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UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball Tournament 12/19-12/21/17

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team hosts the annual Slug Basketball Winter Classic @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz on December 19th to December 21st! To get to the game,take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP, (this is the last home tournament for year of 2017), For more information on the tournament, visit GoSlugs.com#GoSlugs

UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball v Chapman 12.2.17 1PM @ Kaiser Pemanente Arena

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team takes on old rival Chapman (University) Panthers at 1PM @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz! To get to the game, take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP! This is also another Battle of the Colleges series event put together by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee & KZSC Sports Director, Rizal Aliga! For more information on the game, visit GoSlugs.com

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 serious than it used to be. Athletes are returning faster than ever from this debilitating injury. Example: Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson who, the year before last, suffered a catastrophic ACL/MCL injury but returned for an MVP season the next year. So why doesn’t the Adrian Peterson effect carry over to basketball? NBA players seem tentative at best regarding the issue of returning from injury, Kobe Bryant notwithstanding. Derrick Rose, who tore his ACL in the 2011-12 playoffs, effectively eliminated the #1 seeded Bulls from contention. Rajon Rondo has been hinting at returning early but the Celtics might opt to keep him out until he’s completely healthy. What do you think sports fans? Why aren’t basketball players rushing back onto the court like football players to the field? We’ll talk about this and of course NCAA sports when Slugtalk returns to KZSC Fridays from 5-6 pm this fall.