Thunderbirds stripped of season record

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After an impressive 6-2 record in their 2011 season, the UBC Thunderbirds are instead chalking up an 0-8 finish. The unintentional administrative error was discovered by the athletic department during a standard year-end review.

5 Reasons Why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s best choice

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NWSB insider Carolyn Smith brings us 5 reasons why Mike Benevides was Wally Buono’s choice as next head coach for the BC Lions. Benevides had a lot to do with the Lions winning this year’s Grey Cup, he knows talent and he’s dedicated and in it to win.

B.C. Lions coach Wally Buono steps down after Grey Cup win

Wally Buono

Carolyn Smith our BC Lions blogger reports on the Lions head coach Wally Buono retiring from coaching this week following a BC Lions Grey Cup win. On contract till January of 2014, Buono will stay on as the team’s general manager and vice president of football operations, but will start the search for a coaching replacement immediately.

Cory Schneider or Roberto Luongo? That Is The Question!

Loungo and Schneider

The Vancouver Canucks play the Nashville Predators tonight on home ice at 7 p.m. But all anyone in Vancouver can talk about is the goalie controversy between Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. Dave Lozo, a writer for the NHL tweeted Canucks fans should start calling Cory Schneider the C-wall. He’s played in every one of the last six games, five of which the Canucks have won.

Memo: Our BC Lions Won The 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver!

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BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith asks the question. Why was it so quiet in Vancouver after a hometown team wins a Championship title. The BC Lions won the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver on Sunday. She peered over the city from her friends’ balcony east of Main street after the game, looking for some fireworks or noise or hoopla – dead silence in Vancouver.

Lions Lulay & McCallum big winners at 2011 CFL awards ceremony

Travis Lulay

It’s been 17 years since the B.C. Lions won the Grey Cup at BC Place, but on Thursday night two of the the teams best players were honored by Football Reporters of Canada and CFL head coaches in winning some 2011 CFL Awards. Congrats to Travis Lulay and Paul McCallum.

The 2011 B.C. Lions Are Heading to the Grey Cup

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Carolyn Smith is back with another Social Media report following the reaction post-game of the 2011 Western Final between the BC Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos. Geroy Simon tweeted “Thank you to the BC Lions fans you were great. Can’t wait to see the sea of Orange next week!”

Nine B.C. Lions named to the CFL All-Star team

Travis Lulay

NWSB insider Carolyn Smith brings us good news for BC Lions fans. 9 Lions have been named to the CFL all-star team. Travis Lulay, Geroy Simon, Angus Reid, Jovan Olafiove, Aaron hunt, Khalif Mitchell, Solomon Eilimiann, Korey Banks, and Paul McCallum all made the list.

Social Media Report: Canucks on Twitter Edition Part 2

Social Media Report: Mariners

Carolyn Smith our northwest sports social media blogger weighs in with another Vancouver Canucks social media report on the players to follow on Twitter. It’s never been easier to see what our boys are up to now that more of them are on social media, tweeting frequently.

Travis Lulay and Paul McCallum earn CFL player of the month honour

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BC Lions’ QB Travis Lulay was awarded the CFL offensive player of the month today, Lions kicker Paul McCallum was also recognized as the CFL’s special teams player of the month.

Former Captain Canuck Trevor Linden joins the Order of Canada

Trevor Linden

Vancouver Canucks sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the fantastic news today that former Captain Canuck Trevor Linden received the Order of Canada today for Dedication to the community. Linden is one of the most respected players in Canucks franchise history. Congrats Trev!

Social Media Report: Seattle Seahawks Edition

Social Media Report: Mariners

Carolyn Smith our northwest sports social media blogger weighs in with the best Seattle Seahawks football players to follow on Twitter. Its her second Social Media Report, Seahawks Football blog edition. Mike Williams, Pete Carroll, Leon Washington, Golden Tate, Tarvaris Jackson are just a few to follow.

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