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To be Mediocre or to be God-Awful

Hey basketball fans, (is this getting old?) A big trade just went down on January 6th, namely the Cleveland Cavaliers are trading former all-star center Andrew Bynum, who is expected to be waived, and three draft picks (plus the right…

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The ‘Adrian Peterson Effect’ & Basketball

Hey sports fans, I want to talk about the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. What used to be one of the most dreaded injuries that could befall a professional sports player has in recent years been viewed as considerably less…

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Taking a Dive

Sports fans, what does flopping mean to you? On May 31st, Slugtalk had an in-depth discussion about flopping and its place in semi-contact sports such as basketball and soccer where unnecessary contact is often penalized in the form of fouls.…

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Slam Dunk, Da Funk

Winter is not only a time for hot cocoa and new year’s resolutions - it is a time for NBA basketball. The city of Santa Cruz is taking the NBA D-League by storm this winter with the Santa Cruz Warriors…

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Santa Cruz Golden State Warriors

On November 2, 2012, the city of Santa Cruz made basketball history.  The Santa Cruz Warriors, the official D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, made eight selections during the 2012 NBA D-League Draft, marking the first D-League draft in…

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The Year of the Banana Slug

Whether you are a soccer fan, volleyball devotee, or a golf fanatic, fall sports at UCSC are bound to set the tone for the 2012-2013 year of the Banana Slug.  With a new wave of freshmen, transfer, and of course…

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UC & The Olympics

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…

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