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by / on May 19, 2015 at 6:00 am / in Opinions

Spend less on college sports

College athletics are a huge deal. Millions of people watch and billions of dollars are spent on student-athletes dunking a ball or tackling an opponent. And whatever the reason for people watching it, there’s no denying that there’s a huge […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 6:01 am / in April Fools

UCR introduces commuter street racing as official intramural sport

As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to enhance campus life for its many commuter students, competitive street racing has been added to the list of intramural sports offered by UC Riverside.  The announcement comes after months of commuters holding […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am / in April Fools

Taylor Johns’ quest for the perfect game

Though the men’s basketball season had ended just recently, sophomore Taylor Johns has been tirelessly looking for a way to improve his game. He has already backpacked around the world twice in his quest to find the secret to basketball […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am / in April Fools

Highlanders around the Big West

D’Antoni headed down the 91 freeway? On Monday, it was announced that UC Riverside reached out to Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni to gauge his interest in coaching the Highlanders. Sources told the Highlander D’Antoni is fielding offers from […]

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by / on December 3, 2013 at 6:01 am / in Sports

Women’s basketball finishes third in Great Alaska Shootout

Nov. 26, 2013 Seawolves 83 – Highlanders 75 The UCR women’s basketball team took a Thanksgiving-week trip to the chilly north for the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. Facing their first opponent in the tournament, the hometown Anchorage Seawolves, the […]

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by / on November 19, 2013 at 6:00 am / in Opinions

Racially insensitive mascots reinforce negative stereotypes

Coachella Valley High School made national headlines this past month after the high school was asked by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) to change the name of its current mascot — the Arab. In a letter addressed to Coachella Valley […]

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by / on November 12, 2013 at 6:00 am / in Sports

Halftime: an NFL midseason review

With the conclusion of Week 10, we are officially past the halfway point of a 2013 NFL season that has been filled with its share of surprises and memorable moments. The New York Jets, who were thought to be a […]

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by / on July 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm / in Sports

Coach Jim Wooldridge named interim athletic director

Chancellor Jane Conoley announced Wednesday afternoon that longtime men’s basketball coach Jim Wooldridge will be taking over for Brian Wickstrom as UCR’s interim athletic director. For the past six years, Jim Wooldridge had been tasked with overseeing the progress of […]

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by / on June 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm / in Nguyen-er's Circle, Sports

Nguyen-er’s Circle: The National Football Circus

Caught in the midst of America’s greatest pastime is the fact that 33 players in the National Football League have been arrested this year. By comparison, just seven people have been arrested for felonies in the history of the National […]

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by / on April 30, 2013 at 6:03 am / in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: UCR should rethink C-Center move

When UCR announced its intention to build a sports complex called the C-Center, it was a step in the right direction. Not only would the stadium house upwards of 6,000 people, but it would also allow businesses to rent out […]

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