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#WCC TGIF Goodies - Halloween, 2014

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Best of the #WCC - October 28, 2014

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Best of the #WCC - October 28, 2014

Celebrating the best of social media throughout the West Coast Conference.

  1. BYU COUGARS - TRICK OR TREAT

  2. BYU women's soccer showcasing alternate kits for its annual Halloween practice. The No. 15 Cougars have won 11 consecutive matches.
  3. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - SOCIAL MEDIA PERILS

  4. Senior guard Kevin Pangos did a Twitter chat on Saturday. Portland's Eric Reveno had some probing questions.
  5. Send us your questions for Twitter Q&A with Kevin Pangos. He's ready! Tweet us @GonzagaBulldogs http://t.co/IB8FbCpOD2
    Send us your questions for Twitter Q&A with Kevin Pangos. He's ready! Tweet us @GonzagaBulldogspic.twitter.com/IB8FbCpOD2
  6. @ZagMBB @GonzagaBulldogs Kevin, what is your least favorite way to be covered on on-balls? Asking for a friend....
  7. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS - ROOKIE (COACH) HAZING?

  8. First-year head men's basketball coach Mike Dunlap takes a whipped cream pie to the face in the clip below. He made the pie and wore it. Impressive.
  9. MBB| Coach Dunlap Gets Pie in the Face
  10. PACIFIC TIGERS - MEET THE PRESS

  11. Pacific's T.J. Wallace and TheW.tv's Amanda Blackwell flash the pearly whites at the 2014 WCC Basketball Tip-Off at Time Warner SportsNet Studios.
  12. PEPPERDINE - BEANIE WEATHER IN THE 'BU

  13. Head men's basketball coach Marty Wilson is giving away Waves gear, this time a beanie. A quick glance at Accuweather for October 22 reveals it was a chilly 78 degrees for a high when this shot was snappped. Brrrrrrrrr.
  14. #Pepperdine #SCAVENGERHUNT for students. Find the #Waves beanie and it's yours. Tweet me back if you find it. http://t.co/V7mjXhyJlL
    #Pepperdine #SCAVENGERHUNT for students. Find the #Waves beanie and it's yours. Tweet me back if you find it. pic.twitter.com/V7mjXhyJlL
  15. PORTLAND PILOTS - AT THE PODIUM

  16. Portland basketball going through all the paces at the 2014 WCC Basketball Tip-Off.
  17. Another #WCChoops Tip-off event in the books! #GoPilots
    Another #WCChoops Tip-off event in the books! #GoPilots
  18. SAINT MARY'S GAELS - LAX SHUTTLE SERVICE

  19. Head coach Randy Bennett and senior C Brad Waldow cram into a cab to return home from the 2014 WCC Basketball Tip-Off event. Looks like Coach Bennett is channeling this guy. As if I needed a reason to follow up with some Kenny Loggins...
  20. BK | That's a wrap for the #Gaels! Thanks LA, it's been a blast! http://t.co/vhGcFD0abX
    BK | That's a wrap for the #Gaels! Thanks LA, it's been a blast! pic.twitter.com/vhGcFD0abX
  21. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - FOR THE FANS

  22. San Diego women's soccer signs autographs for the next generation of stars.
  23. @NikkiPapps10 Thank you again for taking the time with our kiddos after the game! They were so happy afterwards http://t.co/KQx0QYuUoY
    @NikkiPapps10 Thank you again for taking the time with our kiddos after the game! They were so happy afterwards pic.twitter.com/KQx0QYuUoY
  24. SAN FRANCISCO - THIS IS AN INTENSE LOOK

  25. 2014 WCC Coach of the Year Rex Walters showcases some intensity in SFGate. Walters plans on making adjustments for 2014-15. San Francisco Chronicle preview.
  26. You think the Chronicle could have found a different photo?  Lol! I'm gonna go stone face this season...#Not! http://t.co/SXOjQzSVeg
    You think the Chronicle could have found a different photo? Lol! I'm gonna go stone face this season...#Notpic.twitter.com/SXOjQzSVeg
  27. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT...

