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Tiger Thursday with Ted Leland for Nov. 1

Oct 31, 2013

Pacific Tigers  Athletics

No. 3 Water Polo To Host No. 1 USC On Saturday Afternoon
In arguably the biggest contest of the year for the No. 3 ranked Tiger men's water polo team, Pacific will host the top-seeded and reigning national champion Trojans on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Kjeldsen Pool. The Tigers are looking to better their seed for the upcoming MPSF championship tournament with an NCAA tournament bid on the line for the top teams. The match against USC will be Pacific's first crack at the Trojans in 2013 after just missing out on a finals matchup with USC at the SoCal Tournament a few weeks back.

Tigers Get 80-70 Win Over Cal State Stanislaus In Exhibition Opener
he Pacific men's basketball team opened the 2013-14 exhibition season with an 80-70 victory over Cal State Stanislaus on Wednesday, October 30. It is the dawn of a new era of Pacific Basketball, with new head coach Ron Verlin earning his first exhibition win. The Tigers also return to the West Coast Conference this year, with their first WCC game against Saint Mary's two months from tonight's game (Dec. 30).

Golf To Host Its Annual SCVB Pacific Invitational
Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31 the Tigers' golf team will host its annual SCVB Pacific Invitational as Pacific brings in 11 teams to Stockton for the tournament. For the first time the Tigers will take their home tournament to the greens of Stockton Country Club as some of the top teams in the nation come to town to vie for the prestigious trophy. All the action tees off on Thursday, Oct. 31 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 2. 

Women's Hoops Opens Exhibition Season Friday at Home
The Pacific women's basketball team opens the 2013-14 season with an exhibition tune-up against Cal State East Bay on Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Spanos Center. The Tigers, coming off a program-record 27 wins last year, sport a new look for 2013-14 after graduating five seniors and losing four starters.

Bring Your Gently Used Coats/Blankets/Socks On Sunday To MBB
Playing a second exhibition contest on Sunday afternoon, the men's basketball team returns to action against Montana Tech at 4:00 pm at the Spanos Center. Bring a gently used coat, blanket or package of socks and receive 50% off a regular priced ticket.

Pacific Basketball To Hold Annual Tigers In Tennies Event On Nov. 21
Enjoy an evening of fun and excitement with the Pacific Men's and Women's Basketball teams as they will be holding their 19th Annual Tigers In Tennies free youth basketball clinic on Thursday, November 21. The clinic is open to all boys and girls ages 5-12 years old, all skills levels are welcomed and there is no pre-registration required.

Tigers In Full Action Throughout The Weekend
In edition to the basketball teams playing at home for the first time in the new year, the Pacific women's volleyball team takes on Saint Mary's in a rivalry match on Thursday night as the two teams meet at 7:00 pm at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Don't forget to ear your Halloween costume tonight and get into the holiday spirit. Also, Pacific soccer plays for the final time at home on Friday night as the Tigers say goodbye to their seniors in a pre-game ceremony at Knoles Field beginning at 7:00 pm. Tiger men's tennis hosts its own invitational all weekend long beginning at 8:00 am on Fri., Nov. 1. On the road, the Tiger field hockey team plays its final regular season contest of the year when Pacific travels up the I5 to take on UC Davis. 

Don't forget to show your support of the Tigers and wear your colors every Friday! 

Until next week, Go Tigers!

Ted Leland
Athletic Director
University of the Pacific



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