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WCC TGIF Holiday Goodies - Dec. 20

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WCC TGIF Holiday Goodies - Dec. 20

May your days be merry and bright!

  1. A MOMENT FOR US - The West Coast Conference Staff Shares Holiday Cheer. 

  2. This is the part where Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich shares his fondness for cranberry sauce in a can!
  3. 2013 West Coast Conference Holiday Card
  4. Toreros Tuning Up

  5. San Diego's men's and women's basketball teams would like to take a moment to serenade you from sunny SoCal.
  6. Happy Holidays from USD Basketball
  7. Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like...

  8. Waves in Santa hats! Cougars rocking Christmas Sweaters are also a good thing. FOR EXAMPLE.
  9. Waves are looking to deliver a win tomorrow vs. Houston Baptist. Join us and support the toy drive: pic.twitter.com/SCZAinasQn
  10. Gaels Say "Mele Kalikimaka"

  11. Saint Mary's (9-0) competes in the Diamond Head Classic. GAME NOTES. In other news
  12. BYU Basketball in the Community

  13. Click the link in the tweet below for photos of a great community event.
  14. Photos from last night's Christmas party for the Mac's Gift Children's Cancer Foundation  http://on.fb.me/1c4gE89  #MacsGift
  15. AND REMEMBER...

  16. Whether you are spending a tranquil dinner with the family...
  17. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation Dinner Scene
  18. Or sharing the wonder and magic of The Festivus...
  19. The Festivus
  20. TICKETS TO THE 2014 WCC BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS MAKE A GREAT GIFT!!

  21. WCC Hoops in Vegas - Get your tickets now!

Where can I watch the game?

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - It's hard to believe that West Coast Conference play is barely a week away!  Based on the strength of non-conference play, it looks like we are in for a fantastic race for the West Coast Conference men's hoops crown.

The good news is that you'll be able to keep up with the race on TV and on-line like never before.  As part of the 90-game WCC conference schedule, at least 82 games will be televised nationally, regionally, or locally.  In addition, a minimum of 59 of those games can be seen via our new platform, TheW.tv.  At least 17 WCC men's basketball games will air exclusively on TheW.tv, while the other 42 will be simulcasts with our regional sports network partners: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Comcast SportsNet, ROOT Sports, and FOX Sports San Diego. 

Here's the tricky part: due to contractual rights, games that are on television in your local market will be blacked out (based on ZIP code) on TheW.tv.
  So, for example, if you live in the Los Angeles area, any game airing on Time Warner Cable SportsNet will be blacked out to you on TheW.tv. However, if you live in, say, Texas, you'd be able to watch those games on TheW.tv.

Confused?  We are here to help.  Check out our new Where's the Game? channel finder to see which TV stations carry West Coast Conference games in your market.  In short, if your local TV network isn't airing the broadcast, you can see it on TheW.tv.

Of course, games televised by ESPN Networks and BYUtv will continue to be available nationally through their TV networks as well as their on-line platforms (
WatchESPN, and byutvsports.com).

Lastly, if you haven't checked out TheW.tv, you're missing out!
  In addition to live games, we post regular video features, highlights, interviews, and more.  Best of all, it's all available free and there's no sign-up required!  TheW.tv can be seen on-line, via mobile, tablet, or through connected televisions.

Have a question or comment, or a future blog idea?  Please feel free to contact me any time.
 

Jeff Tourial
WCC Associate Commissioner
@JeffTourial

WCC Midweek Wrap - Dec. 18

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Dec. 18

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. FINALS WEEK IS TOUGH ON EVERYONE...

