March 2, 2004
SANTA CLARA / SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Santa Clara University athletic department is looking to clinch its second-straight Rivalry Series title this week against San Jose State and retain the trophy and bragging rights that go with it.
The Broncos own a 13-8 lead over their rivals from San Jose going into a week in which three of the 13 teams in which the two teams compete head-to-head will play each other. A total of seven points are up for grabs during the weekend.
The action starts on Wednesday with a 1 p.m. softball doubleheader at SJSU Field. On Friday, the two baseball teams open a three-game series at 3 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium. Saturday's game will be played at 1 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, while Sunday's finale will take place at 1 p.m at Buck Shaw Stadium. Also on Sunday, the two women's water polo teams will battle at 1:15 p.m. at SJSU's Aquatic Center.
For ticket information on the baseball series, contact the SCU Athletic Ticket Office at 408/554-4660 or the San Jose State Ticket Office at 408/924-7589.
The annual winner of the series, created in the fall of 2003 in association with the San Jose Sports Authority, is determined by a points system based on head-to-head competition in the 13 sports in which the two schools compete. The head-to-head winner of each sport receives a predetermined number of points for that particular school. The winner of the series will be announced at the final scheduled competition between the two schools.
Each year at the conclusion of the college athletic season, the winner of that year's "Rivalry Series" receives a rotating trophy bearing the inscription of the annual winner. The winning institution will retain possession of the trophy for a period of one year, until the award presentation of the following year.
Santa Clara and San Jose State compete against each other in 13 sports including: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, women's tennis, women's volleyball and women's water polo.