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Men’s volleyball sweeps Cal Lutheran

CSUN Men's volleyball game at Matadome

Kenneth Birkland

February 9, 2019

The men's volleyball team swept Cal Lutheran to move on to 7-5 on the year and No. 12 in the country.The clear and distinct difference between the two teams was the serving, with the Matadors having 11 service aces to the Knightsmen's two.Senior Dimitar Kalachev led the team in kills with 14 while ju...

Women’s basketball keeps pace with Davis after win over Fullerton

A CSUN Women's basketball play in wihte jersey handing the ball to get pass a denfender in orange jersey.

Kenneth Birkland

February 2, 2019

The Matadors beat the Titans 74-44 on the back of senior Channon Fluker's 70th career double-double and a season-high 50.8 percent showing from the field.The Matadors now move to 11-10 overall and 5-2 in conference play after the win, maintaining their spot in second place in the conference standings...

Women’s basketball holds on for a 69-56 win

A CSUN Women's basketball player handing the ball on thje court

Kenneth Birkland

January 20, 2019

The women's basketball team held on after a late surge in the fourth quarter to defeat the Riverside Highlanders 69-56. After being up as much as 29 in the second quarter, the Highlanders closed the gap to seven points in the fourth quarter.Coach Jason Flower believes this revolves around maturity and the...

From basketball star to successful businessman

An African American basketball player on the court

Kenneth Birkland

December 5, 2018

CSUN men’s basketball team has made the NCAA tournament twice since making the transition to Division I in 1990, the first being in 2001 led by point guard Markus Carr.Carr averaged 8.7 points, 8.9 assists and 1.8 steals that season and while these stats don’t exactly jump off the page, Car...

Men’s Basketball holds on for first win of the season (Story/video)

Lamine Diane and Blaire Orr contend a shot by Tigers Forward DaJion Henderson. Photo credit: Monica Villacorta

Kenneth Birkland

November 21, 2018

The men's basketball team secured their first victory of the season with a 80-77 win over the Tennessee State Tigers.The dynamic duo of Terrell Gomez and Lamine Diane did most of the heavy lifting for the squad, as Gomez had 22 points and three assists while Diane registered 29 points, 12 rebounds, ...

Gottfried and Matadors ready for upcoming 2018-19 season

csun men's basketball

Kenneth Birkland

November 5, 2018

After a 6-24 season last year, the Matadors are ready for a new year and their fans have plenty to be excited about. The Matadors have a new coaching staff, eight new players and a new system.New head coach Mark Gottfried has had success everywhere he has gone from Murray State to Alabama to North Carolina...

New Athletic Director Michael Izzi aims to fill every seat

sports director

Kenneth Birkland

October 22, 2018

Michael Izzi is the new Athletic Director of CSUN’s 19-team program after being hired on July 2.Izzi previously worked as the Athletic Director for UC Irvine and was in Athletics Administration at Stanford. His primary goal is to have the Matadome at full-capacity for every game of the basketbal...

The new All-star coaching staff rebuilding the men’s basketball program

basketball coach with players

Kenneth Birkland

October 8, 2018

Former SEC coach of the year, Mark Gottfried, is determined to bring in a new era of Matador basketball. With his experienced coaching staff, fresh faces and his own proven track record, this year is certain to be different from years past.Gottfried has been around the NCAA with success at every sto...

Games to watch

soccer player hitting ball

Kenneth Birkland

September 11, 2018

Men's SoccerThe Matadors will host Cornell on Friday Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The Matadors are now 4-2 on the year and undefeated at home. The team has nearly twice as many goals as their opponents and more than double the saves. With consecutive Big West Conference Offensive Players of the Week, most rece...

Matadors finish third in CSUN-Pepperdine Challenge

girl spiking volleyball

Kenneth Birkland

September 3, 2018

Women's volleyball opened home play this weekend in a tournament hosted by CSUN and Pepperdine. After a sweep of North Texas to open up the Matadome, CSUN fell in five sets to Idaho and then were taken down by the eventual champs Pepperdine, in Malibu.CSUN opened up the tournament with a convincing sweep ove...

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