The Sundial

Jackson sent off the wrong way

Brandon Henson

May 10, 2011

After five NBA championships, including a three-peat in 10 years in Los Angeles, how would the Lakers send their farewells to the Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson in his last year? Well it was not the tribute I think Jackson wished for. In fact, I doubt any coach would want to be a part of what h...

Matador Sports Desk

Brandon Henson

May 2, 2011

Track and Field Gearing up for the Big West Championships, the CSUN men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the UC Irvine Asics/Steve Scott Invitational over the weekend. CSUN has a lot to look forward to, as plenty of its athletes are automatic qualifiers for the outdoor conference...

Questions on Knicks’ future loom after playoff exit

Brandon Henson

April 27, 2011

Now that the short-handed New York Knicks have lost a playoff series against the Boston Celtics and succumbed to a sweeping first-round defeat, fans are wondering what is next for the high-profile team. Granted, the Knicks were stricken with injury issues as point guard Chauncey Billups went down in game one with a strained left knee and...

Matador Sports Desk

Brandon Henson

April 18, 2011

Track and Field The Cal State Northridge track and field squad participated in the Mt. SAC Relays and had a great showing for both the men and women. On the men’s side, it was all about junior Michael Woodham as he triumphed over his own 110-meter huddle record with a time of 14.19 and finished...

Kings, Ducks finally make playoffs in same year

Brandon Henson

April 12, 2011

Once again one more piece of history is written in the rich Southern California sports world. No, the Los Angeles Lakers did not win three consecutive titles for a second time in the last 10 years, that has yet to occur. It is happening on the ice in the National Hockey League and for the first tim...

Sundial Sports Desk

Brandon Henson

March 28, 2011

Softball The Cal State Northridge softball team (12-18) dealt with a long weekend as the team went 0-3 against No. 9 Arizona. The Wildcats slaughtered the Matadors 8-0 to open the three-game series on Friday. Saturday's match was no walk in the park either as CSUN’s attempt to even the series ended...

Bonds, McGwire should be in the Hall of Fame

Brandon Henson

March 22, 2011

Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. What can I say about the two? Lets see… legends, leaders and phenomenal players? It’s funny to even say these words because both are the two most scrutinized players for alleged steroid use over the past several years. Reading about Bonds’ perjury trial that began on Monday and McGwire’s recent return for anothe...

‘Crygate’ blame falls on the coach and the Heat organization

Brandon Henson

March 8, 2011

Imagine this scenario. Your team is considered one of the top teams in the league and in your most recent game at home, the team leads for the majority of the game, outscoring your opponent by as much as 12 points. Then late in the game, the opponent manages to rally and take the lead. Remarkably, the game comes down to the final seconds with your team down one point. So what do you do as a he...

All-Star game delivers star play from top stars

Brandon Henson

February 22, 2011

Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin were the brightest stars atop the rest of the NBA’s best at the 2011 All-Star weekend.  Fittingly, as the festivities took place on their home floor, in the heart of Los Angeles at Staples Center. The weekend featured several events inundated with some of the league’s brightest players. Celebrit...

Matador sports desk

Brandon Henson

February 14, 2011

Softball In junior Hannah Fraijo’s pitching debut this season, the Cal State Northridge softball team defeated Portland State, 4-3, at the Kajikawa Classic Tournament in Arizona on Sunday. The Matadors improved their record to 3-2. The squad swings back to action this week at the UNLV Louisville ...

Lakers will achieve a three-peat despite struggles

Brandon Henson

February 9, 2011

As the NBA All-Star weekend approaches with the conclusion of the first half of the season, critics are skeptical as to whether the Los Angeles Lakers will capture a three-peat this season since the squad has yet to prove it can win against top-ranked teams. The Lakers have played 51 games this se...

Seahawks’ Carroll proves he belongs in NFL

Brandon Henson

January 26, 2011

Amid scrutiny and speculation of improper conduct as head coach of USC’s football program, Pete Carroll decided to give the National Football League another try. Last January marked the time Carroll returned to the NFL, signing a five-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks as head coach and vice...

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