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NHL Playoff Preview: Boston, Chicago poised for deep playoff runs

NHL Playoff Preview: Boston, Chicago poised for deep playoff runs

Darko Debogovic

April 16, 2014

With the end of the regular season nearing, NHL players and fans across the nation are preparing themselves for the most grueling, strenuous time of the year—the playoffs. Many teams across both conferences have reasonable championship aspirations but only one will be awarded the opportunity hoist the most p...

Olympic Hockey: Canada looks to dominate Russia, USA in Sochi

Olympic Hockey: Canada looks to dominate Russia, USA in Sochi

Darko Debogovic

February 10, 2014

  For the fifth time since the 1998 Nagano Olympics, the NHL regular season will be put on hold, allowing players to represent their respective countries for a chance at gold in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Twelve nations punched their tickets to this year’s tournament in Sochi: Austria, Canada,...

Changes could be coming to NHL with recent concussion lawsuits

Changes could be coming to NHL with recent concussion lawsuits

Darko Debogovic

December 3, 2013

Last Monday, 10 former NHL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the NHL through a California-based law firm, alleging that the league was aware of (or should have been aware of) the dangers posed by concussions. The 47-page suit claims that the NHL did not do enough to decrease the risk o...

Men’s Soccer: Recapping CSUN’s record-setting season

Men’s Soccer: Recapping CSUN’s record-setting season

Darko Debogovic

December 2, 2013

The CSUN men’s soccer team (15-7-1) concluded the 2013 season with a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Stanford Cardinal (10-6-4) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night at Matador Soccer Field. Despite the early exit, the Matadors managed to string together seven consecutive wins to st...

CSUN Roller Hockey Club rolls on

CSUN Roller Hockey Club rolls on

Darko Debogovic

November 26, 2013

With no head coach, no home rink, and very few players returning to the team, the CSUN Roller Hockey Club was left in shambles heading into the 2013-2014 season. Coming off a 2012 campaign that saw the Matadors finish 8th out of the nine teams in the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL), th...

Big time changes may come to NHL

Big time changes may come to NHL

Darko Debogovic

November 25, 2013

  Overtime,  playoffs and fighting were among the hot button issues discussed by NHL General Managers at their annual meeting in Toronto on Tuesday. With more and more games decided by shootouts, a new divisional realignment, and the re-emergence of goalie fighting, hockey fans acros...

The future of the NBA is on full display

The future of the NBA is on full display

Darko Debogovic

November 18, 2013

Perhaps LeBron James put it best when he tweeted: “GM’s wish the draft was tomorrow,” in response to the standout performances by freshmen Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins in Chicago’s Champions Classic on Tuesday. Although the three underclassmen are listed alphabetically ...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors dominate Mustangs 4-1 in first round of Big West Tournament

Men’s Soccer: Matadors dominate Mustangs 4-1 in first round of Big West Tournament

Darko Debogovic

November 12, 2013

The Matadors kept their Big West Conference title hopes alive by securing a 4-1 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs in the opening game of the Big West Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Matador Soccer Field. Junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari tallied his 12th goal of the season just 37 seconds in...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors poised to make a postseason push

Women’s Basketball: Matadors poised to make a postseason push

Darko Debogovic

November 6, 2013

  The CSUN women’s basketball team returned its core group of players from last year and is looking to make a run at the Big West Conference Championship. The Matadors finished .500 in 2013, (16-16) losing their last game at home to UC Santa Barbara 31-45. This season, head coach J...

Men’s Soccer: No.13 CSUN shutout 1-0 by UC Riverside on Senior Night

Men’s Soccer: No.13 CSUN shutout 1-0 by UC Riverside on Senior Night

Darko Debogovic

November 3, 2013

The Matadors’ (12-4-1, 4-3-1) Senior Night was spoiled by the UC Riverside Highlanders (8-6-3, 3-4-1) who took advantage of an early goal and never looked back. Riverside midfielder Juan Mendoza was able to capitalize on a sharp angle shot in the 12th minute of play, beating sophomore goalkeeper Ada...

CSUN gets a kick out of the taekwondo club

CSUN gets a kick out of the taekwondo club

Darko Debogovic

October 29, 2013

The most widely practiced form of martial arts in the world has been brought to CSUN with the newly formed taekwondo club.

CSUN gets a kick out of taekwondo club

CSUN gets a kick out of taekwondo club

Darko Debogovic

October 29, 2013

Snaps, axes and roundhouse kicks are just a few of the multifaceted components found throughout the most widely practiced martial art in the world: taekwondo. While judo and jiu-jitsu rely heavily on grappling and joint-locks, the purpose of taekwondo is to inflict damage primarily through quick striking...

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