  28. Head men's basketball coach Kerry Keating with a teaching moment at LAX.
  29. WCC BASKETBALL TIP-OFF EVENT - PREVIEWS

  30. Bonnie Bernstein and Jordan Cornette of Campus Insiders hosted a #WCChoops Preview Show. Here are the video links to all 10 interviews/team capsules.
  31. Hear @ZagMBB senior @KPangos talk about why this could be the best #Gonzaga roster ever: http://t.co/WVcXZwml7N http://t.co/jKXxTqtByr
    Hear @ZagMBB senior @KPangos talk about why this could be the best #Gonzaga roster ever: http://bit.ly/1wDNzdU  pic.twitter.com/jKXxTqtByr

#WCC TGIF Goodies - October 24

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  1. BYU COUGARS - OPEN FIELD DUNKING

  2. This is the best dunk you will see by a dude wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. I guarantee it. Corbin Kaufusi throws in down after going... all... the... way (from midcourt).
  3. Corbin Kaufusi dunks with football pads at #BYUboom
  4. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - NOT SURE WHAT SPIKE IS DOING

  5. Spike appears ready to dig for something in the Kennel. Perhaps a touch creepy? Just in time for Halloween!
  6. Just 23 days until our first game and Spike is back in The Kennel#CountdownToTipoff pic.twitter.com/D1lEuEtzq5
  7. Speaking of Halloween, presenting a Gonzaga mascot jack-o-lantern?
  8. The boyfriend jumped on board and chose the hardest design but #goZags @kcboard @GonzagaBulldogs @GonzagaU http://t.co/0xjnhA1sRe
    The boyfriend jumped on board and chose the hardest design but #goZags @kcboard@GonzagaBulldogs @GonzagaU pic.twitter.com/0xjnhA1sRe
  9. PORTLAND PILOTS - WEIGHING ANCHOR

  10. Portland Athletics unveiled a new secondary mark today featuring the nautical theme of the university's mascot. Also, the blog gives a tip of the cap to the product placement of the NCAA Championship trophy in the lower left. Well done!
  11. Remember tonight is #BlackoutMerlo! Wear black to the @UPWomensSoccer game & the 1st 1000 students get a free shirt! http://t.co/pHJqvTce5j
    Remember tonight is #BlackoutMerlo! Wear black to the @UPWomensSoccer game & the 1st 1000 students get a free shirt! pic.twitter.com/pHJqvTce5j
  12. Portland's rowing team also on board, in unison with the new mark.
  13. WCC FASHION REPORT

  14. It appears BYU head volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead is very fashion-forward. Is that a camoflauge snap-back hat you're wearing? It reminds me of this fantastic fashion trend.
  15. Shawn Olmstead is breaking down fashion & the swag of @BYUwvolleyball on #BYUSN #BYU http://t.co/AFYTM9wLsR
    Shawn Olmstead is breaking down fashion & the swag of @BYUwvolleyball on #BYUSN#BYU pic.twitter.com/AFYTM9wLsR
  16. WCC FASHION REPORT - TAKE TWO

  17. All business up top all beach party down below. Behind the scenes with Saint Mary's baseball. Still a (much) better look than this.
  18. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - SO HOW WAS YOUR SEASON?

  19. 2014 was a pretty good year for former San Diego All-American Kris Bryant. What would the late Harry Caray say?
  20. We think @KrisBryant_23 had a pretty good first full professional season what about you? #toreroalumni #gotoreros http://t.co/X2hFECVKL8
    We think @KrisBryant_23 had a pretty good first full professional season what about you? #toreroalumni#gotoreros pic.twitter.com/X2hFECVKL8

Best of the #WCC - October 20

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Best of the #WCC - October 20

Celebrating the best of social media throughout the West Coast Conference.

  1. SOMETHING THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED

  2. So, the Utah Jazz Bear shows off determination and flexibility in flushing himself through the hoop. I'm guessing Santa Claus doesn't use this technique when going down the chimney.
  3. INSTACLIP: Jazz Bear through the net at #BYUboom
  4. BYU COUGARS - HERE TODAY...

  5. Gone to Maui... BYU men's basketball presented with the traditional surfboard. The Cougars will play in the 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. Here is a complete list of #WCChoops in preseason tournaments.
  6. The @BYUbasketball team was presented with its #mauihoops surfboard at halftime of tonight's football game. http://t.co/qlavxTDPk4
    The @BYUbasketball team was presented with its #mauihoops surfboard at halftime of tonight's football game. pic.twitter.com/qlavxTDPk4
  7. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - SIGNATURE MOVES

  8. Gonzaga women's hoops signed posters for a long line of Bulldog faithful.
  9. The line is around the corner for autographs with @ZagWBB! Who is ready for basketball season?! #UnitedWeZag http://t.co/8NSNRTeWa2
    The line is around the corner for autographs with @ZagWBB! Who is ready for basketball season?!#UnitedWeZag pic.twitter.com/8NSNRTeWa2
  10. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - NITTI GRITTY

