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Number one Gonzaga in a position they haven’t earned

Number one Gonzaga in a position they haven’t earned

  In perhaps one of the craziest college basketball seasons at the top of the standings, a new number one was crowned this week, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Honestly, the Bulldogs are a team that constantly is among the best in the country, but to consider them the best team is just ludicrous. As is proven […]

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Women’s Basketball: Matadors complete final road trip with loss at Hawai’i

Women’s Basketball: Matadors complete final road trip with loss at Hawai’i

Finishing up their final road game of the regular season, the Matadors (13-15, 7-9 Big West) traveled to Hawai’i (15-12, 11-5) Saturday night to finish their home-and-home series with the Rainbow Wahine, ultimately losing 69-60. Ultimately doomed by their first half play, the Matadors couldn’t get anything going. Northridge shot 21.7 percent on 5-23 shooting […]

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Manti Te’o is not the elite linebacker everyone thought he was

Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te’o, surrounded by controversy off the field with his hoax dead girlfriend story, had the chance to put that aside and focus on football at the NFL Combine this past weekend. Needing to show that the BCS National Championship game performance was that of a fluke and not the kind […]

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Dr. Brandon Martin named new CSUN athletics director

Dr. Brandon Martin named new CSUN athletics director

Dr. Brandon Martin, a former athlete with ties to the San Fernando Valley, was named Monday as the new athletics director at CSUN. Martin assumes his position April 1 and will be among a small number of African-Americans, 7.4 percent, who head athletics programs at a Division I school, according to a press release. Martin held the position of […]

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New Athletic Director to be announced Monday

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison will be introducing the new athletic director Monday afternoon, who will be taking over for former director Rick Mazzuto, who stepped down in November 2012. In Mazzuto’s absence, Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations Ashlie Kite has been serving as the athletics administrator in charge. A search committee headed by […]

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Men’s Soccer: Assistant Yossi Raz takes over Cal Poly Pomona soccer program.

Men’s Soccer: Assistant Yossi Raz takes over Cal Poly Pomona soccer program.

Decorated CSUN men’s soccer player and assistant coach, Yossi Raz, ended his Northridge career Tuesday afternoon, taking the head coaching job at Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. Recently named one of the top-15 assistant coaches in the country, Raz becomes the ninth head coach in the Broncos’ 30-year history. “It’s exciting to get an opportunity, especially […]

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Reinstating football at CSUN: A pro, con standoff

Reinstating football at CSUN: A pro, con standoff

Casey’s Con Side; Keep Football Away A football team in the San Fernando Valley? That makes no sense. Well, Pierce College has one, but when was the last time you saw anything about them in the news? CSUN football was discontinued in 2001, much to the chagrin of the community that wanted to see a […]

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CSUN’s search for athletic director continues with third open forum

Continuing the search for a new athletic director, CSUN held their third open forum Thursday afternoon, welcoming Brandon Martin, University of Oklahoma’s senior associate athletics director for administration. Northridge previously hosted Ken Weiner, UCLA’s senior associate athletics director for business operations and Janet Lucas, UC Riverside’s executive associate athletic director. Martin has a familiarity with […]

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Women’s Basketball: Matadors no good from downtown in loss to Hawai’i

Women’s Basketball: Matadors no good from downtown in loss to Hawai’i

Coming out strong, the Matadors (11-10, 5-4 Big West) built an early lead but their momentum was unable to last as they eventually fell to Big West Conference foe Hawai’i (10-10, 6-3), 65-53 Saturday at the Matadome. The Rainbow Wahine looked overpowered from the start as CSUN scored the first nine points, while also managing […]

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Men’s Basketball: CSUN earns victory in head coach Braswell’s 500th game

Men’s Basketball: CSUN earns victory in head coach Braswell’s 500th game

Fullerton — The Northridge men’s basketball team stormed into California State University, Fullerton Thursday, and came out with a wire-to-wire victory, overpowering a smaller Titans team 92-86. Missing their leading scorer, sophomore guard Stephan Hicks due to an injury, the Matadors wouldn’t ruin a celebration for head coach Bobby Braswell. Braswell, in his 16th season […]

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Men’s Soccer: Joe Franco becomes lone Matador drafted this season

Men’s Soccer: Joe Franco becomes lone Matador drafted this season

Men’s soccer senior defender Joe Franco, an All-Big West First Team selection in 2012, was selected by Chivas USA in the Major League Soccer supplemental draft Tuesday. Franco becomes the 10th Matador to be drafted by an MLS franchise, the first to Chivas USA. Taken in the second round of the supplemental draft, Franco was […]

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Men’s Soccer: Coaches awarded for being best in America

Men’s Soccer: Coaches awarded for being best in America

Leading the Matadors men’s soccer team to their first Big West Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth, head coach Terry Davila and assistant Yossi Raz have garnered national attention. Davila was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the Regional Coach of the Year (Far West) in Indianapolis on Saturday. He was […]