Post Tagged with: "UBC Thunderbirds"

U Sports: UBC Thunderbirds down Alberta Golden Bears in preseason action

U Sports: UBC Thunderbirds down Alberta Golden Bears in preseason action

August 25, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The UBC Thunderbirds showed might on offense and defense in the first half a Canada West non-conference game on Wednesday night, jumping out to a 30-0 halftime lead over the Alberta Golden Bears and hanging on to win 33-30. The UBC starters dominated the first stanza ofRead More

U Sports Rankings 2017 (5-8): We enter the top eight with last November’s bridesmaids looking to be the feature attraction in 2017

U Sports Rankings 2017 (5-8): We enter the top eight with last November’s bridesmaids looking to be the feature attraction in 2017

August 17, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Now that we’ve completed our rundown on the depth charts, our focus shifts to doing in-depth team previews for every program across the country. The rankings are a collaboration of thoughts by the CFC staff based off last year’s results, projection of current players, as well as the class ofRead More

CFC100 decommits from UBC, heads to NCAA

CFC100 decommits from UBC, heads to NCAA

July 4, 2017 at 3:55 pmby 0 comments

Never say never. Recently announced on social media, CFC100 Ted Kubongo received a division 1 offer to the University of Maine. Kubongo, had committed to the UBC Thunderbirds for 2017, but has decommitted to go down south to play out his dream of playing in the NCAA. #BlueChip .. bigRead More

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Winning rookie of the year a big moment for FS Balan

July 1, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Austin Balan suited up for the Sisler Spartans for seven games in 2016. In these seven games, Austin tallied 51 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 sacks and 1 safety. “Being at safety means I can come down and stop the run, but I’m also able to drop back to defend theRead More

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: “I always catch myself reminiscing…” – CFC100 Davis

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: “I always catch myself reminiscing…” – CFC100 Davis

June 30, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

2014 was the first year that canadafootballchat.com (CFC) put out a top prospects list; the CFC100. With this upcoming year, many of these players are entering their fourth year of their collegial football career. We thought it would be fun to see where these players are at now and getRead More

DID YOU KNOW (31): Termination, recognition, education and inspiration

DID YOU KNOW (31): Termination, recognition, education and inspiration

April 23, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition: CFL parts ways with Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge Red Deer coach wins provincial bragging rights Flag football camp takes over Investors GroupRead More

DID YOU KNOW (29): Shaving for cancer, Dunigan speaks at OHA’s, Reed giving back to Riderville

DID YOU KNOW (29): Shaving for cancer, Dunigan speaks at OHA’s, Reed giving back to Riderville

April 2, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels. In this week’s edition UBC athlete shaves head for paediatric cancer Dunigan headlines BC awards in support of amateur football Former Rider’s heart and soulRead More

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‘Blake Nill is a winner’ says new UBC commit

March 26, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC brings in local commit to their Class of 2017. When Mario Marra, a middle linebacker from Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, hits the field with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, he knows he will always be given a chance. “Blake Nill is one of the greatest coaches inRead More

Terry Fox Raven, Springbank Phoenix heading to the shores of the Pacific

Terry Fox Raven, Springbank Phoenix heading to the shores of the Pacific

March 21, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC brings in one BC commit and one out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017. Cormac Scholz, a defensive back from Springbank Community High School and Trent Cooper, an offensive and defensive lineman from Secondary School, will be heading to the shores of the Pacific after singing with the UniversityRead More

Football is family for DL Spence

Football is family for DL Spence

March 13, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Tyson Spence has made a name for himself playing on the defensive line for the Grant Park Pirates. In 2016, Tyson recorded 31 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 pass deflection and 1 forced fumble. Tyson chose the defensive line position because he loves the grind in every play. “You can’t takeRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CWUAA): Will the UBC Thunderbirds catch the Calgary Dinos coming down the backstretch?

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (CWUAA): Will the UBC Thunderbirds catch the Calgary Dinos coming down the backstretch?

March 9, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness (excluding the OUA as they will be reviewed separately). The UBC Thunderbirds were unable to defend their Vanier Cup and had what might have appeared to beRead More

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CFC100 excited for ‘winning atmosphere’ of UBC

March 7, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

The Thunderbirds bring in an out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017. CFC100 Kale Berglund, a defensive end from Ernest Manning High School, will be looking to add some titles to his collection after signing with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. “I chose to commit because I felt likeRead More

U Sports: UBC Thunderbirds add another to their coaching staff

U Sports: UBC Thunderbirds add another to their coaching staff

February 24, 2017 at 5:10 amby 0 comments

TBirdNation..former HC @ubctbirds joins current staff as assistant! @jayprepchuk will focus on QB skills and development. Key acquisition! pic.twitter.com/2cqswtAtXw — Blake Nill (@CoachNill) February 23, 2017 Former UBC head coach, Jay Prepchuk will be returning to the sidelines this time as an assistant coach working with the quarterbacks. Prepchuk currentlyRead More

Courtesy of Lliam Wishart.

Standout Okanagan Sun REC now with UBC

February 15, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC welcomes a CJFLer to their team. Lliam Wishart, a receiver from the Okanagan Sun (BCFC) was born and raised surrounded by mountains, but now he will be leaving the interior to fly with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds from their nest on the Pacific coast. “I chose toRead More

UBC bolsters offense and defense with latest commits

UBC bolsters offense and defense with latest commits

January 28, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC brings in five commits to their team. Chris Thelasco, a defensive back from the Valley Huskies (CJFL) and Broden Mar, an offensive lineman from Catholic Central High School, will be crossing provincial lines to reach the shores of the Pacific after signing with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.Read More

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FS Strachan’s big decision

January 25, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Matt Strachan finished his 12th year of football this spring with the Grant Park Pirates. In his senior year with the Pirates, Strachan registered 5 interceptions, 35 tackles, including 2 special teams tackles, and one sack. The one-on-one competition is what fuels Matt’s fire to play defensive back. He explained,Read More

CFC100 Holy Cross Crusader now a Thunderbird

CFC100 Holy Cross Crusader now a Thunderbird

January 11, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

UBC is bringing in another BC commit to their 2017 class. CFC100 Cole Barron, a linebacker from Holy Cross Regional High, doesn’t have very far to reach his new school, the University of British Columbia. “The sights and sounds of campus, the opportunity to play under one of the mostRead More

CFC100, Husker and Grizzly now members of Thunderbirds

CFC100, Husker and Grizzly now members of Thunderbirds

January 7, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC welcomes 3 more to their team. Keenan Godden, a slot back from W.J. Mouat Secondary, CFC100  Sharique Khan, a running back from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School and Gabriel Oliveras, a quarterback from G.W. Graham High School, will be spending the next couple years by the ocean after signingRead More

Saeed Hosain-Ali. Courtesy of the CJFL.

Langley Ram now flying with UBC Thunderbirds

December 27, 2016 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

UBC adds size and experience to their defensive line with their newest commit. Football? Four years ago, Saeed Hosain-Ali, a defensive end from the Langley Rams (CJFL), didn’t even know what that was, but now he will be a member of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Hosain-Ali grew upRead More

UBC gets first recruit for 2017 season

UBC gets first recruit for 2017 season

September 10, 2016 at 5:48 amby 0 comments

Well entrenched in the 2016 season, the UBC Thunderbirds are already preparing their roster for 2017. On Thursday afternoon UBC Head Coach Blake Nill signed his first “blue-chip” recruit for the 2017 season. Vernon Secondary’s Ben Hladik, a 6’4″ 235 lbs. linebacker, has declared he will be studying at UBCRead More

 
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