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“Birds fall on the Vikes in the season finale

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds (4-3-1) trailed the conference champions University of Victoria Vikes (7-0-1) 5-1 at Wright Field in their final game of the Canada West season. The Vikes, four-time defending champions, will now host the U SPORTS National Championship starting November 3rd in Victoria. “I’m very proud […]

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T-Birds fall to defending champion Vikes

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds (4-2-1) lost 4-0 to the University of Victoria Vikes (6-0-1) at Wright Field in the first of two meetings against the champions reigning U SPORTS nationals, the Vikes, to top it all off. Canada West regular season. “I think UBC played really well,” UVic head […]

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Women’s rowing welcomes seven outstanding rookies

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds women’s rowing program is thrilled to welcome seven athletes in blue and gold for the program’s 100th anniversary. In a year that celebrates a century of success for countless UBC rowers, Natasha Witt, Diana Davis, Angelina Stevenson, Ellen Marion, Jackie BluntGabriella Diaz and Lea Ross […]

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Huskies inflict first regulation loss on T-Birds

Next game: The University of Saskatchewan 10/15/2022 | 7:00 p.m. (PT) October 15 (Saturday) / 7 p.m. (PT) The University of Saskatchewan Story VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds suffered their first regulation loss of the season as the Saskatchewan Huskies scored once on the power play, once shorthanded, once at […]

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Huskies visit for strong early season test

History links VANCOUVER – After a 3-0-1 start to the season and a share of first place in Canada West, the UBC Thunderbirds face perhaps their toughest test yet when they host the Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Along with […]

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Team sweep for T-Birds Cross Country

History links VANCOUVER — In the first collegiate cross country race of the season, the UBC Thunderbirds won a team sweep, with the men’s and women’s teams finishing first at TWU Invite Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford. Kiana Gibson won the individual gold medal leading the women’s team with a time of 28:23.0 […]

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T-Birds win weekend sweep against Bisons

Next game: at the University of Saskatchewan 10/14/2022 | 6 p.m. (PT) October 14 (Friday) / 6 p.m. (PT) at The University of Saskatchewan Story VANCOUVER — Less than 24 hours after “banner night,” the T-Birds had even more to celebrate, completing the weekend series sweep against the Manitoba Bisons […]

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Katalin Tolnai surveys the T-Birds ahead of the Pandas

Next game: MacEwan University 09/10/2022 | 5:00 p.m. (PT) September 10 (Saturday) / 5 p.m. (PT) MacEwan University Story VANCOUVER- Katalin Tolnai continued his superb run by scoring two more goals, including a long free kick in first-half stoppage time to help propel the UBC Thunderbirds past the Alberta Pandas […]

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Katalin Tolnai surveys the T-Birds ahead of the Pandas

Next game: MacEwan University 09/10/2022 | 5:00 p.m. (PT) September 10 (Saturday) / 5 p.m. (PT) MacEwan University Story VANCOUVER- Katalin Tolnai continued his superb run by scoring two more goals, including a long free kick in first-half stoppage time to help propel the UBC Thunderbirds past the Alberta Pandas […]

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‘Birds welcome eight talented recruits for 2022

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC women’s field hockey program is thrilled to welcome eight exceptional rookies to the Thunderbirds for the upcoming season. UBC has won a record 25 Canada West titles and 19 U SPORTS national championships over the years and is excited to continue building towards future success. Kenzie […]

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‘Birds welcome eight talented recruits for 2022

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC women’s field hockey program is thrilled to welcome eight exceptional rookies to the Thunderbirds for the upcoming season. UBC has won a record 25 Canada West titles and 19 U SPORTS national championships over the years and is excited to continue building towards future success. Kenzie […]

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Columbia Athletics to Form New Spirit Group

History links NEW YORK – Columbia Athletics is launching a new Spirit Band made up of Columbia and Barnard students to perform at Columbia Athletics competitions and events. Under the direction of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, the new group will provide a fun, engaging, inclusive and […]

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Columbia Athletics to Form New Spirit Group

History links NEW YORK – Columbia Athletics is launching a new Spirit Band made up of Columbia and Barnard students to perform at Columbia Athletics competitions and events. Under the direction of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, the new group will provide a fun, engaging, inclusive and […]

