Gauchos To Host Red-Hot Fullerton

After an impressive road win against central coast rival Cal Poly, the UCSB men’s basketball team returns to UCSB for its final home games of the season. The Gauchos (9-14 overall, 6-8 in the Big West) will host Fullerton (15-8, 9-5) at 7 p.m. in the Thunderdome in a possible second-round playoff preview of next month’s all-important Big West Conference Tournament in Anaheim.

Women’s Lacrosse: #2 Santa Barbara Upsets #1 Michigan in Los Olivos

Nestled quaintly on a small field in the Santa Ynez Valley, the UCSB women’s lacrosse team found a sanctuary amid the challenges mounted by a storming tempest.

Gauchos Welcome New Sponsorship

If any of UCSB’s athletes look different in competition this year, it’s probably not because teams have inserted a new starting lineup. The UCSB Athletic Dept. signed a contract with athletic apparel giant Adidas in October, threading all 19 Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Athletic programs together by stitching the same logo on its uniforms.

UCSB a Breeding Ground for WNBA

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Student-Athletes Are Students, Too

During the current scandal culture that pervades college athletics and blankets the whispers of academic negligence, it’s comforting to know that UCSB takes pride in confidently enunciating each syllable of the word student-athlete.

W.Rugby Club: Rugby Breaks in New Turf, Demolishes Visiting Bruins

The UCSB women’s rugby team thumped UCLA on Saturday at Rob Field in the program’s first-ever match on the new field turf.

Athletic Trainers Get Gauchos Back in the Game

A certain Hardwood Injury Bug (Basketius gauchitis), a mysteriously aggressive creature that has plagued the UCSB men’s basketball team this season, may have met its match on campus.

Cook, Gauchos Go Down

The UCSB men’s basketball team was dealt a huge blow last night in Northridge, experiencing its first conference loss of the season and losing another Gaucho to the injured list.

Santa Barbara Travels to Big Ten Country

Some of UCSB’s good ole’ boys are going to be heading to Madison tonight but its not going to be all bar-hoppers.

Gauchos Love the ’80s… (Part 2 of a 3 Part Series: the 80s)

One score minus two years ago, the UCSB athletic department brought forth upon Santa Barbara a newly reinstated Gaucho football team, conceived by lock-in fees and dedicated to the hope that someday the Gauchos could attain national athletic eminence.

The Thin Line Between Tradition and Hazing

In the world of collegiate athletics, the activities that go on during a team’s “rookie party” can only be defined as, well, hazy. At the heart of the initiation process lies conflict.

Sports Column: Soccer America

Ultimate success is always measured in championships, but for now, the Gauchos can boast the most fulfilling phrase in sports: “We’re # 1!”

Congress Debates NCAA Reform Ideas

Amidst the dust created in our nation’s capital by the political stampede surrounding the troubles in Iraq, sports can still compete with other policy issues for time on the national agenda.

Santa Barbara, Fullove Save the Night

Now, that’s more like it. Down by two points with 11 seconds left in regulation, senior guard Branduinn Fullove drained a three-pointer to give the UCSB men’s basketball team a thrilling 56-55 victory over rival UC Irvine at the Thunderdome.

Gauchos Vye for First Round Bye

The Thunderdome crowd will wave farewell to Santa Barbara’s five seniors this weekend during UCSB’s two-game homestand, its final contests of the regular season.