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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Will Smith’s Untimely End

Staff Writer Elliot Thornton discusses the particulars over the unfortunate death of former Saints Defensive End Will Smith who was tragically killed after a minor car crash incident.
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UCSB Cheer Focused on Growth, Participates in NCA Nationals

The UCSB cheer team participated in the National Cheer Association Nationals for the first time in program history, earning a sixth-place finish.
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Nexus Top 10: Most Memorable March Madness Upsets

Although last Monday's championship duel between UNC and Villanova marked the ending of March Madness, Staff Writer Elliot Thornton ranks his Top-10 upset moments from the past decade and more.
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‘The Answer’ Unveiled, AI’s Legacy Beyond the Court

Constantly critiqued yet admired by generations of kids and young adults worldwide, the 1996 NBA Draft's No. 1 overall pick Allen Iverson single-handedly transformed the culture of the NBA during his ...
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King James: Cleveland’s Savior or Fallen Hope?

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, LeBron James has been crowned as the king of the league despite entering with his high school status. Unable to bring Cleveland its first NBA title in his...
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