Friday, 30 October 2009

Two more pieces on UBC & Jeppesen

Lyndon Little of the Vancouver Sun takes a look at Canada West favorites in both men's and women's basketball

Campus hoopsters shoot for a banner year: SFU women, UBC men appear poised to make a run at another national championship appearance

UBC Thunderbirds Josh White drives against Trinity Western Spartans during CIS Men's basketball action at UBC.

With the SFU and UBC women taking turns bringing home national titles and the UBC men coming off an appearance in last year’s Canadian final, the epicentre of this country’s university basketball scene can arguably be said to lie within the Metro Vancouver boundaries. With a new season about to tip off, it’s time to look at how fortune might smile on both schools in 2009-10:

UBC Thunderbirds

After suffering five first-round upset losses in six years at the nationals, the UBC men finally got over the hump last season and went all the way to the championship game. Now that they’ve finally got that monkey off their backs — in reality it must have seemed more like a gorilla — the men T-Birds can concentrate on striving to take the final step.

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Larry Moko's first article of the season on Mac basketball featuring Keenan Jeppesen

Keenan comes full circle to reach Mac

By wearing a McMaster Marauders uniform this season, Keenan Jeppesen's basketball career has come full circle.

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward began as a star player at Saltfleet District Secondary School before he accepted an NCAA Division I scholarship offer at Brown University and then transferred after two years to the University of Western Ontario.

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