  11. Loyola Marymount's Craig Nitti had a nice week on the pitch for the Lions. The 2014 Hermann Trophy Watch List selection scored a pair of goals in LMU's 4-0 pasting of UC Santa Barbara, including this beauty off a free kick.
  12. MSOC| Craig Nitti Free Kick vs UCSB
  13. PACIFIC TIGERS - PANORAMIC RALLY

  14. Pacific men's and women's basketball hosted the Tiger Rally in front of a big crowd at the Spanos Center.
  15. A shot from last night's Tiger Rally!! Such a fun homecoming weekend! #pacifictigers
    A shot from last night's Tiger Rally!! Such a fun homecoming weekend! #pacifictigers
  16. PEPPERDINE WAVES - HALL-OF-FAMERS

  17. Pepperdine inducted its 2014 Hall of Fame class Sunday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
  18. HOF | That's a wrap! Congratulations to the Class of 2014! http://t.co/08gMfNm3PZ
    HOF | That's a wrap! Congratulations to the Class of 2014! pic.twitter.com/08gMfNm3PZ
  19. PORTLAND PILOTS - ROWING DOWN THE FALLS?

  20. Nice team shot by the Multnomah Falls. I'm very interested to see the Varsity Eight boat go down it. What would TLC do?
  21. WROW: Pilots are taking full advantage of fall break! Today they visited the Columbia River Gorge & Multnomah Falls! http://t.co/bBUDJpq7CD
    WROW: Pilots are taking full advantage of fall break! Today they visited the Columbia River Gorge & Multnomah Falls! pic.twitter.com/bBUDJpq7CD
  22. SAINT MARY'S - KNOTTED UP

  23. Saint Mary's golf getting ready for photo day. The blog has helpful tie-tying tips.
  24. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - MAKING STRIDES

  25. The Toreros seem to be embracing the #WCCpink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and West Coast Conference members will host 22 #WCCpink games in men's and women's soccer and volleyball. Check out the video by TheW.tv.
  26. USD Women's Basketball making strides for breast cancer!! #walkforacure #makingstrides http://t.co/R6fW27riIu
    USD Women's Basketball making strides for breast cancer!! #walkforacure #makingstridespic.twitter.com/R6fW27riIu
  27. SAN FRANCISCO DONS - HIGHLIGHT REEL

  28. San Francisco's Mark Tollefsen showing off during HoopSFest.
  29. Here's Mark Tollefsen -- your '13 and '14 #USFDons Hilltop HoopSFest Dunk Contest champion!
  30. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - ROAD SWEEP

  31. This is what the bus looks like after a WCC road sweep. Santa Clara volleyball won at No. 24 Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.
  32. AND NOW... THEW.TV -- THREE MOMENTS FOR US

  33. Presenting the West Coast Conference Players of the Week for October 20 - TheW.tv
  34. A MOMENT FOR US... PART II - JOIN THE #WCCHOOPS CONVERSATION

  35. The WCC has launched its official WCC Basketball Tagboard this week. Use the hashtag #WCChoops and join the conversation today!


2014-15 #WCChoops Madness Approaches

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2014-15 WCC Basketball Madness Approaches

Midnight Madness is coming to the West Coast Conference. Here is a #WCChoops viewing guide.

  1. If we're showing you pictures of Dickie V., it can only mean one thing: College Basketball is upon us. To get you in the mood for college hoops, here is something "TOTALLY AWESOME, BABY!"You're welcome.
  2. BYU COUGARS

  3. BoomShakalaka - Friday, October 17
    LIVE ON ESPN3
  4. GONZAGA BULLDOGS

  5. Kraziness in the Kennel - Saturday, October 25
  6. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS

  7. LMU Madness - Friday,October 17
  8. PACIFIC TIGERS

  9. TigerRally - Friday, October 17
  10. PEPPERDINE WAVES

  11. Blue andOrange Madness - Friday, October 17
  12. SAINT MARY'S GAELS

  13. Madness at McKeon - Thursday, October 30
  14. SAN FRANCISCO DONS

  15. HoopSFest- Saturday, October 18
  16. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS

  17. The Broncos hosted a Red and White scrimmage during the university's "Grand Reunion" Saturday, October 11.

Best of the #WCC - October 13

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Best of the #WCC - October 13

Celebrating the best of social media throughout the West Coast Conference.

