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Head Coach Andrew Checketts has changed the culture of Gauchos Baseball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Head Coach Andrew Checketts has changed the culture of Gauchos Baseball. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Checketts’ Method: A Winning Culture Reborn

Since his arrival in 2011 and his coaching debut in 2012, Head Coach Andrew Checketts has brought a winning culture back to UCSB baseball.
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Durant Still the Alpha Dog in OKC, Remains Amongst NBA’s Elite

Playing in 80 games this season after being limited to 27 contests last season due to a Jones fracture in his right foot, former NBA MVP Kevin Durant seems to have been overlooked as one of the game's...
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Courtesy of Tori Tsolis
Courtesy of Tori Tsolis

From Rec Runner to Record Holder

After nearly calling it quits on the track, graduate distance runner Tori Tsolis managed to rediscover her love for the sport despite a multitude of past injuries throughout her collegiate career at U...
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Kristen Clark bunts and runs to first base. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus

Batter Up! Clark Swings Her Way to Success

Known for her power at the plate as the lead-off hitter of the UCSB softball team's batting lineup, junior outfielder Kristen Clark has continued to excel on the field while applying the same effort a...
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Kristen Clark bunts and runs to first base. Dustin Harris / Daily Nexus
Emily Zhang/ Daily Nexus
Emily Zhang/ Daily Nexus

Change in Home Signals Kings’ Return to Throne?

With their last postseason appearance resulting in a 4-2 series loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Sacramento Kings are looking to end their losing drought with the help of th...
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NBA Playoffs Submerged in Injuries

Staff writer Elliot Thornton discusses the abundance of injuries that have appeared in the most recent years of the NBA Playoffs with regard to this season's postseason health woes.
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Damian Lillard praising Rivers for his performance 
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Damian Lillard praising Rivers for his performance 
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Rivers Performance Exemplifies Why We Love Sports

Austin Rivers performance last night reminded us sports fans that sports is more than just rings and top players; its about the heart these players display out on that court, field etc.
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After propelling herself from the water, Lauren Martin tries to block a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

A Risky Plunge Rewarded

Committed to enhancing her performance in the pool, Lauren Martin’s intentional redshirt decision has resulted in a career year for the center thus far.
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After propelling herself from the water, Lauren Martin tries to block a shot on goal. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
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Hanna Meshell /Daily Nexus

Unanimous Decision: Boxing Reigns Supreme

In response to Nexus Sport colleague Sean White, Staff Writer Xavier Cardenas gives his input on the long-lasting tenure of boxing that never left and will continue to outpace the growing popularity o...
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Greatness Comes in Pairs

Looking to take each of their playing careers to a higher level, the UCSB women's tennis team's transfer athletes in Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic have brought a refreshing element to the Gauchos...
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Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter are scheduled to fight June 25 in the Barclays Center.
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Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter are scheduled to fight June 25 in the Barclays Center.
Emily Zhang /Daily Nexus

Rebirth Of The Ringside, Thurman vs. Porter

After having their initial March 12 meeting postponed, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter are set to go toe-to-toe on June 25 at the Barclays Center. Sports Editor Sean White provides an early analysis of...
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2016 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Locked In

With the 2016 NBA Playoffs set to tip-off this morning, each Staff Writer explains their take on the Eastern Conference matchups in store.
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2016 NBA Playoffs: Stage Set in Western Conference

With the 2016 NBA Playoffs set to tip-off this morning, each Staff Writer explains their take on the Western Conference matchups in store.
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Miles Seemann serves the ball. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Miles Seemann: A Long Road to Glory

While performance on the court or field helps make up for wins and losses, the journey of UCSB men's tennis senior Miles Seemann illustrates the importance of staying committed to your dreams no matte...
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Miles Seemann serves the ball. Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
Hanna Meshell /Daily Nexus
Hanna Meshell /Daily Nexus

WNBA: Too Great Not to Shine; 2016 Draft Tonight

With the 2016 WNBA Draft set to take place tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, Sports Editor Sean White explains his take on the lack of recognition for a league that is prep...
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