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WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 22

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 22

A social look at the West Coast Conference.

  1. Ricky Rubio practices bounce passes with a cute little girl, BUT did you see the clutch WCC promo? (via Root Sports)

  2. BYU plays at Portland Thursday night at 7pm in the Chiles Center. COUGAR NOTES | PILOT NOTES
  3. Ricky Rubio plays with girl during timeout
  4. Stacy Davis (aka SauceKid Supreme) signs for the next generation of Waves faithful.

  5. Stacy Davis has Pepperdine hoops rolling at 5-3 in WCC play. The Waves play in Northern California this week at Pacific and Saint Mary's.
  6. It was a pleasure signing posters after the game yesterday. Appreciate all the kids and their families who gave us the time to sign some gear!#SauceKidLovesTheKiddies
  7. This Saturday, WCC basketball staffs and coaches will be wearing sneakers on the sidelines in support of Coaches vs. Cancer "Suits and Sneakers Weekend" - January 24-27. DETAILS.

  8. This Gonzaga fan shows off her signed "Believe" t-shirt. 
  9. So, this really is a "smart phone"...

  10. For the record Gonzaga is pronounced: Gone - ZAG (as in "bag") - uh
  11. Guess what sport is set to make its West Coast Conference debut in February? 

    Softball season is on the way!

  12. Sun and scrimmage on a Happy MLK day
  13. I don't like photo day either...

  14. All-WCC First Team tennis player Lorraine Guillermo of Pepperdine displays outstanding technique.
  15. Team photos just posted! Didn't Lorraine Guillermo look lovely in her head shot? #CHEEEEEESE http://gowav.es/1apLHec  pic.twitter.com/wq3UPnM2Dz

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 20

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 20

Check out the best in social media from around the league.

  1. BYU

  2. Cougars on a roll. Winners of five straight, BYU improved to 5-2 in WCC play after a Bay Area sweep.
  3. GONZAGA

  4. This fan looks pretty fired up to see Spike the Bulldog...
  5. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

  6. Lion faithful pack Gersten for No. 24 Gonzaga.
  7. PACIFIC

  8. Top Tiger Ron Verlin looks fashionable talking to TheW.tv's Amanda Blackwell.
  9. PEPPERDINE

  10. These freshmen don't have that deer in headlights look...
  11. @PeppBasketball this campus is off the hook...Ocean view plus deer...@WCChoops at its BEST!! pic.twitter.com/WH57ik3AB7
  12. PORTLAND

  13. Postgame interviews after the Pilots posted a 71-57 road win at Loyola Marymount. Great interview posture.
  14. After beating LMU Thursday, we're ready for another win in SoCal! We face Pepperdine at 5 on Pepperdine's network. #youdidntseethiscoming#PilotStrong
  15. SAINT MARY'S

  16. Flattery usually works.
  17. 1st time watching @smcgaels on @TheWtv Great picture, great commentary. Gaels up 73-62, 5 mins left in game.
  18. yayyyy streaming the smc game! @smcgaels
  19. @smcgaels watching the game on W. TV! Just saw my daughter in the stands. Now let's take this 2nd half! Go Gaels!!
  20. SAN DIEGO

  21. Toreros collect a 69-66 road win at Santa Clara. 
  22. SAN FRANCISCO

  23. Great seats, hey buddy?! Diamond Dons running the stairs at AT&T Park.
  24. The squad running the stairs at AT&T yesterday. #godons #zachturner
  25. SANTA CLARA

  26. Bronco Baseball showing off new uniforms. 2014 Opening Day: February 14.
  27. broncobaseball having fun! Great photo day on the scu campus where it is 75 degrees today  http://instagram.com/p/jUg5qMBFaQ/ 
  28. Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King

  29. Martin Luther King's Last Speech: "I've Been To The Mountaintop"

WCC TGIF - Jan. 17, 2014

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WCC TGIF - Jan. 17, 2014

Celebrating the very best of the WCC week so far...

  1. Coaching Basketball 101, Lesson No. 1: When you take it to hard to the basket...

  2. 1. You score, 2. You get fouled, 3. You score and get fouled or 4. See below for a demonstration by BYU's Eric Mika.
  3. GIF: Eric Mika (@erc95) rejects San Francisco's Kruize Pinkins. #BYUBasketball
  4. A Perennial Member of the WCC All-Name Team...

