ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. Big West Releases Basketball TV Schedules for ESPN, FOX
Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell announced that ESPN networks will televise a minimum of 37 men’s basketball games during the 2016-17 season. ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to air five Saturday regular season Big West contests, utilizing a “Wild Card” format to determine matchups 2-4 weeks before the game. The four ESPNU games take place on Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, while ESPN2 has a Feb. 4 contest. Various ESPN platforms will carry the Big West Tournament semifinals and championship at Honda Center. Full Story
Prime Ticket, the official regional telecast home of Big West Conference basketball, announced that 15 games will be showcased over the network during the 2016-17 season. The slate features four men’s quarterfinal games and the women’s basketball championship from Honda Center, host site of the Big West Basketball Tournament for the seventh year in a row. The first two games of the men’s quarterfinals will be televised on Fox Sports West, while the last two will appear on Prime Ticket. Full Story
2. Cal Poly Women’s Soccer Head Coach Collects 100th Big West victory
The Cal Poly women’s soccer team opened Big West Conference play with a 2-1 win over Hawai’i on Friday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The match secured the 100th career Big West victory for 25th-year head coach Alex Crozier, the conference’s all-time wins leader (278th win overall). Full Story
3. Pair Of Big West Volleyball Teams Remain Unbeaten
Two weeks of Big West play in the books and two teams are knotted atop the standings with a perfect 4-0 record. Defending conference champion Hawai’
i knocked off Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside to extend its conference win streak to 25 matches. The 49ers of Long Beach State
swept the central coast (Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara), to keep their perfect conference record in 2016 intact. The two teams square off this Saturday at The Pyramid on FOX Prime Ticket with first serve slated for 8:00 p.m.
4. Martina Edberg Becomes First CSF Golfer To Win Back-To-Back Tournaments
Senior Martina Edberg continued to etch her name in the Cal State Fullerton record books Tuesday as she recorded her second straight victory at the Rose City Collegiate hosted by Portland State at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore. Edberg became the first Titans golfer to win consecutive tournaments in the program’s recorded history, dating back to the 2009-10 season when the women’s golf program was reinstated. Full Story
5. Cal Poly Cross Country Dominates Stanford Invitational
Cal Poly finished in the top two in both the women’s and men’s races at the 43rd annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning. To start the day at Stanford Golf Course, the Mustang women’s squad took second place out of 16 schools in the 6K, compiling a score of 46 that trailed only the 37 points posted by the host Cardinal, who came into the meet ranked No. 6 in the national coaches Top 25 poll. In the ensuing men’s 8K, Cal Poly won with a score of 54, ahead of the other 17 schools. Full Story