February 2014 Archives

#WCC TGIF Goodies - Feb. 21

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#WCC TGIF Goodies - Feb. 21

Getting the weekend off to a strong start. You can thank us later.

  1. Great Seats, Hey Buddy!

  2. Technology is a good thing. Hawaii + Sunset + #WCChoops = Greatness!  
  3. Well done President Burcham. Well done.

  4. Top Lion sits in with the band. The blog is reminded of another president showcasing his chops.
  5. Speaking of musically inclined Presidents... 

  6. You've never seen Tom Jones croon quite like this. From the good folks who gave us this...
    BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, BYU Advancement Vice President Kevin Worthen and BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe guest star.
  7. BYU Basketball Vidtacular - It's Not Unusual
  8. Baseball Returns to Malibu. 

  9. Starting lineups in a moment... WCC BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
  10. No better place to see the start of the 2014 college baseball season.#pepperdine #rollwaves pic.twitter.com/25eo4izv2E
  11. You are looking LIVE...

  12. Great crowd on hand at the Marriott Center as BYU def. No. 25 Gonzaga 73-65 on ESPN2. RECAP.
  13. This quartet has a combined 3,060 Major League hits. Craig Biggio joins the Zags in San Antonio. 
  14. Craig Biggio is at the #IrishClassic in San Antonio #GoZags
  15. Where have you been all my life?

  16. Two things: 1) The blog always has a soft spot for garden gnomes of any variety. 2) There are several shopping days left until Christmas
  17. Look who cracked #ESPN SportsCenter's Top-10 Plays

  18. Nice highlight from San Francisco's 73-62 home victory against ancient rival Saint Mary's. Check out No. 7. RECAP.
  19. SportsCenter Top 10 Plays (Thursday, February 20, 2014) (HD)
  20. And Finally, A Moment for Us.

  21. Click the link below to see WCC players and coaches showcase their impressions. Brought to you by the good folks at TheW.tv. Enjoy!

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Feb. 17

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Feb. 17

Check out the best in social media from around the West Coast Conference. #WCCsports #WCChoops

  1. BYU COUGARS - Now Batting...

  2. Division I Baseball opened the regular season on Valentines Day. SCHEDULE | STATS
  3. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - Special Guest Star on Senior Night

  4. Kelly Olynyk, the 2013 WCC Player of the Year and current Boston Celtic, returned to Spokane to celebrate senior night at the Kennel.
  5. Just a couple of great Zags after "Brian Bhaskar For Three" night. #GoZags@DoloDower @KellyOlynyk pic.twitter.com/EglBp8M5CK

  7. Good advice: Do not make fun of a lion wearing pink (or any other color. Details on #Play4Kay.
  8. PACIFIC TIGERS - Check Yes, No or Maybe.

  9. What, you've never seen a tiger bearing flowers wear a suit before?
  10. PEPPERDINE WAVES - Great Seats

  11. Another Chamber of Commerce day in Malibu. Game time temperature is "awesome".
  12. PORTLAND PILOTS - Ryan Nicholas and the Portland Basketball Class of 2014 take their final home bows.

  13. Pilots collected a home sweep in the final regular season home games in the Chiles Center. SENIOR DAY RECAP.
  14. MBB: How can we say farewell to the heart and soul of the Pilots, @rhinoup32? We'll miss you, Ryan! pic.twitter.com/yYtEMUcNZZ
  15. SAINT MARY'S GAELS - Thanks Delly

  16. 2012 WCC Player of the Year Matthew Dellavedova has No. 4 jersey retired by Saint Mary's.
  17. MBK | 90 minutes until history is made when @matthewdelly's number 4 is retired! #Legend @ McKeon...  http://instagram.com/p/kdHFWMTOqQ/ 
  18. SAN FRANCISCO DONS - Passing Shots

  19. Dons playing well on the hard surface.
  20. TENNIS | Both the men & women picked up big wins on the court this weekend - Recaps available on...  http://instagram.com/p/keCOGAN043/ 
  21. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - If you guessed this shot was taken at SFO...

