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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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UCSB Gears Up for Summer Basketball Camps

Hoping to reestablish a winning culture both ona dn off the court, the UCSB men's basketball program revealed the significance of putting on events such as its upcoming summer camps.
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Abolishing the NFL Draft: Resisting the Shield’s Flawed System for Incoming Players

In honor of the 2017 NFL Draft beginning today, staff writer Spencer Ault gives his take regarding why the entire drafting system should be ended and give more control to the rookies preparing for the...
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Meta Mock Draft: 2017 First-Round NFL Draft Broken Down

Staff Writer Richard Benites randomly selected the mock drafts of 25 of today’s top sports world analysts and isolated their popular majority per player and per draft pick. Let's have some fun.
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UCSB’s Drug Policy Aims to Enhance and Cater to the Student Athlete Experience

According to the university’s intercollegiate athletics handbook, “The goal of UCSB’s Drug Education, Prevention and Testing Program is to promote a drug- and alcohol-free environment for the in...
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Not Defined By the Dime: The Transformation of the 1

The role of the point guard has managed to evolve heavily throughout the past decade leaving Sports Editor Sean White to examine those changes and how it has affected the NBA landscape.
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2016-17 NBA Awards Predictions: Will ‘The Beard’ Prevail?

With the regular season officially over, it is now time to reflect upon each player’s impact and determine what praise is deserved.
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Running With History in Mind: The Emergence of Sike Azu-Irondi

Speed kills. But how effective is the trait when seeking a second chance? Staff writer Ryan Burns explores the journey of track and field stud Sike Azu-Irondi.
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For the Love of the Game: UCSB Club Baseball

Off to a hot 7-1 and 4-1 conference start, the UCSB club baseball team is looking to shock many as it has made its way into the national club rankings. Staff writer Max Fernbacher shows his appreciati...
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Uncharted Destiny: Toler & Porter Find Best Fit in UCSB

Any amount of time spent away from a sport is one of the most difficult experiences a student-athlete can endure. Forced to sit out due to the NCAA's transfer rules was both Drea Toler and Sarah Porte...
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Why the MLB Needs to Embrace Its ‘Un-American’ Cultural Divide

Baseball holds the title of 'America's game' but a shift to its standards is occurring from the continuous influence of Latino and Hispanic players. Staff writer Omar Hernandez explains his take on th...
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