  2. The West Coast Conference would like to salute all of its student-athletes for surviving the hectic finals season. WAIT! Look at the cute PUPPIES! Awwww.
  3. MUST HAVE WON THE CADDY CHAMPIONSHIP - #BUSHWOOD

  4. Now that is a trophy! USF's Cory McElyea finally got his film developed after winning the 2013 California State Amateur Championship. COMPLETE STORY.
  5. LIONS INSPIRE "THE DREAMERS"

  6. LMU men's basketball team spent an afternoon with the "I Have A Dream" foundation after school program "The Dreamers" at Parent Elementary in Inglewood, Calif. I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION  |  MLK SPEECH.
  7. LMU Men's Basketball spends the afternoon with ...
  8. C IS FOR COOKIE - Mood Music

  9. Our invitations must have been held up in the mail due to the holiday rush, but Pacific's Coach Jacobsen showcases his skills.
  10. Coach Jacobsen loves Cookies. Holiday Staff Retreat. #pacifictigers
  11. SO... THIS GUY CAN SCORE A BIT

  12. BYU's Tyler Haws joins rarified air among legendary Cougar hoopsters. Haws reached 1,400 career points in his 81st game. Only Danny Ainge and Kresimir Cosic did it faster. 
  13. Trivia Tuesday ... Tyler Haws is the third ...
  14. DONS AND JOHNNIES COMING UP NEXT

  15. San Francisco takes on St. Johns tonight (12/18) on Fox Sports 1. Game Notes.
  16. MBB | Dons pregame shoot around at St. John's. Watch tonight's game on Fox Sports 1. #godons pic.twitter.com/ytc9XoRd8m
  17. FOR THOSE OF YOU WAITING FOR A HOVERING TORERO... VOILA!

  18. I smell a caption contest coming on...
  19. A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HANK'S HOUSE

  20. TheW.tv visited Gersten Pavilion on the Loyola Marymount campus.
  21. We're visiting the @LMULions tonight and boy, does Gersten Pavilion make for a good panoramic picture! #LMULions pic.twitter.com/OWzavoUHC9

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Dec. 16

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Dec. 16

Take a look at the best and brightest from around the West Coast Conference in the social media sphere.

  1. BYU - Now this is a Christmas tree!

  2. Props for one of the most eclectic collections of fandom ever placed on a Christmas tree.
  3. GONZAGA - And now, some Bulldog baseball bling.

  4. 2013 Bulldog All-American UTL Marco Gonzalez showcases his championship ring. If the baseball thing doesn't work out, maybe hand modeling
  5. Big thanks to everyone at @GonzagaBaseball as well as our staff and administration! 2013 WCC Champs. #GoZags pic.twitter.com/7IEhJBjstU
  6. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Lions Basketball looking forward to returning to Cali.

  7. WCC Fashion Report: This is a bold, if optimistic look for moderate snowfall. Brrr.
  8. @lmubasketball in snowy Northern Indiana. @freeao standing in the snow in valparaiso. #lmulions
  9. PACIFIC - Tigers Basketball knows what time it is.

  10. It's Game Day, people. Not HUMP DAY!
  11. IT'S GAME DAY! #PacificWBB vs. Hawaii at 1 p.m. Don't forget... If you bring a new unwrapped toy we will give you a FREE ticket to the game! #spreadcheer#roartyges #chipsforkids
  12. PEPPERDINE - Becca Strehlow is good at volleyball. 

  13. Overall, nine WCC student-athletes made  AVCA All-Region teams. RELEASE.
  14. So this happened today. Congratulations Becca! #pepperdine#pepperdinevolley #waves #avca #allregion
  15. PORTLAND - Let's Play Two? Maybe in March.

  16. Pilots Baseball anxiously awaits the big thaw.
  17. The Etz is a little chilly this morning. Ground balls anyone?
  18. SAINT MARY'S - This may be better than a FlipCam...

  19. The Gaels Live posse gets a big haul from Santa. 
  20. All of our new video gear. Cameras, tripods, switcher, mixer, monitors, comm packs, and cables. #santaisagael pic.twitter.com/GmdDvAWX5u
  21. SAN DIEGO - Dear Diary: Guess who's 10-0 this season?