  5. Portland's all-time leading scorer Jose Slaughter stops by the booth. No relation to this guySlaughter scored 1,940 points (17.6 ppg) for the Pilots, good for ninth in WCC hoops history.
  6. MBB: So great to have Jose Slaughter, UP's all-time leading scorer, on as our half-time radio guest! #GoPilots pic.twitter.com/0uRghYUa8D
  7. If you listen carefully, you can hear the basketball crying out for help.

  8. Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski looks ready to deflate this unsuspecting basketball. I wonder if he's ever seen this Bond villain crush a Titleist.
  9. GAMEDAY! Gonzaga Men's Basketball is on the road as they take on Pepperdine tonight at 7pm! #6thFan #GONZ pic.twitter.com/DymW5jQtz8
  10. WCC Soccer Dominates the 2014 NWSL Draft

  11. Six of the 36 players selected competed in the West Coast Conference, headlined by 2013 WCC Player of the Year and three-time first team All-American Julie Johnston
  12. 2013 WCC Defender of the Year Amanda Frisbie was one of two WCC soccer alumni drafted in the first round.
  13. #ReignFC has selected defender Amanda Frisbie (@Frizzbie) from U of Portland with the 7th pick. #LetItReign pic.twitter.com/uYzYsQYyRa
  14. Coaching Basketball 101, Lesson No. 2: This is what is known as a high-percentage shot.

  15. BYU's Tyler Haws demonstrates.
  16. GIF: Tyler Haws with the and-one throwdown at San Francisco. #BYUBasketball

WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 15

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 15

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. A Portland Pilot Goes to Washington. Meets the President. Again. 

  2. Former Portland guard and head coach of the Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra got more face time with the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Check out the video of thetrophy presentation (NBC News)
  3. First Pitch, Valentine's Day, 2014.

  4. Take your loved one to a game on Opening Day. If they make it to the fifth inning, you know it's love. The 2014 Division I baseball season opens Friday, February 14. Play Ball!
  5. @USDbaseball working hard to prep the mound and home plate for the 2014 season. Nice job boys! pic.twitter.com/vL890vEwdX
  6. The Midweek Wrap continues to be fascinated by the disembodied heads of Gaels. 

  7. Here SMC forward Brad Waldow: a) shows off his latest boxing injury, b) proves to the tooth fairy that he is expecting a big payday, c) is ready for pumpkin seed spitting season, or d) auditioning for the role of a hockey goon
  8. Then there's this...

  9. Here at the WCC Blog we have a working knowledge of bouncy castles. Bouncy Bulldogs? Not so much.
  10. Welcome to the WCC, Coach Soto.

  11. Dons name just the fifth soccer coach in program history. RELEASE.
  12. Thanks for the Memories Coach Sollars!

  13. Legendary Pilot mentor stepping down at the end of the 2013-14 season. Jim Sollars has coached more than 800 games at the University of Portland. RELEASE.

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 13

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 13

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

  1. BYU - Starting lineups coming up in moments from the Marriott Center.

  2. So this is pretty cool way to start a game. The only thing missing is this guy doing the PA. The BYU men posted a 2-0 record last week with wins against Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.
  3. GONZAGA - Walk towards the light.

  4. More than 5,500 people packed the McCarthey Athletic Center for the Bulldogs vs. No. 24 San Diego. Gonzaga seized a 79-50 victory and sit in first place atop the league standings at 4-1. RECAP.
  5. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Anthony Ireland can play.

  6. Did you know that Ireland ranks third among NCAA active Division I career leaders in points (1,917)? 
  7. @lmuhoops set for round two with San Diego tonight at 7 pm. Live on time warner and kxlu #lmulions...  http://instagram.com/p/i93H7mqg2m/ 
  8. PACIFIC - Just something for the mantle.

  9. Former Tiger student Janet Leigh captured this Golden Globe for her performance in the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho". 
  10. Golden Globes are this Sunday - former student Janet Leigh's 1960 award for her performance in "Psycho" is part of our special collections. #PacificTigers#HFPA #GoldenGlobes
  11. PEPPERDINE - Waves surging in SoCal.

