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Column: Is D’Antoni the right head coach for LA?

Ron Rokhy

November 13, 2012

Ron says: The Lakers’ stunning announcement -- which had them choose Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson as their new head coach after last week’s firing of Mike Brown -- is a good move and a step in the right direction for the star-studded franchise. Not only were Jackson’s rumored ...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors earn spot in NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005

Ron Rokhy

November 11, 2012

Using minimal offense and impenetrable defense, the Matadors won their first Big West Championship since 2005 and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament Saturday night as they brought down the hosting UC Davis Aggies 1-0. "You have to work hard in this sport. We've had a couple of rough seasons recently...

Men’s Basketball: Freshman guard Johnson’s 19 points lead CSUN past Pepperdine at home

Ron Rokhy

November 10, 2012

Behind strong play from freshman guard Donovan Johnson, who nailed two key 3-pointers en route to a team-high 19 points off the bench, the Matadors overcame a five point halftime deficit and defeated Pepperdine 81-75 Friday night at the Matadome. Pepperdine caused problems for Northridge in the first half by...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors upend Portland in home opener with furious comeback

Women’s Basketball: Matadors upend Portland in home opener with furious comeback

Ron Rokhy

November 10, 2012

Despite missing their starting shooting guard, the Matadors mounted a furious second half comeback -- one that had them go on a 35-9 run led by sophomore guard Ashlee Guay’s game-high 20 points -- to win their season opener 70-51 against Portland Friday night at the Matadome. CSUN trailed 33-29 while s...

Men’s basketball: Northridge looks to rebound from down year

Ron Rokhy

November 7, 2012

  Despite losing their seniors and finishing with a record of 7-21 (3-13 in Big West Conference) last season, the Matadors hope to bounce back under the veteran leadership of head coach Bobby Braswell, now entering his 17th season as CSUN’s basketball coach, and their star guards, junior Jos...

Muslim vote may sway swing states to go democrat

Ron Rokhy

November 6, 2012

At the heels of the 2012 presidential election -- which is set to finish November 6 after voters in the eight battleground states cast their game-changing votes -- a key, albeit overlooked, community of citizens may have a swaying influence on the polls. A survey conducted by the Council ...

Column: Is Ray Allen a traitor or an opportunist?

Ron Rokhy

October 31, 2012

Jonathan says: Traitor A tense moment unfolded on opening night between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. The awkward time finally came for the Heat’s newly-acquired sharpshooter Ray Allen to face his old running mates from Boston, including long-time bad boy Kevin Garnett. Despite the many repo...

Column: A look at the NBA’s top contenders

Ron Rokhy

October 29, 2012

Ron Rokhy: Western Conference 1) Los Angeles Lakers Coming off back-to-back seasons where they combined for a single win in the second round of the playoffs, the Lakers quickly adapted by filling up the glaring holes in their starting lineup. Bringing in Steve Nash and Dwight Howard gives the L...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors finish 2OT game with scoreless draw

Ron Rokhy

October 28, 2012

The Matadors once again finished in a scoreless draw in double overtime, their sixth tie of the season and most ever in a single year, as defense reigned supreme on the road against UC Irvine Friday night. Northridge (8-4-6) recorded its second 0-0 draw of the season as senior goalkeeper Cynthia ...

The father, the son and the holy hammer: for now, God is up in the air

Ron Rokhy

October 17, 2012

I live to worship. I believe all humans were created to serve the true son of god, who sacrificed himself to save humanity, as told by a divinely-inspired book left behind to tell the tale of his life. Of course, I'm talking about Thor, the son of the creator and allfather, Odin. Thor, who sacrificed himsel...

Fantasy Football: Underperforming players to deal with before Week 6

Fantasy Football: Underperforming players to deal with before Week 6

Ron Rokhy

October 9, 2012

It's only been five weeks but these players have underperformed to the point where change is necessary. Drop, trade or bench, but any fantasy owner must deal with these players before they cost a team a victory. Ron talks quarterbacks: Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Coming out the Lions’ ...

Column: Decision to boot the B.S. BCS system best thing to ever happen to college football

Ron Rokhy

September 18, 2012

The USC Trojans, who just lost to 21-14 to Stanford, like many great teams, have plenty reason to be upset at college football’s current system to see who is worthy of a chance to win it all.Because if this current USC team could somehow be transported two years into the future into the year 2014...

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