MacDonald will remain with the Thunderbirds, though not in the head coaching capacity.
After impressing at the CFL Combine and the East Michigan Pro Day, Shepley’s work finally paid off with a pro contract.
Canada finished fourth on the overall medal tally, racking up 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals for a final tally of 82.
It took a very long time for my teammates and I to digest what we had been told that day. Compelled by my sadness, I became committed to ensuring that no student-athlete at UBC would ever feel like they had no support through their mental health struggles.
With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in full swing, you might be wondering where UBC fits into the picture.
“I was pretty happy to see just how we adapted to things and pushed through,” UBC head coach Doug Reimer said after Saturday's game.
"All in all I think we played better as a team, as a group together.”
Disappointing but not heartbreaking, as the 'Birds did take home a victory on Friday — giving the Spartans their first home loss in of 2018.
“It feels good right now but we’re proof that anyone can beat anybody and if it’s Calgary ... they're not going to be scared we beat Alberta or Saskatchewan.”
“It was an opportunity for some other players to step up to the challenge.”
“We’re being patient, we’re taking advantage of the opportunities that we get.”
What do you get when you take a comedy writer with little basketball knowledge to a basketball game? You're about to find out.
It turns out that if you write ‘Part 1’ in an article title, the good people at The Ubyssey will inevitably ask you where ‘Part 2’ is.
"To be a presence here and to show what university track is all about is equally important for us.”
Though not their prettiest win — the two teams would not be able to decide a victor through three periods or either overtime period — the T-Birds would earn some positive momentum heading into their final games of the regular season.
“Phil [Jalalpoor] put on a special performance, Conor [Morgan] did his thing and so did Luka [Zaharijevic], and to do it in front of the home crowd, in front of friends and family is very special.”
“We’re playing better basketball than we did earlier in the year…,” UBC head coach Deb Huband said post-game. “We’ll see what we can do in the post-season starting next week.”
The first T-Birds 5-on-5 of this semester is kicking off with five athletes who are as excited about the Olympics as we are!
It's a new chapter for both fourth-year Danae and first-year Grant, the Shephard siblings.