  12. Waves improved to 4-2 in the WCC standings with a win at San Diego, good for second place in the league standings.
  13. Supporting our @SportChalet college partner @PeppBasketball at USD tonight! We got a close one here......  http://instagram.com/p/jDdfKbsaZH/ 
  14. PORTLAND - Always a good day to rush the court

  15. A sea of Purple Pride on the floor of the Chiles Center after an 82-73 upset win against Gonzaga on Thursday.
  16. Go Pilots! Last night was the stuff of legends! #beatthezags #portlandpilots#uportland #purplepride
  17. SAINT MARY'S - Welcome back Delly.

  18. 2012 WCC Player of the Year Matt Dellavedova returned to Moraga to support the Gaels vs. San Francisco. The current Cavalier saw SMC improve to 3-2 in WCC play with a win against the Dons.
  19. Great to watch a half of @smcgaels basketball today! The boys played well!pic.twitter.com/B0yWBDrAwX
  20. SAN DIEGO - So you want to sit courtside in the Jack Nicholson seats... 

  21. "And there's a lucky fan..." Torero Christopher Anderson shows all-out effort against Loyola Marymount.
  22. Christopher Anderson going Beast Mode on the scorers table Thursday.@USDToreros pic.twitter.com/Rx6kBF1t3h
  23. SAN FRANCISCO - A documentary on the legendary Pete Newell will air this week. Part One focuses on his days as the head coach for the Dons.

  24. A Naismith Hall-of-Famer, Pete Newell won NIT, NCAA titles and Olympic Gold.
  25. SANTA CLARA - Caption contest time!

  26. So Doc, this is exactly the way I dislocated my shoulder... The Broncos earned a WCC road split with a buzzer-beating win at Saint Mary's before falling at Pacific.
  27. Superman getting ready to fly? @SCUBroncos trainer Evan Drabik stretches@23Jbrown  http://instagram.com/p/jCt545BFf6/ 
  28. FINALLY - From San Diego to the Halls of Montezuma.

  29. Thursday was Military Appreciation Night at the University of San Diego. The Toreros honored the latest graduating class from the San Diego Marine Corps Recruiting Depot.
  30. It's Military Appreciation Night at San Diego tonight! The #USMC mascot is in the house along with the latest graduating class of recruits from the San Diego Marine Corps Recruiting Depot! #congratsandthankyou

WCC TGIF - Jan. 10, 2014

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WCC TGIF - Jan. 10, 2014

Celebrating the very best of the WCC week so far...

  1. PORTLAND PILOTS - A great night to wear purple in the Rose City. Pilots upend No. 22 Gonzaga 82-73

  2. The disembodied head of Eric Reveno tells me that this did not happen at a Green Day concert... GAME RECAP - Oregonian
  3. The Pilot women's team also posted a top-25 win, downing previously unbeaten No. 24 San Diego 72-51 in the Chiles Center. RECAP.
  4. Way to go @PortlandPilots women's hoops!!! They picked up a huge win tonight over nationally ranked...  http://instagram.com/p/i77GghO7l4/ 
  5. SANTA CLARA - Apparently someone is pretty pumped the Broncos won at Saint Mary's...

  6. GAEL FANS ARE RUNNIINNNNNNING OUT OF THE BUILDING!!!!!!!!
  7. Not 100 percent sure exactly what the above even means, but Santa Clara beat Saint Mary's 57-55 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by freshman Jared Brownridge. GAME RECAP -SFGate.com.
  8. YOU MUST SEE THIS! Watch the archived broadcast of Santa Clara at Saint Mary's RIGHT HERE
  9. SAN FRANCISCO - Dons post thrilling overtime win at Pacific to move into a share of first place at 4-1.

  10. Dons move into a tie atop the league standings with a 81-72 overtime victory against the Tigers. GAME RECAP.
  11. YOU MUST SEE THIS! Watch the archived broadcast of San Francisco at Pacific RIGHT HERE
  12. BYU - Rumor has it that Tyler Haws can really shoot and score the basketball. 

  13. Tyler Haws, a junior, scored surpassed 1,500 career points last night in a 84-72 win against Pepperdine. Haws finished with 35 points vs, the Waves, the most by a WCC player this season. RECAP - Deseret News.
  14. This shot tied Haws with Cosic for 14th all-time in BYU history with 1,513 points#BYUhoops pic.twitter.com/eHaNdawFek
  15. SAN DIEGO - Toreros salute the U.S. Marines on "Military Appreciation Night".