  22. San Diego's season opener against New Mexico was postponed due to heavy fog. USD won the series against the Lobos 2-1.
  23. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - Remembering Glory Days

  24. Santa Clara Basketball hosts annual alumni game. Medical personnel were on standby.
  25. It was great to have @scualumni back in town today for our annual alumni game! pic.twitter.com/ULa547duos

#WCC TGIF Goodies - Feb. 14

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#WCC TGIF Goodies - Feb. 14

Enjoy these. You've earned them!

  1. The good folks at TheW.tv tweeted a strong Valentine's Day lineup of WCC hoopsters. But first, a little mood music for the special day. 

  2. #WCCHoops All-Valentine's Day Team: Head Coach - Dave ROSE (BYU), Players - BEAU Levesque (Saint Mary's), Amanda LOVELY (Pepperdine)...
  3. #WCCHoops All Valentine's Day Team Continued: ANGEL Nunez (Gonzaga), Alexis LOVE (LMU), Kate GAZE (Saint Mary's), Kruize PINKins (USF)
  4. Honorary Graduate Assistant of #WCCHoops All-Valentine's Day Team: Mike HART (Gonzaga '13)
  5. Now hear what WCC basketball coaches and players have to say about Valentine's Day.

  6. Bonus points for creativity...

  7. In other news, Saint Mary's will retire Matthew Dellavedova's number (No. 4) in a pregame ceremony this Saturday before the Gaels take on BYU. RELEASE
  8. Contrary to popular belief, Valentine's Day was a) not created by Hallmark, b) the anniversary of a happy occasion, or c) the day chocolate was invented. Check out the real story HERE.

  9. St Valentine's shrine, inside the Carmelite Church, Dublin. St. Valentine's remains were sent here from Rome in 1836. pic.twitter.com/cfBryNASfP
  10. Torero rowers hearty formation

  11. Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.
  12. Happy Valentines Day from your favorite rowers! We're so grateful for everyone who supports us! #b_inspired pic.twitter.com/DuVhee3nIz
  13. Baseball Bachelor number one... The Dating Game

  14. LMU baseball doing its part on campus.
  15. A few members of @BaseballLMU playing "The Dating Game" before their Valentine's Day season opener at 6 PM! pic.twitter.com/yXesF1UUsx
  16. Waves showcasing proper links attire

  17. Argyle? Check. School colors? Check. Drive for show, putt for dough? TBD. Definitely a better look than THIS or THIS.
  18. More from awesomeness from Olympic luger Kate Hansen.

  19. BYU sophomore clearly needs to learn how to come out of her skeleton, errr shell. Hansen finished 10th overall in Sochi.
  20. Kate Hansen dances to Pony
  21. Cougars Gets Soulful

  22. The triumphant return of a blog staple. Tyler Haws and the Cougars do Chicago.
  23. BYU Basketball (2013-14) Music Vidtacular - You're the Inspiration
  24. THIS WAY OUT...

  25. To all the single ladies out there wondering... 

WCC Midweek Wrap - Feb. 12

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Feb. 12

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. Happy Birthday to a True Legend

  2. The man Sport Illustrated's Frank Deford referred to as "The greatest team player of all time" lifted San Francisco to back-to-back NCAA Championships (1955 & 1956) and was the WCC Player of the Year in 1956. Russell pulled down a WCC-record 1,606 rebounds in (gasp) three seasons (20.3 rpg).
  3. Happy 80th birthday to Celtics legend, 11-time NBA Champion and 5-time MVP Bill Russell. pic.twitter.com/ooTzKVBzS8
  4. RT @AnthonyCongi Great shot of one of the all-time great #USFDons MT@si_vault The great Bill Russell turns 80 tmrw pic.twitter.com/Z6oXKKfvJo
  5. Happy 80th to 11x Champ... Mr. Bill Russell! #BillRussellat80pic.twitter.com/MysKfWRa7h
  6. DID YOU KNOW | He holds the #USFDons school record in this, too? Happy 80th Birthday, #BillRussell#highjump pic.twitter.com/RULq6EiNWH
  7. No, the aliens are not invading, but baseball season is coming Friday!

