Discount tickets to men’s basketball vs. Cal Poly

The Saint Mary’s Athletic Ticket Office is offering a “Black Friday” men’s basketball ticket special.  Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, lower section general admission tickets (Gael Force courtside section) for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against Cal Poly are available for just $9.

Click here to purchase these discounted tickets on Friday.

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Ben Allen signs with Bendigo Braves

Former Saint Mary’s big man Ben Allen signed to play for the Bendigo Braves of South East Australian Basketball League, according to the Bendigo Advertiser.

Allen, who previously played for the Sydney Kings and the Townsville Crocs of the NBL, played last season for the SEABL champion Mt. Gambier Pioneers and averaged averaged 13.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

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Watch D-League games on YouTube

With two former Saint Mary’s standouts now playing in the NBA’s D-League, you might consider bookmarking this YouTube page.  Every D-League game will be streamed live through the league’s exclusive agreement with the popular cable network.  The site will also archived events and highlights.

Recent grad Stephen Holt is playing with the Canton Charge, while 2010 Sweet Sixteen star Omar Samhan is with the Texas Legends.

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Comcast Hometown Network to televise next 3 SMC hoops games

Thursday’s 7 p.m. Denver at Saint Mary’s men’s basketball game will mark the first of three straight live telecasts of Gaels basketball throughout Northern & parts of Central California on cable station “Comcast Hometown Network.”

CHN is located in standard definition on digital channel 104 on Comcast cable outlets throughout Northern/Central California.  The channel is not available on DirecTV or Dish, nor it is available outside of the Northern California viewing area.

For SMC fans throughout the world, the three CHN telecasts will be streamed live for free via GaelVision on SMCGaels.com.

Veteran Bay Area broadcaster Dave Lewis will call the play-by-play with former Saint Mary’s baseball student-athlete (and SMCGaels.com announcer) Alex Jensen providing color analysis.

The UC Irvine and Cal Poly games will also be televised live by CHN.

Saint Mary’s will appear on television 22 times this season, while the remaining seven games will be streamed live for free via GaelVision on SMCGaels.com and on the WCC’s digital network TheW.tv.

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Former Gael Baseball Standout Kyle Jensen Acquired By Dodgers

There is a bit of Saint Mary’s baseball news on the transaction wires tonight as the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have acquired former Gaels outfielder Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jensen, who played at Saint Mary’s from 2007-09, hit .260 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI last season while playing both outfield and first base at Triple-A New Orleans. That home run total tied him for fourth in the PCL in the category. He has hit 128 home runs in his minor league career. The Marlins drafted Jensen in the 12th round of the 2009 first-year player draft.

While at SMC, Jensen was a two-time All-West Coast Conference first team selection. He played in 129 games as a Gael, starting 126. Jensen owns the school record for batting average in a single season after hitting .421 in 2008. He also hit 28 home runs in his Saint Mary’s career.

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Morro continues to inspire the Gael community

The Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team’s season might be over, but senior forward Emmanuel “Morro” Sarabia continues to provide inspiration for his fight against cancer.

San Francisco Chronicle writer Steve Kroner published this heartwarming feature story about Morro last week.  Definitely worth a read.

Saint Mary’s finished its season Saturday with a 2-0 victory at Pacific.  The Gaels ended the season with a 12-5-2 overall record, a 2nd place finish in the West Coast Conference and the most overall victories ever for a SMC men’s soccer team.

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Know Your Gaels: Kerry Carter

In his first year playing for Saint Mary’s, Kerry Carter provided a spark on the court. In his senior year he looks to contribute even more. Our “Know Your Gaels” series wraps up with an interview with Kerry Carter where he talks about his role for the 2014-15 Gaels.

Previous interviews feature Calvin Hermanson, Desmond Simmons, Aaron Bright, Garrett Jackson, and Joe Coleman. See the Gaels in action tonight, Friday, at 7 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion.

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