June 10, 1999 |
Nevada was accepted into the Western Athletic Conference on Wednesday, landing another blow to the Big West Conference's image. WAC officials voted to add Nevada to create a nine-team conference. The conference had 16 teams last season, but eight left to form the Mountain West Conference. Nevada, which will join the WAC for the 2000-01 season, has been lobbying the conference for the past year.
November 5, 1999 |
Cal State Northridge will join the Big West Conference for baseball in 2001, conference officials announced Thursday, possibly the first step in Northridge becoming a full member of the conference. Northridge will remain in the Big Sky Conference in most other sports, including football and basketball. Northridge's softball team has played in the Big West for three seasons. The Big Sky doesn't play baseball or softball. The Big West is being reshaped after the defections of four schools.
October 16, 1992
Rob Halvaks, associate executive director of the Orange County Sports Assn. for the last three years, has been named assistant commissioner of the Big West Conference, Commissioner Dennis Farrell announced Thursday. Halvaks, who was responsible for event management and marketing of the Freedom Bowl and Pigskin Classic football games and the $5 - million OCSA budget, will handle similar responsibilities for the Big West, as well as assist with compliance and eligibility.
February 21, 2008 |
Tremaine Townsend led Cal State Northridge with 18 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night, and the Matadors held on for an 82-78 victory over Long Beach State in a Big West Conference game at Long Beach. The win keeps Northridge (18-6, 10-2 Big West) in sole possession of first place in the conference. Donovan Morris led the 49ers with 23 points. UC Santa Barbara 60, Pacific 53 -- Alex Harris scored a game-high 17 points, and the Gauchos cruised to victory at Stockton.
November 18, 1990 |
Hapless Bowl '90 is over, and we have a loser. It wasn't even close--Cal State Fullerton under New Mexico State, 9-43, snapping the Aggies' amazing streak of consecutive losses at 27 and leaving the Titans all alone atop the Division I-A football rankings, assuming you're looking at them standing on your head. They're No. 106. Out of deference to Gene Murphy, we'll cut the one-liners there. Murphy is a good coach who deserves much, much better.
May 1, 1992 |
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
February 27, 1990 |
Dylan Rigdon, UC Irvine freshman guard, was named the Big West Conference player of the week Monday. Rigdon had a career-high 26 points in a 94-76 victory over Cal State Fullerton Saturday. He made all nine of his shots, including seven three-point baskets. He also had 19 points and eight assists in a 99-77 loss to Nevada Las Vegas Thursday. A Times' All-County guard at Mater Dei High School last season, Rigdon is averaging 18.3 points since entering the starting lineup seven games ago.
January 21, 1989
Cal State Fullerton, which snapped a 7-game losing streak Thursday night with an 82-60 Big West victory over San Jose State, plays host to Utah State in another conference game tonight at 7:30 at Titan Gym. The Titans (6-8 overall, 1-4 in the Big West), are led by forward Cedric Ceballos, who scored 23 points and had a career-high 20 rebounds against San Jose State.
November 16, 1989 |
Nevada Las Vegas is the No. 1 team in the nation according to the Associated Press preseason poll, but Big West Conference coaches Wednesday voted the Rebels second in the conference, behind Cal State Long Beach. Five coaches picked Long Beach--13-15 last season and currently unranked--first, and four picked UNLV in what one coach joked was "a conspiracy." "They might be No. 1 in the nation, but they're not No. 1 in the Big West," said Jerry Pimm, UC Santa Barbara Coach.
January 23, 1992
The Cal State Fullerton baseball team was picked to finish first in the Big West Conference coaches' poll, which was released Wednesday. The Titans, who tied Fresno State for the conference title last season, received six of the nine first-place votes and totaled 78 points. Cal State Long Beach was second with two first-place votes and 72 points; Fresno State, which received the final first-place vote, was third. UC Irvine, which finished last last season, was picked eighth.