2015 Nexus Sports Awards

The Nexus sports staff gives its picks for this year’s winners, acknowledging another memorable year for UCSB Athletics

Farewell to UCSB, Hello to the Future: Mark Salay

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Sports editor Mark Salay gives his goodbyes to UCSB after four great years with Daily Nexus Sports

UCSB Replaces Decorated Seniors With Two Recruits

The Gauchos will move on from the “Big Al” era with two incoming freshmen for next fall

Michael Sam Tells All in UCSB Visit

Jose Ochoa/Daily Nexus

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, talked about his upbringing and coming out process Monday at Corwin Pavillion

UCSB’s Newest Phenom: Gabe Vincent

Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus

How men’s basketball star Gabe Vincent almost never came to UCSB and why he will be needed for the Gauchos to win the Big West.

One Last Test: Beat Cal Poly

'Big Al' Williams puts up a strong defense. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Big Al and Zalmico Harmon will play in their final game at the Thunderdome against rival Cal Poly.

Men’s Basketball Closes Out Road Schedule in Manoa

The Gauchos have managed just three wins on the road this year, so how will they fare in Hawaii?

Men’s Basketball Grinds Out Win at Home Versus Irvine

'Big Al' Williams dominates an Anteater as he drives for the hoop. Sam Aragon/Daily Nexus

Late minute execution propelled the UCSB men’s basketball team to a narrow 54-51 win against UC Irvine in front of over 4,500 in the Thunderdome.

UCSB Hosts Top Two Teams in Big West

Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Men’s basketball prepares for its biggest week of the season starting with tonight’s home game against UC Davis, followed by Saturday’s game versus UC Irvine.

Big Al Returns in Rematch Versus UC Riverside

John Green dribbles down the court. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Men’s basketball goes on the road with a three-game win streak on the line, and welcome the return of Big Al.