Sports

UCSB’s Track and Field Team Runs Away With a Top-Three Finish

The UC Santa Barbara women’s and men’s track and field team traveled to UC Davis in order to participate in the 2022 Big West Track & Field Championships. On day one of the event, the track an...
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New Begginings for a Tough Softball Season

The UC Santa Barbara softball team’s season came to a close this weekend as the Gauchos were swept by their in-conference opponent, Cal State Northridge. This came at the hands of losing to their ot...
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Reigning NBA Champs Are Out

In the 2022 NBA playoffs, the underdogs have managed to climb out of the Western Conference while the Eastern Conference features the top two seeds. The Eastern Conference finals will be a matchup of ...
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Steve Scott Invitational Provides Success for Gauchos

The Gauchos truly rose to the occasion, coming home with 9 new marks to add to UCSB’s top 10 performances of all time as well as dozens of personal records. With the Big West Track & Field Champions...
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Rich Strike Gets Major Upset in 2022 Kentucky Derby

This year’s Kentucky Derby had a record $179 million in the pool, but had a just roughly $500,000 bet on the actual winner of the race — Rich Strike. Rich Strike, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred, was th...
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New Champions Are Crowned, While Others Look On

In a highly anticipated boxing match between the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Canelo Álvarez and the undefeated Dmitry Bivol. In an attempt to gain the 175-pound title after securing all four world ...
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UCSB Baseball Staying Hot at End 0f 2021-22 Season

The streak continued as the team beat the Waves 7-4, in a game where sophomore infielder Jordan Sprinkle and subbed-in redshirt junior outfielder Broc Mortensen each gathered 3 runs batted in. Followi...
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Gauchos Sweep Rivals in Three-Game Weekend Series

The Gauchos traveled to San Luis Obispo days after a 13-7 defeat to USC. The two conference rivals were neck to neck and a Cal Poly series win could have changed the momentum for the rest of the seaso...
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Dramatic Championship Weekend for Gauchos’ Tennis

On Friday, the women’s tennis team faced Cal State Fullerton, in which they shut out the Titans 4-1. In almost every single doubles and singles match, the ladies pulled out a victory — often by la...
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NBA Underdogs Don’t Fare Well in Round One

The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks took care of the newly constructed Chicago Bulls team in 5 games. Antetokounmpo showed his playoff experience taking over the series game by game, while co-star ...
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The Impacts of Baseball’s Turn to Analytics at All Levels: An Era of Efficiency

The new era of front office scouts and general managers is seeing a movement toward using “new” stats that more efficiently help players succeed. In the game of baseball, stealing bases, hitting t...
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Women’s Tennis Dominates the Month of April With Undefeated Big West Play

Coming into their last regular season game against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, each team was undefeated in conference play, hence setting up a showdown of the undefeated teams. In the first doubles matc...
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UCSB Baseball Holds Down First Place in Big West With Long Beach Sweep

After snapping their 6-game winning streak in a 4-14 loss to the No. 14 UC Los Angeles Bruins, the Gauchos stayed in Santa Barbara to begin their series against Long Beach. UCSB set the tone of the se...
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Gauchos Sweep Series Against the Tritons

Finally, the afternoon game on Saturday provided the most thrilling feat of the whole series. The Tritons, hoping to recalibrate after losing in 2 straight near-blowouts, put up a good fight — with ...
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Comparing UCSB’s Volleyball Team to Hawai’i’s 2021 Championship Run

As the season comes to a close, UCSB is in a prime position to make a run at the national championship in Division I men’s volleyball. Similarly, Hawai’i was the winner of the Big West Conference ...
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