jason Mcmanus, the manager of intramural programs at UBC gave the scoop on all of the events that Rec is hosting this semester.

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