UCSB will allow spectators at all home sporting events | Sports


Fans will be allowed to attend this week’s homestand for UCSB’s men’s basketball and volleyball teams, as well as next week’s final home games for Gaucho women’s basketball.

Coach Joe Pasternack will pick up his 100th win as UCSB men’s basketball coach Thursday at 7 p.m. when the Gauchos (11-9, 3-4 Big West Conference) host second-place Cal State Fullerton ( 2-8, 7-3) at 7 p.m.

UCSB, which is chasing a season-best fourth straight win, will also take on first-place Long Beach State (14-9, 9-1) Saturday at 7 p.m. in its annual Blackout Game, along with all the fans. invited to wear black. outfit.

Tickets are on sale to the public and available at the Gauchos online box office. UCSB has moved to a fully mobile digital ticketing platform. Students wishing to reserve their tickets must do so 48 hours in advance in the Gaucho Gameday app or by browsing the UCSBGauchos.com website.

California Department of Public Health guidelines will be in effect, with spectators required to present proof of full immunization status or provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry within two days for PCR testing or within 24 hours. a day for antigen testing. Persons 18 years of age or older must also provide corroborating identification.

Face coverings are mandatory at all times for people aged 2 or over, regardless of their vaccination status.

The UCSB Women (13-7, 7-4 Big West) are on the road this week with games at Fullerton (3-8, 8-13) on Thursday and Long Beach State (9-3, 16- 4) Saturday. Coach Bonnie Henrickson’s Gauchos return home next week to face UC Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and UC Davis on Senior Day, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

The UCSB men’s volleyball team (7-4), which was ranked No. 6 in this week’s AVCA national poll, will begin a six-game homestand against No. 13 BYU with back-to-back games at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gymnase Robertson. The Gauchos will open Big West Conference Play on Thursday, Feb. 24 against No. 11 UC San Diego.

UCSB sophomore Ryan Pecsok was named National Libero of the Week after recording 52 total digs in three games — one at No. 5 USC and two more at No. 10 Grand Canyon. Pecsok, who was also selected as the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, averaged 4.8 digs per set over the three games.

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