UFC 275 Preview

By Charlie Erdman On June 11th, the UFC will host its sixth Pay-Per-View of the year, UFC 275. The action will take place in Singapore, marking the UFC’s first Pay-Per-View event in Southeast Asia. The fight card is stacked with…

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Best in the West

Written by Charlie Erdman After two years of missing the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors are back in business. The Warriors began their playoff push with a dominant series win against the Denver Nuggets. Following their first-round win, the Warriors…

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NBA Finals Preview! Warriors vs. Celtics

Written by William Coolidge For the NBA and basketball world, and similar to the phrase my friend wants to get tattooed on his chest, "This Is It". Sticking to the NBA though...there are only two teams left standing in the…

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UFC 274 Preview

By Charlie Erdman On May 7th of this year, the UFC will host the highly anticipated pay-per-view event UFC 274 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Footprint Center. Headlining the action is the stacked lightweight division's championship fight between current champ…

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UFC 273 Preview

  On April 9th of this year, the UFC will host its most anticipated Pay-Per-View of the year, UFC 273. The action will take place in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Headlining the card is the Featherweight…

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The Boys [Aren’t] Back In Town…

 Just as it seemed the Warriors were finally overcoming years of being injury-riddled-- in fact, James Wiseman, Draymond Green, Iguodala, and GP2 coming back was the main topic of my last article--the Dubs suffered some sizable blows. First and foremost,…

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2022 March Madness

  By Charlie Erdman The first day of March Madness started yesterday and it began like it always does, with massive upsets. The biggest upset of them all was 15th seed Saint Peter’s taking down Goliath 2nd seed Kentucky. The…

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Olympic Athlete Spotlight: Chloe Kim

It’s been almost three weeks since the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have concluded. One certainty that hasn't come to end is the excellence of Chloe Kim. Officially a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Chloe Kim is making history at only 21…

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UFC 270 Preview

Art and writing by Charlie Erdman On January 22nd, 2022, the UFC will host its first pay-per-view event of the year, UFC 270. Beginning with a stacked preliminary card of compelling prospects and rising contenders and culminating with two incredible…

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The Warriors Are Back And Coming For The Throne!

        By Charlie Erdman On November 16th, 2021, the Golden State Warriors effortlessly dismantled the superstar-packed Brooklyn Nets, 117 to 99. After a mediocre 39-33 finish to the 2020-21 regular season, the Warriors are now leading the…

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The Rise of Khamzat Chimaev

Artwork by Lupe Pacheco-Gomez   Written by Charlie Erdman An anomaly is defined as something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev has deviated from what is standard, normal, or expected. He is an anomaly. …

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To be Mediocre or to be God-Awful

Hey basketball fans, (is this getting old?) A big trade just went down on January 6th, namely the Cleveland Cavaliers are trading former all-star center Andrew Bynum, who is expected to be waived, and three draft picks (plus the right…

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The ‘Adrian Peterson Effect’ & Basketball

Hey sports fans, I want to talk about the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. What used to be one of the most dreaded injuries that could befall a professional sports player has in recent years been viewed as considerably less…

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Taking a Dive

Sports fans, what does flopping mean to you? On May 31st, Slugtalk had an in-depth discussion about flopping and its place in semi-contact sports such as basketball and soccer where unnecessary contact is often penalized in the form of fouls.…

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Slam Dunk, Da Funk

Winter is not only a time for hot cocoa and new year’s resolutions - it is a time for NBA basketball. The city of Santa Cruz is taking the NBA D-League by storm this winter with the Santa Cruz Warriors…

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Santa Cruz Golden State Warriors

On November 2, 2012, the city of Santa Cruz made basketball history.  The Santa Cruz Warriors, the official D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, made eight selections during the 2012 NBA D-League Draft, marking the first D-League draft in…

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The Year of the Banana Slug

Whether you are a soccer fan, volleyball devotee, or a golf fanatic, fall sports at UCSC are bound to set the tone for the 2012-2013 year of the Banana Slug.  With a new wave of freshmen, transfer, and of course…

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