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Women’s Golf: Matadors playing well heading into Big West Championship

Women’s Golf: Matadors playing well heading into Big West Championship

First year head coach Gina Umeck will attempt to lead Northridge to its best finish since 2010 as the Matadors head to San Luis Obispo Country Club to begin the three-day Big West Championship today. Under Umeck, the Matadors improved in the 2013-14 season, finishing in the top five in five of eight tournaments, their […]

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Major League Baseball still behind the curve with expanded replay

Major League Baseball still behind the curve with expanded replay

When Major League Baseball announced the use of instant replay for the 2014 season, it was met with “cautious optimism” from players, coaches, fans and pundits alike.  The league slow to change was finally trying to catch up with its competitors, as the NBA, NFL and NHL all have implemented instant replay successfully and to […]

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Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

  The American League has a handful of good teams, but who will prevail? The AL Central won’t be competitive, but multiple teams will battle for the top spot in the West and East. AL West The Los Angeles Angels will be the top dog in the AL West if they can stay healthy. First […]

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National League powers and sleepers will battle for limited playoff spots

National League powers and sleepers will battle for limited playoff spots

NL West The National League West has carried recent success in 2010 and 2012 with wins by San Francisco Giants. However, the Giants were subject last year to pitching issues, leading to a 76-86 record. They look to remedy those reliability issues with Tim Hudson, whose 13-season MLB tenure has never suffered more losses than […]

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Redskins can have Desean Jackson’s “all me” attitude

Redskins can have Desean Jackson’s “all me” attitude

  Desean Jackson officially signed a 3-year, $24 million contract with the Washington Redskins yesterday. Jackson’s deal comes a week after the Redskins’ NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles released Jackson, despite the best season of his career. In 2013, Jackson racked up more than a 1,000 yards recieving on 80 receptions. So why did the […]

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Getting the Lakers from zeros back to heroes

Getting the Lakers from zeros back to heroes

  The Los Angeles Lakers were once the powerhouse of the NBA. They were in the playoffs year after year, won 16 championships with the help of Hall-of-Fame players, and carried an aura with them whenever they stepped foot on the basketball court. Now, with a record of 24-48, they are one of the laughing […]

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Softball: Matadors split doubleheader against San Diego squads

Softball: Matadors split doubleheader against San Diego squads

  The Matadors (22-11) picked up a win against the San Diego Toreros (15-16) 4-2 and a loss against the San Diego State Aztecs (25-9) 5-0 in a pair of nonconference games Wednesday evening at San Diego State University Softball Stadium. The Toreros started Cassidy Coleman in the circle as their starting pitcher whereas Brianna […]

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Baseball: Offense comes through in tight victory over Waves

Baseball: Offense comes through in tight victory over Waves

  CSUN (11-14) was able to successfully hold off the Pepperdine Waves (17-7) for the win with a final score of 4-2 Tuesday in the Eddy D. Field Stadium. Pepperdine was able to get on the scoreboard first. The Waves scored runs in the first and second innings, shutting down CSUN early with a score […]

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Women’s Tennis: Matadors defeat Aggies to clinch winning record on season-long homestand

Women’s Tennis: Matadors defeat Aggies to clinch winning record on season-long homestand

  The Matadors (8-6, 2-2) would not let fatigue get the best of them as they won a second match during a strech of five matches in eight days. They defeated the New Mexico State Aggies (5-9) 4-2 Tuesday at the Matador Tennis Complex. CSUN grabbed three points for sweeping the doubles matchups with easy […]

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Baseball: Maltese, relievers shut down Cougars in 2-1 win

Baseball: Maltese, relievers shut down Cougars in 2-1 win

  Usually on the wrong end of one-run games this season, the Matadors found some luck in their past two games.  Rather than a walk-off like the win last Wednesday, the Matadors scored early and hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Washington State Cougars, in a make-up game Monday at Matador Field. Senior […]

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Women’s Basketball: Matadors give gutsy effort but fall to Gamecocks in NCAA Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Matadors give gutsy effort but fall to Gamecocks in NCAA Tournament

  The Matadors gave testimony to the age-old adage that all good things eventually come to an end. Suffering heavily from the height of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Matadors gave up the game 73-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. “I am extremely proud of our student athletes and the effort they […]

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Women’s Water Polo: No. 7 CSUN dominates Cal Lutheran for ninth straight victory

Women’s Water Polo: No. 7 CSUN dominates Cal Lutheran for ninth straight victory

  The Matadors (17-5) handily defeated the Cal Lutheran Regals 22-8 on Thursday at Matador Pool, tying a school record set for goals in a game and bring their winning streak to nine. The game started off at a rapid pace for CSUN, with senior attacker Lindsy Duncan scoring her first of three goals within […]