  22. Unbeaten USD women's basketball squad takes time to lounge and reflect on the best start in program history.
  23. Toreros taking time to write in their gratitude journals! What are you grateful for fans? #toreronation #ToreroPride #iwantmycupback
  24. SAN FRANCISCO - This quartet of Dons showcases their diplomas.

  25. These student-athletes ready to go pro in something other than basketball, cross country and soccer.
  26. Absolutely! Thanks Dons!! #USFCAGrad2013 RT @DonsAthletics: Congrats to our @usfca fall graduates. #donsgrad pic.twitter.com/MbFqc1qsX2
  27. SANTA CLARA - Women's basketball knows what a magical time of the year is upon us.

  28. Broncos bundled up and ready for holiday cheer!
  29. Happy holidays from women's basketball!

WCC TGIF Goodies - Dec. 13

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WCC TGIF Goodies - Dec. 13

Celebrate the arrival of Friday with these gems from around the West Coast Conference.

  1. Cougars do Mariah Carey - BYU celebrates the holidays by performing Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas (Is You)

  2. The WCC Fashion Report appreciates the quality of the Christmas sweaters. Well done.
  3. BYU Basketball (2013-14) Music Vidtacular - All I Want For Christmas
  4. Speaking of Fashion Forward... 

  5. Pepperdine women's basketball head coach Ryan Weisenberg... Sorry. Can't look away...
  6. Blue and Orange Madness #TBT. Yes, @RyanWeisenberg made these pants happen. pic.twitter.com/QYwvo6tLIT
  7. Torero Travelogue - From America's Finest City to Tornado Alley

  8. San Diego Volleyball takes on Nebraska tonight in an NCAA Sweet-16 contest in Lincoln, Neb. GAME NOTES.
  9. Behind the Cape: Volleyball Travel Day
  10. (Mis)Adventures in Travel - Saint Mary's set for their first road game of the year at Boise State, but first: flight delays.

  11. Unbeaten Gaels (7-0) tackle the Broncos (8-1) Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. USA Today likes the match-up. STORY | NOTES
  12. Look Who Wrote a Book - Former Tiger basketball player Matt De La Pena has a new book in the stores now. Please note the title in bold orange type.

  13. No truth to the rumor that this was ghost-written by Charles Barkley. BOOK REVIEW.
  14. Union Square B&N sighting!
  15. Frequent Flyers Set to Touch Down - Loyola Marymount will conclude its 15,000 travel odyssey with a Saturday game at Valparaiso.

  16. Lions look forward to first home game in Gersten Pavilion in a month after taking on the Crusaders. VIDEO/NOTES.
  17. Hardware Showcase - Congrats to Pacific's Men's Water Polo team on its 2013 NCAA National Runner-Up. 

  18. If you've seen the Life of Pi, you already knew Tigers could swim. RECAP.

WCC Midweek Wrap - Dec. 11

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Dec. 11

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. Just a Bit Creepy - A host of fat heads invade Saint Mary's.

  2. The Gaels are watching you. And it's not even Halloween!
  3. This Just In: Gonzaga can (really) shoot the rock - Roll the video.

  4. Gonzaga entered the week ranked first nationally in field goal (54.9) and 3-point field goal (47.6) percentages. #WCC WEEKLY NOTES #NCAA NATIONAL LEADERS
  5. Gonzaga Sinks BACK-to-BACK Half-Court Shots #SCtop10
  6. Fashion Report - Torero Backcourt very fashion forward on the perimeter.

