The Sundial

Matadors concentrate on conditioning and drills

Morgan Marx

November 10, 2010

Ten minutes before practice, the CSUN women’s basketball team has already taken the court. The players execute a shooting drill as coaches prepare for an intra-squad scrimmage. A photographer snaps player portraits under a basket. The only thing missing from the activity is head coach Jason Flowers. Yet, from the player’s attitudes to the copy of John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success...

Coach Braswell anticipates 15th season where he plans to develop ten incoming players through mentoring and training

Morgan Marx

November 8, 2010

After 14 seasons, multiple Coach of the Year honors and NCAA Tournament berths, preseason training should be rote for CSUN men’s basketball head coach Bobby Braswell. An influx of youth has added a different feel to the preparation for the 2010-11 season and has given Braswell something new to ...

CSUN Alumni create an open-mic night with a play that works the acts in to a cohesive event

Morgan Marx

November 8, 2010

As the four-piece indie band finishes their short set, a collection of friends, family and curious couples applaud. The room is near full. It’s Friday night at what could be any one of a number of open-mic nights in the Valley- except for the princess lying dormant just behind the kick drum, her...

CSUN alumnus makes ‘Sports Illustrated,’ becomes professor

Morgan Marx

September 23, 2010

It is an impressive shot. A man, at full stretch, skims the dark surface.  His ski, angled sharply, sends jets of water in every direction. He is captured in the magazine appearing young and vibrant and smiling. “My advisor brought me a copy and said, ‘John, look, you’re on the cover,’...

The Walkmen play old hits and new songs off of “Lisbon,” their just released album

Morgan Marx

September 20, 2010

The sound of an East Coast winter blew into Los Angeles nightclub The Music Box as the band The Walkmen arrived to support their new critically-acclaimed album, “Lisbon.” The New York–based indie rock outfit played a 90-minute set before a near-capacity crowd. Over the course of a 14-song set...

Patriots, Jets to battle for AFC East championship

Morgan Marx

September 7, 2010

A brash, hard-hitting defense.  A matinee-idol quarterback with something to prove.  A defensive-minded head coach who doesn’t care about public perception. In a division where seven of the last 10 champions have been the same team, one question looms large. Can the young, upstart New England Patriots defy media projections and defend their AFC East crown?...

New CSUN women’s basketball head coach ready to prove people wrong

Morgan Marx

August 30, 2010

The office has an unfinished look. A framed poster of Michael Jordan, captured in mid-flight, leans against the base of a wall. It looks like the office of a man starting a new project. “People say that we’re rebuilding,” Jason Flowers said.  “I like being in a situation where I have to p...

CSUN women’s soccer loses to No. 5 Portland during under the lights debut

Morgan Marx

August 23, 2010

  The CSUN women’s soccer team played its home opener Sunday night under a new lighting system completed this summer. It was the first night soccer game at CSUN in nearly a decade. CSUN President Jolene Koester welcomed a near-capacity crowd to the event, dubbed “Sunday Night Lights,” during a pre-match ceremony. Koester said stud...

Campus quality fee funds student services on campus

Morgan Marx

July 7, 2010

Students registering for fall classes will pay $90 as part of the campus quality fee, that will increase to $100 for the spring semester, as per the fee proposal, according to the CSUN Student Affairs Office. William Watkins, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, does not believe...

CSUN’s Physical Plant Managment executive director to retire in fall

Morgan Marx

July 6, 2010

This fall, Thomas Brown will step down as executive director for Physical Plant Management after 15 years in the position and about 30 as a member of the CSUN community. “I love this place, it’s been awfully good to me,” Brown said.  “But it’s a good time for me personally and professionally...

“King Kong 360 3-D” now open at Universal Studios Hollywood

Morgan Marx

July 6, 2010

The smoking wreckage of a tram car marked the end of a New York City street and the beginning of tropical overgrowth and rocky formations.  A bellow emerged from a dark tunnel. Two years after a fire destroyed the original “King Kong Encounter,” Universal Studios Hollywood announced the ne...

Center for Sex and Gender Research draws researchers from around the country

Morgan Marx

July 1, 2010

Among the newspapers and periodicals with titles like “American Aphrodite,” “Screw” and “Fag Rag,” are diaries, photographs and flyers.  These items are rare.  They draw researchers to CSUN’s Oviatt Library from around the country. “There are three places for anyone that’s serious...

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