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This Week in the Big West - November 8-15, 2010

11/8/2010


Fall sports head to the post-season as winter seasons begin This Week in the Big West.  The Big West Men's Soccer Tournament marks the final fall championship of the conference year, while women's soccer sees two teams beginning play in the NCAA Tournament.  Women's volleyball is entering their final two weeks of play just as men's and women's hoops begin their 2010-11 campaigns.

Men's Basketball

UC Irvine gets a head start on the season, opening Monday at nationally-ranked Illinois before the season gets going in earnest on Friday.  Six road games are set for the opening day of the weekend, including defending Big West champs UC Santa Barbara in Eugene, Oregon against Denver, Pacific at UTEP and Cal State Northridge at UCLA.

The first home game of the 2010-11 season will be hosted by Long Beach State, who face San Diego State in the 49ers' Homecoming Game on Saturday.  Also on Saturday, UC Irvine gets closer to home, but remains on the road, at USC, while Cal State Fullerton faces host Hawai'i in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu.

Three more games close out the weekend on Sunday, with UC Santa Barbara at Oregon, UC Davis squaring off against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Cal Poly at Seattle.

For the sixth year in a row, all home and conference games will be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.  As a bonus for fans, all games this week will air FREE OF CHARGE.  Simply click on the corresponding BigWest.TV link in the schedule to start watching (does require Flash Media Player).

Men's Basketball Weekly Release #1


Women's Basketball

Eight teams will begin their 2010-11 season this weekend, with three of them starting at home.  Defending Big West Tournament champs UC Riverside host Montana and Pacific welcomes Sacramento State as the first Big West teams to have their home openers on Friday.  Four other teams begin their journeys on Friday as well: Big West-favorite UC Davis at San Francisco, Cal Poly at Seattle, Cal State Fullerton at Eastern Washington, and UC Santa Barbara at Pepperdine.

Two tough road contests are on the schedule for Sunday, as UC Irvine travels to UTEP for their season opener, while Long Beach State heads north to Oregon State.

Three Pac-10 opponents highlight Sunday's slate, with UC Davis hosting Washington State, UC Riverside hosting Arizona State, and UC Santa Barbara at UCLA.  The fourth match-up on Sunday is Cal State Fullerton at Seattle.

For the sixth year in a row, all home and conference games will be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.  As a bonus for fans, all games this week will air FREE OF CHARGE.  Simply click on the corresponding BigWest.TV link in the schedule to start watching (does require Flash Media Player).

Women's Basketball Weekly Release #1


Men's Soccer

The Big West Men's Soccer Tournament is here!  Nationally-ranked UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara will be the hosts for the third-annual Big West Tournament, with semi-final matches taking place on Wednesday, November 10.  The Big West regular-season champion Anteaters will host four-seed Cal State Fullerton, while the second-seeded Gauchos will face Blue-Green rivals and third-seeded Cal Poly.  Both semi-finals are scheduled to kick-off at 7:00 p.m. PT.

The winners will advance to the championship match on Saturday, November 13.  The site and time of the final match will be determined following the outcome of Wednesday's contests, with the highest remaining seed hosting.

Follow the entire tournament live via Twitter on the Big West Conference's men's soccer feed (@BigWest_MSoccer), with more detailed updates on the Big West Live feed (@BigWestLive).  Not on Twitter?  Head to the Big West Men's Soccer Tournament Page page to follow along via our Twitter widget.

Men's Soccer Weekly Release #11 - Big West Tournament Preview


Big West Men's Soccer Tournament Championship Page


Women's Soccer

Big West Tournament champs Long Beach State and regular-season champs UC Irvine are going dancing!  Both teams were selected to participate in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and will open Friday in the first round.  The 49ers were sent to the Stanford Regional and will face Santa Clara in their opening-round match-up at 4:30 p.m. PT.  Meanwhile, the 'Eaters will host their first-ever NCAA appearance, facing Arizona State to open at 7:30 p.m. PT.   UCI will also host the Wake Forest-San Diego opener on Friday at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Should the teams win their opening-round games, they will play in the second round on Sunday.  Follow the UC Irvine matches this weekend on Twitter via the Big West Live feed (@BigWestLive).

Women's Soccer Weekly Release #13 - NCAA Tournament Preview


UC Irvine Regional Tournament Central

Stanford Regional Tournament Central

Big West Tournament Championship Page


Women's Volleyball

Two more weeks remain in the Big West season, with Cal State Fullerton holding a narrow lead over Long Beach State in the standings and Cal Poly right on both teams' heels.  The Big West leaders open the week with a  non-conference match-up against San Diego State before hosting UC Irvine and UC Riverside this weekend.  Meanwhile, rival Long Beach State will square off against Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside, but with matches on Thursday and Friday.

