Men's Soccer Debuts on Radio and Online Tonight vs. Cal Poly

Oct. 7, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce that beginning with the Oct. 7 match vs. Cal Poly that men's soccer games will be broadcast on commercial, non-student radio for the first time in school history. UCSB is the only school in the nation to offer local - and worldwide - fans the opportunity to listen to men's soccer on non-student radio.

The remaining men's soccer schedule - home and away- will air on AM 1490 KIST and is available via online streaming, giving fans away from Santa Barbara the ability to listen to the games.

Fans can tune in to numerous streaming games throughout the 2009-10 year and UCSB's new weekly radio show, Talk'n Gauchos, by clicking here. Talk'n Gauchos, which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. live from State & A Bar and Grill, is archived online so fans can catch the show at any time by clicking here. For those who may have missed the show, a recap is shown every Wednesday on UCSB's new YouTube page.

Steve Wendt, UCSB's longtime basketball play-by-play broadcaster, will begin calling men's soccer matches starting with the Oct. 7 match vs. Cal Poly. Wendt will broadcast all remaining men's soccer matches this season as the Gauchos make their annual run to the NCAA Tournament.

Women's soccer coach Paul Stumpf and men's basketball coach Bob Williams are scheduled to be interviewed live during Wednesday's match.

To purchase tickets to the UCSB-Cal Poly match, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.

Wendt will also be the play-by-play broadcaster for men's and women's basketball, with every Gaucho game airing live on either AM 1490 or AM 990. All basketball games will also stream online through UCSBgauchos.com. And, beginning this year, over 20 UCSB baseball games will be broadcast live on the radio and will stream live online.

Men's and women's basketball season tickets are now available, giving fans an opportunity to catch the Gauchos all season long.

Season tickets are only $125 for men's basketball and $100 for women's basketball (35% lower than last year). Similar to the successful men's soccer family plan, a new Family Plan season ticket is now available for both men's and women's basketball. Family plans, which include five season tickets (two adults and three youth season tickets), are $300 for men's basketball, $225 for women's basketball or get the combo plan (both men's and women's) for just $400. That's just $2.66 per game! UCSB faculty/staff will also receive 50% off pricing on all season tickets.

And, purchase tickets before Nov. 1 to receive a complimentary Olé bobblehead doll! Click here to learn more about season ticket packages or to buy today!

About the Gaucho Fund (G-Fund for short): The program was launched as part of the Dare to Be Great strategic plan and is UCSB Athletics' annual giving program to provide vital funding support for scholarships, academic success and leadership development for Gaucho student-athletes. The Gaucho Fund is the anchor to the Dare to Be Great campaign. For more information on Dare to Be Great, please click here.

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