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Gauchos Offense Shines in Exhibition Opener Against Westmont

Shaelan Murison led the way for the UCSB women's soccer team scoring two goals and assisting on another helping to defeat Westmont, 5-1.
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World Cup 2018: High Expectations, Unpredictability, and Triumph

Staff Writer Omeed Soltanalipour reflects on the 2018 World Cup, and how its unpredictability made it unique.
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NBA Draft Superlatives

The NBA's newest class of rookies is examined by staff writer Jake Ciccone, as he makes his early predictions for some of the most rewarding picks of this year's draft.
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The 71 Year Old Man With the Cane, Ronaldo/Messi’s Fall, and the New Hero

With the World Cup in full swing, staff writer Omeed Soltanalipour covers some of the most exciting storylines thus far and gives his predictions for tomorrow's matches.
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How ESPN Ruined The 2018 NBA Draft

With this year's NBA draft said and done, it's time to criticize just how it was said and done.
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C Into the Future: What Lies Ahead for the Boston Celtics

Staff Writer Kendra Jackson analyzes the recent feats of the up and coming Boston Celtics, and how one of the most storied NBA franchises can get back to championship form.
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The Last Dance: Remembering the 1990 UCSB Basketball Team

With the recent success of the UCSB Men's Basketball team getting NCAA tournament hopes up around campus, staff writer Ryan Hykes looks back to the last and only time the Gauchos got a tournament win.
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Five Bold Predictions for the 2018 World Cup

Staff Writer Ryan Hykes brings in a fresh perspective to the 2018 World Cup being held in Russia this summer.
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Warriors Vs. Cavs Part IV: Starters, X-Factors

With a dose of deja-vu, the starters and x-factors for both the Cavs and Warriors are examined.
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Warriors Vs. Cavs Part IV: The NBA and LeBron

With Golden State and Cleveland meeting in the Finals for the fourth year in a row, is it good for the league and how far can LeBron go?
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Moreno de Alboran Reaches Second Round of NCAA Singles Tourney

Nicolas Moreno de Alboran advanced to the second round of the men's singles NCAA tennis tournament with a first-round victory, the first Gaucho to win a singles match in the tournament since 1995.
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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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The Boy’s Club: Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Sport

Assistant Opinion Editor Hannah Jackson revisits her childhood Karate Classes, and how being part of such a gendered sport impacted the formation of her identity.
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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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Black Tide: Ultimately More Than a Club

Staff writer Andrew Strauss talked with the captains of the UCSB men's club ultimate frisbee team and found out why Black Tide feels closer to a family than most clubs.
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