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Four rookies join ‘Birds’ football program

History links The UBC Thunderbirds are thrilled to welcome four outstanding rookies, Hannah Baths, Taiya Dennehy, Emily Parkerand Jayda Thompsonto the decorated women’s soccer program for the upcoming season. The T-Birds, who last won the national title in 2019, have won a record seven U SPORTS Championship trophies and fifteen Canada West […]

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100 Years of Rowing at UBC Celebration

UBC Rowing Alumni and Supporters, We hope you can join UBC Rowing alumni, supporters and friends as we celebrate UBC Thunderbird Row’s remarkable 100-year history and usher in the next century. This will be an event for the ages that you don’t want to miss! Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 […]

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UBC swimming welcomes 14 outstanding rookies

History links VANCOUVER – UBC’s legendary swimming program is thrilled to welcome 14 talented new recruits in blue and gold for the upcoming season. The men’s T-Bird are five-time defending U SPORTS national champions and eight-time defending Canada West Conference champions, while the UBC women’s program has won a record 24 U […]

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2022 Canada West Men’s Soccer Schedule Revealed

History links VANCOUVER – Canada West Men’s Soccer returns at the end of the summer for the first full season since 2019 as the UBC Thunderbirds open play on the road against the Thompson Rivers WolfPack on Friday, August 26. The four-time defending conference champion T-Birds next visit the UBC Okanagan Heat […]

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Gord Collings retires as UBC softball coach

History links VANCOUVER – After nearly a decade at the helm of the UBC Thunderbirds softball program, the head coach Gord Collings announced his retirement. Since being hired in the summer of 2013, the former Delta School District teacher and administrator has successfully led his team through more curveballs than any other […]

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Columbia Athletics Celebrate Class of 2022

History links NEW YORK—Columbia University and Columbia Athletics celebrated the start of their 268and academic year on Wednesday morning with its first on-campus graduation ceremony in two years. A total of 178 Columbia student-athletes are graduating this week. “This group is truly remarkable in the way they have represented Columbia […]

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Columbia Athletics Celebrate Class of 2022

History links NEW YORK—Columbia University and Columbia Athletics celebrated the start of their 268and academic year on Wednesday morning with its first on-campus graduation ceremony in two years. A total of 178 Columbia student-athletes are graduating this week. “This group is truly remarkable in the way they have represented Columbia […]

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Baseball ‘Birds Honored by Conference

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds baseball team received the Les Schwab Sportsmanship Award from the Cascade Collegiate Conference, while four players also received individual honors as the conference announced its post-season prices on Friday. Ty Penner, Brandon Hupeand Noah Or were all named to the all-conference first-team roster while outfielders […]

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UBC softball honored with conference awards

History links CORVALLIS, Ore. — The 2022 Cascade Collegiate Conference Softball postseason awards were announced Thursday by the conference office. The UBC Thunderbirds won the Les Schwab Team Sportsmanship Award after a season that really showcased the program genre. T-Birds Head Coach Gord Collings built. Mia Valcke was named to the CCC […]

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Columbia Athletics to Host University C’s 99th Annual Celebration Tuesday Night

History links NEW YORK – Columbia University Athletics will host the 99th edition C University Celebration, its annual year-end awards ceremony, on Tuesday, May 3 at the Levien Gymnasium inside the Dodge Fitness Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and start of the official program at 5 p.m. A welcome […]

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T-Birds Open Series with Saturday Sweep

Next game: Oregon Technology 05/01/2022 | 11:00 a.m. (PT) May. 01 (Sun) / 11 a.m. (PT) Oregon Technology Story VANCOUVER, B.C. – In their final series of the Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season, the UBC Thunderbirds swept Saturday’s doubleheader with the Oregon Tech Owls with a narrow 3-2 victory in […]

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Columbia Athletics to Host 99th Annual University C Celebration

History links NEW YORK—Columbia University Athletics wraps up the 2021-22 academic year with its annual year-end awards ceremony, the 99and University C Annual Celebration on Tuesday, May 3 at the Levien Gymnasium at the Dodge Fitness Center. The official program runs from 5 to 6:15 p.m. A dinner reception is scheduled for […]

