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M-Bball: In need of a win, CSUN faces off against Bakersfield

M-Bball: In need of a win, CSUN faces off against Bakersfield

Gilberto Manzano

November 29, 2011

Even though the 2011-12 season is only five games young, sophomore forward Thomas Jacobs is calling tonight’s home game against Cal State Bakersfield a “must-win situation.” With the Matadors (1-4) dropping four of their first five games, including three road losses by 19 points or more,  Jacobs can't be blamed for saying the non-conference...

M-Bball: Matadors continue shooting woes, fall at Drake

M-Bball: Matadors continue shooting woes, fall at Drake

Gilberto Manzano

November 26, 2011

Another woeful shooting performance, another loss. After defeating San Diego Christian on Tuesday to record its first win of the season, CSUN went back to its struggling ways and was crushed by Drake 73-49 Saturday night at the Knapp Center. Similar to the 30-degree weather in Des Moines, Iowa, the Matad...

M-Bball: Matadors crushed at Boise State for third straight loss

M-Bball: Matadors crushed at Boise State for third straight loss

Gilberto Manzano

November 19, 2011

With the Matadors having the youngest roster in Division I basketball, it’s understandable if they have a couple rough outings to start the year, but what happened at Boise State Saturday afternoon was atrocious. CSUN recorded its third straight loss to open the season after it was demolished 103-61 against the Broncos at Taco Bell Arena. It was...

M-Bball: Matadors travel to Boise, look for first win

M-Bball: Matadors travel to Boise, look for first win

Gilberto Manzano

November 16, 2011

The Matadors were only down four points at halftime against Hawai’i Tuesday morning, but a 11-2 run by the Rainbow Warriors to start the second half paved the way for CSUN’s 86-67 lopsided loss. Fatigue could have played a factor in the Matadors’ second-half collapse with a long flight to Honolulu and a 11 p.m. (1 a.m PST) tip-off time, ...

M-Bball: Matadors come close to road upset of Trojans, fall in season opener

M-Bball: Matadors come close to road upset of Trojans, fall in season opener

Gilberto Manzano

November 12, 2011

The crowd at the Galen Center seemed uninterested as if the Trojans were up by 30 points over the Matadors Friday night.The USC big men had no problem scoring against the undersized CSUN defenders, and explosive point guard Maurice Jones was weaving his way to the basket and getting to the free throw line with ease.Despite all that, the Matadors wouldn’t go away, and Vinnie Mc...

M-Bball: Sophomores expected to play big role in 2011-12

M-Bball: Sophomores expected to play big role in 2011-12

Gilberto Manzano

November 10, 2011

UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State have had plenty of success with its 2008 freshman class, something CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell took note of. Last season Braswell brought in eight freshmen, modeling the blueprint of the last two Big West Conference champions, UCSB and Long Beach. The M...

M-Basketball: Despite ban, Matadors eye Big West title in 2011-12

M-Basketball: Despite ban, Matadors eye Big West title in 2011-12

Gilberto Manzano

November 10, 2011

After a surprise 2010-11 season in which the Matadors finished third in the Big West Conference and had a freshman class play a pivotal role in their success, the future looked promising. But that was quickly put on hold. The NCAA decided in May to ban Northridge from all postseason play for the 2011-12 season for its continuous subpar marks in the...

M-Bball: Matadors host Cal Baptist in exhibition Saturday

M-Bball: Matadors host Cal Baptist in exhibition Saturday

Gilberto Manzano

November 2, 2011

During CSUN’s exhibition game a year ago, the Matadors struggled against Redlands before ultimately coming out victorious in overtime. The near-defeat to the non-Division I school seemed to be a sign of an awful 2010-11 season for Northridge. However, the Matadors were the surprise team in the Big West Confe...

W-Bball: Erving and the Matadors dominate in exhibition game

W-Bball: Erving and the Matadors dominate in exhibition game

Gilberto Manzano

October 29, 2011

Jasmine Erving didn't care that the game against The Master's College on Saturday was only an exhibition. The 6-foot-2 senior center had no mercy on the non-Division I school from Santa Clarita, scoring 23 of her 27 points in the first half en route to CSUN's 87-53 victory over the Mustangs at the Matadome. Erving slowed down in the secon...

Notebook M-Soccer: Overtime troubles for Northridge

Notebook M-Soccer: Overtime troubles for Northridge

Gilberto Manzano

October 17, 2011

The CSUN men’s soccer team (6-6-1, 3-2 Big West) has gone into overtime four times this season and in every game the Matadors have come out winless. Redshirt junior defender Joe Franco has a simple explanation for that: “the curse of the overtime.” During CSUN’s 2-1 loss to UC Davis Saturday night in extra minutes, there were a few signs of the Matadors be...

W-BBALL: Matadors open training camp

W-BBALL: Matadors open training camp

Gilberto Manzano

October 17, 2011

The CSUN women's basketball team talks about practices with second-year head coach Jason Flowers and gaining chemistry before the 2011-12 season tips-off on Nov. 11 at San Francisco.

M-Soccer Notebook: Garcia’s return a Big West success for Matadors

M-Soccer Notebook: Garcia’s return a Big West success for Matadors

Gilberto Manzano

October 4, 2011

With four games under his belt since returning from a left knee injury, redshirt senior midfielder Rafael Garcia said he’s “90 percent healthy,” but the CSUN men’s soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0 Big West) appears to be playing at full strength with its co-captain. “It’s hard coming off a month o...

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