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Gauchos Open Up Season With Exhibition Game At Home

The UCSB men’s basketball team will open up its 2011-2012 campaign Saturday night when it hosts San Francisco State in an exhibition game. The two-time defending Big West tournament champion Gauchos...
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Raiders Take a Step Back With Palmer Trade

In Madden franchise mode, it is frustratingly difficult to trade for a future first-round pick. Those things are valuable building blocks for a team, even if they only contain future value. Successful...
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Those Crazy San Francisco 49ers

My high school basketball coach used to say, “Why not us, why not now?” Most of the team usually dismissed him, figuring it was just the scotch talking. I imagine San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Ji...
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Kobe on Campus: Black Mamba Visits UCSB

Leaning forward in his chair, Kobe Bryant widens his smile as he graciously accepts a bag of UCSB souvenirs from professor Jon Spaventa in a Rec Cen classroom. “I really appreciate this,” Bryant s...
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The Detroit Lions Get Their Roar Going

The Detroit Lions have been the doormat of the NFL for pretty much my entire adulthood. The last time this recent laughing stock of the league made the playoffs was in 1999, 12 years ago. The Lions ar...
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Sunday Funday: The League of Extraordinary Quarterbacks

[media-credit name=”Ian Sander” align=”alignleft” width=”250″][/media-credit]Lloyd Christmas: “I’m ready for commitment, Harry! The first time I set eyes on Mar...
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Letters From Your Editors: (Ryan Porush/Brent Pella) Welcomes You To The Daily Nexus Sports Page

Hello, my name is Ryan and I am one of your proud new sports editors. I am kind of obsessed with sports. You could say I bleed Gaucho blue and gold (and occasionally red). A couple things about me: I ...
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Gauchos Tour Canada in Offseason

Although the UCSB men’s basketball team doesn’t officially open its season until November, the two-time defending Big West Tournament champions have had a busy offseason,  going 4-1 in an offseas...
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College Cup Team Previews: #3 Akron Zips

Reaching the College Cup is nothing new for the University of Akron men’s soccer team. For the second consecutive year, the Zips will be playing for a chance to win the national championship.
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Women’s Volleyball Caps 2010 Season with Win over Riverside

The UCSB women’s volleyball team closed out its 2010 season Saturday night on the road with a 3-0 sweep of UC Riverside.
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Women Look to End on High Note

The UCSB women’s volleyball team will close out its 2010 regular season campaign on the road Saturday night at UC Riverside.
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Sunday Funday: Musings from the NFL’s Week 10

From a great NFL season that just keeps giving and giving, here are a few observations from last week:
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Dana Vargas: Born to Dominate

Her “Dare To Be Great” poster hanging over the front entrance to the Thunderdome reads: “Dare To Win.” And that is exactly what senior setter Dana Vargas has done for the women’s volleyball ...
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Weekend Split All but Ends Gaucho Postseason Hopes

The UCSB women’s volleyball team split its final two home games of the year this weekend, beating UC Davis 3-2 before losing to Pacific by the same margin.
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Gauchos Drop Heartbreaker to Pacific

On a night in which UCSB honored its three seniors in their final home game, the Gauchos lost to Pacific 3-2, all but eliminating them from playoff contention.
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