Gaucho Traditions

Nickname: Gauchos

Learn the history of the Gaucho name and how UCSB students have embraced the Gaucho spirit

The Locos

One of the loudest student sections that dominate the Thunderdome & Harder Stadium

Fight Songs

Learn these and you'll fit right in with the mass of gold-clad students
Soccer Scarves

A staple at every soccer game and a show of support for the Gauchos 

This is Soccer Heaven

The historic crowds, exciting games, and beautiful scenery make Santa Barbara 'Soccer Heaven'

The Thunderdome

Home to Gaucho basketball and a nightmare for opposing teams


The mascot of the Gauchos, can be seen on gameday cheering with fans and giving out high-fives

Pep Band/Cheer/Dance

The faithful supporters who always bring energy and spirit

Legends of the 'Dome

UCSB honors the legends who graced the Thunderdome court

Hall of Fame

The achievements of these Gauchos are unmatched

The Gaucho Way

Sportsmanship is a key element of being a Gaucho fan

Dare to be Great

The strategic vision for the UCSB Athletics Department

Golden Eagle Awards

The best and brightest student-athletes are recognized each year