News Articles with Topic: Athletics

Men's Basketball names associate coach to top job

Associate men's basketball head coach Mike Magpayo will lead the Highlanders following the announcement that head coach David Patrick accepted the associate head Men's Basketball coaching position at the University of Arkansas, a move that provides Patrick with a return to the SEC and the opportunity to be closer to...

By UCR News | | Athletics

A new beat on life

Before they arrived at UC Riverside, Kevin Krause ’92 and Ray Rodriguez ’92 were junior college rivals on the basketball court. So when they got to campus as Highlander teammates, they were surprised — and not altogether thrilled — to discover they would be roommates. “We had played each other...

By Omar Shamout | | Athletics

How UCR student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff have responded to a shortened spring season

On the morning of March 12, head men’s basketball coach David Patrick was at an Anaheim hotel preparing his team to take on UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the Big West Tournament. But he didn’t really expect the game, which was scheduled to take place in only...

By Omar Shamout | | Athletics

UC Riverside names head women's basketball coach

The University of California, Riverside, today, March 30, 2020, announced that Nicole Powell, head coach at Grand Canyon University, has been named head women’s basketball coach for the Highlanders. Powell, a WNBA All-Star and Championship winning player, three-time All-American and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, and stellar recruiter, joins...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Men's Basketball tramples Cornhuskers in season opener

LINCOLN, NEB.- For the second time in three years, the UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team (1-0) opened its season on the road with a big win over a power five conference team. Tuesday night, the Highlanders roasted the Cornhuskers (0-1) from Nebraska 66-47, marking the program's largest margin of victory...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Highlanders men's basketball releases 2019-20 schedule

The UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team has released its 2019-20 . This season's campaign under second-year head coach David Patrick features a 16-game non-conference slate for the Highlanders with eight of those contests scheduled to be played in front of a home crowd in the Highlanders' SRC Arena. The eight...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Back in Action: Baseball Optimistic About Season Ahead

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—With a slew of new faces and a strong core of upperclassmen, the UC Riverside baseball team is optimistic about the season ahead. "People will enjoy watching the style of play we have," head coach Troy Percival said. "We've never had as much speed as we do right now...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Back in Action: Softball Has Sights Set on Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—After an incredibly successful and historical 2018 season for the UC Riverside Softball Team, the Highlanders have waited patiently to return to the diamond, flipping their calendars and preparing for an exciting 2019 campaign. "We are so excited to get this season going," Head Coach Nikki Palmer said. "Each...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Women's Volleyball Adds Former National Champion Andy Hein to Coaching Staff

RIVERSIDE, Calif.- The UC Riverside women's volleyball team made a huge addition to its coaching staff on March 4 as the Highlanders announced the hiring of Assistant Coach Andrew Hein. The former national champion and Team USA medalist comes to Riverside with a lengthy coaching and player resume in Southern...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Back in Camp: Men's Tennis Aims to Keep Making History

With the 2018-2019 season just one day away, the UC Riverside Men's Tennis Team is poised to continue its tradition of building and growing year by year. Since Head Coach Mattias Johansson's arrival before the 2015-16 season, a year in which he led the team to a DI record 13...

By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Back in Camp: Track and Field Excited for Competition to Begin

Whether it's the men or women, indoor or outdoor, UC Riverside Track and Field director Nate Browne is excited for the year ahead. The track and field season officially begins on Friday in the Lumberjack Team Challenge. On the women's side, the team has a lot of fresh, new talent...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Men's Soccer celebrates 2018 season with chancellor

Thursday morning, the UC Riverside Men's Soccer Team took a walk across campus to the office of University's Chancellor, Kim Wilcox, to be honored for a successful and historical 2018 season. The Highlanders piled into Wilcox's conference room with their Big West Tournament trophy in hand as each coach and...

By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Women's Basketball Signs Three Recruits

UC Riverside Highlanders Women's Basketball team has announced the signing of future student-athletes Yohana Ewodo, Georgia Ohiaeri, and Fapou Semebene. "This is one of the best recruiting classes in my time here and we are very excited," said John Margaritis, who is in his 15th season as head coach. Ewodo...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Men's Basketball Announces the Signing of Three Recruits

The UC Riverside men's basketball team has announced that three phenomenal student-athletes will join its 2019 recruiting class. Daniel Mading, Oliver Hayes-Brown, and Akol Mawein have signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Highlander family. Daniel Mading Mading is a former four-star recruit that comes to Riverside from...

By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Malou De Kergret Takes on Leadership Role

Forward Malou De Kergret is one-of-a-kind on the UC Riverside women's basketball team this season. She's the only senior. "Something is different about your senior year," De Kergret said. "All seniors from all sports feel it. You know it is your last year and you want to make a difference."...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: 1982 Baseball Team

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—It's a feeling very few people get to experience, but for the 1982 UC Riverside Men's Baseball team, each player is able to call themselves a National Champion. That achievement helped the team become one of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. "Winning the Championship was numbing and...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: David Finley

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—David Finley has visited and played on his fair share of baseball diamonds. However, the one he played on at UC Riverside is still his favorite. "When I played at Riverside, our field was on campus. I've been on a million fields since then and our field is by...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Larry Cunningham

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Larry Cunningham found out a few months ago via phone that he would be a 2018 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, his first reaction was an unusual one. "I thought someone was prank calling me," Cunningham said with a laugh. "I had no idea. I wasn't...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Fred Morawczski

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—It's been nearly 50 years since Fred Morawczski finished playing football at UC Riverside, but his memories are as fresh as ever. "The best thing was the comradery and really having a sense of purpose," Morawczski said. "I had great teammates and really inspiring coaches." Morawczski, who is a...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Melissa Sanchez

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Melissa Sanchez saw the 951 area code pop up on her phone a few months ago, she had a feeling it was someone from UC Riverside. However, she wasn't expecting the news that awaited her. Sanchez, who graduated from UCR in 2006, would be inducted into the 2018...

By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics