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Pacific Baseball: Roster filled with local talent

It’s tough to field a Division I baseball team with a plethora of local players and be a postseason contender. Pacific, though, believes it can make that happen this year. Of the Tigers’ 33 players listed on the active roster, 14 of them are from The Record’s coverage area (including Tracy, Lodi, Escalon and Stockton [...]

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How’s the weather up there?

  Sami Eleraky stands 7-foot, making him perhaps the tallest man in Stockton. The sophomore center on the Pacific men’s basketball team said being that tall creates certain challenges off the court. Born in Denmark to Egyptian parents, the good-natured Eleraky has a unique perspective on the inquisitive and unabashed nature of some Americans as it pertains [...]

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Delta water polo signings

Delta water polo players sign with four-year institutions. Pictured (left to right): Manuel Zorn, Carson Williamson, Jacob Castro and Cole Mahoney. The Delta College Men’s Polo Team will have four athletes moving on to play polo at the university level.  Jacob Castro (Soph., Lincoln HS – Stockton) has accepted a water polo scholarship to play at [...]

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Western Illinois at Pacific (men) pregame

A style clash will tip-off at Spanos Center in a few minutes as Western Illinois visits Pacific. The Leathernecks like to slow it down and play tough, hard-nosed man-to-man defense under coach Jim Molinari. Western Illinois is 0-2 with losses to Idaho and Nebraska. The Tigers have looked great on offense (82 points per game) [...]

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UC Irvine at Pacific men (pregame)

The Tigers take the floor for the first time since their thrilling 80-78 victory at Nevada on Friday against former Big west Conference rival UC Irvine now. The familiarity should make for competitive game as the teams split the regular season meetings last season, before the Tigers handled UC Irvine in the Big West Conference [...]

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Pacific at Nevada (pregame)

We are live at Lawlor Events Center for the 2013-14 season opener between the Wolf Pack and Tigers. One of Pacific’s enduring non-conference rivals, the Wolf Pack are hoping for a duplication of its 78-54 thrashing of the Tigers here two years ago. The Tigers won 78-72 in overtime last season at Spanos Center and [...]

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Pats not the right fit for Lavelle

Edison grad Lavelle Hawkins has had an eventful few months. In May, the receiver was released after five seasons by the Titans, the team that drafted him out of Cal in 2008. Just days later, he signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, but that didn’t work out and he was released in July. Days later, [...]

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WNIT: Utah at Pacific (pregame)

The Pacific women’s basketball team continues it postseason run in about 10 minutes as Utah visits Spanos Center in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers (27-7) will host Saint Mary’s in a quarterfinal matchup on Saturday with a victory, but it won’t come easy against the Utes (20-13) of the [...]

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No. 2 Miami vs. No. 15 Pacific (pregame)

We are just a few minutes from tipoff here at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as the 15th-seeded Tigers try to pull the upset over the heavily favored No. 2 Hurricanes. If coach Bob Thomason wants to play the “No Respect” card, he wouldn’t have to look further then the pregame starting lineup sheet [...]

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Sage advice for McCloud

Pacific senior guard Lorenzo McCloud said he received a call of congratulations last Saturday from his good friend, Houston Rockets all-star guard James Harden, following the Tigers’ win over UC Irvine in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game. Harden shared his wisdom with McCloud, who might keep his words in mind when Pacific plays Miami on Friday in [...]

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