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This Week in the Big West - May 9-15, 2011

5/9/2011

The final Big West championship of the year concludes this weekend with the Big West Track & Field Championships Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at UC Irvine.  In addition, men's and women's tennis begin NCAA Championships play on Friday and Saturday, while the final weekend of softball regular-season play is here, with Pacific (14-4) and Long Beach State (13-5) battling it out for the Big West crown in their final series of the year.

Baseball

Cal State Fullerton holds the top spot in the Big West Conference race at 14-4, followed by UC Irvine (10-5) in second and Cal Poly (10-8) in third. Long Beach State and UC Davis find themselves knotted in fourth at 8-7.

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

Baseball Weekly Release #13


Softball

The Big West softball champion will be crowned this weekend and the Pacific Tigers are in the driver’s seat with a one game lead over Long Beach State for the 2011 title.

The Tigers will be in the Central Coast against Cal Poly this weekend, seeking the first Big West title in program history. Meanwhile, LBSU will be keeping a close eye on the scoreboard as travels to UC Riverside hoping to leapfrog the Tigers.

Cal State Fullerton can also get a piece of the title with some outside help. The Titans are hosting Cal State Northridge in both clubs’ regular season finale.

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

Softball Weekly Release #14


Tennis

The Big West will be represented by two schools in the NCAA Tennis Championships as UC Irvine and Cal Poly earned slots in the men's field while Long Beach State and Cal Poly were placed into the women's bracket.

This is the first time since 2000 that the Big West captured multiple bids to the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship.  The Big West sent three teams - Boise State, New Mexico State and Pacific - to the postseason that year.

On the women's side, the Big West is sending two teams to the postseason for the first time since 2007.  Big West champion Long Beach State and at-large selection Cal Poly carry the conference banner into competition next week.


NCAA Men's & Women's Tennis Championships Preview

NCAA Men's Tennis Championship Central

NCAA Women's Tennis Championship Central



Track & Field

The 2011 Big West Track & Field Championships conclude this weekend at UC Irvine with the individual and team events scheduled for Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14.  Cal State Northridge's Sherrina Lofton and Long Beach State's Nicholas Armstrong captured the first Big West titles of the championships last weekend, winning the heptathlon and decathlon, respectively.  Cal State Northridge are the defending men's and women's team champions.

Big West Track & Field Championships Preview

Big West Track & Field Championships Central

Big West Track & Field Multi-Event Championships Recap


Women's Water Polo

Big West champion UC Irvine received the fifth seed in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship, which will be held May 13-15 at the Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Mich.  The Anteaters play fourth-seeded USC on Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT).

UCI gained the Big West Conference’s automatic bid to the eight-team tournament field.  It is the first season that the Big West has been eligible to receive an automatic berth.  The tournament is single-elimination with a loser’s bracket to determine third through eighth place.  Each team will play one match all three days.


NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Preview 

NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Central 

University of Michigan NCAA Championships Host Central

 
 

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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 May 9-15, 2011
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. May 9
Baseball Pacific
Stanford
6:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - PAC
Tues. May 10 Baseball Saint Mary's
Cal Poly
3:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - CP
      Pepperdine
Cal State Fullerton
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Video (FREE)
      San Diego
UC Riverside
3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - UCR
Video (FREE)
      San Jose State
Pacific
3:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - PAC
      Stanford
UC Davis
5:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
      San Diego State
Cal State Northridge
6:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - CSUN
Video (FREE)
      Long Beach State
UCLA
6:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Wed. May 11 Baseball UC Davis
UCLA
2:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
      UCLA UC Santa Barbara
6:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Fri. May 13 Baseball  Seattle
Pacific
12:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - PAC
      Cal State Northridge
UC Riverside
3:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCR
      UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine
3:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCSB
      Cal Poly
UC Davis
6:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCD
      Cal State Fullerton
Long Beach State 7:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - LBSU
    Softball Cal Poly (DH)
Pacific 12:00 pm
BW.TV - Gm 1
BW.TV - Gm 2
GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
      UC Santa Barbara (DH)
UC Davis 12:00 pm
GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
      UC Riverside (DH)
Long Beach State 1:00 pm
Live Stats
      Cal State Fullerton (DH)
Cal State Northridge
4:00 pm
BW.TV - Gm 1
BW.TV - Gm 2
GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
    M-Ten
NCAA Championship [1]
1st Round

UC Irvine vs. Mississippi
10:00 am
Live Scoring
     
NCAA Championship [2]
1st Round

Cal Poly vs. Washington
11:00 am
Live Scoring
Video (FREE)
    T&F
Big West Championships [3]
Day 1

All Day
Live Results
    WWP
NCAA Championship [4]
1st Round

UC Irvine vs. USC
4:30 pm
Video (FREE)
Sat. May 14 Baseball  Cal State Northridge
UC Riverside 1:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCR
      UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine
1:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCSB
      Cal Poly UC Davis 6:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCD
      Cal State Fullerton Long Beach State 6:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - LBSU
      Seattle
Pacific 7:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - PAC
    Softball Cal Poly
Pacific 12:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
      Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge
12:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
      UC Santa Barbara UC Davis 12:00 pm
GameTracker
      UC Riverside Long Beach State
12:00 pm
Live Stats
    W-Ten
NCAA Championship [5]
1st Round

Cal Poly vs. Oklahoma
7:00 am
Live Scoring
     
NCAA Championship [6]
1st Round

Long Beach State vs. Pepperdine
9:00 am
Live Scoring
Video (FREE)
    T&F
Big West Championships [3]
Day 2

All Day
Live Results
    WWP
NCAA Championship [4]
Day 2

UC Irvine vs Iona
11:30 am
Video (FREE)
Sun. May 15 Baseball  Cal State Northridge
UC Riverside 1:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCR
      UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine
1:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCSB
      Cal Poly UC Davis 1:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCD
      Cal State Fullerton Long Beach State 1:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - LBSU
      Seattle
Pacific Cancelled
Live Stats
Audio - PAC
    WWP
NCAA Championship [4]
Day 3

UC Irvine vs. Indiana
10:30 am
Video (FREE)
* - Non-conference contest

[1] - NCAA Men's Championship 1st & 2nd Rounds (Los Angeles, CA).
[2] - NCAA Men's Championship 1st & 2nd Rounds (Palo Alto, CA).
[3] - Big West Track & Field Championships (Irvine, CA).
[4] - NCAA Championship (Ann Arbor, MI).
[5] - NCAA Women's Championship 1st & 2nd Rounds (Waco, TX).
[6] - NCAA Women's Championship 1st & 2nd Rounds (Palo Alto, CA).