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This Week in the Big West - September 5-11, 2011

9/6/2011

Summer may be "officially" over, but the action is still hot across the conference, will plenty of ranked opponents on the schedule for men's & women's soccer as well as women's volleyball.  Cross country also enters their second week of competition, highlighted by the annual UCI/Asics Invitational.

Cross Country


UC Irvine is set to host the 2011 Asics/UCI Invitational Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) Fields. The women's 5K is slated with an 8:55 a.m. start time, while the men's 8K immediately follows at 9:25 a.m. Joining the Anteaters at this year's event are Big West foes Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State.

Meanwhile, UC Davis and Pacific are in regional action with the Aggies at the Hornet Jamboree and the Tigers participating in the Humboldt Invite.


Cross Country Weekly Release #2



Men's Soccer


The Big West will host the Big East as Central Coast members No. 9 UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly face off against No. 12 West Virginia and Villanova this weekend.  The Gauchos will welcome the Mountaineers Friday while the Mustangs host the Wildcats, with the teams swapping opponents on Sunday.

UC Davis, fresh off their OT win over No. 13 UCLA Sunday, faces another Pac-12 opponent at home this week, meeting Oregon State Friday.  The Aggies also host a very dangerous Cal State Bakersfield squad Friday.

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

Men's Soccer Weekly Release #3


Women's Soccer


Tough road tests await the Big West this week, including No. 14 UC Irvine (5-0) at No. 2 Stanford and Long Beach State at No. 22 San Diego State on Sunday.  The Anteaters will start the weekend of facing No. 16 Santa Clara on Friday, while the 49ers look to win their 6th home match in a row, hosting Cal.

Cal State Fullerton will host Loyola Marymount Friday and Columbia on Sunday in matches to be aired on BigWest.TV.

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

Women's Soccer Weekly Release #4

 

Women's Volleyball

The week starts off on Tuesday, as Cal State Northridge (4-2) has their home opener against No. 9 USC.  The Matadors have won four in a row, and will air the match on BigWest.TV FREE OF CHARGE.

Tournament action continues for the third week, with Big West leaders UC Davis (6-1) and Pacific (6-1) looking to win their third-straight titles.  The Aggies head to the Pioneer Classic in Denver, Colorado while the Tigers take a trip to the Hawaiian Islands.

No. 22 Long Beach State will host their second event of the season, the LBSU Baden Classic, Friday and Saturday.  The 49ers face SMU, Utah State and Oregon State with all LBSU matches airing on BigWest.TV.

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

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release #3





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Schedule for September 5-11, 2011
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Tues. Sept. 6
WVB Cal State Northridge
#9 USC
6:00 pm
GameTracker
Thurs. Sept. 8
WVB Pacific [1] Cincinnati 8:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - PAC
Video (Pay)
Fri. Sept. 9
M-Soc UC Davis  Oregon State
2:30 pm
GameTracker
   
Loyola Marymount UC Riverside
3:00 pm
GameTracker
      Cal State Northridge [2]  Missouri State 4:00 pm
GameTracker
   
Cal State Fullerton [3]
Green Bay
4:30 pm
GameTracker
      Wisconsin
#9 UC Irvine 5:30 pm GameTracker
Live Blog - UW
   
Cal Poly
Villanova 7:00 pm
GameTracker
      #6 UC Santa Barbara #12 West Virginia
7:00 pm Live Stats
    W-Soc UC Riverside [4] Utah 1:30 pm  Live Stats
      Cal Poly [5]
Seattle 3:00 pm Live Stats
   
Oakland UC Santa Barbara
4:00 pm
GameTracker
      Long Beach State Cal 4:30 pm
GameTracker
      Purdue Cal State Northridge [6]
4:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - PUR



UC Davis Creighton
5:00 pm
GameTracker
      #17 Santa Clara #11 UC Irvine [7]
5:00 pm
GameTracker
      Cal State Fullerton Loyola Marymount 7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
Audio - CSUF
      Pacific
UNLV 7:00 pm
Live Stats
    WVB   Cal State Fullerton [8]
Idaho 9:00 am
GameTracker
   
