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Gavin Newsom addresses CSU athletics

Tharpe dribbles the ball in the center of the court as Walden covers him

David Yapkowitz

December 21, 2016

Earlier this month after the NCAA's decision to put the CSUN men's basketball program on three year probation due to academic fraud, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom issued a letter to CSU Chancellor Timothy White regarding the state of CSU athletics. Among Newsom's chief concerns were...

Women’s basketball hoping for bounce back

Oppsoing basketball player shoots for the hoop while CSUN players try to block her

David Yapkowitz

October 6, 2016

It was not long ago that the CSUN women's basketball team was a force to be reckoned with.Prior to last season, the Matadors had won back to back Big West Conference championships and had two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. With several departing seniors and brand new freshman taking their place, the...

Men’s basketball warms up for season

CSUN's forward, Zacarry Douglas, goes up stron aginst two Vanguard defenders in the Matadors home opneing victory to the Lions by a final score of 52-72 at the Matadome on Wednesay, Nov. 18, 2015. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

David Yapkowitz

October 6, 2016

With a new season rapidly approaching, the CSUN men's basketball team is anticipating a return to glory. The Matadors have had success in past seasons, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in both 2001 and 2009. Prior to the team's move to Division 1 in 1990, the Matadors were regulars in the NCAA Division...

This Week in Sports

Team players watch on the sidelines

David Yapkowitz

September 12, 2016

Monday 9/12: 1) Mens's soccer at UCLA 7 p.m. Friday 9/16: 1) Women's soccer vs Loyola Chicago at Milwaukee, Wis., 2:30 p.m. 2) Women's volleyball vs BYU at Provo, UT 7 p.m. Saturday 9/17: 1) Men's soccer at Utah Valley 6 p.m. 2) Women's cross country at UC Riverside Invitational...

Kendall Smith gains year of eligibility for men’s basketball

Senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson contests a shot against the California State University, Fullerton Titans on Feb. 10 in the Matadome. (Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

David Yapkowitz

August 29, 2016

CSUN men's basketball player Kendall Smith will receive an extra year of athletic eligibility, according to a press release from the CSUN Athletic Department. Smith, who transferred to CSUN from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015, will enter this upcoming season as a junior. As per the press ...

Sports Calendar Aug. 29

The Women Matadors answered back after the Anteaters scored a goal. Photo Credit: Kelly Rosales/ Contributor/ File photo

David Yapkowitz

August 24, 2016

September 2 Women's volleyball vs. Hofstra (Las Vegas, 12 p.m.) Women's volleyball vs. Sacramento State (Las Vegas, 5 p.m.) Men's soccer vs. New Mexico (University of New Mexico, 6 p.m.) Women's soccer vs. Ball State (Matador Soccer Field, 7 p.m.) September 3 Men's cross country - USF invitationa...

Former Big West players sharpen skills at the Drew League

CSUN basketball player walks across the court

David Yapkowitz

August 18, 2016

Playing professional basketball overseas, Mike Efevberha was surprised when people started coming up to him and calling him 'Money Mike.' It was then that he knew the Drew League had arrived. Efevberha only played one season for the CSUN men's basketball team as a junior in 2006, leading the team...

Women’s basketball loses in first round of Big West Tournament

Freshman guard Nautica Morrow attempts to dribble past her defender against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The Matadors would lose 72-51 during the first round of the Big West Tournament at the Bren Center in Irvine, California. Photo credit: David Hawkins

David Yapkowitz

March 9, 2016

They were unable to take care of the basketball throughout the season and it finally caught up with them when it mattered most. The CSUN women's basketball team committed 15 turnovers as their season ended with a 72-51 loss to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs in the opening round of the Big West...

Matadors snap four game losing streak

Women's Basketball 2014-2015 bench on March 5, 2015. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

David Yapkowitz

March 5, 2016

The CSUN women's basketball team pulled off an 82-71 victory on the road over the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Thursday night.The win improves the Matadors to 7-22, and 5-10 in Big West Conference play. Leading the way for the Matadors was the first-year center Channon Fluker who continued her stro...

CSUN can’t continue hot start, loses to UCSB

Despite another double-double for freshman center Channon Fluker, CSUN could not slow down UC Santa Barbara. (File Photo / Natalie Jimenez / The Sundial)

David Yapkowitz

February 19, 2016

A hot start was not enough for the CSUN women's basketball team as it lost on the road to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 70-58, Thursday night. The loss drops the Matadors to 6-19, including 4-7 in Big West Conference. The Matadors jumped out to a double-digit lead at the end of the first quarter,...

Matadors continue improved play, roll to victory

CSUN's Emily Cole, Claudia Ramos, and Cheyenne Allen prepare for the ball pass alongside UC Irvine's team. (Natalie Jimenez / The Sundial)

David Yapkowitz

February 15, 2016

After getting off to a slow start this season, the CSUN women's basketball team is trying to turn things around. The Matadors have won four of their last six games, including a 62-48 victory over the visiting UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday evening. The win improved the Matadors to 6-18 and 4-6...

Matadors losing traction, falters against UC Riverside

The CSUN women's basketball has now lost three straight games, all by double figures.

David Yapkowitz

February 8, 2016

The CSUN women's basketball team lost their second consecutive game, 83-76 on the road against the UC Riverside Highlanders on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Matadors to 5-18, 3-6 in Big West Conference play. For the Highlanders, it was their eighth straight victory improving them to 8-0...

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