Athletic terms

As per the CP Style Guide, team titles, even singular ones, take plural verbs.


The SFU team played their first game.

The word team, however, is singular.


The SFU men’s football team was late for practice.

Always identify the SFU team's name on first reference.

Refer to 'the team' on second reference.

When referencing sports games, capitalize the words associated with them.


Game 7

NOTE: Do not hyphenate the phrase "student athlete".

In October 2020 SFU retired the 'SFU Clan' team name. A new name is pending.