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Weekly Column: Definitely Brady: Patriots QB cements rank as greatest in the NFL

Weekly Column: Definitely Brady: Patriots QB cements rank as greatest in the NFL

Ron Rokhy

January 31, 2012

Sunday’s Super Bowl, which is a rematch of the Giants’ 2008 upset victory over the then-18-0 Patriots, raises one question: can Tom Brady exact his revenge and bring home a fourth championship? The answer, undeniably, is yes. Not only has Brady played with a chip on his shoulder his entire career d...

Question of the day: What CSUN-related apps would you like to see available?

Ron Rokhy

January 30, 2012

Recently, colleges have been creating various apps for Androids and iPhones. Though limited, there are currently some available for download, such as an app that tracks CSUN Matadors basketball, and an app that shows the university's maps. What other CSUN-related apps would you like to see available?

Men’s basketball: Matadors collapse during winter break

Men’s basketball: Matadors collapse during winter break

Ron Rokhy

January 21, 2012

Adding to their winter woes, the Matadors broke down both offensively and defensively and lost by their biggest margin yet as they fell 100-54 against the Mustangs Saturday night at Mott Gym. Cal Poly’s relentless 3-point barrage, which cut through CSUN’s defense like a hot knife through snow, was a perfect 11-o...

Women’s basketball: Matadors go 3-0 in Big West in win over Long Beach State

Women’s basketball: Matadors go 3-0 in Big West in win over Long Beach State

Ron Rokhy

January 7, 2012

For the third game in a row, the Matadors (8-7, 3-0 Big West) used lockdown defense to amend for their offensive struggles in a 57-50 victory over Long Beach State (7-9, 2-1) Saturday night at Walter Pyramid Arena. Despite scoring 57 points, CSUN held the 49ers to 34 percent shooting and caus...

Women’s basketball: Matadors off to 2-0 conference start with win over Highlanders

Women’s basketball: Matadors off to 2-0 conference start with win over Highlanders

Ron Rokhy

December 31, 2011

Despite being outrebounded for the fourth game in a row, the Matadors (7-7, 2-0 Big West) continued their defensive prowess at home as they held UC Riverside (2-11, 0-2) to 33 percent shooting Saturday night in a 63-55 victory. Also for a second consecutive game, CSUN struggled offensively but pulled out a win by stiflin...

Women’s basketball: CSUN drops double-digit lead at Portland

Women’s basketball: CSUN drops double-digit lead at Portland

Ron Rokhy

December 22, 2011

Regardless of a double-digit halftime lead, the Matadors (5-7) failed to close out the Pilots (7-7) as they crafted a come-from-behind victory Wednesday night at Earle A. Chiles Center. Led by its defense, which held Portland to 31 points on 36 percent shooting, and senior center Jasmine Erving’s 10 points, N...

Women’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short at Oregon

Women’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short at Oregon

Ron Rokhy

December 20, 2011

Despite mounting a furious comeback in the second half, the Matadors (5-6) let poor 3-point shooting and offensive rebounds bury them as they fell 79-75 to Oregon (9-3) Monday night at the Matthew Knight Arena. Down by 15 with 12:00 left in the game, CSUN came charging back as it capped off an ...

CSU Chancellor names CSUN’s interim president

CSU Chancellor names CSUN’s interim president

Ron Rokhy

December 16, 2011

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed has appointed provost of CSUN, Dr. Harold Hellenbrand, as the university’s interim president beginning Jan. 1, 2012 until the process to name a permanent president is completed. Hellenbrand said he is mostly curious about his new position, and that as a professional co...

Women’s basketball: Matadors fall at home to Bulldogs

Women’s basketball: Matadors fall at home to Bulldogs

Ron Rokhy

December 11, 2011

Coming off their biggest margin of victory (30 points) in the last 11 years against San Jose State Thursday, the Matadors allowed four Fresno State players to score in double figures as they fell 70-61 Sunday afternoon at the Matadome. Despite holding the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer, forward Rosi...

Farewell tribute celebrates CSUN President Koester’s 12 year tenure

Farewell tribute celebrates CSUN President Koester’s 12 year tenure

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

A farewell tribute was held for outgoing CSUN President Jolene Koester on Nov. 9 at the Valley Performance Arts Center. Koester, who is retiring in December after 12 years of service, was appointed July 4, 2000, and is seen as the catalyst for academic and on-campus changes by her colleagues. “As someone who started here as a student and went on to be a facu...

New president will inherit blueprint to guide CSUN

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

Before taking her official leave, CSUN President Jolene Koester implemented a 10-year plan proposed by the University Planning and Budget Group to help save the university from its fiscal challenges. The CSU system has been hit with numerous state budget cuts during the past several years. In 2011,...

W-Bball: Matadors snap losing skid, cruise by Spartans

W-Bball: Matadors snap losing skid, cruise by Spartans

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

On a night where nearly every Matador player scored, CSUN made it rain from beyond the arc as they routed San Jose State 85-55 Wednesday night at the Matadome. The Matadors (5-4) have struggled against the zone defense in the past, but against the Spartans (1-8), CSUN used its defensive strategy as an advantage. “It’s part of our growth,...

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