Articles written by: Ryan Porush

Sports

Nexus Sports Editors Say Their Goodbyes

Confession: I almost went to UC Davis. Waiting until the very last possible day, I decided to attend UCSB somewhat unenthusiastically. My reasoning was that Santa Barbara, about an hour away from my hometown, was too close. Part of me wanted to go away to college to fully experience it, […]

Artsweek

Love Without Handle Bars: An Interview with Nexus’s Renaissance Man, Brent Pella

Daily Nexus co-sports editor Ryan Porush and managing editor Jacqueline Vietor sat down with Brent Pella, co-sports editor and the genius behind the recent UCSB YouTube music video sensation “Bike Path Love.” Pella dished on bicycles, UCSB and, of course, his inspiration: love on the fabled bike paths of our […]

Basketball / Sports

Rebuild and Reload

After losing five seniors — including three starters — to graduation this season, the UCSB men’s basketball team is best described by two words: young and inexperienced. This year’s crop of five recruits, following last year’s six-man recruiting class, will further serve to jumpstart the rebuilding process for the Gaucho […]

Sports

Battle LA: The Lakeshow

Make no mistake about it: the Los Angeles Lakers still own LA. Lob City is cute and all, but come playoff time, the Clipshow won’t cut it. For the first time in five years, the Lakers will enter the playoffs with expectations that may fall short of an NBA championship. […]

Sports

Can LeBron Handle the Heat in the Playoffs?

LeBron James is in his ninth NBA season. He has zero championship rings. It would be ignorant to say that James is not the most talented — if not the overall best — player in the league. And yes, he took the easy way out when he teamed up with […]