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CSUN baseball sweeps Cal Poly in doubleheader

CSUN players toss the ball to one another

Daniel Robles

May 8, 2016

After Friday's game was rained out, the CSUN's baseball team was able to sweep Saturday's doubleheader against the Cal Poly Mustangs with a 7-2 win in the first game and a 5-3 victory in the second game. Both victories came with the absence of a working scoreboard so the Matadors record can be chalked...

The history of the marijuana holiday

Photo of a marijuana plant

Daniel Robles

April 20, 2016

From police codes to chemical variations, the commonly acknowledged marijuana holiday, 420, holds many speculations to its origins. Although many people smoke, the actual origins of the dedicated smoking date seem to be unknown. Some popular misconceptions regarding the origins of the holiday are the ...

Marijuana appears to hinder athletes, more than help

Cartoon of man choosing between two water bottles

Daniel Robles

April 19, 2016

There is a long-standing belief in society that weed is more of a detriment than a performance enhancer. Marijuana as a performance enhancer is something that doesn’t sound right at first, but there are studies and personal accounts to support that belief. “[The] only effect I can think of ...

CSUN sweeps Colorado Mesa despite weather

CSUN volleyball player claps in front of net

Daniel Robles

April 11, 2016

Rain or shine, the CSUN women’s beach volleyball team completed a clean sweep 5-0 to pick up its fourth win of the season against the visiting Colorado Mesa. The Matadors cruised comfortably in matches one, two and four, winning in straight sets. In matches three and five, the Matadors faced a strong...

Magic offers a voice of inspiration

Magic Johnson speaks

Daniel Robles

April 5, 2016

Associated Students Big Lecture brought us NBA Hall of Famer, Earvin "Magic" Johnson who spoke on the importance of hard work and dedication in his own career ventures and the importance of hard work in students' lives and careers. The Lansing, Michigan native was a fan favorite to where the tune...

Postseason ban costs athletics financially

Photo of Matadome

Daniel Robles

March 17, 2016

Due to a self-imposed postseason ban that CSUN placed on their men's basketball program, the athletics department is set to lose thousands of dollars they would have received for qualifying for the Big West Tournament and any other tournaments following it."Potential loss of revenue for the team woul...

Strike Talk—students asked, we answered

Crowd of people carry picket signs

Daniel Robles

March 17, 2016

The Sundial asked students what questions were on their mind about the California State University administration and the California Faculty Association. The information was provided by the CFA and CSU websites. Student's Asked: Q: “Does it affect graduation?" — Cassidy Jeglum, journalism major...

CSUN loses triple-overtime thriller on Senior Night

Senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson closed out his career in the top 10 in blocks, assists, steals and rebounds in CSUN history. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

March 6, 2016

In the final game of the season and the final game of senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson's storied Matador career, the Matadors were outlasted by the UC Davis Aggies, 87-83, in three overtimes. The Aggies ended up out rebounding and having a better field goal percentage than the Matadors. "Because...

Late rally sparks CSUN past George Washington in extra innings

Catcher Dylan Alexander slides into third base, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Alexander went one for one hitting against Northern Colorado. (Josue Aguilar/Sundial)

Daniel Robles

March 5, 2016

CSUN (8-3 overall) put on its rally caps to beat the George Washington Colonials, 6-5, in 11 innings during the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Matadors trailed for most of the game, but they were able to string together multiple rallies to send the game into extra innings. Junior...

Strong Pitching powers the Matadors to victory against George Washington

Braden Berry hitting at the home opener against Cal State Bakersfield. (Photo by: Ashley Grant) Photo credit: Ashley Grant

Daniel Robles

March 5, 2016

CSUN (7-3 overall) defeated George Washington University (3-6 overall) 4-2 on the road in the first game of a doubleheadeStarting pitcher Kenny Rosenberg set the Matadors up for their win, giving CSUN six strong innings while allowing only two runs on four hits while also adding six strikeouts.Junior pitcher Conner O...

CSUN Men’s basketball can’t keep pace with Hawaii

Junior guard Kendall Smith drives past three Gauchos during the first half of Thursday's game, February 25, 2016. The Matadors would lose the game 78-63. (Max Zeronian/Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 28, 2016

CSUN men's basketball dropped its second-straight contest as the Hawaii Rainbow Warrirors swept the season-series after the Matadors lost on the road, 89-78. CSUN shot 42 percent from the field compared to the sharpshooting by Hawaii that netted the team a 52 percent clip. CSUN only converted one-of-nine...

Men’s basketball comes out flat against UCSB

Sophomore guard Jerron Wilbut misses an attempted shot late in the first half, February 25, 2016. The Matadors shot 21 percent in the first half. (Max Zeronian/Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 27, 2016

CSUN men's basketball looked overmatched as they fell 78-63 to the University of California, Santa Barbara Gauchos Thursday night. CSUN was never able to get much offense going as the team shot only 31.3 percent from the field and made four-of-22 three-point attempts. The Matadors dominated on...

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