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Super Bowl 50 Key Matchups: Defense Wins Championships

Just three days away from the kickoff of Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, the Daily Nexus Sports Staff broke down the primary matchups and advantages heading into Sunday...
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UCSB Set to Face Another Big West Heavyweight in Hawaii at Home this Thursday, Host CSUF Saturday

After handing UCI its first conference loss of the season,the UCSB men's basketball team is on the search for yet another upset victory as it prepares to face Hawaii this Thursday. The Rainbow Warrior...
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Helping Tackle the Flint Water Crisis: Detroit Lions’ Defensive End Ziggy Ansah

The water crisis of Flint, Michigan has negatively altered the lifestyle of nearly all of its citizens as lead continues to contaminate water sources. Offering a helping hand is Detroit Lions' defensi...
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MLK Day Prolongs the Legacy of Dr. King and is Central to the Memphis Grizzlies Franchise

Staff writer Elliot Thornton discusses the significance of Dr. Martin Luther KIng's contributions in the fight for civil and social rights in addition to their presence in the platform of sports.
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2015-16 Big West Women’s Basketball Conference Preview

Big West basketball season is in full swing. Check out the Nexus' previews of each women's team in the conference and where they currently stand after one weekend of conference play.
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2015-16 Big West Men’s Basketball Conference Preview

  Full of resolutions and new beginnings, the New Year can be considered a reset button for many. However, in the world of college basketball, the New Year signals the beginning of conference pla...
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Top 10: Best Player Signature Celebrations in NBA History

From Michael Jordan to Steve Novak and more, staff writer Elliot Thornton ranks his Top 10 Player Signature Celebrations in NBA history.
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Sparks Lit Before New Year’s: College Football Playoff Preview

The stage is set for the 2015 College Football Playoff: No. 1 Clemson is set to face No. 4 Oklahoma while No. 2 Alabama will take on No. 3 Michigan State. Staff writer Elliot Thornton breaks down the ...
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“Flip”: Minnesota’s Hometown Hero

The young Timberwolves have a lot to play for this season with the passing of Flip Saunders.
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Kobe Bryant: The Lakeshow Sensei

Without a doubt Kobe Bryant will go down in NBA history as one of the greatest to ever play the game. As fulfilling it is to see the Black Mamba back on the court after an injury riddled span of three...
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Burkenroad Hat Trick Sinks Gauchos in First Round of Big West Tournament

Despite taking a 2-1 lead into halftime, UCSB faltered as it couldn't find a way to keep Fullerton off the board in the second half.
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Gauchos Head into Postseason with No. 2 Seed

For the first time since 2009, the UCSB women's soccer team will compete in the Big West Tournament. In order for the Gauchos to bring the conference cup to UCSB, they must surpass Cal State Fullerton...
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UCSB Sneaks Past CSFU With 1-0 Victory, Come Up Short in Overtime at CSUN

After a critical 1-0 win over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, it was an admirable comeback attempt by UCSB's women's soccer team in its 4-3 loss to Cal State Northridge.
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Gauchos Continue to Flourish by Trusting Guidance of Fearless Newcomers

It's been nearly six years since the UCSB women's soccer team made it into the Big West Tournament title match or the NCAA Tournament. But things seem different this time around with the Gauchos' yout...
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Women’s Soccer Closes Season Looking to Secure First Place

Already having clinched a spot in the Big West Tournament, the UCSB women's soccer team plays its final regular season games hoping to overtake the No. 1 seed.
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