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This Week in the Big West - April 4-10, 2011

4/4/2011

The conference season is underway for both baseball and softball, with the first televised baseball game of the year set for Sunday at Cal State Fullerton. Meanwhile, the spring championships are quickly approaching, with the 2011 Big West Women's Golf Championship less than two weeks away!

Baseball

The first of two Big West contests will be aired this weekend on ESPNU as part of its 2011 college baseball coverage. The showdown between defending championship No. 10 Cal State Fullerton and 2009 Big West Champion No. 16 UC Irvine is slated to air Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Defending Big West Champion Cal State Fullerton (20-8, 3-0) was stellar in its first conference series of the 2011 season. The Titans shut down the Aggies in the first two contests by scores of 14-0 and 7-0 and a score of 4-2 in game three solidified the series sweep. This week the Titans have a tougher task at hand as they welcome nationally-ranked UC Irvine to Goodwin Field. The Anteaters, who swept UC Davis it is conference opener, tied with UC Riverside for second in the Big West preseason coaches poll.

While eight teams kicked of league play last week, UC Santa Barbara had to wait one more week before opening the Big West Conference portion of its schedule. The wait is finally over as the Gauchos close out a six-game homestand hosting Cal Poly April 8-10.

For the sixth year in a row, select games l be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.

Baseball Weekly Release #8



Golf

The UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara men take part in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale Arizona to start the week, while the Cal Poly and UC Riverside women are at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.  Meanwhile, the Long Beach State and UC Davis women hit the links at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.

Golf April News & Notes


Softball

Regional rivalries are the story for the upcoming Big West softball schedule as teams look to gain early separation in the race for the league title.

The marquee matchup is in Northern California as defending co-champion UC Davis hosts early 2011 contender Pacific. The Tigers are coming off a series win against Long Beach State, while the Aggies topped fellow 2010 co-champ Cal State Northridge.

In other regional showdowns, Cal State Fullerton hits the road to the Inland Empire to take on UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge leaves the comforts of the Valley for showdown against Long Beach State and the Central Coast rivalry will stage its 2011 edition as UC Santa Barbara visits Cal Poly.

For the sixth year in a row, select games l be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.

Softball Weekly Release #9


Tennis

Big West Tournament seeding and title implications are in play when league-leading Cal Poly visits Long Beach State on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in a women's tennis showdown.  The Mustangs would clinch the No. 1 tournament seed and at least a share of the regular season conference championship with a win.  The obstacle is formidable as the 49ers are owners of three straight Big West regular season titles.  LBSU has captured four of the five previous crowns since the Big West went to a round-robin format in 2006.

Cal Poly (12-3, 3-0) and UC Irvine (10-5, 2-0) are the two remaining undefeated teams in Big West play going into the season's stretch run.  The Mustangs and Anteaters are scheduled to play each other on Saturday, April 23 in the regular season finale that may very well determine the champion and tournament No. 1 seed.  In the meantime, this week's schedule is entirely comprised of non-conference matchups.  UCI is the busiest of the bunch with four home matches against Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's and Portland.  UC Santa Barbara takes a roadtrip to the Lone Star State to face Texas-Arlington and No. 61 SMU, while Pacific remains home to face Gonzaga and No. 50 Santa Clara.

The 2011 Big West Men's and Women's Tennis Championships are a scant three months away a Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, April 28 through May 2.

Tennis Weekly Release #10


Women's Water Polo

Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara began Big West women's water polo play 2-0 last week, and one of them will improve to 3-0 after they face each other in Northridge on Saturday.

UC Santa Barbara isthe host institution for the 2011 Big West Women's Water Polo Championships this spring, April 29 through May 2.

Women's Water Polo Weekly Release #10







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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 March 28-April 3, 2011
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. Apr. 4
Baseball Nevada
UC Davis 2:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - NEV
Video (Pay)
 
M-Golf Cowboy Classic [1]

