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Major League Baseball’s ban on Orioles’ fans leaves CSUN divided

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The game was closed to the public due to unrest in the city this week. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Julius Lasin

April 30, 2015

In an unusual turn of events, the Baltimore Orioles made Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox closed to the public, in lieu of the unrest in Baltimore. The decision to basically have the Orioles play in an empty stadium has been met with a pensive and an uncertain reaction among the CSUN...

The Champions League at The Pub

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, watches from the bench as his team plays AS Roma in the Guinness International Champions Cup at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Julius Lasin

April 23, 2015

With the pool of teams participating in the UEFA Champions League shrinking rapidly, CSUN students made their way to The Pub to catch Champions League fixtures between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco and Juventus. With The Pub providing a unique viewing experience on campus, students spoke...

J&J’s Top 5: NBA Playoff Teams

Playoffs are underway, and with the return of J&J's Top 5, here are picks for the best teams in the playoff. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Julius Lasin

April 19, 2015

It's been ages since Jordan and Julius have brought you a J&J's Top 5 NBA article, so here's one just in time for the most wonderful time of the year: the Playoffs. The teams have been chosen to battle it out for NBA Title, so here's Jordan and Julius' picks for the best teams in the NBA Playoffs. Julius' To...

Breaking: Freshman guard Taelin Webb will transfer from CSUN

Webb averaged 2.6 points 1.7 assists and one rebound per game in 31 games in his only season at CSUN. File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

April 16, 2015

CSUN freshman guard Taelin Webb is leaving the men’s basketball program after one season and is transferring, according to Webb via Twitter. "Looking at the roster and the point-guard spot, I felt like it's the right move," said Webb who is currently undecided on where he will transfer to. In...

The “how to’s” for tax day

Julius Lasin

April 15, 2015

For students, April 15, the deadline to file taxes to the IRS, marks either one of the most stressful or relieving days of their year. “Always file taxes regardless,” said Ara Anthony Kiledjian, a tax clinician and coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a student organizat...

Administration mum on men’s basketball investigation

Julius Lasin

April 2, 2015

The silence surrounding the men's basketball program is deafening. Five months after CSUN announced an investigation of the men's basketball program regarding a possible violation of team and university policy, there still has been no decision or update. Athletics Director Dr. Brandon Martin did...

Men’s Basketball: Lingering investigation sullies season, clouds future

Senior Stephan Hicks fights to the basket agaist UC Davis during the first half of the Matadors qurater final game of the Big WEst Tournament on March 12 at the Honda Center. (Raul Martinez / Staff Photographer)

Julius Lasin

March 18, 2015

CSUN sophomore guard Aaron Parks walked off the floor of the Honda Center defeated, slumped in posture with a towel over his head. In their match up with the University of California, Davis, the Matadors failed to preserve an 11-point second half lead in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament. Once...

ICYMI: Women’s basketball reacts to facing No. 4 Stanford in NCAA Tournament

The women's basketball team reacts after learning they were selected as a No. 13 seed in the Oklahoma City Region bracket, and will face the No. 4 Stanford Cardinals in the first round of the Women's 2015 NCAA Tournmanet, on March 16 in the Pub. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Julius Lasin

March 17, 2015

After repeating as Big West Tournament champions, the Matadors discovered that they were going to be a 13 seed in the NCAA tournament and will be facing the no. 4 seeded Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto on Saturday. “This is a good opportunity for us to show who we are and what we represent,” senior...

The student and the student-athlete, is there that much of a difference?

Photo by Trevor Stamp

Julius Lasin

March 13, 2015

On the wall of the Matadome, CSUN’s athletics arena, are the images of multiple student-athletes, who thanks to their visibility and recognition on campus, may seem larger-than-life, or different, from a typical student at CSUN. However, school officials believe that student-athletes at CSUN differ ...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN’s turbulent season ends with 71-67 loss to UC Davis

After leading at the half, the Matadors were not able to push against UC Davis' rally, losing 71-67 in the Big West Quarterfinals on March 12. (Raul Martinez / Staff Photographer)

Julius Lasin

March 12, 2015

Coming into their matchup with the UC Davis Aggies (25-5, 15-2 Big West), the Matadors (9-24, 4-13 Big West) were playing the role of David to the Aggies’ Goaliath. This time, however, David could not finish off Goaliath, as the Matadors fell to the Aggies 71-67 in the quarterfinals of the Big West...

Men’s Basketball Playoffs: Success hinges on depth and scoring

Men's Basketball Playoffs: Success hinges on depth and scoring

Julius Lasin

March 11, 2015

After a strong finish to the regular season, the Matadors will head into the Big West Tournament as the eighth seed in the in the bracket, and will face the top-seeded UC Davis Aggies in the quarterfinals. For the Matadors to make a run in the conference tournament, they will need their shortened...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN can’t sustain offensive success, fall to 49ers 69-58

File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

March 6, 2015

The Matadors were unable to keep their momentum going, as their two-game win streak was snapped in a loss to the Long Beach State 49ers, 69-58. After scoring 80 points in three out of their last four games—prior to their Thursday night match up with the 49ers—the Matadors had a power outage of...

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