  7. All-league guards Johnny Dee and Christopher Anderson ready to tie a bow on this sartorial clinic. Definition of sartorial.
  8. Got the win last night to go to 8-3. Now me and my PG @flashy00 got to do a little presentation today! Game Sunday against UCSB. Be there! #twintowers#swagginonthem
  9. Good Day Sunshine - Pretty sure this is what the Beatles had in mind

  10. San Diego women's crew proves that its view is better than yours right now! The Toreros practice and race on Mission Bay. A little mood music: Good Day Sunshine
  11. Last day of fall practice on beautiful Mission Bay! pic.twitter.com/cS2nb0m1n6
  12. More National Pub for Women's Hoops - Four WCC women's teams appear in ESPNW's Top-10 Mid-Major List

  13. @ESPNW rates Gonzaga (1), BYU (4), San Diego (7) and Saint Mary's (8) in wrap of top programs. 
  14. I Can See Clearly Now - Boston's Kelly Olynyk has some advice for former teammate Sam Dower.

  15. Sam Dower had a big night in Gonzaga's win at West Virginia, finishing with 11 points and five rebounds. GAME STORY
  16. No B1G-ee - How to know you're having a good week: Back-to-back road wins against the B1G.

  17. Bulldogs flying high after improving to 8-1 after a 70-55 win at Wisconsin. GAME STORY
  18. We are coming home Spokane with an 8-1 record after 70-55 win over Wisconsin. #allsmiles #seeyousoon  http://instagram.com/p/hxGEchDscR/ 
  19. A Moment For Us - Check out the @TheWtv #WCC Top Play Tuesday.

  20. Click the link below to start the holiday season with a festive mix of highlights. WATCH!
  21. MEDIA GUIDE MADNESS - There's a lot going on in this cover photo.

  22. The last time BYU basketball's offense was scoring this much was when the 1965-66 squad averaged (gasp) 95.5 points per game. Without the 3-pointer. The Cougars lead the WCC in scoring this season (88.9 ppg). WCC STATS
  23. Trivia Tuesday Answer ... The last time a BYU
  24. They Said It - @RobDauster seems to appreciate Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos.

  25. Kevin Pangos finished with 18 points, including four triples in Gonzaga's 80-76 win at West Virginia Tuesday.
  26. Kevin Pangos. Let that boy COOOOOOOOOOK. When he gets going, you cannot give him any space. Got three wide open looks last three possessions

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Dec. 9

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Dec. 9

Take a look at the best and brightest from around the West Coast Conference in the social media sphere.

  1. BYU - Cougars go wild in Paradise.

  2. BYU advances to the NCAA Sweet-16 with a 3-2 win against Arizona State and a sweep of the host Hawaii Rainbow Wahine.
  3. GONZAGA - I must be in the front row... Great seats hey buddy?

  4. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Lions huddle together for warmth in Colorado.

  5. PACIFIC - Tigers putting in work in Utah. 

  6. Pacific posted a strong 78-68 decision at Utah State to improve to 7-1 on the year.
  7. PEPPERDINE - Waves are wearing blue in this picture. 

  8. The Waves improved to 6-4 on the year with a 75-69 road win at UC Irvine.
  9. PORTLAND - This just in: Pilots win the latest War of the Roses

  10. Portland took a 92-76 win against the Vikings on Saturday, improving to 6-3.
  11. #regram from Coach @marshallcho, as we arrive to Stott Center for our morning shoot around. #gametime at 7:05 - see you there #portlandpilots!#youdidntseethiscoming #gopilots
  12. SAINT MARY'S - It's all about the mouthpiece. Brad Waldow soars against the Eagles.

  13. The Gaels improve to 7-0 with a 93-65 win against Eastern Washington.
  14. SAN FRANCISCO - Cross Country Checklist: Win WCC Championship - check. Get dinner with the USF President - check.

  15. Dons celebrate fifth straight WCC title with their annual dinner with Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J.
  16. WXC | PHOTO: The #USFDons celebrate five-straight #WCC titles & No. 18 in the country with #USFCA's Fr. Privett! pic.twitter.com/PGE9vm6X0E
  17. SAN DIEGO - Toreros march on to the NCAA Sweet-16.

  18. Volleyball Magazine shot No. 8 San Diego's sweep of Arizona on Saturday.
  19. SANTA CLARA - From way downtown... Bakersfield.

