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Matador Sports Desk: Track and Field / Tennis

Raul Magana

May 9, 2011

Track and Field Cal State Northridge’s senior Sherrina Lofton captured her second Big West Conference heptathlon championship in the last three years Saturday at UC Irvine as she earned 5,371 points to claim the title as the conference’s top all-around athlete. Fellow teammate senior Desirae Gonder fi...

Dodgers need a Cuban presence

Raul Magana

May 3, 2011

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, a storied franchise and iconic sports organization, it seems like the only two things worth celebrating lately is outfielder Andre Ethier’s hitting streak and the Major League Baseball’s takeover of day-to-day operations from owner Frank McCourt. “The Dodgers have ...

Matador Sports desk

Raul Magana

April 25, 2011

Track and Field The CSUN women’s and men’s track and field teams reached the conference standard in six events at Cal State Los Angeles’ Tiny Lister Classic after having three women and three men post times or marks good enough to qualify for the Big West Championships. In the 200 meters, ...

Bulls, Thunder have skills to reach NBA Finals

Raul Magana

April 19, 2011

If there is anything that jumps out about the 2011 NBA playoffs is that anybody can win. Okay well maybe not anybody, but there has been a growing trend where top-seeded positioning in the playoffs no longer equals an automatic ticket for the next round. Every team from first through eighth in both...

Matadors sport desk

Raul Magana

April 11, 2011

Track and field The Cal State Northridge track and field women’s and men’s teams finished up a busy week when they participated in the Texas Relays, UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/ Jackie Joyner-Kersee invitational and Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. At the Texas Relays, jumper Thomas Johnson mat...

Unprobable VCU has makeup of Cinderella team

Raul Magana

March 28, 2011

Virtually every year right around tournament season, college basketball analysts will go through each regional bracket in search of a team with a double digit seed from a mid-major conference that may have what it takes to pull up an upset or two and make a deep run at the tournament. The team...

Now a 68-team field, March Madness is back

Raul Magana

March 15, 2011

It is that time of the year again. The NBA and NHL seasons are in full stride as games become more and more meaningful as teams in both leagues look for good playoff positioning. MLB teams are fine tuning their rosters for opening day and, oh yeah, there’s a little thing called the NCAA men’s basketball tournament referred to as March Madne...

Teams gear up after busy trade deadline

Raul Magana

March 1, 2011

The NBA trading deadline has come and gone, and there were more trades this year than I could remember. Some teams filled their needs and some made trades for little more than what equates to salary dumps such as the Clippers and Bobcats. Others managed to trade its superstars in exchange for young talent, such as the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. Still, others managed to ma...

Matador Sports Desk

Raul Magana

February 21, 2011

Tennis CSUN senior Brooke Doane is coming off her second career Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors on Wednesday as she registered a perfect 4-0 combined record in singles and double play matches against Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State. Doane and teammate Jennifer Sher he...

The rookie should be an All-Star

Raul Magana

February 1, 2011

Staples Center will host the 60th annual NBA All-Star game Feb. 20, culminating what is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend both on and off the court. In a star-driven league, the game is a celebration of the household names that thrill us and entertain our imagination. The All-Star starters for...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN look to prevent 10th straight defeat

Raul Magana

December 7, 2010

The CSUN women’s basketball team hopes that a game against an unfamiliar opponent doesn’t lead to a familiar result when it faces off against Washington for the first time in school history tonight at the Matadome. The Matadors (0-9) are looking to elude their tenth straight loss having started...

Sinking Matadors look for first win on the road

Raul Magana

December 1, 2010

The CSUN women’s basketball team will try to bounce back from a disappointing loss against Loyola Marymount when it travels to play in back-to-back games at UTEP on Friday and New Mexico State on Sunday. After a slow start to the season for the Matadors (0-7), which have yet to win a game, they can find solace in the improvements the team has...

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