All Day

    W-Golf Cowgirl Classic [2]
  All Day Live Scoring
      Pacific Coast Intercol. [3]
  All Day Live Scoring
    Softball   UC Santa Barbara (DH) South Dakota 1:00 pm GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
Tues. Apr. 5 Baseball California Pacific 2:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - PAC
      San Francisco
Cal Poly
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CP
      San Diego
UC Irvine
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - UCI 
Video (FREE) 
      Cal State Fullerton
Pepperdine
6:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
      UC Riverside
UCLA
6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UCR
      UNLV
Cal State Northridge
6:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Video (FREE)
      Long Beach State
San Diego State
6:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
    M-Golf Cowboy Classic [1]
All Day  
    W-Golf Cowgirl Classic [2]   All Day Live Scoring
      Pacific Coast Intercol. [3]   All Day Live Scoring
    Softball Cal State Northridge (DH) San Diego State 1:00 pm GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2 
      Pacific Fresno State 2:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker 
Wed. Apr. 6 Softball Cal State Bakersfield
UC Riverside (DH) 1:00 pm GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
      San Jose State
UC Davis 3:00 pm Live Stats 
Thurs. Apr. 7  M-Ten UC Irvine Loyola Marymount 1:00 pm  
    W-Ten UC Irvine Loyola Marymount 1:30 pm
Fri. Apr. 8 Baseball UC Santa Barbara Cal Poly
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCSB
      Cal State Northridge
Cal State Bakersfield
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
      UC Riverside
Pacific 6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UCR
Audio - PAC
      Long Beach State
UC Davis 6:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Audio - UCD
   
Cal State Fullerton
UC Irvine 7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - UCI
    M-Ten UC Irvine Sacramento State
1:00 pm
      UC Riverside Loyola Marymount 2:00 pm
   
Pacific Gonzaga 2:00 pm
    W-Ten Pepperdine
Cal Poly
1:30 pm Live Stats
   
Long Beach State
Oregon 2:00 pm
Sat. Apr. 9 Baseball UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly
1:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCSB
   
Long Beach State
UC Davis 5:30 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Audio - UCD
   
Cal State Fullerton
UC Irvine 6:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - UCI
   
Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Northridge
6:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
   
UC Riverside
Pacific 6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UCR
Audio - PAC
    Softball UC Davis (DH)
Pacific 12:00 pm GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
Audio - UCD
      UC Riverside (DH)
Cal State Fullerton
12:00 pm Live Stats
      Long Beach State (DH)
Cal State Northridge
1:00 pm GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
      Cal Poly (DH)
UC Santa Barbara 4:00 pm BW.TV - Gm 1
BW.TV - Gm 2
GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
    M-Ten UC Riverside
Loyola Marymount
Postponed  
      Pacific Gonzaga 2:00 pm  
    W-Ten Long Beach State
Cal Poly 11:00 am  
      Pacific
UC Riverside 11:00 am  
      Cal State Northridge
UC Irvine 12:30 pm  
      UC Davis
UC Santa Barbara 2:00 pm  
    WWP Cal State Northridge
UC Santa Barbara 12:00 pm  
      UC Davis
UC Irvine
12:00 pm  
      Pacific
Long Beach State
12:00 pm  
   
UC Santa Barbara [4]
Cal Baptist
2:30 pm  
   
Cal State Northridge
Cal Baptist
5:00 pm  
Sun. Apr. 10 Baseball Long Beach State
UC Davis
1:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Audio - UCD
   
UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly
1:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCSB
   
UC Riverside
Pacific
1:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UCR
Audio - PAC
   
Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Northridge 1:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
   
Cal State Fullerton
UC Irvine
2:00 pm ESPNU
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - UCI
    Softball Cal Poly
UC Santa Barbara
12:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
   
UC Riverside
Cal State Fullerton 12:00 pm Live Stats
   
UC Davis
Pacific
12:00 pm GameTracker
   
Long Beach State
Cal State Northridge
1:00 pm GameTracker
    M-Ten UC Irvine
Saint Mary's
10:00 am  
   
SMU
UC Santa Barbara
10:00 pm  
   
Cal Poly
Sacramento State
12:00 pm  
   
Pacific
Santa Clara
1:00 pm  
   
San Francisco
UC Davis
1:00 pm  
   
UC Irvine
Portland
2:00 pm  
   
UC Riverside
Loyola Marymount
2:00 pm+  
    W-Ten Pacific
UC Santa Barbara
10:00 am  
   
UC Davis
UC Riverside
11:00 am  
    WWP UC Davis
Long Beach State
12:00 pm  
   
Pacific
UC Irvine
12:00 pm  
+ - Time change.
** - Softball rankings from USA Today/NFCA & ESPN.com/USA Softball.

[1] - Wyoming Cowboy Classic (Scottsdale, AZ) - UCD, UCSB participating.
[2] - Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (Phoenix, AZ) - CP, UCR participating.
[3] - Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (Half Moon Bay, CA) - LBSU, UCD participating.
[4] - at Northridge, CA.





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