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“Man Up”: Sports’ Complex Role in Addressing Mental Health

Sports Co-Editor Omar Hernandez analyzes the unique place that sports holds in the mental health conversation currently igniting the public discourse, and how it fits into larger systems of inequality...
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Heidegger Talks Overcoming Adversity On & Off The Court

Editor-In-Chief Jorge Mercado sat down with breakout UCSB basketball star Max Heidegger to talk about the balancing act of being a D1 athlete.
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Breaking Down the Fan-Favorite Players of the NBA Playoffs

With the playoffs in full swing, staff writer Jake Ciccone breaks down some of the most entertaining and at times kooky players in the NBA postseason.
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Pasternack Adds Combo of Freshmen & Grad Transfers

The UCSB men's basketball team has added three freshmen and two graduate transfers. The new-look Gauchos will be without four of their five starters from last season, so the newcomers will have plenty...
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Nexus & Answer: Gabe’s Farewell Isn’t Goodbye, UCSB’s Star Aims for Pros

Co-Sports Editor Sean White caught up with former UCSB basketball star Gabe Vincent and asked him about his future plans, his experience in the Dos Equis 3x3 championship and more in this installment ...
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UCSB Eliminated from Big West Tourney by UCI

The Gauchos season came to an end following their three-point Big West Tournament loss to UCI.
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No. 2-Seeded UCSB Rolls Past No. 7 Cal Poly, Will Face UC Irvine in Big West Semifinals

Tying the school record of 23 wins in a season, the UCSB men’s basketball team pummeled the Cal Poly Mustangs 75-53 in the first game of the Big West tournament.
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UCSB Eliminated From Big West Tournament Following Loss to CSUN in Second Round

The Matadors made a surge late in the game to topple UCSB 72-63 and eliminate the Gauchos from championship contention ending their 2017-18 season with a 12-17 overall mark.
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Guess Who’s Back? Gauchos Return to Big West Postseason

UCSB makes a return to postseason play as the No. 2 seed in the Big West Tournament. The Gauchos begin March Madness against No. 7 seeded Long Beach State.
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Following First-Round Bye, UCSB WBB Is Set to Face CSUN in 1st Game Of Big West Tournament

The hunt for the title begins as the UCSB women's basketball team goes head-to-head against No. 7 seeded LBSU tonight in the second round of the Big West Conference Tournament.
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Gauchos Blowout Cal Poly in Senior Night Finale

UCSB earned its 12th home victory of the season with a win over Blue-Green rival Cal Poly. The Gauchos are set as the No. 2 seed in the Big West Tournament.
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For the Love of the Game: The Resurgence of Gabe Vincent

Last season, the UCSB men's basketball team was in the midst of its worst season in program history when they lost their star guard, Gabe Vincent. However, just like the Gauchos, Vincent has bounced b...
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March Is Here! The Race for First Continues for UCSB

A pair of wins along with some other things working in its favor could really benefit the UCSB men's basketball team as the Gauchos are in position to possibly snag the No. 1 seed in the Big West.
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Gauchos Visit Hawaii To Close Out Conference Season

With a win against Hawaii, the Gauchos could lock up a top-four seed for the Big West Tournament and finish with a 13-15 overall mark.
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Gauchos Defeat CSUN in Final Road Match of the Season

UCSB finally reversed their bad fortune offensively and beat CSUN to stay within one game of UC Irvine for first place in the Big West.
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