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Basketball

  • Numbers Guy

    Numbers Guy

    Kerry Benefield, 15 Jun 2017

    Tom Bonfigli ’75 has racked up more than 750 wins coaching basketball at a California high school. He’s only had three losing seasons. But one night could have ended it all. 

    Summer 2017

  • Rambis and Nash

    Rambis and Nash

    Matt Morgan, 15 Jun 2017

    Too slow. Can’t jump. Not quick, long, or strong enough. NBA scouts thought Steve Nash ’96 and Kurt Rambis ’80 had a lot in common. Now they have one more thing: the Santa Clara University Athletics Hall of Fame.

    Summer 2017

  • On the Road

    On the Road

    Matt Morgan, 15 Jun 2017

    For men’s basketball Coach Herb Sendek and crew, summer is a time to build the program for the future.

    Summer 2017

  • Go Big, Go Home

    Go Big, Go Home

    Matt Morgan, 15 Jun 2017

    Ken Sears ’55 put Santa Clara in the Final Four and became the first basketball player on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After six years as a Knickerbocker and two with the Warriors, he returned to Watsonville and became a different kind of legend.

    Summer 2017

  • The Big Cat

    The Big Cat

    Santa Cruz Sentinel and Jim Seimas, 2 May 2017

    Saying goodbye to Ken Sears ’55, the first basketball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

  • Sweet Wood

    Sweet Wood

    Matt Morgan, 15 Aug 2016

    The story of how Renee Baumgartner and the guy behind Marty McFly’s sneakers brought a big-time court to the Leavey Center.

    Summer 2016

  • Magic in Numbers

    Magic in Numbers

    Ed Cohen, 15 Aug 2016

    Herb Sendek has a proven track record. Here’s how he plans to get the Broncos back to the big dance. 

    Summer 2016

  • Play to Win

    Play to Win

    Ed Cohen, 15 Aug 2016

    After a 23–9 record a year ago, the women’s basketball team hopes to keep its momentum going under new coach Bill Carr.

    Summer 2016
     

  • Hoop Hopes

    Hoop Hopes

    Eryn Olson ’16, 13 Mar 2016

    During what turned out to be Coach Kerry Keating’s final season, Jared Brownridge ’17 passed Steve Nash ’96 on the career 3-pointers list.

    Spring 2016

  • That Winning Streak

    That Winning Streak

    Eryn Olson ’16, 13 Mar 2016

    The women's basketball team not only started the season with 12 straight wins, it did something else wonderful that hadn't happened since before any of its players were born.

    Spring 2016