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Tentative trial date set for Fernandez

Tentative trial date set for Fernandez

Sarah Goulding

April 15, 2016

Over a year after his arrest, Fernandez is on the cusp of a trial. In a room of no more than 20, the tentative date was set for no later than May 23. In October of 2014, Agustin Rosendo Fernandez, 28, was charged with the murder of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi.Alkadi listed his Audi A6 on Craigslist for $30,000, to which Fernandez responded. Aft...

Postseason basketball ban raises questions on athletes’ academics

Postseason basketball ban raises questions on athletes’ academics

Sarah Goulding

March 16, 2016

This 2015–2016 season, CSUN has self imposed a postseason ban for the men's basketball team due to “violations of team and university policies.” Though the exact nature of these violations has not been released due to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, they have raised questions...

Week in Matador sports (1/27-2/3)

Week in Matador sports (1/27-2/3)

Sarah Goulding

January 27, 2016

January 27 - Men's basketball vs. UC Irvine (Matadome, 7 p.m.) - Men's volleyball @ UC Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.) January 28 - Women's basketball @ UC Irvine (UC Irvine, 7 p.m.) January 29 - Men's volleyball @ UCLA (UCLA, 7 p.m.) January 30 - Women's tennis vs. Loyola...

Men’s basketball admits violation, self-imposes ban

Men’s basketball admits violation, self-imposes ban

Sarah Goulding

January 7, 2016

CSUN’s men’s basketball team has self-imposed a 2016 post-season ban after acknowledging violations in its 2014-2015 season. CSUN Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon E. Martin made the announcement Thursday following an external investigation into allegations of academic fraud in the...

CSUN ends season on a high note, defeating CSUF in five sets

CSUN ends season on a high note, defeating CSUF in five sets

Sarah Goulding

November 22, 2015

In their season finale on Saturday, Nov. 21, against Cal State Fullerton, the CSUN women's volleyball team pulled off their second consecutive five set comeback after being down two sets to none, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23, 17-15.At Titan Gym, CSUN fell in both of the first two sets, with their scor...

CSUN rallies for thrilling senior night victory

CSUN rallies for thrilling senior night victory

Sarah Goulding

November 21, 2015

Down two sets to none, in their final Black Top appearance of the season, the Matadors came from behind to beat UC Riverside in five sets, 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12. “We’re a multi-faceted team, we have a lot of parts, we have depth in the positions and a lot of positions. We saw a ...

Student organizations deliver letter to President Harrison to emphasize diversity on campus

Student organizations deliver letter to President Harrison to emphasize diversity on campus

Sarah Goulding

November 19, 2015

Multiple student organizations, representing different ethnicities, delivered a letter to President Dianne Harrison requesting a meeting with her. Holding hands, the students walked through University Hall to the president's office on Thursday, Nov. 19. "The reason why we are here today is to give f...

CSUN swept by Long Beach State

CSUN swept by Long Beach State

Sarah Goulding

November 14, 2015

After sweeping the California State University, Fullerton Titans, the Matadors (6-20, 5-9 Big West) fell to Long Beach State 49ers (21-6, 11-3 Big West) in just three sets (25-23, 25-16, 25-22). “I thought we could've won the first set. I thought we could've won the third set. We were obviously...

‘The Power of Our Voice’ brings awareness to students on suicide prevention

‘The Power of Our Voice’ brings awareness to students on suicide prevention

Sarah Goulding

October 28, 2015

In hosting Los Angeles’ Fifth Annual Suicide Prevention Summit, “The Power of Our Voice: Hope, Help and Healing for High School and College Students” on Tuesday, CSUN provides a new perspective towards suicide prevention and education. This is the first time the event has been held...

CSUN snaps losing streak, splits weekend games

CSUN snaps losing streak, splits weekend games

Sarah Goulding

October 26, 2015

The Matadors fall in straight sets After a four game road trip, the Matadors returned to the Matadome and fell to the Cal Poly Mustangs three sets to none (25-22, 25-22, 25-16). CSUN (4-15, 3-4 Big West) entered the match on a three game losing streak, one of which was to the Mustangs (15-4, 7-1 Bi...

Students torn about daily fantasy sports

Students torn about daily fantasy sports

Sarah Goulding

October 21, 2015

Both professional and collegiate sports generate billions of dollars each year through fantasy gaming. The rapidly growing audience and steady rise in popularity continue to make fantasy sports one of the most prominent aspects behind every season. Money is a large part of forming these ideal fantasy...

ICYMI: Women’s volleyball falters on the road against Long Beach State

ICYMI: Women’s volleyball falters on the road against Long Beach State

Sarah Goulding

October 19, 2015

In their final match of the four-game road trip, the Matadors (4-14, 3-3) were swept by Long Beach State (15-5, 5-2) 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 at the Walter Pyramid, CSUN was out hit .188 to the 49ers' .389. Leading the Matadors was senior outside hitter Cieana Stinson with 18 kills (.395 on 43 swings)...

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