The Sundial

Sundial sports honors Spring’s top athletes

Sundial sports honors Spring’s top athletes

Casey Delich

May 9, 2013

CSUN’s sports teams achieved mixed results in the spring semester, as baseball fights for a postseason spot against perennial contender CSU Fullerton, men’s volleyball collapsed in their final 10 games, softball improved by leaps and bounds and water polo had their highest win season since 2010. Achieving...

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe release may be for reasons other than statistics

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe release may be for reasons other than statistics

Casey Delich

May 8, 2013

The punter of the Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe, was released by his team after eight years of service, but was it for his skills or beliefs? If we measure Kluwe purely by statistics, he has been a very productive punter for the Vikings over the course of his career, though he has steadily decline...

Baseball: CSUN upsets eighth-ranked UCLA 4-1

Baseball: CSUN upsets eighth-ranked UCLA 4-1

Casey Delich

May 7, 2013

Putting its seven game winning streak on the line against the eighth-ranked UCLA Bruins in its final non-conference game of the season, the CSUN (30-18) baseball team defeated UCLA 4-1 Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Sending junior starter Brycen Rutherford to the mound, he kept a powerful Bruins (31-14) offense quiet through four innings of work, allowing one run on six hits while striking out two. “Bryce did a really nice job today; they were hitting some balls hard,” said head coach Matt Curtis. “Bryce is still working on pitches that will make him more effective against left handed hitters. We just felt like at that point they had gotten a lot of looks at him and we needed to put up a zero, and went to a left hander there.” Striking first against the Bruins, the Matadors loaded the bases with no outs on a walk, infield single and another walk with no outs in the first inning. Reds...

Water Polo: Matadors finish season with 23 wins, best since 2010

Casey Delich

May 6, 2013

Starting the season as the 17th-ranked team in the country, the Matadors women’s water polo team claimed fifth place in the Big West Conference Tournament in April to complete their season as the 15th-ranked team. Playing in one of the best conferences in the country that included six teams in the top-20 nation...

Softball: Seniors shine in doubleheader sweep against UC Riverside

Softball: Seniors shine in doubleheader sweep against UC Riverside

Casey Delich

May 4, 2013

Opening their final homestand of the season against visiting UC Riverside (19-32, 3-17 Big West), the CSUN softball team swept Saturday's doubleheader against the Highlanders 5-1 and 8-5 to give head coach Tairia Flowers a career-high in season wins with 23. Breaking a 1-1 tie in the first game...

Water Polo: CSUN reaches fifth-place game at Big West Tournament

Water Polo: CSUN reaches fifth-place game at Big West Tournament

Casey Delich

April 27, 2013

IRVINE -- A cross-cage lob goal shot over an approaching goalkeeper by junior attacker Melissa Doll with 24 seconds remaining in the game, gave the fifth-seeded CSUN women's water polo team a Saturday second round 8-7 victory over eighth-seeded Pacific in the Big West Conference Tournament. With the Tigers...

Baseball: Matadors on wrong side of no-hitter

Baseball: Matadors on wrong side of no-hitter

Casey Delich

April 24, 2013

The Matadors (22-18) baseball team’s three game winning streak came to a halt Tuesday night in historic fashion against Loyola Marymount University (21-19), losing 5-0. Loyola senior starting pitcher Matt Florer threw a no-hitter against CSUN, only the second no-hitter in Lions school history; t...

Women’s Golf: Matadors place seventh in Big West Tournament

Casey Delich

April 24, 2013

The Matadors women’s golf team wrapped up their spring season Tuesday afternoon at the Big West Women’s Championships at San Luis Obispo Country Club. Coming in seventh place in the eight team competition, CSUN finished with a total score of 954 over the three day competition. Ending the first day in fifth place,...

Water Polo: CSUN prepares for Big West Tournament

Water Polo: CSUN prepares for Big West Tournament

Casey Delich

April 24, 2013

Coming off a regular season ending victory over No. 16 University of California, Santa Barbara (19-13, 2-5 Big West), the Matadors (21-11, 3-4) women’s water polo team enters postseason play on a high note Friday afternoon. Going into the Big West Conference tournament as the fifth seed, CSUN will face off against fourth seeded Long Beach State...

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia’s days are limited

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia’s days are limited

Casey Delich

April 15, 2013

I never thought I would say, write or even think this thought, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s time is running out. It’s not just me saying this. Leaving last week's blowout loss to the Athletics on Tuesday, a common muttering amongst fans was ‘When is Scioscia going to be replaced?’ Leading the...

Softball: Matadors sweep doubleheader against Cal Poly on walkoff

Softball: Matadors sweep doubleheader against Cal Poly on walkoff

Casey Delich

April 13, 2013

Senior second baseman Korinne Randazzo reared back and crushed her second home run of the season over the left-center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading the Matadors (17-24, 3-6 Big West) softball team to a walk-0ff win against visiting Cal Poly (16-26-1, 5-8). After ...

Front Row application replaces hard to navigate CSUN Athletics mobile website

Casey Delich

April 3, 2013

Creating a way for fans to follow along with Northridge Athletics whether they are at games or in the comfort of their own home, CSUN launched its free Front Row application for Android and Apple devices Friday night. Keeping users up to date with live stats during the game, scoring updates and game re...

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