  8. As Yogi Berra once said, "It gets dark early out there..." As a reminder: WCC baseball starts Friday, February 14. SCHEDULE
  9. Even the fog couldn't wait to see @BaseballLMU play. You can see them live under the lights Friday at 6 PM! pic.twitter.com/EFjuqJGHFJ
  10. @GonzagaBaseball will take on #3 Oregon State opening day! First pitch is in two days! #ZAGBASE #GoZags pic.twitter.com/Y62lgFLUP7
  11. Amanda Frisbie, the 2013 WCC Defensive Player of the Year, signs with the Seattle Reign FC.

  12. Send all ticket requests to her directly.
  13. Congrats @Frizzbie!! MT @SeattleReignFC has signed its 1st rd pick in the '14 draft, D/F Amanda Frisbie #ieNOTee pic.twitter.com/5rdMPwJqy7
  14. A Bunch o' Beanies!

  15. Maybe not as fashion forward as THIS... but all well-dressed Tigers will be sporting one of these.
  16. I like that you like what we do when we do what we like...this.thetigercollection.com/shop #pacifictigers #thetigercollection #uop
  17. Some days you're the bird, other days the lamp post...

  18. BYU's Eric Mika stars as the bird in the photo below.
  19. Great photo of Eric Mika's dunk. It was even better live #BYUhoops #SCtop10pic.twitter.com/TKNeRePPM7
  20. A Moment For Us - Brought to you by TheW.tv

  21. So gymnasts are tough to impress, but check out  "Top Play Tuesday". Turn that frown upside down with the best plays from around the West Coast Conference. Don''t think. Just do!
  22. #TopPlayTuesday plays are so good, even McKayla Maroney would be impressed. Watch here!  http://bit.ly/1bnctqL  pic.twitter.com/KgblO1uVml

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Feb. 10

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Feb. 10

Check out the best in social media from around the West Coast Conference. #WCCsports #WCChoops

  1. BYU - Cougar Olympic Luger Showcases Impressive Skillset

  2. Kate Hansen of BYU is competing in the luge at the Sochi Olympics. I'm guessing Tyler Haws and Skyler Halford helped with her warmup choreography
  3. GONZAGA - Coach Graves - Captain of the Smile Team

  4. Gonzaga women's basketball is ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll this week. Here Coach Graves is shown taking care of his periodontal health. Really.
  5. Look who's joining me for the Action Cam this AM! @kgzag & we're not talking basketball! #gozags pic.twitter.com/UY8CeBY5Nk
  6. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - This group will NOT be appearing on "The Voice"...

  7. Anytime a classic Top Gun reference makes it into the blog it's a very good day. Well done LMU Baseball. Well done. The 2014 NCAA season kicks off on Valentine's Day at a park near you!
  8. Spend Valentines with the Lions
  9. PACIFIC - Tiger Tennis in Full Swing

  10. "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." - Vince Lombardi Composite 2014 Tennis Schedules: MEN  |  WOMEN
  11. PEPPERDINE - Waves Rolling at the Nets

  12. Women's tennis off to a strong start to the 2014 spring season. 
  13. Great day for the women's tennis team, defeating San Diego State 6-1 in their first home dual of the season! #rollwaves #dale #pepptennis #pepperdine#ncaatennis
  14. PORTLAND - Some Light Reading for the Flight.

  15. Did you know the West Coast Conference placed four on the six-member Capital One District 8 Academic First Team? Junior center Thomas van der Mars of the Pilots was included. Smart. Very smart! RELEASE.
  16. Mobile Uploads - UP Men's Basketball | Facebook
  17. SAINT MARY'S - Gaels Ponder.

