The Revolution entertained the crowd at the Cal-UCLA women’s basketball game on January 20th (won by Cal, Go Bears.) We didn’t get any TV coverage this time, but there are some photo galleries.
Upcoming, we’ll be doing another halftime, this one over in San Francisco at the USF-Gonzaga game, which should be a fun one. USF has a long history of basketball (dating back to Bill Russell) and Gonzaga is ranked #6 in the country. The game is sold out but maybe you’ll catch us during halftime (Comcast SportsNet California). This time, instead of an intra-squad scrimmage, we’ll be playing a game against the SLO Ballers, a new team from the central coast led by our former center, Mark Wilder. Should be fun!
As part of our final preparation for the world championships in Italy (Bressanone, July 23-27), we’ll be holding a public exhibition game on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 PM, at the West Campus gym, 2100 Browning Street, Berkeley, CA. This event is FREE and open to the public. Come on by and make some noise!
Lance obtained the full house video of our halftime performance–high quality stuff, including multiple camera angles and slow-mo replays. No sound other than the arena announcer and music.
Final score, Blue 20, White 10. High scorers were Lance for blue (8 points on 4 for 4 shooting) and Frank for white (4 points on 2 for 6 shooting). Tom led all rebounders with 4, and he, Lance, and Adam each had 2 assists.
We’ve been invited to play at halftime of the Cal-Stanford women’s basketball game on Sunday, March 4. Game time is 6:00 PM; we’ll be on around 7:00.
The Cal women’s team has clinched second place in the Pac-12; they can’t catch Stanford in the standings, but they should be able to put up a fight. Tickets are still available. The game will be on national TV, but we’re unlikely to get more than a couple seconds of airtime.
The Revolution will be playing at the Cal Science and Engineering Festival on the Berkeley campus this coming Sunday, January 23, at 11:00 AM. We’ll be doing some demo games, along with discussion of the science of unicycle basketball (physiology of balance, parabolic paths, gyroscopic forces). Come check it out! Rain cancels.
Tonight the Berkeley Revolution made the U Games basketball finals by beating the Puerto Rican “B” team, and then started the championship game on a 10-0 run en route to a convincing victory over the Puerto Rican “A” team.
Our tight zone defense and height advantage proved too much for the visitors to overcome.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us, the energy in the gym was great.
Tomorrow, Friday July 16, the Berkeley Revolution will be playing against Puerto Rico in the North American Unicycle Championships, starting at Berkeley High at 8:00 PM. We go into the semi-finals as the top seed, and we’ll be playing against the Puerto Rico “B” team for a spot in the championship game.