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This Week in the Big West - August 20-26, 2012

8/20/2012

Things really get going this week with the addition of men's soccer and women's volleyball to the schedule.  Summer's over!

Men's Soccer

Seven games will kick off the 2012 season.  South Division favorite and nationally-ranked UC Irvine will open the season on the road Friday, along with Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge, and UC Riverside.  Meanwhile, Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis, and new associate member Sacramento State will have their first contests at home.

North Division favorite and No. 8 UC Santa Barbara will close the slate of five games on Sunday, heading south to Loyola Marymount, while Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside all play their second matches of the year.

For the fifth year, select matches will be broadcast on the BigWest.TV platform, including almost all matches from Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara.  Beginning this season, all BigWest.TV live content will stream FREE OF CHARGE.

Men's Soccer Weekly Release #1

Big West Preseason Poll & All-Conference

2012 Big West Men's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team


Women's Soccer

The first weekend of play continues Monday with UC Irvine hosting nationally-ranked Texas A&M, and the second weekend doesn't slow down, with a total of 19 more games on the slate.  The 'Eaters will host a total of three matches this weekend, while UC Santa Barbara and Hawai'i host their first home matches of the season.

A total of seven matches against Top-25 opponents will be played, with Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State facing Baylor, UC Irvine against Texas A&M and Auburn, UC Riverside at Santa Clara, UC Santa Barbara hosting Illinois, and Pacific at Pepperdine.

For the fifth year, select matches will be broadcast on the BigWest.TV platform, including almost all matches from Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara.  Beginning this season, all BigWest.TV live content will stream FREE OF CHARGE.

Women's Soccer Weekly Release #2

Big West Preseason Poll & All-Conference

2012 Big West Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team


Women's Volleyball

Preseason Big West favorite and nationally-ranked Hawai'i will be the lone Big West team to open the 2012 season at home, hosting the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational Friday through Sunday.  In addition to Albany and Saint Mary's, the University of Hawai'i will host nationally-ranked Stanford in the closing match of the event on Sunday, August 26.

The entire league is in action Friday and Saturday at various tournaments across the country, including defending league champ Long Beach State, who are at the Kentucky Classic in Lexington.

For the fifth year, all home and conference matches will be broadcast on the BigWest.TV platform.  Beginning this season, all BigWest.TV live content will stream FREE OF CHARGE.

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release #1

Welcome Back, Coach Shoji - Q&A with the Hawai'i Head Coach

Big West Preseason Poll

2012 Big West Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll


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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 August 20-26, 2012
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. Aug. 20
W-Soc UC Irvine
No. 14/15 Texas A&M 7:00 pm
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
Fri. Aug. 24 M-Soc Marist UC Riverside 4:00 pm
Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      Cal State Northridge [1]
Portland 4:30 pm
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
      UC Davis UNLV 5:00 pm
GameTracker
      Seattle
Cal Poly
5:00 pm
Live Stats
      Cal State Fullerton [1]
American 7:00 pm
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
Audio - CSF
      Oregon State Sacramento State
7:00 pm
GameTracker
      San Diego
#13/25 UC Irvine
7:30 pm
GameTracker
Video (FREE)
    W-Soc San Francisco
Pacific 3:00 pm
Live Stats
Video (FREE)
      Michigan Cal State Fullerton 4:00 pm
GameTracker
      Sacramento State
UC Davis 5:00 pm
Live Stats
      UC Irvine
Loyola Marymount 6:00 pm
Live Stats
      Cal State Northridge #24/NR Baylor 7:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - CSUN
      #15/23 Long Beach State
Saint Francis
7:00 pm
GameTracker
      UC Riverside Houston Baptist
7:00 pm
Live Stats
      UC Santa Barbara
#22/24 Illinois 7:00 pm
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
      Nevada
Cal Poly
7:00 pm
GameTracker
      Hawai'i [2]
Sacred Heart
10:00 pm
 
