Nexus Staff Writers Say Their Goodbyes

So here it is; my final article for the Daily Nexus. I was pretty stumped on what to write about and how to write it. In the past when I didn’t know what to write on, I’d choose something that I am very passionate about, usually in-depth baseball articles. However, I thought that my last […]

Water Polo Reloads With Six New Recruits

The UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team has six recruits lined up to bring some depth to a roster that rose to No. 2 in the national rankings during the 2012 season but finished 2-8 in their final 10 games. “When we are recruiting, we look for players who address our current needs, and […]

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Mariano Rivera Proving To Excel Despite Age

When Yankees manager Joe Girardi is preparing for bed at the end of the night, he makes a phone call to one of his employees to prepare a fine bottle of wine. It is always the same bottle; it has one taste and only one taste. Yet this taste is the greatest in history, and […]

Youth Are Taking Over the MLB This Season

Just about every Major League team hit the 30 game bench mark over the weekend, and while the MLB season is a marathon not a sprint, 30 games is an adequate sample size to reflect on what we have learned so far.   The Big Spenders in the offseason are not fairing too well The […]

Hits and Misses of the 2013 NFL Draft

After last year’s draft featured three or four franchise-changing quarterbacks, the top of the 2013 draft was quite the opposite. Instead of a selecting big time playmakers, the Chiefs and Jaguars selected offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel with the first two overall picks. This draft marks the first time since 2008 that an […]

Germany Taking Over Soccer

The semi-final round of the UEFA Champion’s League is underway, and the two German teams are attempting a coup d’état of the Spanish soccer dominance. On Tuesday, Bayern Munich took a commanding lead of the series when they defeated Spanish powerhouse Barcelona 4-0 in Munich. Then, on Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund almost duplicated Bayern’s dominance with […]

History Made in the 2013 Masters Tournament

He can’t win the big one. He is good, but he will never win a major. He doesn’t have the clutch gene. These are only a few of the many criticisms that Adam Scott dismissed with his Master’s win this past Sunday. When his 12-foot birdie putt found the bottom of the cup on the […]

The Top Performers After Week one of the MLB Season

The Major League baseball season is underway and the players are already treating fans with some unbelievable sights and stories. The Braves lead the charge with six wins and the Red Sox, Athletics, Reds, Rockies, Diamondbacks and Rangers follow close behind with five wins each. The Marlins, Padres, Pirates and the Astros are all 1-5 […]

The Daily Nexus 2013 Major League Baseball Predictions

The 2013 Major League Baseball season is finally here, and expect this season to be one of the best in recent memory. Here are the predictions for the 2013 MLB season.   AL West: Angels, Rangers, A’s, Mariners, Astros The AL West is shaping up to be one of the best divisions in baseball. The […]

Nexus Sports Examines Hottest Teams in the NHL

The National Hockey League is back and the painfully long off-season lockout seems like ancient history. Although this season will only feature 48 games, it is proving to be worth the 119 day wait. The Blackhawks have earned a point in 28 straight games dating back to last season, making them tied for the second […]


World Baseball Classic: MLB’s Friend or Foe?

Tired of watching meaningless spring training baseball games? Me too. Good thing the 2013 World Baseball Classic begins this weekend. The first WBC was held in 2006 and was played every three years until 2009, when it switched to every four years. It was created in response to baseball being voted out of the Olympics […]

Lakers at a Crossroads Without Owner Jerry Buss

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost a legend. Long-time majority owner and real estate magnate Dr. Jerry Buss has died at the age of 80. Buss bought the Lakers in 1979 and created a modern-day empire. His teams hung an NBA Championship banner a record 10 times, which is seven more than any other owner. […]

Nexus Sports Examines MLB Offseason Moves

With spring training beginning yesterday, it is time to start looking ahead to the 2013 Major League Baseball season. This offseason was filled with major free agent signings and blockbuster trades that will undoubtedly alter the landscape of America’s favorite pastime. Here is a recap of the high rollers and biggest spenders from a wild […]

Reviewing the Awards and Top Moments of the NFL Season

The 2012-13 NFL season is in the books and the Baltimore Ravens have been crowned champions. All they had to do was endure the preseason injury to last year’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, rally around Ray Lewis’ mid-season injury, make a change at offensive coordinator, win road playoff games at both […]

49ers’ Defense Key in Super Bowl Victory

There is no shortage of storylines for this year’s Super Bowl. John and Jim Harbaugh will become the first brothers to coach against each other in a championship game. The only time it has happened in any kind of game was when these two teams met in 2011 on Thanksgiving, with the Ravens winning 16-6. […]