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CSUN women’s basketball: Thomson’s soccer skills beneficial

Michael Johnson

December 8, 2010

Move over Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol there is a new defender in town. Her name is Amanda Thomson from the CSUN women’s basketball team. There is no coincidence that two of the best defensive players in the NBA come from soccer backgrounds. Thomson  said how the game of soccer has helped her become one of the best defenders on the Matadors squad. “Soc...

Five compelling stories are reasons to watch NBA

Michael Johnson

November 2, 2010

The NBA has five intriguing story lines, and each one will continue to grow as the season heads into June. 1. The Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers are important to watch simply because they are always filled with stars. Phil Jackson will be looking for his fourth 3-peat, which has never been done before. Kobe Bryant will be looking to draw a little bit closer to Michael Jordan, if he can attain ...

UCLA stops talking and finally comes out to play

Michael Johnson

September 28, 2010

For the first time in three years, UCLA decided to just be quiet and play football. Throughout the whole Rick Neuheisel era, he has been talking a big game but not really backing it up. This past Saturday, his defense and offense did all the talking. There is a point where boys become men, and it looks like the UCLA Bruins did that last weekend with a vic...

Future Trojans pay for Reggie’s mess

Michael Johnson

September 22, 2010

Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll took tremendous blows to their reputations because of the penalties handed down to USC, due to Bush’s acceptance of illegal benefits. Bush and Carroll have it easy, and the ones getting punished are the current Trojan players. Yes, Bush decided to be a good citizen and give back his Heisman Trophy. However, he will sti...

Mayweather making a serious case for G.O.A.T.

Michael Johnson

May 4, 2010

If you love or hate Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather’s cocky attitude, he has to be considered one of the greatest fighters of all time with an undefeated record of 41-0 with 25 KO’s. So, for a moment imagine Mayweather without the constant talking and always referring to himself in third person or saying things like “I keeps p...

Appealing NBA Finals could be looming

Michael Johnson

April 20, 2010

Every year 16 teams start the playoffs with one goal in mind and that is to get their hands on the Larry O’ Brian NBA Finals trophy. The field this postseason is stacked with potential finals matchups that could be intriguing. Let’s start with some possible games and go to the most likely matches. ...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Michael Johnson

March 17, 2010

It is the time of the year, when Cinderella stories can come true and college students and alumni gather to cheer their college basketball teams on. This time of the year is called March Madness. Whether people are sports fans, or not they gather around a TV to see the NCAA Tournament because magic happens...

CSUN cuts ties with women’s basketball head coach Staci Schulz

Michael Johnson

March 14, 2010

After another poor season, head coach Staci Schulz will not return next year, after the program decided to go in another direction on Friday. In her five seasons at CSUN, Schulz’s overall record was 36-109 (.248) and 20-46 (.303) in the Big West Conference. “The University and I greatly appreciate the hard work and contribution...

CSUN women’s basketball: Unfortunate outcome for Thompson on senior night

Michael Johnson

February 28, 2010

It was an emotional night for the Matador women, as they watched Katrina Thompson play her last game at the Matadome, Saturday afternoon on senior night. Unfortunately, UC Irvine put a dent in Thompson’s special night by defeating the Matadors 82-67. Thompson was able to score 14 points and grab...

Cal Poly pounds CSUN 100-78 in Big West play

Michael Johnson

February 21, 2010

Going into Saturday night’s contest against Cal Poly, the Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team (4-20, 2-10 BWC) was giving up 72.1 points per game. The Matadors arguably had their worst defensive performance of the season after losing to the Mustangs 100-78 at Mott Gym. The Matadors at le...

CSUN women’s basketball faces tough task against first place Cal Poly

Michael Johnson

February 20, 2010

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team (4-18, 2-9 Big West) is tied with Pacific for the eighth and final spot to get into the Big West Tournament. However, in order to keep pace with the Tigers, CSUN needs to get an upset victory over first place Cal Poly at Mott Gym on Saturday. The...

CSUN tries to get their first winning streak of the year

Michael Johnson

February 15, 2010

The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team (4-18, 2-9 Big West) has a chance to win two games in a row for the first time this season. On Saturday the Matadors snapped their six-game losing streak, defeating Cal State Fullerton 66-53 at Titan Gym and now they have their last non-conference game...

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