UC Santa Barbara [9]  North Dakota
10:00 am
Live Stats
      UC Davis [10] Drake
2:00 pm
Tourney Central
Live Stats
      UC Riveside [11]  BYU
4:00 pm
GameTracker
      Cal Poly [12] Tulsa
4:30 pm
Live Stats
      Cal State Northridge [13] Eastern Washington
4:30 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
      Montana Cal State Fullerton [8] 6:00 pm GameTracker
Video (FREE)
      Denver UC Davis [10] 6:30 pm Tourney Central
Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      New Mexico
UC Irvine [14] 6:30 pm GameTracker
Video (Pay)
      #22 Long Beach State [15]
SMU
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
      Santa Clara
UC Santa Barbara [9]
7:30 pm Live Stats
      #12 Hawaii
Pacific [1]
10:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - PAC
Audio - UH
Video (Pay)
Sat. Sept. 10 XC UCI/Asics Invitational [16]      
      Hornet Jamboree [17]      
      Humbolt Invite [18]
     


WVB Cal Poly [12] #4 Illinois 9:30 am Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      UC Irvine [14] Montreal 9:30 am GameTracker
Video (Pay)
      Cal State Northridge [13] Southern Utah
10:00 am Tourney Central
GameTracker
      UC Davis [10] UT-San Antonio 10:00 am Tourney Central
Live Stats
      #22 Long Beach State [15]
Utah State
11:00 am BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
      Utah UC Riverside [11]
11:00 am GameTracker
Video (FREE)
      UC Davis [10] Missouri 2:00 pm Tourney Central
Live Stats
      UC Irvine [14] Portland State 4:00 pm
GameTracker
Video (Pay)
      UC Riverside [11]
Eastern Michigan
4:00 pm GameTracker
      Middle Tennessee State Cal Poly [12] 5:00 pm Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      Cal State Fullerton [8] South Dakota 5:30 pm GameTracker
      UC Santa Barbara [9] San Jose State 6:00 pm Live Stats
      Pacific [1] Rice 6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - PAC
Video (Pay)
      #22 Long Beach State [15] Oregon State
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
      UNLV Cal State Northridge [13] 7:00 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
Sun. Sept. 11 M-Soc Cal State Fullerton [3] San Francisco 10:30 am GameTracker
      New Mexico
Cal State Northridge [2]
12:00 pm GameTracker
Video (Pay)
      Illinois-Chicago #9 UC Irvine
12:00 pm GameTracker
      Cal Poly
#12 West Virginia
1:00 pm GameTracker
      #6 UC Santa Barbara
Villanova
1:00 pm Live Stats
      UC Riverside
Saint Mary's
2:00 pm Live Stats 
      UC Davis Cal State Bakersfield 4:00 pm GameTracker 
    W-Soc Michigan State UC Santa Barbara 9:00 am GameTracker
      Cal Poly [5] Boise State
11:00 am Live Stats
      Cal State Northridge [6] Dayton
11:00 am GameTracker
      UC Riverside [4] Virginia Commonwealth
11:00 am Live Stats
      Pacific Cal State Bakersfield 12:00 pm Live Stats
      Cal State Fullerton Columbia 1:00 pm BigWest.TV
Audio - CSUF
      UC Davis UNLV 1:00 pm GameTracker
      San Diego State Long Beach State 1:00 pm Live Stats
      #2 Stanford #11 UC Irvine [7] 1:00 pm GameTracker 
* - Soccer rankings based on NSCAA Polls.
** - Volleyball rankings based on AVCA Poll.

[1] - Hawaii Invitational (Honolulu, Hawaii).
[2] - TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
[3] - UNLV Nike Invitational (Las Vegas, Nevada).
[4] - Saint Mary's Tournament (Moraga, California).
[5] - Viking Soccer Classic (Portland, Oregon).
[6] - Boilermaker Challenge (West Lafayette, Indiana).
[7] - Stanford Nike Invitational (Palo Alto, California).
[8] - Montana Tournament (Missoula, Montana).
[9] - Santa Clara Tournament (Santa Clara, California).
[10] - Pioneer Classic (Denver, Colorado).
[11] - Utah Invitational (Salt Lake City, Utah).
[12] - Middle Tennessee Invitational (Murfreesboro, Tennessee).
[13] - UNLV Tournament (Las Vegas, Nevada).
[14] - Comcast/Sheraton Lobo Invitational (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
[15] - LBSU Baden Classic (Long Beach, California).
[16] - UCI/Asics Invitational (Irvine, California) - CP, CSUN, LBSU, UCI participating.
[17] - Hornet Jamboree (Sacramento, CA) - UCD participating.
[18] - Humboldt Invite (Eureka, California) - PAC participating.