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25 Sep 2020
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Slug Basketball is Back 

Both UC Santa Cruz NCAA basketball teams started their seasons on Nov. 7 with scrimmages against out-of-division opponents. The men’s team lost to Westmont College, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), while the women’s team was also defeated in its…

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Shredding Steamer Lane 

As the sun peeked through the clouds over the calm waters of Steamer Lane, the Santa Cruz surfing community anxiously waited as the announcers for the 2015 Coldwater Classic kicked off the event with the local qualifying rounds on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The…

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Tough Break for Tennis Travelers 

Men’s tennis teammates Kyle Richter and Adrian Sirovica anticipated tough competition last week at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Championships in Sumter, South Carolina. Some of the top Division III doubles teams in the nation attended, but Richter felt the pair was…

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Envisioning the Future of OPERS 

Athletic director Cliff Dochterman said it best — “this university was founded to be a place that didn’t have sports.” To save its programs, the newly formed Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) referendum team kicked off the first pair of three bi-weekly…

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Making a Racket 

The UC Santa Cruz men’s tennis team took its home court three weeks before school started in order to prepare for the 2015-16 fall season. Leaders Kyle Richter and Sean Hollister ran practices to get the team ready for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division…

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Achieving Their Goals 

Screams of “let’s go” echoed through the raindrops onto the field as the first half kicked off between the visiting William Jessup Warriors and the UC Santa Cruz Slugs. Jessup’s lone point came from its relentless attack in the first few minutes, which resulted in…

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Going the Distance 

The UC Santa Cruz swim team totaled 96 miles in the pool on Oct. 2 and 3 — equivalent to almost four times across the bay from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Swim team members, alumni and coaches participated in the 24-hour relay in memory of…