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UCSB Awaits Opener

Long before the team can eye the ultimate prize, UCSB must first prove itself over beatable opponents, the first of whom will be Cal State Los Angeles. The Division II Golden Eagles will tip-off with ...
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Gaucho Streak Stifled by Poly

Maybe it was the inability of star senior outside Becca Saraceno to get into rhythm. Maybe the bottom-feeding Mustangs were getting tired of losing. Either way, a red-hot UCSB women's volleyball team ...
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The Talented Mr. Johnson

After a disappointing finish to their 2008-09 season that culminated in a semifinal exit in the Big West tournament, the UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team returns this season with plenty of reaso...
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Former ESS Grads Counter Shutdown

The forthcoming closure of the Exercise & Sports Studies Dept. has spurned a wave of outcry from the student body, particularly the 5,000 undergraduates presently seeking a minor in the program. But l...
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Women’s Volleyball Neutralizes Northridge

Only days after a successful weekend sweep of Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State, the Gauchos traveled to Cal State Northridge and recorded their fourth straight three-set victory, winning for t...
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Men’s Soccer Slides into San Luis Obispo

With only two games left on schedule, the Gauchos head north to take on Central Coast rival Cal Poly tonight. The Mustangs are the only team remaining that can challenge SB for the conference #1 seed ...
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UCSB Obliterates Big West Foes

While the majority of UC Santa Barbara was tearing it up in Isla Vista this past weekend to celebrate Halloween, the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team (8-3 overall, 18-5 Big West) was unleashin...
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SB Set to Slam Conference Foes

This weekend, the Gauchos (16-5 overall, 6-3 Big West) will aim to avenge these losses as they welcome both the Fullerton Titans (12-9, 3-5) and the Long Beach 49ers (13-5, 6-2) to the Thunderdome. Wi...
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Halloween… for Sports Fans

The Best Costumes 1) Afro Ninja — Strapped with a Dr. J ‘fro and a black track jacket to match his masterful belt, Afro Ninja has back-flipped his way to the top of my list. On top of how ...
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Foretelling the Fall Classic

The saying, "Defense wins championships," may hold true in most cases, but both teams can't field worth a damn. In 2009, allow me to ordain the saying, "Money can buy players to hit the shit out of th...
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SB Upsets UCI in 2-0 Roadtrip

This past weekend, there were two sides to the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team. Against #19 UC Irvine, there was the team that we have grown accustomed to -- a team that fails to start stron...
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Women’s Volleyball

Currently fifth in the Big West standings, freshman outside Leah Sully and the UCSB women's volleyball team hit the road for a pair of crucial conference matches this weekend, playing #19 UCI on Frida...
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Flair for Dramatic Yields a Bitter Split

Since the start of conference play, there have been two major problems haunting the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team - coming out strong and finishing off opponents after building up a lead. I...
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Playoffs? We’re Talkin’ Playoffs?

It's been awhile since we've had a pair of Championship Series this evenly matched. The Angels, Yankees and Dodgers (with MVP Matt Holliday) have all proven their dominance by sweeping their way into ...
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UCSB Wipes Out Waves

Already having proven that they can rally back from a deficit, the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team (13-4 overall, 3-2 Big West) can now take pride in their ability to hold a lead. After battl...
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