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Former NBA player and Renegade returns to BC

Former NBA player and Renegade returns to BC

November 28, 2012

Former NBA player and Bakersfield College alumnus Andre Spencer never thought about being an NBA player growing up, but once he got here at BC he realized...

Bakersfield Jam benefitting from move

Nestor Fernandez, Reporter

November 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

At the time the Bakersfield Jam made the decision to move to the Jam Events Center, which is currently known as the Dignity Health Events Center, in 2009, they had been at Rabobank Arena for three years. David Higdon and Stan Ellis purchased the National Basketball Association Developmental League team in 2006. Higdon, who is the president and managing partner, felt that...

Turnovers prove costly to men’s hoops in first tourney

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

November 15, 2012

Filed under Sports

Turnovers plagued the Bakersfield College men’s basketball team against College of the Sequoias on Nov. 9 and Allan Hancock on Nov. 10 in the Cuesta Tournament. BC lost to COS 74-58 and lost to Hancock 96-78. “We played hard, but we didn’t play smart,” said BC coach Rich Hughes. “The thing is, we’ve just got to be smarter with how hard we play and not get...

BC men’s hoop team looking to bounce back

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

October 31, 2012

Filed under Sports

After a disappointing year last season, in which it lost a lot of close games due to turnovers, lack of rebounding and key injuries, the Bakersfield College men’s basketball team is ready to redeem itself this year. “We’re looking good,” said BC coach Rich Hughes. “We have a lot of returning players, so we haven’t had to teach as much. We’ve also had some newcomers,...

ROUNDUP: Former BC basketball players take their talents to four-years schools

ROUNDUP: Former BC basketball players take their talents to four-years schools

October 3, 2012

Three former Bakersfield College basketball players from the 2011-2012 team have transferred to four-year schools, and BC coach Rich Hughes said this is...

COLUMN: Basketball needs new playoff system

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

February 29, 2012

Filed under Sports

In sports, a lot of the talk is usually what should be the criteria to make the playoffs, and if a certain team is even worthy to be considered for a playoff spot. I like how in most sports, if you win the division, you can make the playoffs, but when two teams are battling for the division and have identical division or conference records, what do you look at next? I...

BC Renegade returns home

BC Renegade returns home

February 15, 2012

For some people, basketball is just a sport or a way to have fun with some friends, but for Bakersfield College men’s basketball player Conroy Lester,...

COLUMN: Is Super Lintendo all-hype or the real deal?

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

February 15, 2012

Filed under Sports

It’s not insanity, it’s Linsanity. Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has taken over the sports world. He has scored 20 points or more for five games straight, and before that he scored a total of 76 points for his career. At first I wasn’t sure about him because the first three games weren’t against the best competition, but after seeing him go shot for shot with Kobe...

BC coach uses loss to inspire

BC coach uses loss to inspire

February 1, 2012

Miranda Serna inspired her cousin, Bakersfield College men’s basketball assistant coach Aaron Chavez, to pursue a coaching career. Last year Serna, the...

New gym gives BC Div-1 atmosphere

New gym gives BC Div-1 atmosphere

February 1, 2012

The Athletics Department recently finished improving the Gil Bishop Sports Center, including the floor. The Gil Bishop Sports Center work was started...

Renegades win with potent offense

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

January 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College men's basketball team beat West L.A. College in a high-scoring game by a score of 99-80. The Renegades beat West L.A. on Jan. 25, improving to 8-13, thanks in part to 29 points from freshman starting forward Conroy Lester and 12 points from freshman guard Mike Young, who hit a buzzer-beater from half court to end the first half. BC got to a quick start...

Strong conference play lifts Lady ‘Gades

Esteban Ramirez, Sports Editor

January 25, 2012

Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College women’s basketball team started off this year with a 4-1 record and they have been able to continue to keep winning this season to stay in the hunt for the Western State Conference. They currently have a 10-7 record and 3- 2 in conference play. BC women’s basketball is currently tied for second in their conference with LA Valley and only one game...

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