    WVB UC Riverside [3] Farleigh Dickinson 10:30 am Live Stats
      Cal Poly [4]
#19 San Diego
12:30 pm GameTracker
      Cal State Northridge [5]
Utah Valley
12:30 pm GameTracker
      Long Beach State [6]
Lipscomb 2:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
      UC Davis [7] Furman 3:00 pm Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      UC Santa Barbara [8] Iona 4:00 pm Live Stats
Video (FREE)
      Georgia Tech
Cal State Fullerton [9]
4:00 pm GameTracker 
      #22 Kansas State
UC Irvine [10] 5:30 pm GameTracker
Video (Pay)
      Arizona Cal State Northridge [5]
7:00 pm GameTracker
      Idaho Pacific [11]
7:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - PAC
      #8 Hawai'i [12]
Albany 10:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UH
Video (FREE)
Sat. Aug. 25 WVB UC Davis [7] Alabama-Birmingham 8:00 am Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      UC Irvine [10] Oregon State
8:00 am GameTracker
      Cal State Fullerton [9] Southern Methodist
9:00 am GameTracker
      #2 Texas
Cal Poly [4] 9:30 am Longhorn Network
GameTracker
Audio - UT
      Long Beach State [6] North Carolina
10:00 am GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
      UC Santa Barbara [8] Connecticut 10:00 am GameTracker
Video (FREE)
      Pacific [11] Washington State
10:00 am Live Stats
Audio - PAC
      UC Riverside [3] Providence 12:00 pm Live Stats
      Cal State Northridge [5] Evansville 1:00 pm GameTracker
      Cal State Fullerton [9] Charleston Southern 1:30 pm GameTracker
      Cal Poly [4]
LSU
2:00 pm GameTracker
      UC Irvine [10] Oakland
3:00 pm GameTracker
      Middle Tennessee State
UC Davis [7] 3:30 pm Live Stats
Video (FREE)
      Pacific [11]
Montana 4:30 pm Live Stats
Audio - PAC
      Hofstra UC Riverside [3] 4:30 pm Live Stats
Audio - HU
Video (Pay)
      #13 Kentucky Long Beach State [6]
5:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Video (Pay)
      Loyola Marymount
UC Santa Barbara [8] 7:00 pm GameTracker
Video (FREE)
      #8 Hawai'i [12]
Saint Mary's
10:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UH
Video (FREE)
Sun. Aug. 26 M-Soc Iona UC Riverside 10:00 am Live Stats
Video (Pay)
      Cal State Northridge [1]
American 11:30 am
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
      Cal State Fullerton [1] Portland 2:00 pm
BW.TV (FREE)
Live Stats
Audio - CSF
      Loyola Marymount
#11/4 UC Santa Barbara 3:00 pm GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
      Washington Cal Poly 5:00 pm GameTracker
    W-Soc Michigan State
Cal State Fullerton
9:00 am GameTracker 
      Cal State Northridge
Fresno State
1:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - CSUN
      #15/23 Long Beach State
#24/NR Baylor 1:00 pm GameTracker
      UC Davis Nevada 1:00 pm GameTracker
      Sacramento State Cal Poly
1:00 pm Live Stats
      #25/21 Santa Clara
UC Riverside 1:00 pm Live Stats
Video (FREE)
      #8/17 Pepperdine Pacific 1:00 pm GameTracker
Video (FREE)
      UC Irvine #21/NR Auburn 3:00 pm
Live Stats
      Hawai'i [2]
Utah Valley
8:00 pm
 
    WVB #8 Hawai'i [12] #6 Stanford 8:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - UH
Video (FREE)
Soccer rankings based on NSCAA Coaches Poll/Soccer America Poll.
Volleyball rankings based on AVCA Coaches Poll.

[1] - Fullerton Tournament (Fullerton, CA).
[2] - OHANA Hotels & Resorts No Ka Oi (Honolulu, HI).
[3] - Hofstra Asics Invitational (Hempstead, NY).
[4] - Burnt Orange Classic (Austin, TX).
[5] - Wildcat Classic (Tucson, AZ).
[6] - Kentucky Classic (Lexington, KY).
[7] - Middle Tennessee Invitational (Mufreesboro, TN).
[8] - LMU Invitational (Los Angeles, CA).
[9] - Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, GA).
[10] - Kansas State Tournament (Manhattan, KS).
[11] - Idaho Nike Invitational (Moscow, ID).
[12] - Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational (Honolulu, HI).





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