  18. This photo appears to be crying out for a caption contest. For now: DEEP THOUGHTS...
  19. MBK | A few #Gaels contemplate life after the win at Pepperdine. #deepthinkerspic.twitter.com/VJEDLCkkEb
  20. SAN DIEGO - Kris Bryant Collects More Hardware.

  21. The 2013 Golden Spikes Award winner, Kris Bryant, was the second overall selection by the Chicago Cubs in the 2013 MLB Draft. 
  22. SAN FRANCISCO - Decades Later 1951 Dons Football Still Makes an Impact.

  23. ESPN put together a remarkable documentary on the 1951 USF Dons Football team. If you are looking to be inspired, watch this. Here's how: WATCH.
  24. SANTA CLARA - Steve Nash at 40 is a better basketball player than you.

  25. This is a great picture of Santa Clara's Steve Nash. I like this one better, though.

Best of the #WCC Social Media Edition - Feb. 3

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Best of the #WCC Social Media Edition - Feb. 3

Take a look at the best in social media from around the league.

  1. BYU - Cougar Basketball gets ticket(s) to Paradise. Theme Music.

  2. BYU will compete in the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational. Cosmo looks ready to hang-10.
  3. Very excited to have @byubasketball nation out in Maui this November! Check out @TomHolmoe and the new surfboard! pic.twitter.com/HBGiqH4DYE
  4. GONZAGA - Now Trending on a National Scale

  5. Gonzaga women's basketball is all smiles as it moves up to No. 20 in this week's AP POLL.
  6. The Bulldogs keep climbing; now 20th in the Associated Press Top 25! #gozags#rankings #appoll
  7. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Ireland Passes 2,000 Career Points

  8. Anthony Ireland becomes seventh WCC men's basketball player (fifth Lion) to surpass 2,000 career points. STORY.
  9. @aireland3 gets 15 in first half. 2000 in career. Second half up next. #lmulions#roadwarriors
  10. PACIFIC - A Super Bowl Connection

  11. Pete Carroll raises the Lombardi Trophy after leading Seattle to its first Super Bowl triumph. Long before climbing to the pinnacle with the Seahawks and at USC, Carroll played football at Pacific
  12. PEPPERDINE - Tennis Practices Team Cheer

  13. Nice effort by the Waves, but this squad is not impressed. Pepperdine 
  14. Women's tennis takes the victory today 6-1 over UC Irvine! #rollwaves#ncaatennis
  15. PORTLAND - Not Bruno Mars... Thomas van der Mars.

  16. Thomas van der Mars impressive for the Pilots, speaks to TheW.tv's Amanda Blackwell.
  17. MBB: PILOTS WIN!!! Thomas van der Mars with a new career high 28 points, doing a post-game interview w/ @AmandaWCC pic.twitter.com/YjmcBPbd3P
  18. SAINT MARY'S - Baseball in Poster Format

  19. Gaels and the WCC kick off the 2014 campaign on Valentine's Day. PRESEASON POLL.
  20. SAN DIEGO - Diego Torero makes a pregame cameo

  21. Since he is a bullfighter I will not make any wisecracks about his silk shirt.
  22. Did you get a free student ticket to @usdmbb from Diego on campus today? Toreros host SMC tomorrow at 7pm! #WhiteOut pic.twitter.com/O2NW2Eurmf
  23. SAN FRANCISCO - Bill Cartwright's Dons featured on Sports Illustrated Jan. 31, 1977.

  24. Dons were ranked No. 1 in the country. SI STORY.
  25. RT "@DonsAthletics: This day 1977 top-ranked #USFDons graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. pic.twitter.com/T7IAcHL74H@KNBR @abc7newsBayArea
  26. SANTA CLARA - In-the-Gym-Range

  27. Broncos make half court shots in shoot-around practice. I didn't hear the coach call "backboard", but I'll allow it.
  28. Two makes from half court! Nici's was more impressive than Rich's.