Athletic competition is over at the 2012 Summer Olympics with the University of California well represented amongst the elite athletes in London. A contingent of nearly 100 UC affiliated student and alumni athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and staff are proudly representing the United States and other nations from around the globe. From badminton to taekwondo, UC athletes and staff are key participants in at this summer’s world competition. It comes to no surprise that UC Berkeley and UCLA have two of the largest groups from the California University system however UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Riverside and UCSF are all being represented in London. What’s the missing link in this extraordinary group of UC schools? UC Santa Cruz of course. Although most of the UC schools represented in the Olympics are currently Division I teams UCSC athletics are definitely worthy despite a Division III ranking in the NCAA. So maybe 2012 wasn’t “The Year of the Banana Slug” but that doesn’t mean that 2016 can’t be. Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro will host the next Summer Olympics with probably even more UC athletes participating. Just imagine 6 foot 10 UCSC graduate Thomas Davidson on the men’s volleyball team or maybe standout Santa Cruz freshman Sarah Mackey leading a women’s basketball team to Olympic gold. As for now, keep up the good work Team USA and of course GO SLUGS!!!!!
You’re invited to join the Pride Parade that will march through all the UC Santa Cruz colleges and end at Kresge. This annual event will take place Saturday, May 19th at noon and the Kresge College Pride Festival follows at 2 pm with booths, entertainment and food. Come celebrate the beautiful LGBT diversity on our UCSC campus.
Tonight (Saturday, Dec. 10th) is the home opener for the UCSC Men’s Basketball Team! Come to the College 8 West Field House tonight at 7 PM to watch your Banana Slugs host Menlo College. It should be an exciting game, so come out and support your B-Slugs!
For more information on UCSC athletics, visit www.goslugs.com
The UCSC Women’s Basketball team will host Whittier College tonight at 6 PM for their home opener! Come out to the West Field House to watch seniors Alison Scarbrough and Danielle Mofsowitz, as well as the exciting freshman Sarah Mackey and Leah Parrish!
Be sure to tune into Slugtalk on Wednesday night from 7-8 PM – Your best source for Slug sports. For more information on UCSC athletics, please visit www.goslugs.com
NBA owners and union officials have agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, with the NBA season starting on December 25th!
Tonight on Slugtalk 7-8 PM, KZSC will interview former NBA player Lamond Murray and discuss the new CBA that was ratified. Lamond Murray was selected 7th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1994 NBA Draft after a college career at the University of California, Berkeley. Murray averaged 11.3 points per game in his 12-year NBA career.
It’s a great interview that you don’t want to miss!
To listen to the Lamond Murray Interview, please visit: http://www.kzsc.org/blog/2011/11/30/slugtalk-113011/
Soccer at UCSC will be kicking off at 5 PM Thursday August 25th at the Lower East Field. Our Lady Slugs will be taking on CSU Monterey Bay who they last played in 2009. If you’re wondering, the Slugs won 1-nil. This is an exciting start to a great soccer season, so come out and support your Slugs! For more information about slug sports, visit the Slugs Sports Site.