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Baseball: CSUN capitalizes on LBSU error to take game in 12 innings

CSUN outfielder Miles Williams reacts after missing a pitch against CSU Bakersfield on April 24. Williams finished with three hits againt LBSU as the Matadors rallied back in 12 innings to win 6-5 Saturday afternoon. Photo Credit: Samuel Albarran / Contributor

Gilberto Manzano

April 28, 2012

Entering the second game of the Matadors' home series against Long Beach State, CSUN was 3-0 when Jerry Keel is on the mound against a Big West Conference opponent this season. Four hours and 13 minutes later, CSUN improved its record to 4-0 with Keel on the hill. With multiple lead changes ...

Baseball: Matadors keep up with No. 11 UCLA before seven-run seventh inning does them in on the road

CSUN outfielder Miles Williams tries to reach base at Jackie Robinson Stadium Tuesday. The Matadors hung with No. 11 UCLA early on, but faltered in the seventh inning. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Gilberto Manzano

April 17, 2012

WESTWOOD – The Matadors hadn’t forgotten an embarrassing 19-7 loss in their home opener on Feb. 21 to their rivals from Westwood. At Jackie Robinson Stadium for a second go-round against the No. 11 Bruins Tuesday night, CSUN came out swinging, scoring early and taking a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. “(The home opener) w...

Baseball: Matadors’ three-run sixth leads the way in finale win at UCSB


Gilberto Manzano

April 7, 2012

Behind the solid pitching of Jerry Keel, CSUN salvaged the final game of a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara in Big West Conference play Saturday afternoon at Cesar Uyesaka Stadium. After losing the first two games by a combined 14 runs, the Matadors used a three-run inning in the sixth to lift them pass the Gauchos, 4-2, and snap a th...

Baseball: Slugfest: CSUN powers through LMU

CSUN outfielder Adam Barry tags home plate during their game against Rhode Island. The Matadors find their offensive rhythm at LMU. Photo Credit: Kiera McKibbens / Contributor

Gilberto Manzano

March 20, 2012

After leaving 23 runners stranded and only scoring five runs in three games against Portland, the Matadors came out swinging Tuesday. Not only did the CSUN sluggers find their swing by racking up 14 hits, but the pitchers were on point as well, only allowing five hits in the Matadors 12-1 victo...

Baseball: CSUN unable to score after early lead on Indiana

CSUN outfielder Adam Barry went 3-for-3 with an RBI double in a losing effort against Indiana Friday afternoon. Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Gilberto Manzano

March 9, 2012

After taking a 3-0 lead in the opening inning, the Matadors thought their day was over and decided to get “comfortable,” said redshirt junior outfielder Adam Barry. The three runs CSUN scored were the only times the Matadors crossed home plate, losing 7-3 to Indiana University Friday afterno...

Weekly Column – Knocked out Colt: Release of Manning wrong move by Indianapolis

Fans show support for 2012’s expected No. 1 draft pick (Andrew Luck)  in a November game at Indianapolis. The Colts, reportedly, will release Peyton Manning today.

Gilberto Manzano

March 7, 2012

The Colts have until Thursday to make a decision on Peyton Manning. However, ESPN is reporting that Indianapolis is expected to announce today that it won’t be picking up the NFL’s only four-time MVP’s $28 million option and will release him. If the reports are true, the Colts seriously need to reco...

Men’s basketball: Matadors finish off miserable season with loss at Fullerton

Guard Vinnie McGhee dribbles during his team’s 87-76 loss at Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night. McGhee had eight points in his last game as a Matador. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Gilberto Manzano

March 1, 2012

FULLERTON – With a nine-point deficit and only 1:45 remaining in the Matadors’ season, senior guard Vinnie McGhee shot a 3-pointer hoping it could possibly spark a comeback and maybe a fairy tale ending to his CSUN career. Instead, McGhee threw up an airball to add misery to an already tough 2011-12 season. ...

Men’s basketball: It ends tonight: Matadors face CSUF in finale

Guard Vinnie McGhee dribbles around a UCR defender last Wednesday. McGhee will play in his final game as a Matador tonight at Fullerton. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Multimedia Editor

Gilberto Manzano

February 29, 2012

The Matadors have lost a lot this season: games, their postseason eligibility (due to NCAA violations) and, recently, the final game on their schedule against Saint Mary’s. The cancellation of the March 9 game against the Gaels has given CSUN’s new finale at Cal State Fullerton (19-8, 10-4 Big West) ...

Men’s basketball: Do it for Vinnie: Matadors look to honor seniors vs. UCR

Guard Vinnie McGhee brings the ball up the court in their game against Fresno State. McGhee will play his last home game tonight at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Gilberto Manzano

February 21, 2012

With his CSUN career winding down, Vinnie McGhee took Saturday’s loss to Fresno State the hardest. In a postgame interview, after the Matadors shot a pitiful nine percent from the field in the second half en route to a 62-49 defeat, McGhee blamed the woeful performance on himself. “I’m mad the most,...

Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster


Gilberto Manzano

February 19, 2012

In the four years CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee has been with the Matadors, he’s been part of many memorable games, but what transpired Saturday was a night he would like to forget. In what likely was the worst half in the program's history, CSUN (7-18) collapsed in the second twenty minutes of ...

Men’s basketball: CSUN still remembers thrashing by visiting Cal Poly

Guard Stephan Hicks drives to the basket during a game against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 2. Tonight, the Matadors host Cal Poly, a team that beat them by 46 points earlier this season. Photo credit: Tessie Navarro / Multimedia Editor

Gilberto Manzano

February 14, 2012

Josh Greene didn’t choose the forget-and move-on route after Cal Poly crushed his Matadors by 46 points in a televised game last month. Instead, the sophomore guard took the embarrassing loss as a sign of disrespect. “When we come out to play (Cal Poly), it’s personal, especially for me,” Gr...

Men’s basketball: CSUN gives up crucial rebound to lose in final second at Pacific

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Gilberto Manzano

February 12, 2012

It couldn’t get any worse than a 46-point blowout at Cal Poly on Jan. 26. Wrong! The Matadors somehow managed to top their embarrassing defeat to the Mustangs this past week with two grueling losses in the Bay Area, both painful in their own way. First, CSUN fell to the laughing stock of the Big West C...

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