  1. SOMETHING THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED

  2. Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary's squared off in a WCC Sunday match in Moraga. Late in the overtime, this happened. The Gaels and Lions tied at 2-2.
  3. BYU COUGARS - ROLLING ON THE PITCH

  4. BYU women's soccer won its eighth straight match thanks in large part to WCC Player of the Week Ashley Hatch, who recorded a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Portland. The goal below was her third and it's a doozy!
  5. Ashley Hatch with a HAT TRICK against Portland! The first Cougar hat trick since 2005 and the 17th in BYU history #SouthField
  6. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - GAME RESPECTS GAME

  7. Bulldog great and former USMNT stalwart Brian Ching paid tribute to Landon Donovan. Ching was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor in 2011.
  8. One of my best soccer moments, 1st US goal thanks to a #LegenD #ThanksLD Now lets go relax on a beach @landondonovan http://t.co/94Z02DgysU
    One of my best soccer moments, 1st US goal thanks to a #LegenD #ThanksLD Now lets go relax on a beach @landondonovan pic.twitter.com/94Z02DgysU
  9. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS - THE BEAT GOES ON?

  10. Iggy the Lion enjoys headphones and au naturel LMU fans?
  11. Beats by Iggy x Mathes Mennell | Hear What You Want
  12. PACIFIC TIGERS - TIGERS GIVE BACK

  13. Pacific women's basketball worked Pacific Sports Day. My first thoughts when seeing this photo: 1) MMMM coffee... 2) I might be able to throw down on that hoop.
  14. PEPPERDINE WAVES - EMBRACING THE PINK

  15. Pepperdine seems to be embracing the #WCCpink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and West Coast Conference members will host 22 #WCCpink games in men's and women's soccer and volleyball. Check out the video by TheW.tv.
  16. 1 more day until our #WCCPink match vs. LMU. Hope to see you there! Thanks @ASICSamerica for the awesome threads! http://t.co/2AEwCHEOIQ
    1 more day until our #WCCPink match vs. LMU. Hope to see you there! Thanks @ASICSamerica for the awesome threads! pic.twitter.com/2AEwCHEOIQ
  17. PORTLAND PILOTS - SOCCER SOJOURN

  18. Portland women's soccer demonstrates its skill on any surface.
  19. Last night at the beach, this morning at Francis Parker School, tomorrow at USD, no matter where they are the Portland women's soccer team never stops working #GoPilots #LeaveALegacy #BeatTheToreros
    Last night at the beach, this morning at Francis Parker School, tomorrow at USD, no matter where they are the Portland women's soccer team never stops working #GoPilots #LeaveALegacy #BeatTheToreros
  20. SAINT MARY'S GAELS - ALL ABOUT THE G

  21. One of these former Gaels (now playing in Australia's WNBL) owned the NCAA single-season and career blocked shot records. Was it Louella Tomlinson (left) or Kate Gaze (right)?
  22. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - MUGGING FOR THE CAMERA

  23. Diego Torero has definite screen presence. He just doesn't say much. May we suggest a little Ron Burgundy instead?
  24. SAN FRANCISCO DONS - PRESENTING THE GREAT PUMPKIN?

  25. This jack-o-lantern seems to have a decent defensive stance. His court/field vision is very limited, though... Halloween is coming y'all!
  26. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - NICE PINK PRESENTATION

  27. Santa Clara volleyball hosted a successful #WCCpink event. Ribbons for everybody!
  28. Think Pink tonight #scubroncos vs. #Gonzaga! #wccpink #represent
    Think Pink tonight #scubroncos vs. #Gonzaga! #wccpink #represent
  29. AND NOW... THEW.TV -- THREE MOMENTS FOR US

  30. Presenting the West Coast Conference Players of the Week for October 13 - TheW.tv

Best of the #WCC - October 6

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Best of the #WCC - October 6

Celebrating the best of social media throughout the West Coast Conference.

