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SPORTS
March 28, 2014
UC Irvine's Russell Turner has been named District 9 Coach of the Year by the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches. Turner, who just completed his fourth season at the Anteaters' helm, was one of 25 district honorees in Division I. The Big West Conference Coach of the Year guided UCI to its first regular-season conference title in 12 seasons with a 13-3 Big West record. The 'Eaters finished 23-13 after a first-round loss in the NIT. The 23 wins tied for second for the most in UCI single-season annals.
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SPORTS
March 25, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Vanguard University Lions may not be who we thought they were, but if one wants to crown Coach Rhett Soliday's men's basketball players, one can now officially crown them. The Lions defeated Emmanuel College of Georgia, 70-65, in the championship game of the NAIA Division I Tournament on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium. Vanguard's ninth straight win gave the program its first national championship and matched the 2008 women's basketball title as only the second national crown in the history of the Costa Mesa-based school.
NEWS
By Houston Mitchell | March 19, 2014
You might want to ask for a mulligan if this happens. Scientists at UC Irvine announced Wednesday that titanium-coated clubs can cause plants and grass on golf courses to catch on fire. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told the Associated Press that the results confirm suspicions investigators have had that titanium clubs caused a fire that burned 25 acres at Irvine's Shady Canyon in 2010 and a much smaller fire a year later at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo that burned close to homes.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
A postdoctoral researcher based at UC Irvine received a $1,000 grant to study youth library services. The Young Adult Library Services Assn. award will allow Crystle Martin to research how youth library services and connected learning, an educational approach that integrates the demands of the digital age, aim to make learning accessible for all children, according to a news release. "Libraries are ideal hubs to facilitate connecting youth, allowing them to succeed in school and in their career trajectory," Martin, who is part of at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, said in the release.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. UC Riverside Big West Conference Tournament quarterfinal Thursday, 6 p.m. at Honda Center UC Irvine, the Big West Conference regular-season men's basketball champion, begins its quest to win three games in three days and advance to its first NCAA Tournament. The Anteaters (22-10) enter as the No. 1 seed, having won the conference regular-season crown, the third in their history, with a 13-3 record in conference play. They face No. 8-seeded UC Riverside (10-20)
SPORTS
March 12, 2014
UC Irvine junior third baseman Taylor Sparks hit .600 with a 1.000 slugging percentage last week, earning him the Big West Conference Player of the Week award in baseball. Sparks went six for 10 with five runs batted in, two doubles, a triple and two walks, helping the Anteaters go 3-0. Sparks went into this week leading UCI in hits (18). He is tied for RBIs (11), doubles (three) and triples (three). — From staff reports
SPORTS
March 7, 2014
Kaleigh Gilchrist, a former Newport Harbor High standout, is definitely excited to visit the White House with the rest of her USC women's water polo teammates on Monday and she has made special plans for the event. She posted Friday as her status on Facebook: "Flying to the White House to meet President Obama on Sunday! Goal for the trip is to get a selfie of us throwing up shakas together. " Fans and friends can check out to see if Gilchrist does get that coveted selfie with the President showing the Hawaiian sign most know as the "hang loose" gesture.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 7, 2014
A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however, said Friday that she plans to appeal the Feb. 26 decision by judges Craig Griffin, Deborah C. Servino and Glenn R. Salter. "We are confident that a higher court will overturn the convictions and protect this important right for every individual," Jacqueline Goodman said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Jason Song | March 4, 2014
UC Irvine  officials have decided to hold a series of smaller graduation ceremonies, in addition to one at  Angel Stadium of Anaheim , at which they hope President  Obama  will be the keynote speaker.  Administrators have invited the president to give the main address at the baseball stadium on June 14. A UC Irvine vice chancellor visited Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to deliver about 10,000 letters from students and alumni, asking...
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