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Column: Thunder should have kept Harden

Ammons Smith

November 8, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder made a terrible mistake when they decided to trade James Harden to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and two first-round picks, including a guaranteed 2013 lottery pick via Toronto.Harden, who was OKC’s sixth man and third scoring option behind Kevi...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors look to build on strong 2011 campaign

Women’s Basketball: Matadors look to build on strong 2011 campaign

Ammons Smith

November 7, 2012

  The CSUN women’s basketball team is looking to improve from a second-place finish in the Big West Conference last season. Northridge has already been predicted to finish first in the conference while Guay and Sharpe were picked for the Big West Preseason All-Conference Team. Head ...

Column: Winless Lakers shouldn’t worry fans

Column: Winless Lakers shouldn’t worry fans

Ammons Smith

October 23, 2012

There is no reason to panic about the Lakers' winless preseason, and any negative reaction is an overreaction. Judging a team by its preseason record is naïve because there is no way to know if a team will excel or fall under pressure based on exhibition games. The Miami Heat had slow star...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors shred Pacific defense

Ammons Smith

October 20, 2012

In their best performance of the season, the Matadors put on an offensive onslaught as they defeated Pacific 6-1 at home by scoring five goals in the first half. Senior forward Melissa Fernandez scored two of CSUN’s six goals in the flurry that kept Pacific out of the game. Fernandez  now has a...

Column: NBA puts a stop to the flop

Ammons Smith

October 16, 2012

The VP of Basketball Operations for the NBA, Stu Jackson, announced recently that the league will adopt an anti-flopping rule beginning in the 2012-13 season. Flopping, which is a relatively new trend spanning over the past decade, has negatively impacted the NBA because it has wiped away the tone o...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors lengthen win streak to five

Men’s Soccer: Matadors lengthen win streak to five

Ammons Smith

September 28, 2012

In their first Big West Conference game of the season, the Matadors (7-3) defeated UC Davis  (2-4-4) 2-0 at home capping off a five-game winning streak with three straight shutouts. Freshman midfielder David Turcios scored his first career goal in the seventh minute of the first half while s...

Men’s Soccer: Northridge extends winning streak to four games

Ammons Smith

September 24, 2012

CSUN defeated Air force 2-0 at Matador soccer field Saturday night, notching its fourth shutout of the season and second consecutive. Sophomore forward Sagi Lev-Ari helped Northridge (5-3) take the lead off a set piece in the 14th minute with his conference-leading ninth goal of the year. Forward ...

Men’s Soccer: Northridge get big win against Black Knights

Men’s Soccer: Northridge get big win against Black Knights

Ammons Smith

September 16, 2012

The Matadors (3-3-0) won convincingly as they shut out visiting Army (2-4-0) 5-0 in their home opener at Matador Field. The Matadors dominated from beginning to end, pushing the pace and displaying an aggressive game plan to put pressure on the Black Knights. CSUN was focused on both offense ...

FIFA gaming tournament welcomes a new winner

FIFA gaming tournament welcomes a new winner

Ammons Smith

September 14, 2012

    The FIFA Gaming Tournament hosted by the Games Room at the University Student Union took place on Thursday and used a 16-player elimination bracket to narrow down the three top players. Those players were Erick Bravo, Humaid Alsuwaidi and Cesar Morales. Erick Bravo, junior student, played ...

Veterans Resource Center celebrates grand opening

Veterans Resource Center celebrates grand opening

Ammons Smith

September 12, 2012

CSUN’s Veterans Resource Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony today across from Plaza Del Sol at 10 a.m. with 150 people in attendance, including the Navy and Marine Corps. Yellow roses were handed out at the beginning to use at the end of the event in honor of the veterans t...

Professors expand strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health through the Wellness Program

Ammons Smith

September 11, 2012

The CSUN Wellness program for faculty is designed to expand the limits of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health to help make the community stronger and healthier. Promoting this healthy lifestyle will reduce obesity, high blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve quality of life. Not only...

Women’s soccer: Get to know the Smith sisters

Women’s soccer: Get to know the Smith sisters

Ammons Smith

September 5, 2012

Some students would enjoy attending the same college as their younger sibling, but never have the chance to. Amanda and Amilee Smith will not only be able to share a campus, but they will come together into another family; the CSUN women’s soccer team. Following their win against Michigan...

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