Liam Gaughan defends the goal against his opponent. Peoyuan Li/Daily Nexus

Gauchos Determined To Overcome Home Letdown

After enduring losses to No. 4 Cal Berkeley and No. 5 Pacific in its home conference opener last weekend, the No. 6 UCSB men’s water polo team prepares for its match against No. 11 UCSD in the SoCal tournament this weekend.

Back-to-Back Scoreless Fourth Quarters Doom Gauchos to Open MPSF Play

Opening up MPSF play against a pair of formidable opponents, the UCSB men’s water polo team fell just short with a pair of losses.

A UCSB Alumni player hammers home a shot far too quickly for the Gauchos' goalie, Kyle Garwick, to react. Jose Ochoa/Daily Nexus

2015 Sports Editor Welcome Letters

The Nexus sports ed staff welcomes new and returning students back to paradise

Soccer Heaven Returns to Harder Stadium

The UCSB men’s soccer team sees its first action of the 2015 season against Westmont on Saturday

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Long Beach State Dominates Big West Challenge Cup

UCSB put in a solid effort, coming in at second for the men and third for the women

Track and Field Set for Big West Challenge Cup

UCSB heads to Cal State Fullerton for the Big West Challenge Cup

Women’s Tennis Plays UNLV in Home Opener

The Gauchos look to get back even at .500

Sporting News Other Than Sochi

Mark Salay examines sporting news other than what’s happening in Sochi

Nothing But the Best Out West

Grade Breakdown for the NBA’s Western Conference

No. 5 Gauchos Set to Take on No. 1 USC in Pivotal MPSF Matchup

The No. 5 UCSB men’s water polo team travels to undefeated No. 1 USC this weekend for its fifth Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game of the season. “We have changed up the practice structure a little bit and we have done a little more to prepare for this game,” junior guard Dylan Baliani said. “USC […]

Coming Off Trip to Hawaii, UCSB Looks to Improve Big West Record at Northridge

The UCSB women’s volleyball team will be heading to Northridge this Saturday evening to face off with the third place Matadors. The Gauchos will finish their game with Hawaii late Thursday night and head back to the mainland for the second game of their road trip. Cal State Northridge currently ranks third in the Big […]

Gauchos Fall Short in Semis, Clinch Playoff Spot With Quarterfinals Win

UCSB men’s lacrosse recently clinched a spot in the MCLA National Championship playoffs after reaching the SLC semifinals this weekend. The Gauchos fell 10-8 to eventual SLC winner Arizona State on Friday, May 4 in San Diego. Despite outshooting the Sun Devils by 14, UCSB was unable to pull out the victory. In total, UCSB […]

UCSB Sets Sights on Championship, Enters Tournament as No. 2 Seed

UCSB women’s lacrosse heads to Colorado Springs to participate in the WCLA National Championship Tournament this week, beginning play Wednesday against the University of Minnesota. The Gauchos enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed while the Gophers go in as the underdog at No. 15. UCSB is currently 14-2 overall, while Minnesota holds an […]

NHL: Five Players to Watch:

1.) Philadelphia Flyers, Center, Claude Giroux #28 Giroux has proved time and time again that he can elevate his game when his team needs it most. A passionate player who possesses a rare combination of creativity, skill and toughness, Giroux can change the outcome of a game anytime he touches the puck. 2.) Los Angeles […]

UCSB Welcomes University of Pacific to the Thunderdome for Big West Matchup

The UCSB men’s basketball team will play the second of a three-game homestand tonight against the University of the Pacific. The Gauchos, currently 16-9 overall and 10-4 in league play, are tied for the No. 2 spot in the Big West Conference along with Cal State Fullerton. UCSB is guaranteed either a No. 2 or […]