Nov. 30, 2009
UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball head coach Kathy Gregory, whose team will open the NCAA Tournament later this week, women's basketball coach Selena Ho, whose team just defeated San Diego, and longtime Santa Barbara News-Press men's basketball beat writer Mark Patton will be featured on Tuesday's Talk'n Gauchos, UCSB Athletics' weekly radio show. The show is broadcast from State and A Bar & Grill will air live on AM 1490 KIST from 6-6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, leading into the men's basketball broadcast vs. Santa Clara.
Fans are encouraged to show up at State and A, on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara, for chances to win new UCSB gear, tickets to Gaucho games and even men's and women's basketball tickets. For more information on Talk'n Gauchos, click here.
Fans can e-mail questions to the weekly guests, which will be read live on air. Click here to send in your questions. In addition, the show will be streamed live and archived online and fans can hear it by clicking here. This new streaming audio is also available for men's and women's basketball and baseball.
Gregory, the Big West Co-Coach of the Year, led her team to a 22-7 overall record and the Gauchos were selected to their 27th NCAA Tournament. UCSB will face St. Mary's at 5 p.m. on Friday at Stanford.
Ho, a new addition to Lindsay Gottlieb's staff, just helped the Gauchos to their first victory of the year on Sunday at San Diego. Her tutelage of the team's guards has also helped Emilie Johnson, who was named Big West Player of the Week.
Patton has been covering UCSB basketball since the 1983-84 season and will talk about the men's basketball team's hot 4-0 start as well as preview this week's games which include Tuesday night vs. Santa Clara and Saturday vs. San Diego State.
To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
About the Gaucho Fund (G-Fund for short): The program was launched as part of the Dare to Be Great strategic plan and is UCSB Athletics' annual giving program to provide vital funding support for scholarships, academic success and leadership development for Gaucho student-athletes. The Gaucho Fund is the anchor to the Dare to Be Great campaign. For more information on Dare to Be Great, please click here.