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Big West Tournament: CSUN men defeat Long Beach to advance to Big West final

Big West Tournament: CSUN men defeat Long Beach to advance to Big West final

    ANAHEIM – The Matadors did it again. After blowing a 16-point lead to the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors Thursday night only to end up squeaking by in overtime, the Matadors lost a 15-point lead to the Long Beach State 49ers the very next night. And again, they escaped. “Every game it’s a concern,” head coach Reggie […]

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Big West Tournament: Matador women head to first-ever conference final

Big West Tournament: Matador women head to first-ever conference final

  ANAHEIM - Utilizing a devastating strategy against Irvine’s proven offense, the Matadors secured their first and most critical win 78-60 this season against the Anteaters March 14, to secure a spot in the Big West Championship game Saturday. CSUN’s plan against Irvine’s offense proved effective in keeping the Anteaters’ number-one shooter Camille Buckley from doing […]

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Baseball: West Virginia shuts down Matadors in ninth inning

Baseball: West Virginia shuts down Matadors in ninth inning

  The Matadors (7-12) were looking to open up their three-game series with a win as they hosted the West Virginia (9-5) Mountaineers at Matador Field. Despite a late push in the ninth inning, CSUN could not come out with the victory, falling 5-4 to the Mountaineers. The bottom of the ninth proved to be […]

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Big West Tournament: CSUN advances to semifinal with late comeback

Big West Tournament: CSUN advances to semifinal with late comeback

  ANAHEIM, CALIF — Weird games have a tendency to end that way. With 17.7 seconds left to go in overtime, down one and the game on the line, CSUN head coach Reggie Theus elected to run an isolation play for a guy who hadn’t made a basket since the opening seven minutes of the […]

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Softball: Matadors sweep doubleheader off consecutive walkoffs

Softball: Matadors sweep doubleheader off consecutive walkoffs

The Matadors (15-9) defeated the Utah State Aggies (5-11) in a doubleheader Wednesday at Matador Diamond with scores of 2-1 and 5-4. Junior pitcher Brianna Elder (11-3) took the circle for game one for CSUN and pitched a complete game. Utah’s Noelle Johnson (4-7) took the loss after pitching six solid innings. Northridge got on […]

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Women’s Water Polo: No. 7 Matadors sweep home-opening doubleheader

Women’s Water Polo: No. 7 Matadors sweep home-opening doubleheader

  Coming home for the first time all season, the Matadors (14-5) proved their No. 7 ranking worthy as they defeated the Azusa Pacific Cougars (8-12) 18-7 and the Claremont Mudd Scripps (5-9) 12-7 in back-to-back matches Wednesday at Matador Pool. The victories brought CSUN’s winning streak to seven, their longest of the season.  Despite […]

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Baseball: CSUN’s offense goes quiet as Aztecs crush Matadors

Baseball: CSUN’s offense goes quiet as Aztecs crush Matadors

  Cal State Northridge (7-11) couldn’t keep a winning streak going as the San Diego State Aztecs (10-3) proved to be a dominant opponent, blanking the Matadors 12-0. San Diego State went on an offensive tear early in the game, scoring seven runs by the top of the fourth inning. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Calvin Copping […]

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Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Sleepers The NBA playoff picture is shaping up much to our expectation, but two teams are clicking at just the right time of the year. In the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls have been playing top-notch basketball since the new year. Although most NBA fans would have considered it safe to say the Bulls would […]

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Baseball: Complete game by Salas ends CSUN losing streak

Baseball: Complete game by Salas ends CSUN losing streak

  After getting swept and held to just three runs combined over the weekend, the Matadors (7-10) scored seven runs to beat Utah Valley Wolverines (4-12), 7-1 on Monday to end their five game losing streak. The teams went scoreless in the first three innings until CSUN loaded the bases in the fourth inning. Junior […]

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Women’s Basketball: Matadors rack up end-of-season awards

Women’s Basketball: Matadors rack up end-of-season awards

  The Matadors closed the 2013-2014 regular season with a several awards in the Big West that included Coach of the Year, Best Defensive Player, and a historic program-first grab for Player of the Year. Junior guard Ashlee Guay, who started all thirty of the Matadors’ games, was named Player of the Year and credited […]

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Basketball: Big West Tournament matchups finalized

Basketball: Big West Tournament matchups finalized

  With the final round of Big West matchups completed Saturday, the CSUN men (15-17, 7-9 Big West) slid into the fifth seed and will play the fourth-seed Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (20-10, 9-7 Big West) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Honda Center in the Big West tournament quarterfinals. Having reached their first Big West […]

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Women’s Rugby: Northridge shuts down UCI in home opener

Women’s Rugby: Northridge shuts down UCI in home opener

  In its first home match of the season, CSUN improved to 3-0 with a victory over the UC Irvine squad 36-10. Northridge struggled early in the game, allowing Irvine backs to get some big runs before they were brought down short of the in-goal area. “It was a rough beginning for us, but we […]