  16. Remember, these are trained professionals on a closed course. 
    The Toreros collected their first WCC win with a 74-67 decision against Loyola Marymount. RECAP - San Diego Union-Tribune.
  17. YOU MUST SEE THIS! Watch the archived broadcast of Loyola Marymount at San Diego RIGHT HERE

WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 8

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WCC Midweek Wrap - Jan. 8

A social look around the West Coast Conference.

  1. Everybody's (T)Werking for the Weekend.

  2. Spotted in the crowd for Saint Mary's game against William Jessup: Betty White and national treasure Miley Cyrus. Definition of IRONY. What exactly is a William JessupYou CAN'T HANDLE the truth.
  3. GForce| Tip off at 7pm against William Jessup. We have Adidas socks and Gael Nation shirts. So #BeHereandBeLoud pic.twitter.com/s4F6T0ekrg
  4. Wait... Does Dickie V. Know About This? 

  5. Speaking of the Hall of Famer, here are some old school Diaper Dandies.
  6. Help support @GonzagaSAAC & Spokane Catholic Charities by donating diapers & toilet paper at our game tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/Q8WpXYtmwS
  7. It's Too Cold for it to Rain Cats and Dogs in Spokane... Right?

  8. BYU takes on Gonzaga in the Kennel Thursday in a battle of two teams receiving top-25 votes in the national polls. ZAG NOTES  |  COUGAR NOTES
  9. Big Game Tomorrow Night vs. Gonzaga! 7pm (MT)! Listen Live on BYU Radio!#LetsPlay pic.twitter.com/eUHHHirAkv
  10. Pilot Legend Christine Sinclair spotted at the Rose Bowl.

  11. Portland and the WCC represented at the "Grandaddy of Them All". Sinclair is (really) good at soccer.
  12. Suh-weet!! RT @UPortland: Yes, that is a huge banner of UP legend Christine Sinclair at the Rose Bowl...  http://instagram.com/p/i2C-r8u7sZ/ 
  13. And, Now, A Moment For Us.

  14. Check out the top plays of the week in TheWtv's "Top Play Tuesday"!

Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 6

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Best of the WCC - Social Media Edition - Jan. 6

Ring in 2014 with the best from around the West Coast Conference.

  1. BYU - Cougars win an overtime thriller against Saint Mary's.

  2. BYU and Saint Mary's need bonus basketball to decide things in an eventual  69-67 triumph for the Cougars in the Marriott Center. RECAP.
  3. RT @byuwbb HUGE OT Win for BYU! #LetsPlay pic.twitter.com/kDaWEZkkcS@LexiEaton21 with game winner. 19 point 10 board double double.
  4. GONZAGA - Bulldogs stay unbeaten in WCC play with wins against Saint Mary's and Pacific.

  5. Objects in this screen shot are even bigger than they may appear.
  6. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Lions play an overtime thriller at Santa Clara

  7. Anthony Ireland pours in career-high 34 points, but Lions fall to the Broncos 86-81. RECAP.
  8. PACIFIC - Showing off the new #WCC Swag.

  9. Shirts commemorating the return of the Tigers to the West Coast Conference.
  10. Happy #MoreSwagMonday! Today, we are celebrating
  11. PEPPERDINE - Bria Richardson scores early, often in overtime thriller.

  12. Bria Richardson scores 44 points in a 100-93 overtime win against Santa Clara, the second best tally in WCC history. RECAP.
  13. The Waves won a wild one tonight, 100-93 (2OT) over SCU! Bria Richardson put up 44! Recap here  http://gowav.es/1cqueif  pic.twitter.com/g647sAoQbF
  14. PORTLAND - That's a lot of Purple.

  15. Pilots packed them in the Chiles Center for Saint Mary's.
  16. SAINT MARY'S - Following the Gaels.

  17. These Gael gals either a) have extremely coincidental birthmarks, b) took their ideas of fandom to a tattoo artist or c) are fired up for the Gaels vs. Zags.
  18. SAN DIEGO - Toreros Host a Block Party and Roll to a 15-0 Start!

  19. The Toreros are ranked for the first time in school history after an unbeaten 15-0 start. 
  20. .@WCChoops welcome to the @USDwbb block party. The @USDToreros bigs had 9 blocks in win over UOP.  http://instagram.com/p/ixfdM5qdbX/ 
  21. San Francisco Dons - Not your average barbershop quartet... 

