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UBC Football in 2012

December 21, 2011 by UBC Football

Yesterday, it was announced that UBC's football team, due to an inadvertent administrative error which was self-reported by the school's Athletic Department, would have to forfeit its wins from the 2011 season.

Coach's Corner with Head Coach Shawn Olson

November 11, 2011 by Shawn Olson

On Saturday the Thunderbirds finally beat the U of Saskatchewan Huskies in the playoffs and broke a 7 game losing streak in front of an almost sellout crowd of 3300 fans at Thunderbird stadium.

Thunderbird Football Association Announces 2011 Vanier Cup Events

November 7, 2011 by TFA

Vancouver – The Thunderbird Football Association (TFA) is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Glen Suitor Football College and Vanier Cup Championship Breakfast in celebration of the 2011 Vanier Cup. Canadian university’s championship football game will be played in Vancouver for the first time in the Vanier Cup’s 47-year history on Friday, November 25 at BC Place Stadium.

Coach's Corner with Head Coach Shawn Olson

November 4, 2011 by Shawn Olson

Our final regular season game did not mean a lot in terms of who we would play in the playoffs but it was a defining moment for this group of players and for the development of the UBC Football Program.

UBC Team Videos

November 3, 2011 by Paul Orazietti

Here are some UBC Football videos for the 2011 season. Videos include: a team intro, some 2010 highlights and 3 sets of game highlights.

Coach's Corner with Head Coach Shawn Olson

October 28, 2011 by Shawn Olson

On Saturday Oct 22, the Thunderbirds were able to overcome a sluggish 2nd Quarter against the Alberta Golden Bears to squeak out a 39 to 22 win.

Coach's Corner with Head Coach Shawn Olson

October 20, 2011 by Shawn Olson

The win this past Saturday vs. Regina marks the first time UBC has been back to the playoffs since 2006. It was not the prettiest game of our season but to a man we battled to the end to get a win.

Coach's Corner with Head Coach Shawn Olson

October 13, 2011 by Shawn Olson

On a beautiful night in Saskatoon the Thunderbirds football team came to challenge a good U of Sask Huskies team that was coming off 2 straight losses.

Coach's Corner with Shawn Olson

September 30, 2011 by Shawn Olson

The Game vs Manitoba was a hard fought battle against one of the best teams in our conference. The week leading up to the Manitoba game was not one of our best weeks of preparation.

Coach's Corner with Shawn Olson

September 21, 2011 by Shawn Olson

The victory vs. the University of Alberta was a very important one for the 2011 Thunderbirds. Not only was it our first home win in almost 3 years but it also showed how our team would react to a tough loss and how we play against a team that we believed we were better than. I thought our young men demonstrated uncommon focus and got the job done in convincing fashion.

Coach's Corner with Shawn Olson

September 8, 2011 by Shawn Olson

I was very proud of the way our guys played but more importantly approached the game this past Friday night. There was a sense of focus and common purpose among our players that I have not seen before heading into Regina.