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Columbia Athletics to Host University C’s 99th Annual Celebration Tuesday Night

History links NEW YORK – Columbia University Athletics will host the 99th edition C University Celebration, its annual year-end awards ceremony, on Tuesday, May 3 at the Levien Gymnasium inside the Dodge Fitness Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and start of the official program at 5 p.m. A welcome […]

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Opens the T-Birds Series – University of British Columbia Athletics

Next game: The College of Idaho 04/16/2022 | 11:00 a.m. (PT) April 16 (Saturday) / 11 a.m. (PT) The College of Idaho Story VANCOUVER, BC – Following an early morning rain delay, the UBC Thunderbirds and College of Idaho Yotes traveled to Collings Field at Nobel Park for a single […]

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‘Birds split doubleheader in Bellevue

Next game: at Carroll College (Montreal) 08/04/2022 | 11:00 a.m. (PT) April 08 (Friday) / 11 a.m. (PT) to Carroll College (Montreal) Story BELLEVUE, Wash. — The UBC Thunderbirds shared a doubleheader with the Northwest Eagles in Bellevue on Tuesday afternoon, dropping the last conference game between the two this […]

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Undefeated first day puts Birds in semi-finals

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds hosted the teams at Thunderbird Stadium on Friday morning for a chilly final leg of the Canada West Rugby 7s series that once again saw two familiar programs part ways from the pack. Round robin style play was Friday’s schedule which saw UBC (3-0) take […]

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‘Birds Fall in Kelowna – University of British Columbia Athletics

Next game: vs. University of Manitoba 04/03/2022 | 2 p.m. (PT) March 04 (Friday) / 2 p.m. (PT) vs. University of Manitoba Story KELOWNA, B.C. — Senior graduate Brianna Falk led a hard-fought effort for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team as they cruised to a 79-43 win over […]

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‘Birds host Cougars for regular season finale

History links VANCOUVER – The 2022 Canada West regular season wraps up this weekend at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center as the UBC Thunderbirds take on the Regina Cougars on Friday, February 18.and at 7:00 p.m. (PT) and Saturday, February 19and at 3:00 p.m. (PT). Saturday’s match will have added significance […]

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Seniors shine as UBC dominates TRU

Next game: at the University of Northern British Columbia 02/17/2022 | 6 p.m. (PT) Feb. 17 (Thu) / 6 p.m. (PT) at University of Northern British Columbia Story The UBC Thunderbirds (6-10) defeated the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (1-17) 80-35 and recognized graduating seniors kate johnson, Dina Strujic and Madison […]

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T-Birds dominate Cascades 3-0 – University of British Columbia Athletics

Next game: at the University of the Fraser Valley 02/12/2022 | 4:00 p.m. (PT) Feb. 12 (Saturday) / 4 p.m. (PT) at University of the Fraser Valley Story The University of Fraser Valley men’s volleyball team lost a three-set decision to the UBC Thunderbirds on Friday night at the UFV […]

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‘Birds host Cascades in Friday night matchup

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds (13-2) look to bounce back at War Memorial Gym against the Fraser Valley Cascades (9-5) on Friday, February 11and at 8 p.m. (PT). There will only be one men’s basketball game this weekend, as Saturday night’s home game against TRU has been rescheduled for Wednesday, […]

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T-Birds comeback fails – University of British Columbia Athletics

Next game: University of the Fraser Valley 02/11/2022 | 8:00 p.m. (PT) Feb. 11 (Friday) / 8 p.m. (PT) University of the Fraser Valley Story VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes emerged victorious once again, beating the UBC Thunderbirds 96-89 to sweep the weekend at CARSA Performance Gym. The […]

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Columbia Athletics will celebrate black excellence

History links #CUBlackExcellence feature page NEW YORK—Columbia Athletics will celebrate Black History Month by showcasing its current Black student-athletes with an ongoing virtual and social media campaign throughout February. “We are thrilled and honored to celebrate the impact our Black student-athletes have made here at Columbia, […]

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T-Birds host No. 1 Spartans

History links VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds return to War Memorial Gym this weekend for a highly anticipated game against the undefeated Trinity Western Spartans on Friday, January 28.and at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and Saturday, January 29and at 6:30 p.m. (PT). TWU (8-0) has yet to stumble atop the Western Division this […]

