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Matadors drop final two sets, lose to Highlanders

Matadors drop final two sets, lose to Highlanders

Julius Lasin

November 4, 2015

In spite of a strong start to the match, CSUN (5-18, 4-7) was not able to close out the UC Riverside Highlanders (8-16, 3-8), losing on the road in five sets, 25-19, 21-25, 24-26, 25-22, 19-17.Things got off to an inauspicious start the Matadors, as UC Riverside was able to capture the first set with ...

CSUN men’s basketball seeks bounce back season

CSUN men’s basketball seeks bounce back season

Julius Lasin

November 4, 2015

For the CSUN men’s basketball program, last season’s 10-24 finish was a colossal disappointment, considering that the program was pegged to finish fourth in the Big West in the preseason and was coming off of an appearance in the Big West Tournament championship. “Even if something seems to...

Men’s basketball looks to strive with a young roster

Men’s basketball looks to strive with a young roster

Julius Lasin

November 3, 2015

Although this season’s CSUN men’s basketball team will faintly resemble the one that went 10-24 last season, a youth movement may cause some bumps in the road for the Matadors, who will look to improve on last season’s disappointment.“One thing you don’t know about young guy...

The week ahead in Matador sports

The week ahead in Matador sports

Julius Lasin

November 3, 2015

November 3Women's volleyball @ UC Riverside (UC Riverside, 7 p.m.)November 5Men's basketball vs. Cal State Los Angeles (Matadome, 7 p.m.)November 6Men’s golf @ at Kā'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational (Kā'anapali GC, all day)Women's basketball vs. The Master's College (Matadome, 7...

Reggie Theus signs contract extension

Reggie Theus signs contract extension

Julius Lasin

October 30, 2015

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus and the athletics department have agreed to a four-year contract extension. "I'm very excited about it," Theus said. "Anytime your university bosses agree the direction is going well, and have lofty visions for the program and where we can take the program." Over...

CSUN gains ground on first-place Fullerton after 2-1 win

CSUN gains ground on first-place Fullerton after 2-1 win

Julius Lasin

October 22, 2015

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Matadors (7-6-2, 3-3-1) defeated the California State University, Fullerton Titans (9-6-1, 4-2-1) by a score of 2-1, due in large part to a pair of second half goals by seniors David Turcios and Trevor Morley. Despite a strong second half showing, the Matadors were not as...

CSUN women’s golf finishes second at SCU Colby Invitational

CSUN women’s golf finishes second at SCU Colby Invitational

Julius Lasin

October 21, 2015

After finishing 12th in their last tournament, the Matadors bounced back in a large way in the the SCU Colby Invitational at the Silver Valley Creek Country Club in San Jose, Calif., finishing second behind the host school, Santa Clara College. The Matadors were led by freshman Cake Phuchanbanchob...

Students, basketball players connect through Matador Madness

Students, basketball players connect through Matador Madness

Julius Lasin

October 19, 2015

As the lights dimmed in the Matadome, hundreds of CSUN students swayed and cheered, which left CSUN women’s basketball freshman guard Nautica Morrow in awe and timid during Matador Madness on Friday night. “At first I was shy,” said Morrow, referring to individual player introductions. “But...

This Week in Matador Sports

This Week in Matador Sports

Julius Lasin

October 19, 2015

October 19Women's golf @ SCU Colby Invitational (Silver Creek Valley CC, All day)Men's golf @ Bill Cullum Invitational (Wood Ranch GC, All day)October 20Women's golf @ SCU Colby Invitational (Silver Creek Valley CC, All day)Men's golf @ Bill Cullum Invitational (Wood Ranch GC, All day)October 21Men'...

The holes in the NCAA’s handling of sexual assault allegations

The holes in the NCAA’s handling of sexual assault allegations

Julius Lasin

October 14, 2015

It is evident that, even in 2015, sexual misconduct and assault are not scarce or rare on college campuses. According to a fact sheet published by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college, with 90 percent of these occurrences...

The week ahead in CSUN sports

The week ahead in CSUN sports

Julius Lasin

October 13, 2015

October 14Men's soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton (Matador Soccer Field, 7 p.m.)October 15Women's tennis - ITA Southwest Regionals (San Diego, All day)October 16Women's tennis - ITA Southwest Regionals (San Diego, All day)October 17Women's tennis - ITA Southwest Regionals (San Diego, All day)Men's cross country ...

Matadors nab second straight victory, beat Cal Poly 2-1

Matadors nab second straight victory, beat Cal Poly 2-1

Julius Lasin

October 12, 2015

For the second straight game, CSUN (9-5-1, 2-0-1) scored two goals en route to a conference victory, defeating the Cal Poly Mustangs (5-5-5, 1-3-0) 2-1 at the Matador Soccer Field. Both teams wasted no time asserting themselves on the offensive end, as they traded shots in the first ten minutes. However,...

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