For the fifth year in a row, all home and conference matches be broadcast by Big West institutions live on the conference's Internet-streaming initiative, BigWest.TV.

Women's Volleyball Release #11

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This Week in the Big West is the one-stop listing of the top matches taking place across the Big West Conference!  Each week, This Week in the Big West will highlight the games that fans won’t want to miss and critical match-ups home or away in one location.  Keep in touch with the happenings around the conference!

 

Schedule for November 8-15, 2010
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. Nov. 8
MBB Illinois
UC Irvine
5:00 pm
ESPN3
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - Illinois
Tues. Nov. 9
WVB Cal State Fullerton
San Diego State
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
Audio - CSUF
Wed. Nov. 10
M-Soc Big West Tournament Semi-Final
#3 Cal Poly at #2 UC Santa Barbara
7:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Audio - CP
Twitter


  Big West Tournament Semi-Final
#4 CSUF at #1 UC Irvine
7:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Twitter
Thurs. Nov. 11
WVB Long Beach State
Cal State Northridge
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Fri. Nov. 12 MBB UC Davis [1]
Florida Atlantic
4:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UCD
      UC Santa Barbara [2]
Denver
4:30 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCSB
Video (FREE)
      UTEP
Pacific
6:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - PAC
Video (pay)



UCLA 
Cal State Northridge
7:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCLA
Video (pay)
   
UNLV
UC Riverside 7:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - UCR



Cal State Fullerton [3]
Central Michigan
11:30 pm  Live Stats
Audio - CSUF
    WBB San Francisco
UC Davis
5:30 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCD
      UC Riverside
Montana
7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
Live Stats
Audio - UCR
   
Pacific
Sacramento State 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - PAC
   
Seattle
Cal Poly 7:00 pm  GameTracker
   
Eastern Washington
Cal State Fullerton 7:00 pm  Live Stats
Video (FREE)
   
Pepperdine
UC Santa Barbara 7:00 pm  GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Video (FREE)
    W-Soc NCAA Tournament 1st Round [4]
Long Beach State vs Santa Clara
4:30 pm  GameTracker
   
NCAA Tournament 1st Round [5]
UC Irvine vs Arizona State
7:30 pm  GameTracker
    WVB Cal Poly
Pacific 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - PAC
   
Cal State Fullerton
UC Irvine 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
Audio - CSUF
   
Long Beach State
UC Riverside 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
   
UC Santa Barbara
UC Davis 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Sat. Nov. 13 MBB USC
UC Irvine 1:00 pm  GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Video (pay)
   
Long Beach State
San Diego State 4:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
   
UC Santa Barbara [2]
North Dakota State 6:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCSB
Video (FREE)
   
Portland
UC Davis [1] 7:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCD
Video (FREE)
   
Hawai'i
Cal State Fullerton [3] 9:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - CSUF
Video (pay)
    WBB UTEP
UC Irvine 12:00 pm  GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Video (pay)
      Oregon State
Long Beach State 5:30 pm  GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Video (FREE)
    M-Soc Big West Tournament Championship
#4 Cal State Fullerton at #2 UC Santa Barbara
7:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Audio - CSUF
Twitter
    WVB Cal Poly
UC Davis 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
      Cal State Fullerton
UC Riverside 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
Audio - CSUF
      UC Irvine
Cal State Northridge 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
      UC Santa Barbara
Pacific 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Audio - PAC
Sun. Nov. 14 MBB UC Davis [1]
Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCD
      Seattle
Cal Poly 5:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCD
Video (pay)
      Oregon
UC Santa Barbara [2] 6:00 pm  Live Stats
Audio - UCSB
Video (FREE)
    WBB UC Davis
Washington State 1:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
      Seattle
Cal State Fullerton 1:00 pm  Live Stats
   
UC Riverside
Arizona State 2:00 pm  BigWest.TV
Live Stats
Audio - UCR
      UCLA
UC Santa Barbara 2:00 pm  GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Video (FREE)
    W-Soc NCAA Tournament 1st Round [5]
UC Irvine vs No. 4 Wake Forest
2:00 pm
GameTracker

[1] - BTI Tipoff Classic (Portland, OR).
[2] - BTI Tipoff Classic (Eugene, OR).
[3] - Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, HI).
[4] - NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds (Stanford, CA).
[5] - NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds (Irvine, CA).