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‘Birds knock down TRU for 13th straight win

Next game: at the University of Victoria 04/02/2022 | 8:00 p.m. (PT) February 04 (Friday) / 8 p.m. (PT) at University of Victoria Story The UBC Thunderbirds extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 78-63 victory over the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (4-8) to maintain a perfect 9-0 […]

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T-Birds hosts TRU to start 2022

History links The UBC Thunderbirds (3-7) return to the field after a seven-week absence from Canada West to take on the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (1-10) Friday and Saturday at War Memorial Gym. Last weekend’s games against the UBCO Heat and UNBC Timberwolves were postponed due to covid-related protocols and have been […]

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Conference leading ‘The birds return to welcome the Dinos

History links VANCOUVER – The long winter break has turned out to be a little longer than expected for the UBC Thunderbirds who are finally back in Canada West action this Friday and Saturday January 21 and 22 hosting the Calgary Dinos at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center. Coming out of […]

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The T-Birds earn their 11th straight victory

Next game: Thompson Rivers University 01/21/2022 | 8:00 p.m. (PT) January 21 (Friday) / 8 p.m. (PT) Thompson Rivers University Story PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The UBC Thunderbirds earned a convincing 93-74 road victory over the UNBC Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon at the Charles Jago Sports Center. The ‘Birds relied […]

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‘Birds down WolfPack to win the series sweep

History links VANCOUVER — The UBC Thunderbirds picked up a 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-19) victory over the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack at War Memorial Gym to sweep their first series of the new year and move to 5-3 the regular season. “Our word for the weekend was adaptable,” said UBC head coach […]

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T-Birds down TRU to sweep the weekend

History links The UBC Thunderbirds (5-3) defeated the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (1-5) 3-0 (33-31, 25-18, 25-18) on a foggy Saturday night at the War Memorial Gym to sweep their first series of 2022. “I think defensively we had better intention,” UBC head coach said mike hawkin after the ‘Birds took care […]

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Thunderbirds start 2022 defending home court

History links VANCOUVER — Canada West volleyball returns to War Memorial Gym as your UBC Thunderbirds (3-3) host the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack (1-3) this weekend; friday january 14and at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and Saturday, January 15and at 4:30 p.m. (PT). The extended holiday break presents unique challenges, but the T-Birds are […]

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Columbia Athletics Announces Loyal Lions Fan Cutout Program

History links Columbia Athletics announces the Loyal Lions fan cutout program to give Columbia fans the opportunity to be represented at home competitions with limited or prohibited attendance. All proceeds benefit the Columbia Athletic Department to support our student-athletes. Loyal Lions Fan Cutout Award TiersColombia Fans: $35Faculty/Staff/Students: $25 (must purchase […]

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“Birds return home for rematch with Spartans

[ad_1] History links UBC Thunderbirds (3-5) return to War Memorial Gym for their final streak before the winter break, as they host the Trinity Western Spartans (4-0) for a two-game game Friday at 6 p.m. PST and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. This weekend’s action will be UBC Canada West’s first competitive test at home in […]

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Thunderbird men win 8th consecutive conference championship

[ad_1] History links EDMONTON – The UBC Thunderbirds men won their 8th consecutive Canada West banner on Sunday in Edmonton, while the Calgary Dino women got a thrilling surprise against the Birds with 823 points while UBC finished second with 740 points . “I had a very successful weekend for both teams,” said UBC head […]

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‘Birds abandons set decision to Spartans

[ad_1] Next match: at Trinity Western University 11/27/2021 | 7 p.m. (PST) LANGLEY – The UBC Thunderbirds fell to the No. 1 West Trinity Spartans in a straight set, 3-0, lost Friday night at the Langley Events Center in Langley, B.C. The 25- win 23, 25-19, 25-16 improves the Spartans to 3-0, while the loss […]

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Huskies visit birds for heavyweight battle

[ad_1] History links VANCOUVER – In another battle between two of the nation’s top teams, the UBC Thunderbirds are set to host defending Canada West champions the Saskatchewan Huskies for the final home series of 2021 this Friday and Saturday November 26.e and 27e at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center. This is the first […]

