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Youth leads, as CSUN cruises to 72-52 victory

Youth leads, as CSUN cruises to 72-52 victory

Julius Lasin

November 19, 2015

Behind 17 points from sophomore guard Micheal Warren, the CSUN men’s basketball team beat the Vanguard Lions 72-52. From the tip, it was apparent that the Matadors were the superior team, as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead by the 18:05 mark. “They were small, so we just tried to get it inside,”...

CSUN athletics marred by investigations, violations

CSUN athletics marred by investigations, violations

Julius Lasin

November 18, 2015

Over the past year, CSUN athletics has been marred by multiple violations of university and NCAA policy. Most notably, the men’s basketball was under intense scrutiny after the university launched an academic investigation that resulted in several players being held out of dozens of contests last...

Five takeaways from the Northern Illinois Showcase

Five takeaways from the Northern Illinois Showcase

Julius Lasin

November 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This past weekend, the CSUN men’s basketball team kicked off their regular season by traveling to DeKalb, Ill. for a three-game set in the Northern Illinois Showcase. Suspensions and transfers notwithstanding, the showcase was an intuitive look at the players...

The week ahead in Matador sports

The week ahead in Matador sports

Julius Lasin

November 17, 2015

November 18 Men's basketball vs. Vanguard University (Matadome, 7 p.m.) November 20 Women’s volleyball vs. UC Riverside (Matadome, 7 p.m.) Women’s basketball @ Idaho (University of Idaho, 6 p.m.) November 21 Women’s volleyball @ Cal State Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m...

Jerron Wilbut and Aaron Parks status uncertain moving forward

Jerron Wilbut and Aaron Parks status uncertain moving forward

Julius Lasin

November 16, 2015

CSUN men's basketball will be without junior guard Aaron Parks and sophomore guard Jerron Wilbut for an unknown amount of time due to a violation of team and university policy. When asked about the duo, CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus was restrained. “I really can’t talk about...

Matadors falter down the stretch, lose to South Dakota, 76-72

Matadors falter down the stretch, lose to South Dakota, 76-72

Julius Lasin

November 16, 2015

Despite another strong performance from freshman guard Jason Richardson, the CSUN men’s basketball team lost to the University of South Dakota Coyotes, 76-72 in a back-and-forth affair. Richardson finished the game with 22 points—20 of which came in the second half—and seven assists, but the...

Matadors overcome multiple double-digit deficits, defeat Wright State 72-67

Matadors overcome multiple double-digit deficits, defeat Wright State 72-67

Julius Lasin

November 15, 2015

Following an opening game loss, the CSUN men’s basketball team picked up their first win of the year in a 72-67, come-from-behind victory against the Wright State University Raiders.Early on, however, the Matadors appeared to be out of sorts, allowing the Raiders to jump out to an early 12-2 less...

Matadors drop season opener to Northern Illinois, 83-71

Matadors drop season opener to Northern Illinois, 83-71

Julius Lasin

November 14, 2015

Despite strong showings from freshmen Tavrion Dawson and Jason Richardson, the CSUN men's basketball fell to the Northern Illinois University Huskies 83-71 in the season opener for both teams.The Matadors were hampered by a shortened bench, due to the unavailability of guards Aaron Parks and Jerron Wi...

Newcomers instrumental for CSUN at Northern Illinois Showcase

Newcomers instrumental for CSUN at Northern Illinois Showcase

Julius Lasin

November 12, 2015

The Matadors will travel to DeKalb, Ill. this weekend for the Northern Illinois Showcase. Beginning on Friday, Nov. 13, CSUN will play Northern Illinois University, Wright State University and the University of South Dakota in consecutive days. CSUN is coming off of a 54-50 victory on Nov. 5 against t...

The week ahead in Matador sports

The week ahead in Matador sports

Julius Lasin

November 9, 2015

November 10 Women’s volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton (Matadome, 7 p.m.) November 13 Men’s basketball @ Northern Illinois (Dekalb, Ill., 7 p.m.) Women's volleyball vs. Long Beach State (Matadome, 7 p.m.) Men's cross country @ NCAA Regionals (Seattle, Wash., TBA) Women's cross count...

Public records show administrative error cost women’s volleyball

Public records show administrative error cost women’s volleyball

Julius Lasin

November 6, 2015

CSUN women’s volleyball had 19 wins in the 2014-2015 season vacated by an administrative error.Documents obtained by the Sundial through a public records request reveal that an administrator's error inaccurately ruled a player eligible to play for the team during the season. The wins were vaca...

CSUN slip by Cal State L.A. 54-50 in first exhibition

CSUN slip by Cal State L.A. 54-50 in first exhibition

Julius Lasin

November 6, 2015

Freshmen Tavrion Dawson and Micheal Warren combined for 26 points, as CSUN came back in the second half and defeated the California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles 54-50 at the Matadome on Thursday, Nov. 5 “We’re not supposed to lose to them,” said Theus. “And even though it was...

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