  1. BYU COUGARS - PHOTO DAY

  2. All-American guard Tyler Haws mugs for the camera on team photo day. Is that the "Blue Steel" look?
  3. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - STRONG WEEK FOR THE ZAGS

  4. It was a memorable week for Zags present and past. 
  5. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS - THE BOYS OF FALL

  6. College baseball is a few months away, but practices are underway for 2015.
  7. PACIFIC TIGERS - PREHEATING TO 350

  8. Pacific women's basketball constructed these pizzas for a recent team meal. This guy is ready to box them up.
  9. The players got creative for dinner. We'll let you know how they turn out! #pacific #tigers #209 🏀🐯🍕
    The players got creative for dinner. We'll let you know how they turn out! #pacific #tigers #209 🏀🐯🍕
  10. PEPPERDINE WAVES - WILLIE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

  11. Willie the Wave is huge in Costa Rica.
  12. Willie the Wave made it safely to Costa Rica! Our admission counselor Christie is there this week sharing Pepperdine's story with prospective students!
    Willie the Wave made it safely to Costa Rica! Our admission counselor Christie is there this week sharing Pepperdine's story with prospective students!
  13. PORTLAND PILOTS - NOT ON THE USUAL TOUR

  14. This is one of the best photos you will see of boats on the water of the Willamette River.
  15. WROW: The Pilots have been doing work this fall! Check out these photos from a recent practice http://t.co/vjBtGMcNHW http://t.co/qKJ48B3tcP
    WROW: The Pilots have been doing work this fall! Check out these photos from a recent practice  http://www.portlandpilots.com/galleries/?gallery=225 ...pic.twitter.com/qKJ48B3tcP
  16. SAINT MARY'S GAELS - CAVALIERS AND GOLFERS 

  17. Members of the Saint Mary's golf squad mug with former All-WCC and current Cleveland Cavalier guards Matthew Dellavedova and Stephen Holt after a preseason game.
  18. SAN DIEGO TOREROS - STARTING LINEUPS IN A MOMENT

  19. San Diego men's soccer poses with a youth club team before posting a 2-1 non-conference road victory at Santa Clara.
  20. SAN FRANCISCO DONS - GETTING IT DONE

  21. Dons doing quality community service while rocking some sweet hair nets.
  22. LIVING THE MISSION | Sasha Boussina, Treston Kederer, Dom Williams and @NoGloveNoLove5 at SVDP MSC Thursday night. http://t.co/3BM2e9FQss
    LIVING THE MISSION | Sasha Boussina, Treston Kederer, Dom Williams and@NoGloveNoLove5 at SVDP MSC Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/3BM2e9FQss
  23. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - THIS NET IS OCCUPIED

  24. Santa Clara opened WCC play with a SoCal split.
  25. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

  26. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the West Coast Conference members will host 22 #WCCpink games in men's and women's soccer and volleyball. Check out the video by TheW.tv. Below, BYU volleyball fans show off their pink swag!
  27. AND NOW... THEW.TV  -- THREE MOMENTS FOR US

  28. Presenting the West Coast Conference Players of the Week for October 6 - TheW.tv

#WCC TGIF Goodies - October 3

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#WCC TGIF Goodies - October 3

Where the eternal debate of "Less Filling vs. Tastes Great" is solved once and for all.

  1. BYU COUGARS - CHOOSE YOUR OWN CAPTION

  2. BYU soccer player Carla Swensen strikes a pose with a "model" student-athlete.
    There are so many photo caption possibilities here - even after removing the ones that might get me fired. Choose your own from the list below.
    a) Great if you like the strong, (really) silent type
    b) Yes, I understand he's tall, dark and handsome, but he seems a bit stiff.
    c) This is the kind of picture that convinced me it was time to try online dating
    d) That man(nequin) must work out...
    1. Speaking of BYU Football, the blog would like to take this opportunity to recognize All-American Cougar QB Jim McMahon who will have his number retired tonight. We also embrace any excuse that gives us a chance to showcase the former Chicago Bear's dance moves.

  3. FASHION WATCH: OCTOBER IS #WCCPINK MONTH

  4. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the West Coast Conference members will host 22 #WCCpink games in men's and women's soccer and volleyball. Check out the video below by TheW.tv.
  5. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - #TBT is ALWAYS FUN

  6. BEFORE
    Former Gonzaga All-American Kelly Olynyk as a freshman.
  7. AFTER
    Current Celtic compares hair products. Silky smooth?
  8. GONZAGA BULLDOGS - DOGS ON A ROLL(ER)?

  9. An alert reader sent this in and for that we say thanks. Speaking of hot dogs, what would Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray have to say?
  10. SANTA CLARA BRONCOS - STRONG MEN LIFTING HEAVY THINGS

  11. Bronco men's basketball appears ready for the "Feats of Strength".
  12. WCC BASKETBALL - PRACTICE OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY

  13. All-WCC guard Kevin Pangos sums up the start of official practice for the 2014-15 season pretty well. Yeah, it's like that.
  14. First day of official practice got me like...
    First day of official practice got me like...