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Women’s Basketball: CSUN takes out Portland Pilots, despite obvious flaws

Women’s Basketball: CSUN takes out Portland Pilots, despite obvious flaws

Mateo Melero

November 22, 2014

The CSUN Matadors managed to shoot down the University of Portland Pilots 45-41 and secure a four-game winning streak Friday night at the Matadome, despite poor shooting and play execution. Though CSUN managed a wire-to-wire victory against the Pilots, they shot at a lousy 24.6 percent for t...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN Matadors secure 3-game streak with victory over BYU

Women’s Basketball: CSUN Matadors secure 3-game streak with victory over BYU

Mateo Melero

November 20, 2014

The Matadors remain undefeated for the season and racked up a three-game winning streak after beating out the Brigham Young University Cougars 63-54 Wednesday in their first away game for the season. The Matadors secured 48 rebounds and shot perfectly from the free-throw line to defeat a fell...

Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

Faulty fire alarm triggers student evacuation of Oviatt Library

Mateo Melero

November 17, 2014

A dirty smoke detector inside the Oviatt Library caused the evacuation of nearly 3,500 students Monday afternoon, CSUN officials said. A smoke alarm inside Oviatt room 457 went off around 3:15 p.m. and officials removed all occupants within three to five minutes to a safe distance from the ...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors swat down Sacramento Hornets in wire-to-wire win

Women’s Basketball: Matadors swat down Sacramento Hornets in wire-to-wire win

Mateo Melero

November 17, 2014

The CSUN Matadors managed to swat away the intense defensive swarm thrown at them by the Sacramento State University Hornet’s 81-66 Sunday afternoon at the Matadome, gaining another regular-season victory against a Big Sky team. Sacramento ran a game that was what CSUN head coach Jason Flowe...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors beat out Idaho Vandals in regular season opener

Women’s Basketball: Matadors beat out Idaho Vandals in regular season opener

Mateo Melero

November 15, 2014

The CSUN Matadors defeated a fellow NCAA conference champion, the University of Idaho Vandals, 67-50 in the first game of the regular 2014-2015 season Friday afternoon at the Matadome. Idaho struggled against the Matadors, showing trouble landing shots and an inability to overcome a poor first half...

Basketball Issue: Women’s Preview

Basketball Issue: Women’s Preview

Mateo Melero

November 14, 2014

The women’s basketball team come into the 2014-15 season with an experienced team and a promising bench after a successful year that included a Big West Championship and a trip to Seattle for the NCAA Tournament. “I’m excited about the possibilities of this team, but only time will tell,” Mat...

Basketball Issue: Foreign talent, transfers bring depth to CSUN

Basketball Issue: Foreign talent, transfers bring depth to CSUN

Mateo Melero

November 14, 2014

The women’s basketball team received some promising new talent over the summer that head coach Jason Flowers believes has the potential as well as the basketball IQ to make a difference in the long term. Among the new recruits are players with impressive basketball backgrounds that could shi...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors put down Master’s College Mustangs in exhibition play

Women’s Basketball: Matadors put down Master’s College Mustangs in exhibition play

Mateo Melero

November 1, 2014

The Matadors, returning from a year that led them to the NCAA championship, didn't take the opening exhibition game of the 2014-15 season lightly. The current Big West Conference champs played against the Master's College Mustangs with an all-around court ferocity that secured a solid 90-56 victo...

Long Beach man charged with murder in CSUN student’s death

Long Beach man charged with murder in CSUN student’s death

Mateo Melero

October 20, 2014

>>FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES FROM THE LAPD PRESS CONFERENCE HERE. A Long Beach man has been charged with murder in the death of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced in a press release Monday morning. Agustin Fernandez, 28, has been charged...

Coroner rules on Villa’s cause of death

Coroner rules on Villa’s cause of death

Mateo Melero

October 2, 2014

The death of CSUN student Armando Villa, who died after a fraternity activity this summer, was determined to be a combination of dehydration and hyperthermia by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. In the report, it was concluded that 19-year-old Villa's death, on July 1 while hiking in th...

Outdoor Adventures not involved in fatal Zeta Mu hiking trip, despite concerns

Outdoor Adventures not involved in fatal Zeta Mu hiking trip, despite concerns

Mateo Melero

September 25, 2014

The CSUN Outdoor Adventures program has received claims that they organized the summer hiking trip that led to the death of 19-year-old student Armando Villa. Leaders within the organization said that people have connected them with the incident because of the trips they take. "People thinking i...

Student disappearance concerns CSUN Saudi community

Student disappearance concerns CSUN Saudi community

Mateo Melero

September 19, 2014

The CSUN Saudi Arabian community is concerned with their safety after hearing about a fellow student who has been missing for two days. Abdullah Alkadi, a 23-year-old full-time student, was last seen at his residence in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge around noon on Sept. 17 ,...

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