Category Archives: Sports and rec

Back in the hack for year 3 of curling

I started my third full year in curling two weeks ago at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. It was great to get back to a sport that I’ve come to enjoy over the past two years. Considering that my … Continue reading

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UCSD basketball outdraws some Division I schools

UCSD’s average attendance is around 250 out of 5000 seats — trising on The Big West Boards The UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program faces a key date this month, as the Big West Conference leadership is supposed to consider whether … Continue reading

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The20: Fight on with mighty Triton spirit – Part I

I’ve been a pretty vocal opponent to the possibility of UC San Diego moving to Division I. Despite my past reservations about D-I (which seems highly likely at this point), it was a total blast to once more cheer on … Continue reading

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From the vault: UCSD’s possible Division I move isn’t enough to bolster school spirit

Author’s note: I started writing this in the spring of 2012, the last time UC San Diego students voted on whether to move to NCAA Division I (it failed with 56.7 percent of students voting no). It’s unfinished, but I’m … Continue reading

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Raiders seem to have enough money to build new stadium without public help

As everyone ponders what may happen to the Oakland Raiders after the NFL owners cleared a path Tuesday for the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers to relocate to Los Angeles, I wondered if the Raiders and owner … Continue reading

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Pin-a-Go-Go transforms Dixon into pinball paradise

Looking for something with a little pop or an idea to bounce off your friends this weekend? People can find endless hours of fun with unlimited gameplay on more than 100 pinball machines at Pin-a-Go-Go at the Dixon May Fair … Continue reading

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Sacramento may need lessons on cheering

These are exciting times for Sacramento, with the plans for a new Kings basketball arena moving forward and the attendance-record-shattering launch of a new minor league soccer team. After attending a Sacramento River Cats game over the weekend, I can … Continue reading

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The night I nearly tripped over Tony Gwynn

I’m still in shock that Tony Gwynn has died. He was one of those icons you thought would live for decades, sort of like fellow slugger Ted Williams, but Gwynn left us at age 54 after battling salivary-gland cancer. Gwynn’s … Continue reading

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Looking at the Sochi 2014 opening ceremony a week later

I finally got around to watching the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics last Saturday. I had the unique opportunity of watching it with my roommates, which made the experience more enjoyable and offered some insights that I … Continue reading

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#nbcfail: Complaints about NBC’s Olympics coverage reach new heights

During the Calgary Winter Games in 1988, I remember the announcer for ABC (I want to say Jim McKay) explaining to the audience watching at home how, even though the event was live, there could be brief seconds of delay … Continue reading

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