National TV Game, Basketball Season Tip Off Highlight Duke to the 'Dome Friday

Oct. 10, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Friday, Oct. 15 is a day made to Unleash The Loco with a triple-header of Gaucho action on tap. Start off with the women's soccer game against UC Davis at 5 p.m. at Harder Stadium, stay for the Gaucho men as they host Duke on national TV and then head over to the Thunderdome to kick off the basketball season with 10 O'Clock Thunder!

The women's soccer team will help bring awareness to the fight against cancer with its first Kick Cancer event. A specially designed pink emblem will adorn the player's jerseys and unique markings on the field will also be on display.

Coach Tim Vom Steeg will lead the Gaucho men into their nationally televised (Fox Soccer Channel) game against the nationally ranked Duke Blue Devils at 8 p.m. Two weeks ago, Gaucho fans set an NCAA record with 15,896 in attendance to watch the 2-0 win over UCLA. How about a new record?

Capping off the night will be 10 O'Clock Thunder live from the Thunderdome! Join the men's and women's basketball teams as they open practice for the 2010-11 season. Come match your skills against Big West Player of the Year Orlando Johnson and All-Big West First Team pick Emilie Johnson. Think you can get a shot off against the 7-foot-3 Greg Somogyi or 6-foot-4 Mekia Valentine? Come on out and try your luck, pick up your official Loco Fan pack and get your chance at free tuition!

Current UCSB students with a valid UCSB email address can register to be part of the best student group in the country at

Season tickets for UCSB basketball are on sale now and the deadline to renew has been extended to Oct. 15.

Men's season tickets start for as low as $125 and women's for as low as $100. A special "Double-up" combo plan is available for $200 and includes tickets for every men's and women's game.

Gold Zone tickets, which include special Founders Room at the Thunderdome events, require a $300 per seat donation to the Gaucho Fund in addition to the cost of the season ticket. Gold Zone season ticket holders also receive complimentary parking and entrance to the Gold Hospitality Room pregame and at halftime.

To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online and print at home by clicking here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the Ticket Office, are also available during weekday hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To view the entire men's basketball schedule, click here.

To view the entire women's basketball schedule, click here.

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