  22. Gonzaga's Bing Crosby gets most of the Christmas attention, but word on the street is that this group - headlined by two Naismith Hall-of-Famers Bill Russell and K.C. Jones - could really play and... carol? K.C. Jones later coached the Celtics and could really sing. PROOF.
  23. What a shot! #GoDons "The caroling might be over, but this gem is evergreen#TBT" (via @usfca)
  24. SANTA CLARA - Two-time NBA MVP and Santa Clara alum Steve Nash meets with the Broncos. 

  25. SCU women's basketball toured the Lakers training facility and met with a pretty good point guard. (I promise, that is Steve Nash in the photo...) The Broncos went 1-1 on their SoCal swing at Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. 
  26. A lil' meet and greet for @SteveNash with the women's hoops team from his alma mater, the @SCUBroncospic.twitter.com/9SXuGz2qNB

WCC TGIF - The Best of 2014 - Jan. 3, 2014

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WCC TGIF - The Best of 2014 - Jan. 3, 2014

In the triumphant return of the WCC Blog, we fearlessly recognize the very best of 2014...

  1. TOP SINGLE-GAME PERFORMANCE OF 2014 - Women's Basketball: Waves Down Broncos in Double Overtime 100-93 Behind 44 (Yes, 44!) Points from Bria Richardson

  2. Bria Richardson's 44 points the second-highest single-game tally in WCC history (45) in both overall and WCC contests. RECAP  |  HIGHLIGHTS
  3. The Waves won a wild one tonight, 100-93 (2OT) over SCU! Bria Richardson put up 44! Recap here  http://gowav.es/1cqueif  pic.twitter.com/g647sAoQbF
  4. Portland All-American Martha Sheldon (1987-92) owns the all-time single-game record with 45 vs. Gonzaga (1/9/92).
  5. TOP SINGLE-GAME PERFORMANCE OF 2014 - Men's Basketball: Pepperdine Improves to 3-0 in WCC Play Behind Big Night from Brendan Lane.

  6. Senior forward Brendan Lane did the heavy lifting for Pepperdine, scoring 26 points (10-for-15 floor) with 17 rebounds with four blocks and no turnovers in a 70-61 win at Santa Clara. RECAP
  7. Player of the Night in the NCAA: Brendan Lane of@PeppBasketball ! 26 pts, 17 reb, and 4 blks! Great win for the Waves! #RoadWarriors
  8. TOP 2014 TEAM PERFORMANCE - Men's Basketball

  9. Three Pilots recorded double-doubles in a 72-64 victory against Paciifc. Thomas van der Mars (18 points/13 rebounds) Ryan Nicholas (17 points and 12 rebounds) and Bryce Pressley (12 points and 10 rebounds) all double-dipped. RECAP   A friendly reminder to never double-dip at parties.
  10. UP Men's Basketball - Portland
  11. TOP 2014 TEAM PERFORMANCE - Women's Basketball

  12. San Diego improved on the best start in program history with a 80-70 win against Saint Mary's Thursday in the Slim Gym. The Toreros are now 14-0, 3-0 in WCC play. RECAP
  13. This is what perfection looks like. @USDwbb are 14-0 and beat St Mary's 80-70 tonight. Way to get the...  http://instagram.com/p/iscyXiqdaC/ 
  14. .@USDwbb now 14-0, 3-0 #WCC after topping St. Mary's (12-2, 2-1) 80-70 in JCP. @USDToreros pic.twitter.com/E4dZTqjJOD
  15. BEST 2014 TWEETS BY A WCC COACH - Men's Basketball Edition

  16. Got a scouting report on St. Mary's? Asking for a friend.... RT@SeanFarnham Any hoops questions ask away I am on my flight home
  17. Man, you guys are good! RT @SeanFarnham Sure if you hold them to 1 made 3 and 2 assists and out rebound them by 17 you have a great chance
  18. BEST 2014 TWEET BY WCC COACH - Women's Basketball Edition

  19. Is it cruel to have 9 am practice on New Years Day? Well, then call me ornery
  20. OK Coach. You're ornery!
  21. Going to need some good mood music to close out the "WCC Best of 2014". This should work!

  22. Elvis Presley Singing Viva Las Vegas
  23. A MOMENT FOR US... Now that you're in the right frame of mind, a reminder that the 2014 WCC Championship in Las Vegas is just around the corner. BUY TICKETS NOW!

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

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!