  20. He's in the gym, so he must be in range. Click the link below to watch.
  21. Who makes the Bronco's halfcourt shot at CSU Bakersfield!? http://instagram.com/p/hjbZGIhFa7/ 

WCC TGIF Goodies - December 6

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WCC TGIF Goodies - December 6

Celebrate the arrival of Friday with these gems from around the West Coast Conference.

  1. KIND OF A BIG DEAL - Legendary San Diego newscaster Ron Burgundy weighs in on the Torero vs. Aztec debate on the Dan Patrick Show. #NotSanDiegoState

  2. Ron Burgundy Was a Torero - #NotSanDiegoState
  3. Showdown - The Slim Gym was bursting at the seams for the City Championship last night between San Diego and No. 24 San Diego State. 

  4. Cougar Hoops Vidtacular - Just awesome on so many different levels. In other news, BYU hosts Prairie View A&M Dec. 11.

  5. BYU Basketball (2013-14) Music Vidtacular - It's All Because of You
  6. Who Knew? Charlie Brown shows off his LMU pride in "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

  7. LMU being shown some love in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" check it out!#LMULions pic.twitter.com/qgsaLkkLrL
  8. Playing for the Hardware - Two WCC alums on the rosters for Saturday's MLS Cup Finals between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City.

  9. San Francisco's Brandon McDonald (@bmcdonald4) plays for @RealSaltLake and San Diego's Christian Duke (@CMduke20) plays for @SportingKCPREVIEW

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  1. See the jubilation in person at the Orleans Arena!
  2. Who will be crowned champs this year? Visit the shiny, new http://www.WCCHoopsInVegas.com  to find out how you can be there!pic.twitter.com/6S8BZif5XR

WCC Midweek Wrap - December 4, 2013

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WCC Midweek Wrap - December 4, 2013

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. ALL IN THE FAMILY - BYU's Tyler Haws leads the WCC in scoring (23.6) and last night against North Texas became the all-time scoring leader in Haws family history with the Cougars, passing his dad Marty (1,342). As the clip below proves, dad could really throw down in short shorts.

  2. BYU Marty Haws dunk vs. Weber St.
  3. TORERO TREASURE - As the 2013 WCC Champion Toreros get set to compete in the NCAA Tournament, we'd like to take a look back at another strong performance. 

  4. USD Volleyball Team Music Video: Treasure by Bruno Mars
  5. The Toreros - GAME NOTES - and BYU - GAME NOTES - open NCAA Tournament play on Friday.
  6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Today (Dec. 4) marks the anniversary of the first NCAA basketball game played at War Memorial Gym. The Dons squared off against Elgin Baylor's Seattle U. squad in 1958.

  7. ON THIS DAY | In 1958, the #USFDons played its first #NCAAmbb game at War Memorial Gym! pic.twitter.com/c0JrXxfRge
  8. BALL DON'T LIE - This shot pretty much sums it up. Gonzaga women's basketball is fired up!

  9. DOMINATION - WCC Women's Soccer programs place 10 (of 11) on NSCAA All-West Region First Team and 18 overall.

  10. I DON'T THINK THE HEAVY STUFF IS GOING TO COME FOR A WHILE - This just in: It snows in Utah, as BYU women's basketball was reminded after a road win at Nevada. GAME STORY.

  11. We come home to 15 inches of snow after a victory. Scraping off our cars #stupidsnow BYU Womens Hoops, @byuwbb https://t.co/u6eo0Ci3ty
  12. LIONS CONTINUE STRONG START - LMU collected another road win, this one coming at UC Riverside. GAME STORY.

  13. @lmuhoops improves to 6-2 on the season with a 73-69 win at UC Riverside! Freshman Gabe Levin collects...  http://instagram.com/p/hcov5dqg4b/ 
  14. HOLIDAY CHEER IN THE ROSE CITY - The Portland Pilots making a difference in the community.

