The Sundial

Mattingly might be right fit for Dodgers

Ignacio Marquez

September 21, 2010

I don’t want to say they are forgotten, but it seems like the once-proud franchise of the Dodgers has made headlines for all the wrong reasons this year. With the McCourt divorce battle, which I think will play out for another year or two, plus the postseason failures the last few seasons, Los Angeles ...

New CSUN softball head coach to build on recent success

Ignacio Marquez

September 20, 2010

Tairia Flowers recalls walking up to the batter’s box wearing UCLA blue and gold for the first time in her collegiate career. Flowers prepared for the Maryland Terrapin’s first pitch, she swung, and connected. It went high in the air, traveling until it cleared the walls of the stadium in Tampa, Fla...

While gender-neutral dorms gain acceptance, where does CSUN stand?

Ignacio Marquez

September 15, 2010

Roommates for almost a full semester, college juniors Lindon Pronto and Kayla Eland have, in their opinion, the perfect roommate relationship. They live together at Pitzer College, a private residential liberal arts college in Claremont, California, a city about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Pronto, environmental analysis major, and Eland...

Carroll a winner again, but will it last in the NFL?

Ignacio Marquez

September 14, 2010

It’s another September and a new football season begins. The players run out of the locker room tapping the sign above their heads for good luck. Above all the screaming and cheering, there’s a scream louder than all the players combined. The screams come from an older man in the front of the raucous. Pete Carroll, who always screams with his enthusiastic persona, was in front o...

San Diego Chargers look to strike on AFC West, once again

Ignacio Marquez

September 6, 2010

It’s hard to believe that another football offseason has ended and we can finally start making our predictions. As always, some teams have made improvements while others have made stupid moves. In a preview of the 32 NFL teams, here is the AFC West, which may have a possible Super Bowl contender. KAN...

Matador women’s soccer team can’t stop No. 11 UCLA

Ignacio Marquez

September 6, 2010

Los Angeles, Calif. – With two straight wins the Matador women’s soccer team looked to keep their winning ways alive against No. 11 UCLA. Soon Northridge found out how tough it was to play in Drake Stadium, as the Bruins brought the streak to a halt in a 4-1 victory over CSUN on Sunday. In...

Team USA’s “B” team is the team to beat

Ignacio Marquez

August 31, 2010

In its first international basketball competition since winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Team USA hopes to recapture glory at the FIBA World Championship tournament in Turkey. The team that played in Beijing featured the best of the best with players such as perennial All-Stars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade but this year’s USA team will not have a playe...

Postseason out of reach for L.A.

Ignacio Marquez

August 24, 2010

The 2010 Major League Baseball playoffs are right around the corner and the city of Los Angeles is nowhere near the postseason hunt. The Dodgers and Angels are at least nine games back or more in the West division of their respective leagues and entering the last month of the regular season doe...

CSUN men and women’s track and field continue to dominate the Big West

Ignacio Marquez

August 21, 2010

The Cal State Northridge men and women’s track and field program continues to put a stranglehold on the Big West Conference. In May’s Big West Track and Field Conference Championships, the Matador men captured their second straight title and fourth in six years, while the women captured their fifth consecutive hardware. “There is no way you can win without ...

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