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UBC narrowly fails in Kelowna

[ad_1] Next game: at UBC-Okanagan 11/13/2021 | 3 p.m. (PST) KELOWNA, BC – The UBC Thunderbirds suffered another biting loss, 64-63 to the UBC Okanagan Heat on Friday night in Kelowna. Led by Kelsey Falk’s double-double, the Heat (3-2) claimed their first Canada West victory over the T-Birds (1-4) in 15 games. Falk, from Vernon, […]

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Support a project – University of British Columbia Athletics

[ad_1] Support UBC Athletics & Recreation by getting involved in one of our priority projects. Currently, priority projects include, but are not limited to, the following UBC sports facilities. The sports facilities at the University of British Columbia are world class and are open to communities on and off campus. From the various courts, gymnasiums […]

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Columbia Athletics releases latest sports photo of the 31

[ad_1] History links Colombia Recruitment Site Columbia university NEW YORK– Columbia posted the latest version of the #OnlyHere 31-Sport photo from the track and field program on Monday afternoon. “We are thrilled to show the breadth and diversity of our athletic program through our photo of 31 sports, which has become an important tradition at […]

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Columbia Athletics Updates Fall and Winter Sports Venue and Spectator Policies

[ad_1] History links Place policies Events to come NEW YORK – Columbia University Athletics has announced spectator advice for all home fall and winter sports competitions. All policies are in accordance with university, city, and state health and safety working group guidelines. These site policies and protocols are effective immediately. All spectators in attendance, aged […]

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“Roar, Lion, Roar”: The History of the Varsity Show with Columbia Athletics

[ad_1] BY SOPHIE CRAIG 12 OCTOBER 2021 As its cast members like to remind us, The Varsity Show is Columbia’s oldest performing arts tradition. How this tradition actually started is no longer a mystery. The first Varsity Show – and every show after that for the next decade – was not a theater staple, but […]

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T-Birds claim third straight Captains Cup

Next game: Trinity Western University 10/15/2021 | 7:00 p.m. (PT) Oct. 15 (Friday) / 7 p.m. (PT) Trinity Western University Story VANCOUVER — The UBC Thunderbirds are the 2021 Captains Cup champions after beating the Trinity Western Spartans 7-2 in the tournament final on Saturday afternoon at the Doug Mitchell […]

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T-Birds win 2021 Canada West Championship

[ad_1] History links SQUAMISH, BC – Canada West have a new men’s golf champion as the UBC Thunderbirds posted a 36-hole team score of 25 under par at Squamish Valley Golf Club. Directed by Mackenzie bickell Under 65, the T-Birds finished 23 strokes ahead of second-place Fraser Valley on Tuesday, while Calgary and Victoria were […]

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T-Birds win on the road against Cascades

History links ABBOTSFORD- Mackenzie Cole The goal was the difference as the UBC Thunderbirds beat the UFV Cascades 1-0 in Canada West men’s soccer action Friday night at Rotary Stadium. In a relentless physical contest that featured 10 combined yellow cards between the two teams – but all to different individuals, and […]

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T-Birds defeat Cascades 2-0

[ad_1] Next game: at the University of the Fraser Valley 10/03/2021 | 1 p.m. (PST) The UBC Thunderbirds claimed their fifth consecutive Canada West victory with a 2-0 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday night at Rotary Stadium. Tess McRae opened the scoring in the 36th minute for the fourth-seeded U […]

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‘Birds blanks Dinos as reporting season opens

History links The UBC Thunderbirds (1-0) picked up a 7-0 shutout victory over the Calgary Dinos to start their Canada West season decisively at the season opener in Victoria, BC. Thora Rae scored twice for the T-Birds, while Miranda Yee, Jordyn faiczak, Mikayla stelling, Kaileigh chow, and Izzy Fraser all found it behind the net […]

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‘The birds seek to build momentum against the Dinos

History links The UBC Thunderbirds (2-0), ranked 4th in U SPORTS, will go for their third consecutive Canada West victory on Sunday, October 3.rdas they host the Calgary Dinos (1-0) at 1:00 p.m. PST at the Gerald McGavin UBC Rugby Centre. After leading the conference offensively in its championship-winning 2019 season, […]