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M-Bball: Banned Matadors’ senior leader McGhee finds new motivation, opts to stay

M-Bball: Banned Matadors’ senior leader McGhee finds new motivation, opts to stay

Gilberto Manzano

August 28, 2011

Vinnie McGhee watched from the bench as his new team, Cal State Northridge, was minutes away from pulling the improbable upset over the No. 2 seed, Memphis, in the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  His Matadors faltered down the stretch, but the game will forever be remembered as one of ...

NCAA bans Matadors from 2012 postseason

Gilberto Manzano

May 27, 2011

C0-Sports Editor Alonso Tacanga contributed to this report Times sure have changed for the men's basketball team since their admirable 2009 trip to the NCAA Tournament. And it's all due to something a member of that last championship team says has changed little: grades. "That's been a problem for...

Strametz leaves a winner, retires after 31 years

Gilberto Manzano

May 17, 2011

With tears running down his eyes, an emotional Don Strametz tried to regain his composure to speak to his team after the Big West Track and Field Championships Saturday in Irvine, California. “I’m extremely excited, especially to go out this way,” said Strametz after the Matador women picked up a s...

Inspiration through silence: CSUN’s sole deaf basketball player is role model to many people

Gilberto Manzano

May 15, 2011

Michael Lizarraga, 22, the only deaf player in Division I men’s basketball last season, had his inspiring story covered by “The New York Times,” “Los Angeles Times,” ESPN, Fox Sports, “Los Angeles Daily News,” CBS Sports and many other media outlets. Having to cover the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team for the last two seasons, I had the opportunity to see all the ...

Softball: First series victory in the books

Gilberto Manzano

May 2, 2011

In what has been a disappointing season thus far, the Cal State Northridge softball team rallied back from a 5-0 deficit to finally capture its first series win, defeating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 7-5, Sunday at Matador Diamond. For the three-game Big West Conference series, the Matadors (18-2...

Arizona is no place for All-Star Game

Gilberto Manzano

April 27, 2011

With 15 of 30 Major League Baseball teams having their spring training in Arizona, the state that passed a bill last year that allows police officers who have stopped somebody for an infraction to ask for proof of legal residence if there is reasonable suspicion the person is an illegal immigran...

Softball: Matadors drop fourth Big West series

Gilberto Manzano

April 25, 2011

What started out as an opportunity for the defending Big West champions, Cal State Northridge, to climb up the conference standings, ended in another series loss as the Matadors dropped two of three at UC Santa Barbara to fall five games out of first place. With Northridge’s 4-2 defeat against the Gauch...

Softball: Matadors lose 11th of last 14 games

Gilberto Manzano

April 18, 2011

After Cal State Northridge lost its rubber-game against University of the Pacific, 5-1, on Sunday, Matador Mikayla Thielges, one of the hottest hitters in the Big West Conference, expressed her displeasure in the team’s lack of production at the plate. “It’s tough to lose a series, it d...

CSUN softball: Matadors face No. 1 Tigers this weekend

Gilberto Manzano

April 13, 2011

Jennifer Mosier was asked on Tuesday by her PR representative what occurred 150 years ago. Mosier paused for a few seconds and said the United States civil war, answering correctly. Now, the history major, Mosier, is applying the past as a positive during the Matadors’ losing slump. CSUN has dropped...

Softball: Coach Flowers travels home to Arizona

Gilberto Manzano

March 23, 2011

Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, Tairia Flowers witnessed the University of Arizona win multiple NCAA softball national championships in the 90s. “I grew up wanting to go to Arizona,” said Flowers, who was highly recruited in high school. “I knew all the Arizona greats. It was my dream school...

Men’s basketball: Matadors look toward future

Gilberto Manzano

March 16, 2011

Before the 2010-11 season began, Bobby Braswell did not know what to anticipate from his youngest team in 15 years as head coach at Cal State Northridge. Braswell was not expecting the Matadors to win a Big West title or even finish in the top half of the conference standings. All he knew was h...

CSUN men’s basketball: No. 3 Matadors lose to No. 5 Gauchos in the Big West semifinals Friday night in Anaheim

Gilberto Manzano

March 13, 2011

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The inexperienced Matadors, who were chosen to finish eighth in the conference, had their surprise run to the Big West semifinals come to an end as the veteran group of UC Santa Barbara won in a blow out, 83-63, Friday night at the Honda Center.       “We were picked to finish eighth or ninth and these kids found a way to fight and battle and...

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