The Sundial

Women’s basketball team on 8 game win streak

UCSB has the ball at center court and CSUN player is blocking her

Andrew Goodman

February 24, 2017

Channon Fluker led CSUN with 17 points as the Matadors used a balanced attack to blow out Cal State Fullerton Titans on the road by a score of 71-54. CSUN jumped out to an early 20-5 lead in the first quarter, after back-to-back three-pointers from Hayley Tanabe and Serafina Maulupe. Hot shooting...

Men’s basketball falls to hot-shooting UC Davis

CSUN basketball players jump up to block opposing team's shot

Andrew Goodman

February 24, 2017

Darin Johnson scored 24 points and Michael Warren added 14 of his own, but the Matadors were still unable to overcome a poor defensive effort in the first half and fell to the UC Davis Aggies with a final score of 96-85. CSUN kept the game close until the midpoint of the first half when Kendall Smith's...

How to survive the NFL off-season

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New England Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount (29) celebrate during the post-game ceremony for Super Bowl LI after they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Andrew Goodman

February 13, 2017

With the Patriots completing the largest comeback in Super Bowl history last Sunday, the NFL football season has come to a conclusion. The next pro football game will not be played until Aug. 3, when the annual Hall of Fame game kicks off the 2017 NFL preseason. Leaving fans with a full six months without...

Men’s volleyball drops contest to UC Irvine

CSUN volleyball player pictured waiting for the ball from pepperdine

Andrew Goodman

February 12, 2017

CSUN men's volleyball lost their second straight contest to UC Irvine Saturday night, falling to the 7th-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters in five sets by a score of 3-2.The Matadors came on top in a close first set that went back and forth and ended 25-23. The Anteaters stormed back to take the next two sets ...

Women’s basketball completes season sweep of Gauchos

UCSB has the ball at center court and CSUN player is blocking her

Andrew Goodman

February 10, 2017

Junior Serafina Maulupe scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore Channon Fluker added 17 of her own as the Matadors pulled away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to edge out a 62-55 victory over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. CSUN jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on a Maulupe three-pointer...

High school basketball in the valley prepares for playoffs

Picture shows a beautiful day overlooking a porter ranch neighborhood

Andrew Goodman

February 9, 2017

While the NBA and NCAA basketball seasons continue to roll by, the high school basketball season in the San Fernando Valley is coming to a close. With the playoffs beginning next week, plenty of schools near CSUN are competing for the CIF and state championships, and several players will play in the...

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to halt losing streak

UC irvine player takes a shot at the basket and is blocked by two CSUN players

Andrew Goodman

January 26, 2017

CSUN men's basketball's Rakim Lubin scored a career-high 17 points as the Matadors used a strong second half to pull away from the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.This win brought their three-game losing streak to a halt, where they won by a score of 78-57 in Santa Barbara Wednesday night.CSUN started the game slow,...

Men’s basketball struggles in loss to Irvine

CSUN basketball player takes a moment o check the score

Andrew Goodman

January 22, 2017

CSUN men's basketball team forward Rakim Lubin scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds, but the team struggled to get going on both sides of the ball in a 105-73 rout at the hands of UC Irvine on Saturday night. "You have to give [UC Irvine] a lot of credit because they came in and really just punc...

What to make of the Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers fans pictured outside of microsoft square

Andrew Goodman

January 22, 2017

It's no secret the Los Angeles Lakers are currently not among the NBA's elite. The franchise that holds the second most championships in league history is in full-blown rebuilding mode, with their young draft picks producing inconsistent results. The 2016-2017 NBA season started with promise for the L...

Men’s basketball can’t complete late comeback, falls to UC Davis

CSUN player is guarded by several UC Davis

Andrew Goodman

January 15, 2017

Although CSUN men's basketball's guard Kendall Smith scored 21 points and forward Reggie Theus Jr. added a career-high 9, the Matadors were unable to complete a late comeback and fell to the UC Davis Aggies by a score of 71-68 at the Matadome on Saturday night. "Things [have] flowed so well for us...

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