  15. RT @elparker22 Five carts later and we are good to go. Here we come Ronald McDonald House!! @ErinDees  http://instagram.com/p/hetPqiJWJA/ 
  16. WHO DOESN'T LOVE A GOOD FOOD TRUCK FRENZY? - Pacific rolled out something special for a big weekend. 

  17. Clearly my invitation must have been lost in the mail.
  18. NOW APPEARING ON THE NATIONAL RADAR... - ESPNW takes note of Saint Mary's strong start.

  19. Five WCC women's teams appearing in this week's mid-major top-25 poll.
  20. ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER HONOR - Santa Clara's Jerry Smith has this whole coaching soccer thing down. STORY.

  21. @SCUBroncos Congrats to my Broncos and Jerry Smith - 2013 NSCAA West Region Women's Coach of the Year http://fb.me/2omoDJnTK 
  22. THESE GUYS DON'T LOOK COLD AT ALL - Pepperdine Athletics were at the four corners of the globe (at least two of them) last week with basketball in Alaska and baseball competed in Taiwan.

  23. This Week at Pepperdine returns to look at men's/women's hoops and the Formosa Cup:  http://gowav.es/IHtQ8s  pic.twitter.com/H7HW4dy0iv
  24. A LITTLE SELF-PROMOTION NEVER HURTS - Watch for this later today! And while you wait, check out TOP PLAY TUESDAY!

  25. Behind-the-scenes in studio putting together another "Inside the West Coast Conference." Look for it later today! pic.twitter.com/zlJNDci0J9

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition (12/2/13)

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition (12/2/13)

Take a look at the best and brightest from around the West Coast Conference in the social media sphere.

  1. BYU Cougars - This is a definition that will most likely not make it into Webster's...

  2. Apparently a Longhorn is someone that loses to BYU. Just FYI...#BYUvsTexas
  3. Gonzaga Bulldogs - Always a good day to beat the Hogs in Maui.

  4. Kevin Pangos sets a new career high in points (34) as Gonzaga claims fifth place with a 91-81 victory. #mauihoops
  5. Loyola Marymount Lions - Not on location with Calvin Klein. Nice flippers, though.

  6. An off day at #paradisejam. Snorkeling in the Atlantic for @lmubasketball#lmulions #ilovelmu
  7. Pacific Tigers - Women's Basketball spreads holiday cheer.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Tiger Fans! @pacificwbb #repost #PacificWBB
  9. Pepperdine Waves - Pepperdine baseball goes 3-0 in the Formosa Cup.

  10. Waves loading up to head to the field for game 2. Take on Jobu (Japan) in just over 2 hours. #rollwaves #biggreenbus #formosacup #Taiwan
  11. Portland Pilots - Click on the GIF link below to see a flying Dutchman!

  12. MBB: Van der Mars with a HUGE dunk to put Portland up 16-5, 12:31 to go. Gif:  http://imgflip.com/i/55m41  #GoPilots #PilotStrong
  13. Saint Mary's Gaels - Unbeaten Gaels know what day it is.

  14. GAMEDAY| Are you ready? Let's cheer your Gaels on as they take on the UTEP Rockets in Mckeon Pavillion @ 2pm. #Letsgogaels #undefeated
  15. San Francisco Dons - Bill Russell owned #MSG as a Don and Celtic!

  16. "... the Dons are also getting some action at MSG! @dons-athletics #BillRussell#NITTipOff" via @ala11
  17. San Diego Toreros - Who were those masked men? Not extras in the Lone Ranger movie.

  18. Some mysterious and fired up masked fans here to cheer on undefeated women's basketball in the JCP!
  19. Santa Clara Broncos - Always keep the pinkies extended. Well done!

  20. Breakfast always tastes better the day after a win! Broncos vs. Hampton at 7:30 tonight. Listen live at SantaClaraBroncos.com.