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Men’s Basketball: Outlining Big West competition for CSUN

After battling the likes of Louisville, Arizona and San Diego State in arguably the toughest non-conference schedule the men’s basketball team has ever scheduled, the Matadors will have their work cut out for them come Big West conference play.   CSUN’s biggest conference threats come by way of teams led by NBA-level talent. Seven-foot-eight shot-blocking […]

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Clippers’ early woes not enough to hit the panic button: Column

Clippers’ early woes not enough to hit the panic button: Column

By Thomas Gallegos Sundial Contributor   These are not your father’s Clippers; matter of fact, not even your older brothers’ Los Angeles Clippers.   Some ‘talking-heads’ and sports pundits have predicted a championship appearance and continued franchise growth for the 2014-2015 season.   Following a franchise record win total of 57 games last season, and […]

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Football Friday: Analyzing the 2015 Draft Class, NFL and NCAA Playoff pictures

Football Friday: Analyzing the 2015 Draft Class, NFL and NCAA Playoff pictures

  Kenneth, Shaka, and Pete are back talking football. Kenneth tears apart the 49ers and Shaka tries to defend his home squad. They outline playoff pictures for the NCAA and NFL. The squad makes their boom and bust picks of the 2015 Draft Class. The podcast concludes with odds makers over the top NFL headlines. […]

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Men’s Basketball: Coach Theus discusses CSUN’s difficult Non-conference schedule

CSUN begins their 2014-2015 season against 15 non-conference opponents. Some opponents hope for NCAA Tournament glory, some hope for a bid and others just hope. The Matadors will use the early tests to see where they stand. “I don’t compare us to the Big West. I compare us to the rest of the country,” said […]

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Kobe Bryant’s greatness not diminished by missed shots: column

Kobe Bryant’s greatness not diminished by missed shots: column

Kobe Bryant, during a 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, made history.   He became the No.1 player in NBA history to have the most missed shots.   With 6:25 left in the game, he missed his signature fadeaway shot which was his 13th missed shot and his 13,418th miss of his career. He ended […]

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Basketball Issue: Women’s Preview

Basketball Issue: Women’s Preview

Matadors on quest for more banners

The women’s basketball team come into the 2014-15 season with an experienced team and a promising bench after a successful year that included a Big West Championship and a trip to Seattle for the NCAA Tournament. “I’m excited about the possibilities of this team, but only time will tell,” Matadors head coach Jason Flowers said. […]

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Basketball Issue: Influx of young talent added to roster

Basketball Issue: Influx of young talent added to roster

Eight new faces are in town for the men’s basketball team as they get ready to face a new season. After coming very close to a Big West Title and a berth to the NCAA Tournament last year, all of the freshmen have one thing in mind: to bring a Big West Championship to CSUN […]

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Basketball Issue: Foreign talent, transfers bring depth to CSUN

Basketball Issue: Foreign talent, transfers bring depth to CSUN

The women’s basketball team received some promising new talent over the summer that head coach Jason Flowers believes has the potential as well as the basketball IQ to make a difference in the long term. Among the new recruits are players with impressive basketball backgrounds that could shine for the Matadors next year when all […]

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Fantasy Football Week 11: Fantasy Handcuffs

Fantasy Football Week 11: Fantasy Handcuffs

Much like the Walking Dead, the key to surviving in Fantasy Football is to be prepared for worst case scenarios.  In Fantasy, we have the injury worries as well as the sitting of a starting player late in the season.  As the Fantasy playoffs are nearing closer and closer, it’s time to decide who you […]

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The Basketball Issue 2014-15 #Blacktopfaceoff

The Basketball Issue 2014-15 #Blacktopfaceoff

The 2014-15 Basketball Issue is finally here. Both teams’ expectations are piled high. Which team will defend The Blacktop Best? Tag #Blacktopfaceoff to submit your vote. Stories include profiles about head coaches Reggie Theus and Jason Flowers. There are also interesting profiles about point guards Ashlee Guay and Landon Drew. As well as stories outlining […]

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Basketball Issue: Drew ready to take charge

Basketball Issue: Drew ready to take charge

Basketball family prepares Drew for increased role with CSUN

  A minute away from polishing off a stunning second-half claw back from 21 points against heavily favored Utah, CSUN men’s basketball found its precarious three-point lead in the hands of unheralded freshman Landon Drew, otherwise known as the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew. The Matadors possession, and their young point guard […]

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Basketball Isuue: Guay stays humble amid success

Basketball Isuue: Guay stays humble amid success

  A lifetime of preparation and a ruthless predisposition catapulted San Diego native and CSUN senior Ashlee Guay to new heights, rewriting the record books in northern Los Angeles. After leading the CSUN women’s basketball team to the 2014 Big West Championship, Guay stormed into the record books, becoming the first Matador to win the […]

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