UBC makes push to join NCAA

The long-discussed movement by UBC toward joining the NCAA for some sports is gaining some steam. The story in the Vancouver Province is focused more on the Thunderbirds hockey

There's a ton of questions with this, namely whether UBC could be a NCAA D-2 school for 10 sports, play D-1 in two sports (likely hockey for the men and volleyball for the women) and then keep membership in the CIS "where it's appropriate," in the words of athletics director Bob Philip.

The story makes no mention of football... this is way down the line, but would UBC sacrifice its football program if it couldn't stay in the CIS? My belief was baseball was the reason for the push, since the T-Birds have a Cadillac program which, of course, produced Colorado Rockies ace left-hander Jeff Francis.

Related:
UBC poised for NCAA application (Howard Tsumura, Vancouver Province)
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