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Men’s Soccer: CSUN secures playoff berth defeating UC Riverside 2-1

Men’s Soccer: CSUN secures playoff berth defeating UC Riverside 2-1

Jordan Ball

October 29, 2015

CSUN (8-7-2, 4-4-1) rallied by scoring two unanswered goals defeating visiting UC Riverside (6-11-1, 2-7-0) 2-1, which helped capture a Big West tournament playoff berth on senior night. The Matadors trailed 1-0 in the first four minutes when UC Riverside sophomore Ricardo Ruiz scored a goal off of...

Men’s Soccer: CSUN loses 1-0 in controversial OT against New Mexico

Men’s Soccer: CSUN loses 1-0 in controversial OT against New Mexico

Jordan Ball

September 12, 2015

CSUN (1-3) takes a 1-0 overtime loss against the visiting New Mexico Lobos (2-1-1) despite a bizarre ending. In the 95th minute, the referees handed senior defender Trevor Morley a controversial yellow card, which led to the only goal of the game by New Mexico's Chris Wehan. Matadors senior goalkeeper...

Opinion: 2015 NBA Draft winners & losers

Opinion: 2015 NBA Draft winners & losers

Jordan Ball

June 26, 2015

Winners: D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns The two franchise changing players in the entire draft were selected first and second overall. Kentucky's big-man Karl-Anthony Towns was regarded as the consensus number one pick ahead of the draft and the Minnesota Timberwolves rightfully selec...

Blackhawks shutout Lightning, win 2015 Stanley Cup

Blackhawks shutout Lightning, win 2015 Stanley Cup

Jordan Ball

June 16, 2015

In a Stanley Cup Final classic, the Chicago Blackhawks win their third Stanley Cup in six years by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game 6. Duncan Keith scored the game-winning goal with two minutes, 37 seconds left in the second period off of a Patrick Kane pass and then Kane delivered the final blow by scoring on a one-time...

NHL On the Ice: Five X-Factors of the Stanley Cup Final

NHL On the Ice: Five X-Factors of the Stanley Cup Final

Jordan Ball

June 3, 2015

1. Toews and Kane Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are two of the most dynamic players in the NHL, so in a must win game six of the Western Conference Finals, head coach Joel Quenneville reunited the two superstars as line-mates. It’s like they had not missed a step because this reunion did not disappoint, producing nine points in the final two games o...

On the Ice: 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

On the Ice: 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

Jordan Ball

June 3, 2015

After two game sevens in the Conference Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning defeated their conferences number one seeds to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.To reach the Finals the Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators (4-2), Minnesota Wild (4-0) and the Anaheim Ducks (4-3) while the Lightn...

Baseball: Matadors lose 7-3 against UC Irvine ending five game win streak

Baseball: Matadors lose 7-3 against UC Irvine ending five game win streak

Jordan Ball

May 21, 2015

The Matadors (32-23, 7-15 Big West) could not overcome their slow start losing 7-3 against UC Irvine (32-22, 14-8 Big West). Missed opportunities helped hinder the Matadors. They had three innings in a row where the batters left a runner on third base and had six innings, in total, leaving runners...

Baltimore protests and riots must breed change

Baltimore protests and riots must breed change

Jordan Ball

May 2, 2015

Police brutality against minorities, specifically African-Americans, has been a continuing occurrence across the country and is becoming increasingly publicized—especially on social media. Every occurrence continues to cause more and more tension the more they happen. And, the fact that cannot be...

Baseball: Walk-Off walk for CSUN earns 10-9 win against UC Riverside

Baseball: Walk-Off walk for CSUN earns 10-9 win against UC Riverside

Jordan Ball

April 27, 2015

After what looked like a déjà vu game, a walk-off walk and fifth inning outburst helped propel CSUN to a 10-9 victory against UC Riverside. The Matadors were down 9-8 in the bottom of the ninth with bases load and one out. Senior Chester Pak got walked which tied the game, then pinch-hitting f...

Baseball: Early runs fuel Matadors 5-3 loss to UC Riverside

Baseball: Early runs fuel Matadors 5-3 loss to UC Riverside

Jordan Ball

April 25, 2015

CSUN (25-16, 4-10 Big West) couldn’t overcome UC Riverside’s early runs, losing 5-3, despite a ninth inning rally attempt. The game was 5-1 through eight innings until a couple of ninth inning RBIs by Matador batters, senior Chester Pak and pinch hitting freshman Albee Weiss. The Matadors pitching and ...

Baseball: Matadors pitching strong, win 2-1 against UC Riverside

Baseball: Matadors pitching strong, win 2-1 against UC Riverside

Jordan Ball

April 24, 2015

The Matadors (25-15, 4-9 Big West) get much needed conference win, beating the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders 2-1, despite the lack of run production. CSUN junior starting pitcher Calvin Copping was dominant from the first pitch and continued this level of play throughout the game. “You can’t argue with...

Oklahoma City Thunder fire head coach Scott Brooks

Oklahoma City Thunder fire head coach Scott Brooks

Jordan Ball

April 23, 2015

The Oklahoma City Thunder have officially fired head coach Scott Brooks, just a week after the team missed out on the playoffs. The decision came Wednesday afternoon where Thunder general manager Sam Presti issued a statement about the decision during a press conference. Brooks has been the head man in ...

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