May 22, 2013
Sophomore Itos Aikhionbare and junior Lacey Surak will represent the UC Irvine women's track and field team in the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Austin, Texas. Aikhionbare will compete in the discus throw Friday at 10 a.m. and the shotput Saturday at 4 p.m. She set the school record in the discus with a mark of 51.63 meters (169-5) in the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College April 20. Aikhionbare has a top mark in the shotput this season of 15.67 meters (51-5) that she recorded at the Oxy Invitational May 4. That mark is No. 2 in the UCI record book.
August 24, 2012
Boise State is joining the Big West Conference, the Big West Board of Directors announced Friday. Boise State, which initially competed in the Big West from 1996-2001, represents the third recent membership addition to the conference, which will have 11 members beginning next fall. The University of Hawai'i officially joined the Big West on July 1, 2012. San Diego State University and Boise State are simultaneously set to come on board effective July 1, 2013. "The Big West Conference welcomes an established, nationally recognized institution in Boise State at a time of unprecedented growth for its members," said Long Beach State University President Dr. F. King Alexander, Chair of the Big West Board of Directors.
May 17, 2012
UC Irvine senior Charles Jock has been named the Big West Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive season. Jock, who was named to The Bowerman Watch List earlier Wednesday, won the 800 meters at Saturday's Big West Championships in 1 minute, 44.75 seconds, that leads the U.S. list this season. He also ran the second leg of UCI's 4x400 relay Saturday as the 'Eaters won the event for the fourth straight year. Jock ran his leg in 45.8 with other team members Dominic Jester, Chris Carson and Jacob Yowell joining forces to record a first-place time of 3:11.17.
October 26, 2012
UC Irvine has been picked to finish third in the Big West Conference men's basketball race in a media poll released Thursday. Coach Russell Turner's Anteaters, who return all five starters from a 12-20 campaign in 2011-12, collected one first-place vote and 153 points, topped only by Long Beach State (194 points) and Cal State Fullerton (164). In addition, UCI senior Mike Wilder was named to the six-player preseason all-conference team. Long Beach State, the defending conference champion, received 13 first-place votes, while Cal State Fullerton, with two first-team all-conference players returning, had six and Pacific had one. Big West newcomer Hawaii was picked fourth (132 points)
January 2, 2013
At 7-7, the UC Irvine men's basketball team is breaking even. It took overtime, of course, to produce the Anteaters' seventh victory of the season on Saturday, and "even" may be the theme in the Big West Conference, which tipped off with five games Saturday. Four games among Big West rivals were decided by 10 or fewer points on Saturday, with the lone exception being UCI's 68-57 overtime conquest of visiting UC Davis, which managed just one field goal in the final 10:33 of action, including a scoreless overtime session.
September 27, 2012
The Big West Conference and Fox Sports Networks announced a long-term media rights agreement Thursday that makes Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West, and Fox Sports San Diego the exclusive regional TV partners for Big West Conference sports commencing with the current 2012-13 season. This season, a minimum of 20 marquee events will be showcased across Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West, and Fox Sports San Diego, including regular-season men's basketball games, four men's basketball tournament quarterfinal games, and the women's basketball tournament championship game, as well as the soccer and track and field championships.
February 1, 2013
UC Irvine has been picked to finish second in the Big West Conference, according to a preseason poll of coaches released on Thursday. The Anteaters, who are ranked No. 30 in the preseason by Collegiate Baseball and No. 33 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn., received 82 points, including one of 10 first-place votes to land behind defending champion Cal State Fullerton. The Titans, who have won 10 Big West titles in the last 17 seasons, had nine first-place votes and 99 points.
October 7, 2002
LOGAN, Utah -- Sophomore goalkeeper Chelsea McCarthy collected five saves to record her first career shutout and junior midfielder Caroline Kabe converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute to propel visiting UC Irvine to a 1-0 Big West Conference triumph over Utah State Sunday. The victory was the second of the weekend for the Anteaters, who come away from their first two conference contests with a 5-5 record, 2-0 in the Big West. UCI knocked off host Idaho, 2-1, Friday.
August 1, 2007
The UC Irvine women's volleyball team and UC Santa Barbara were both picked to finish third in the Big West preseason coaches poll. Defending champion Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was tabbed as the favorite, collecting eight first-place votes, while Long Beach State was selected second in the standings. UCI, under eighth-year coach Charlie Brande, returns all but one starter to the lineup this season and is led by All-Big West conference first-team selection Lauren Kellerman and honorable mention Kristin Kelley.