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 […]

Gauchos Offense Overpowers UC Irvine 85-62 Away From Home

Sophomore guard Kyle Boswell put up a career-high 19 points and made five three-point baskets to help the Gauchos beat UC Irvine on the road Wednesday night. Senior guard Orlando Johnson recorded a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds during the game. With the win, UCSB improves its record to 14-8 overall and 9-3 […]

AQB: Really, Forbes?

Forbes.com listed NASCAR drivers as two of the top three of its ‘Most Influential Athletes.’ AQB says:

Tweeting Up A Storm: The Kobe vs. LBJ Debate

LeBron is more talented, athletic and efficient than Kobe. It is no fluke that LBJ has led the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating in each of the last four seasons. He has better shot selection, vision and is the ultimate team player.

Sports Briefs: Baseball, Club Lacrosse

Women’s Lacrosse Antoon-Algieri Reaches Milestone In Loss Scottsdale, AZ – No. 6 Colorado State beat No. 7 UCSB 10-7 in the WCLA National Championship Tournament semifinals at the Scottsdale Sports Complex this Friday. It was the second time that CSU has eliminated the Gauchos from national championship contention. UCSB was down 3-6 at the half […]

AQB: Good Luck San Antonio

Congrats to San Antonio for staying alive, but it’s too bad they aren’t the Lakers. The league doesn’t care if the Spurs lose, so chances are good they won’t get any calls. No rating drop if the Grizzlies advance.

The 18th Weekly Photo of the Week: “To the Land of Golden Bears”

Lindsay Gottlieb, head coach of the women’s basketball team this season, announced Monday that she was leaving the program to coach at UC Berkeley. In three seasons at the helm of the Gauchos, Gottlieb led the team to a Big West Tournament championship as well as a pair of regular season titles.

AQB: The Mythical Bear Hair

Just before the Grizzlies’ game-four win over the Spurs, guard Tony Allen briefly had an actual grizzly shaved into his hair before immediately removing it before tipoff. AQB says:

AQB: Think Your Job Prospects are Bad?

ESPN released a list of the best-paid athletes from around the world. It’s no surprise that A-Rod and Manny Pacquiao top it, but AQB’s favorite? It’s not who you would think.

The 17th Weekly Photo of the Week: Time to Dance

The Gaucho women’s club lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to the WCLA National Championship Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona. On Wednesday, May 4, the team will face off against No. 10 University of Texas as a No. 7 seed.

AQB: Lamar Odom’s New Hardware

Lamar Odom became the first Laker ever to win the NBA’s sixth man award yesterday. Second best athlete in the league? Maybe not. But look at it this way:

AQB: MLB Low on T-shirts?

Amidst the NBA playoff insanity, Cincinatti Reds pitcher Mike Leake went to Macy’s and stole ten six-dollar T-shirts. And got caught.

AQB: The NBA’s Jersey Sale Numbers are In

LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for the NBA’s highest jersey sales this year, the first time he’s won since his rookie season. AQB wonders what that must mean for the NBA as a whole?

The 16th Weekly Photo of the Week: “Foul Ball”

If you’ve ever been to a baseball game at Caesar Uyesaka, you know the sound effects they use whenever someone hits a foul ball, the most common being shattering glass. During last Sunday’s game against Cal Poly, the sound effects got a little too real for this woman.

AQB: Jimmer Fredette is Too Famous

The Prince of Provo himself, Jimmer Fredette, was asked by BYU to take his classes online because he’s too famous and it disrupts his peers’ learning. Only in Utah.