The Sundial

NCAA drug testing adjusts with modern drug habits

Comic shows drugs taking tests

Harry Bennett

May 9, 2016

Over the last 30 years, the NCAA Convention has worked on creating the most appropriate testing methods, in compliance with third party administers, to prevent the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) among its athletes. Drug Free Sport, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is the nation’s leader in...

CSUN baseball coach emphasizes school, then sports

CSUN baseball head coach demonstrates pitching techniques

Harry Bennett

April 26, 2016

Baseball head coach Greg Moore slowly leans back in his chair inside his coach’s office at Matador Hall, interlocking his fingers behind his head. He inhales, then exhales slowly with a distant gaze at the blank wall deep in reminiscence. Two outs. Bottom of the ninth. One runner on, down...

CSUN baseball takes series opener from Hawaii

CSUN athlete pitches ball during a game

Harry Bennett

April 23, 2016

CSUN baseball rebounded from a three-game conference losing streak with a 2-1 win against Hawaii on Friday afternoon at Matador Field. Angel Rodriguez got the nod for his seventh start of the season and built off of his quality outing last week against UC Santa Barbara, where he threw six innings...

CSUN Baseball extends win streak, downs William & Mary

Infielder Nolan Bumstead slides safely, headfirst, into home plate for his only run of the game against UCONN. Bumstead had two hits and two RBI's. (Jose Aguilar / The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

March 13, 2016

CSUN baseball extended its win streak to seven games after defeating William & Mary Tribe on Saturday afternoon. The Matador offense picked up where it left off from Thursday’s 11-3 victory over the Tribe, where CSUN had four extra base hits including one home run. On Saturday, senior Rayne...

CSUN baseball inconsistent, loses opener to CSU Bakersfield

FILE PHOTO - Senior transfer Branden Berry admires his three-run home run shot against Cal State Bakersfield at his first game debut at CSUN on Friday, Feb. 19. (Ashley Grant/ The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

February 20, 2016

Despite a late inning comeback, CSUN baseball dropped its home opener to Cal State Bakersfield on Friday at Matador Field. Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, Ross Porter, who is calling the play-by-play for the Matador home games in 2016, threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the 58th season of CSUN...

Sophomore pitcher utilizes two sports to calm nerves

Sophomore Joe Ryan is a former water polo player that uses his water techniques to help him on the baseball field. (Ashley Grant / The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

February 17, 2016

Joe Ryan, a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher for the CSUN baseball team sits on the side of the pool at the Student Recreation Center thinking back on what got him where he is today. He glares at the subtle ripples expanding throughout the water that are reminding him of the countless relationships...

CSUN baseball gears up for Big West title run

Sophomore Albee Weiss releases some emotions after he finished with his team photograph during Media Day in Matadors Field. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

February 16, 2016

In preparation for the 2016 season, the CSUN baseball team gathered at Matador field to address expectations for their season. After team photos and individual portraits, players were dispersed into groups of four to meet with assistant coaches, media, and special guest Ross Porter.During his 28 years as a spor...

Super Bowl 50 is a tale of two quarterbacks

The Panthers are led by MVP frontrunner Cam Newton, while the Broncos will hope to get their first championship under veteran quarterback Peyton Manning. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Harry Bennett

February 3, 2016

With just a few days away from the biggest sporting event in America, many football fans are still scratching their heads as to how Super Bowl 50 features two of the NFL's least likely teams. After defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Title Game, it appears Peyton Manning is meant to win...

Freshman forward wins second straight Big West player of the week

The freshman frontcourt player becomes the first women's basketball player to win consecutive Big West Player of the weeks since 2007. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

February 2, 2016

CSUN women's basketball Channon Fluker has won her second consecutive Big West Player of the week award; topping off a Matador's season-high three game winning streak. The 6'4" freshman out of Maranatha High School established her dominance on both sides of the ball against conference rivals UC Irvine...

Matadors finish preseason play at Long Beach State Winter Invitational

Junior Mickey Hsu was instrumental in helping the Matadors earn a victory in their home-opener on Saturday, Jan. 30. (File Photo/The Sundial)

Harry Bennett

January 19, 2016

The CSUN women’s tennis team struggled heavily during the three day winter invitational preseason tournament this weekend at Long Beach State. The Matadors were unable to keep up with the talented opposing international roster led by junior French native Maeva Razakasoa. The 49ers collected a total...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge