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Money, money, money

Emin Avakian

March 3, 2009

It is now safe to say that it is only a matter of time before professional athletes are asking for billion-dollar contracts.' Or better yet, asking for a one-year, $50 million contract.' It's coming, sports fans. Because in these times of overpaying athletes, they and their agents are running things. ...

Why can’t we be friends?

Emin Avakian

February 18, 2009

For NBA fans outside of Los Angeles, the 2009 All-Star game was a chance to see the best players the association has to offer on the court at the same time. For a majority of Los Angeles, though, the game brought a sense of nostalgia. And perhaps some closure to the unfortunate, and sometimes nasty, ri...

NBA’s All-Star game was pinnacle of “Shaq vs. Kobe”

Emin Avakian

February 17, 2009

For NBA fans outside of Los Angeles, the 2009 All-Star game was a chance to see the best players the association has to offer on the court at the same time. For a majority of Los Angeles, though, the game brought a sense of nostalgia. And perhaps some closure to the unfortunate, and sometimes nasty, ri...

Even more NBA coaches should be ready to go

Emin Avakian

December 10, 2008

Beware struggling head coaches in the National Basketball Association: the front office is trigger happy. Six weeks into the season and already four teams have made changes at the head coaching position. The most recent firing came Monday when the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Randy Wittman after a d...

Women’s basketball wins first

Emin Avakian

December 8, 2008

It took eight games, but the Northridge women's basketball team picked up its first win of the season, defeating San Jose State 69-63 Sunday afternoon at The Matadome. 'We learned from all the other games and put it together for this game,' Matador Head Coach Staci Schulz said. 'All together top to bo...

What the 2008 Matadors were

Emin Avakian

December 3, 2008

The 2008 season started well and ended in storybook fashion for the Northridge women's volleyball team. But it was the middle part that made the season what it really was: a disappointment.? The Matadors won four of their first six matches, placing second in the Bronco and Sacramento State Invitatio...

Raiders, Chargers and 49ers embarrass California

Emin Avakian

December 3, 2008

Californians might as well start shifting their focus on bragging about the Los Angeles Lakers, USC Trojans football team, or even the Anaheim Ducks because the three NFL teams in the state have become irrelevant and embarrassing.? I know it hurts to not be represented well in professional football,...

Time for the BCS to go

Emin Avakian

November 26, 2008

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was implemented beginning with the 1998 season to determine the national champion for college football'hellip;? 'Wait a minute! Is there seriously going to be another column on the BCS?'? Does the BCS still determine the national champion in college football? Exactl...

Way to go…od bye

Emin Avakian

November 24, 2008

How fitting that it took five thrilling sets for the Matadors to win their final match of the 2008 season.? And in pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the Big West Conference season, the Northridge women's volleyball team did what it set out to do: win one more for seniors Kelley Hanson, Kayla Wri...

Here?s the final chapter

Emin Avakian

November 20, 2008

Prior to Friday night's season finale match with Long Beach State, the Northridge women's volleyball will honor the five seniors on the team: Kelley Hanson, Amy Hultner, Val Kepler, Jenn Probert, and Kayla Wright.? Immediately after that, the seniors will join their teammates and get to business, as the Ma...

One-year wonders are big-contract busts

Emin Avakian

November 18, 2008

As the great Earvin 'Magic' Johnson once said: 'You play this game to win, to have fun, and to make people happy.' With all due respect, Mr. Johnson, allow me to add the No. 1 reason: to make millions and millions of dollars. The amount of money that athletes get far exceeds many other professions. The...

CSUN splits the roadies

Emin Avakian

November 17, 2008

The Northridge women's volleyball team won their second conference match of the season Saturday night. Junior outside hitter Angela Hupp posted 15 kills and four blocks to lead Cal State Northridge to a sweep over UC Davis in a Big West Conference women's volleyball match at the Pavilion in Davis. Th...

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