2008 Sports

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Coach of the year - November 13, 2008
Clan football coach David Johnson (right) is the 2008 Canada West Football Coach of the Year. Johnson successfully ended...
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SFU legends honoured across Canada - January 17, 2008
The Simon Fraser University Clan men’s basketball program has a long history of producing student-athletes and coaches who...

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Kudos for Clan runners - February 7, 2008
Three SFU Clan track and field athletes won provincial recognition at the 2008 BC Athletics Awards Banquet last month. Senior...

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Men claim gold, women silver at wrestling finals - February 28, 2008
The SFU Clan men’s wrestling team picked up their fifth straight championship and the women claimed their second consecutive...

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Wrestlers win medals - March 6, 2008
The SFU Clan women took top honours at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national wrestling championships last weekend...

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Abdulai shines at track and field finals - March 20, 2008
The SFU Clan track and field team closed out the 2008 NAIA indoor track and field championships March 6-8 with 11 All...

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Clan women lose basketball heartbreaker - March 20, 2008
SFU’s 2006-07 women’s basketball champs had to settle for fifth place this year after a heartrending quarter-final upset at...

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Swim-a-thon earns SFU a Julia award - April 3, 2008
For 34 consecutive years, SFU’s aquatic centre has hosted an annual swim-a-thon in support of efforts by the Canadian Cystic...

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SFU hoop star vies for athlete of the year - April 10, 2008
The dazzling five-year Clan basketball career of Lani Gibbons acquired even more sparkle April 8 with news the five-foot-four...

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Canadian Olympian, eh? - May 1, 2008
Barely three months after becoming a citizen, SFU Clan track and field star Ruky Abdulai could be just a few jumps away from...

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Clan duo head to CFL - May 15, 2008
SFU Clan quarterback Jason Marshall (left) and wide receiver Aaron Hargreaves (right) are both headed to the Canadian...

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Murphy to head athletics - May 15, 2008
David Murphy is SFU’s new senior director of athletics, replacing Wilf Wedmann who retired in 2007. He takes the helm June 9...

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Top scholar-athlete heading to Europe - May 29, 2008
Rob Drapala was attracted to SFU five years ago partly because of its dual indoor and outdoor track & field programs and...

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Clan Langford’s Clan reunion - June 26, 2008
It’s a family reunion in more ways than one.

Former SFU Clan women’s basketball star Dani Langford is returning to the team...

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Wallis, Gibbons B.C. basketball's best - June 26, 2008
SFU Clan basketball stars Greg Wallis and Lani Gibbons (above) were respectively named the university male and female...

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SFU, Burnaby to run sport academy - June 26, 2008
SFU’s athletics and recreation department and the Burnaby School District have signed an historic agreement to begin a joint...

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SFU’s Abdulai makes Canada’s Olympic team - July 7, 2008
SFU track and field star Ruky Abdulai has qualified for the Canadian Olympic team in the long jump. Athletics Canada informed...

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Olympians Abdulai and Matthews are bound for Beijing - July 10, 2008
Track and field star Ruky Abdulai has become the second SFU athlete to qualify for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, joining...

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Wrestlers go to Greece - July 10, 2008
SFU Clan wrestlers and men’s wrestling head coach Justin Abdou are on the 2008 Canadian team heading to the eighth annual...

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Olympic-bound Igali coaching Nigerian wrestlers - July 24, 2008
Daniel Igali is again heading to the Olympics – not as a competitor this time, but as a technical director and mentor to a...

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Dick wrestles to gold at world championship - July 24, 2008
SFU Clan wrestler Miranda Dick left it all on the mat, marching through the field to claim a gold medal for Canada at the 8th...

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Men’s soccer camp heralds new season - August 5, 2008
With the 2008 season fast approaching, the SFU Clan men’s soccer team opened their summer training camp Aug. 1.  ...

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Follow the SFU Clan to the Olympics - August 5, 2008
Fans and friends of the Simon Fraser University Clan will be watching intently beginning this week as eight current or former...

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Clan football eyes biggest ever offensive line - August 14, 2008
One thing SFU Clan football head coach Dave Johnson knew heading into fall training camp this month: the wait staff at the on...

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Rough start dampens promising men’s soccer season - August 21, 2008
The SFU Clan men’s soccer team opened their 2008 season with a bang Aug. 20, scoring their first goal of the year about three...

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SFU grad grapples Olympic gold - August 22, 2008
SFU’s own Carol Huynh captured Canada’s first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics Aug. 16, securing the 48-kg women’s...

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Clan joins B.C. Lions in first-ever doubleheader - September 4, 2008
The SFU Clan and the BC Lions look for doubleheader victories over Saskatchewan rivals Sept. 13 at BC Place Stadium. ...

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Shrum Bowl victory - October 16, 2008
A last-play field goal from Jeff Biles gave the SFU Clan a 20-19 victory Oct. 9 over the UBC Thunderbirds. Biles earlier...

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Women’s basketballers poised for comeback - October 30, 2008
The SFU Clan women’s basketball team began their 2008-09 Canada West regular season Oct. 24 with a 68-44 win over Trinity...

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