According to campus officials, all have verified that their families survived the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. Five of the students are from Sendai — among the cities hardest hit by Friday’s massive quake. Sendai has also been a sister city to Riverside since 1957.
UCLA is the only LA area team not playing as of 5pm on Friday that should be in the NCAA tournament.
Here is a look at the local schools still alive:
Kareem Nitoto’s three-point play with 14.7 seconds remaining in overtime lifted seventh-seeded UC Riverside to a 70-66 victory over No. 2 seed Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the first round of the Big West tournament on Thursday night.
er Ware scored 17 points and Long Beach State used a 27-9 first-half run to pull away from UC Riverside 68-55 Wednesday night.
Talk about a bear hug!
UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White was recovering from emergency heart surgery Tuesday, the university announced.
Authorities say a 22-year-old mechanical engineering student from Irvine has been found dead in Newport Bay.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing U.C. Riverside student.
A Chinese entrepreneur and pioneer in the technology of electric vehicles has made an unprecedented $10 million donation to UC Riverside’s engineering school.
David Hanson scored 21 points and Cal Poly-SLO hit a season-best 12 3-pointers, rallying in the second half to beat UC Riverside 65-60 on Thursday night.
Seven players scored in double figures Tuesday night as UC Riverside defeated La Sierra 94-48.
Javon Borum scored 30 points, going 12 for 12 from the free-throw line, as UC Riverside edged UC Irvine 73-68 Tuesday night in the Big West Conference opener for both teams.
Harvard edged out Pasadena’s Caltech by just .1 to be named the best university in the world, according to a study published by an international education magazine in Britain.