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No Prior Experience Necessary: Matt Kuskey’s Unique Journey to the NCAA Finals

Most Division-I athletes have been excelling in their sport for years, but in the case of Matthew Kuskey, his transition to becoming one of the best Javelin throwers in college was a short one.
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2017 Nexus Sports Awards – Welcome to the Next Level: Armani Smith & Lindsey Ruddins Named “Nexus” Freshmen of the Year

Freshman don't produce, right? WRONG! Armani Smith and Lindsey Ruddins helped lead each of their teams despite being new to the collegiate scene.
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2017 Nexus Sports Awards – Under the Radar: Porter & Toler Represent WBB Along With Men’s Soccer’s Feucht as Breakout Stars

Huge performances are better when they're least expected. Emerging for "Breakout Players of the Year" were Sarah Porter and Drea Toler for the UCSB women's basketball team, while Kevin Feucht held it ...
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2017 Nexus Sports Awards – Leading the Gaucho Pack: Bonnie Henrickson and Marty Davis Earn “Nexus” Coach of the Year Awards

Winning "Coach of the Year" were UCSB women's basketball's Bonnie Henrickson and UCSB men's tennis' Marty Davis.
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Orlando Magic Forward Aaron Gordon Surprises UCSB, Trains in Thunderdome

Expect the unexpected as the possibilities are endless here at UCSB as Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon made an appearance Thursday night to show fans love and get some shots up in the Thunderdome. ...
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Deeper Than Hoops: Gabe Vincent Stands With UCSB

UCSB men's basketball star Gabe Vincent expresses his emotions regarding the three-year anniversary of the tragedy that took place on May 23, 2014.
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Life Goes On: UCSB Baseball Reflects on Return to I.V. Post-Tragedy

Three years ago, the UCSB baseball team came back to a different type of I.V. then the one they left after the tragedy on May 23rd which affected everyone.
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Work Hard Play Hard: Kayte’s Journey Beyond College Life and Basketball Stardom at UCSB

Kayte Christensen will be honored at 2017 Santa Barbara Court of Champions, but her journey to becoming one of best athletes/human being in general to come from the UCSB program has been a very tellin...
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Changing the Culture: How Mays Helped Shape an Elite Tennis Program

Although the UCSB men's tennis team had its 2016-17 campaign recently ended, the impact of team captain and senior Morgan Mays will forever be etched in the program's return to dominance in the Big We...
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Ball Is Life. But Could LaVar Be Detrimental to Lonzo’s NBA Career?

Once again, LaVar Ball broke the Internet this week and it's about time that our Sports Co-Editor provides his take on the role the father play's as his son Lonzo prepares for the NBA Draft.
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Heir to the Throne: Why Giannis Will One Day Usurp LeBron

With time comes new superstars. According to staff writer Richard Benites, at the forefront of the new wave of NBA players on the rise is Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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Returning the Favor: The Reintroduction of UCSB Women’s Tennis

After winning its first NCAA Tournament match in program history last season, the UCSB women's tennis team entered its 2016-17 campaign even more determined to continue the ascension of the Gauchos re...
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Beyond the Shore: Taylor Helps Lead Best Buddies

Taylor Shore has other best buddies beside her beloved sport of water polo. The standout senior utility player on the UCSB women’s water polo team is a leader both inside and outside of the pool.
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Institutionalized: Disbanning Social Injustices’ Cyclical Presence in Sports

Following the incident in which racially unjust behavior by some Boston Red Sox fans toward Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones, Sports Editor Sean White paints the bigger picture of the situat...
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Behind the Seams: SDSU’s Chad Bible Won’t Allow Cancer to Strikeout His Dreams

UCSB junior second baseman Colton Burns believes he understands what has motivated the Aztecs to turn it around this year and his name is Chad Bible.
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