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2020 Olympics: Something old, something new

2020 Olympics: Something old, something new

Bryanna Winner

January 27, 2020

Changes:The International Olympic Committee has added four sports for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, while bringing two back to the itinerary.Making Debut: Karate, skateboarding, surfing, sport climbingBrought Back: Baseball/softball (last seen in 2008)A total of 15 sports were added to existing sports, ...

Softball is back in the 2020 Olympics, but CSUN coach Tairia Flowers is all too familiar with the event

Softball is back in the 2020 Olympics, but CSUN coach Tairia Flowers is all too familiar with the event

Bryanna Winner

January 21, 2020

2020 signals the start of a new year and decade, one that looks to be full of many events. One of those events is the Olympic Summer Games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to Aug. 9.The 2020 Tokyo Games will see the debut of karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding while two other...

Women’s basketball rallies back to beat Hawai’i in conference opener

Women’s basketball rallies back to beat Hawai’i in conference opener

Alfonso Henry

January 14, 2020

After finishing non-conference play 5-9 at the end of 2019, the women's basketball team started the new year with a 58-54 win over the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine in the Big West opener.This was the 21st time that the Matadors and Rainbow Wahine had ever played each other. Coming into the game ...

De’Jionae Calloway’s double-double not enough as CSUN drops game against UCLA

De’Jionae Calloway’s double-double not enough as CSUN drops game against UCLA

Bryanna Winner

December 12, 2019

Head coach Jason Flowers played for the UCLA Bruins from 1999-2001 before he began his coaching career, leading him to CSUN for the 2010-2011 season. Only once had he played his alma mater since taking the job with the women's basketball team. This was in 2012 when CSUN defeated UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in...

Sierra Canyon overcomes slow start, dominates Santa Clarita Christian at Matadome

Sierra Canyon overcomes slow start, dominates Santa Clarita Christian at Matadome

Andres Soto

December 7, 2019

Sierra Canyon has been the talk of Southern California high school hoops lately, and for good reason. It’s not too often you see a team that has a pair of top-10 ranked seniors in the country in BJ Boston and Ziaire Williams, the No. 6 ranked player in the class of 2020 in sophomore guard Amari Ba...

Gomez drops 31 as CSUN notches first win against Fresno State

Gomez drops 31 as CSUN notches first win against Fresno State

Alexander Nino

December 3, 2019

The CSUN men’s basketball team squeezed out their first win of the year, escaping the Fresno State Bulldogs 73-72 in a dramatic affair on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Both squads went into the game seeking a reversal of fortune, as the Matadors (1-7) were riding a seven-game losing streak to begin ...

Women’s basketball defeats Portland 73-64 for first victory of the season

Women’s basketball defeats Portland 73-64 for first victory of the season

Alfonso Henry

December 1, 2019

The Matadors had their biggest crowd in program history during their game against the University of Portland on Nov. 21. The attendance was at 1,606 fans, which beat the previous record of 1,218. It was Kids Day and there were a lot of schools from around the area that came to watch. In the first qua...

Far from Hollywood, Danny Trejo made his own name

Far from Hollywood, Danny Trejo made his own name

Andres Soto

November 27, 2019

At 6:30 a.m. Danny Trejo arrives at the soccer field to begin his training session. He goes through a series of individual drills, working on his finishing and ball technique as the sun begins to rise. Most college students struggle to get up so early in the morning, but Trejo isn’t like most co...

Women’s volleyball falls to UC Santa Barbara in home finale

Women’s volleyball falls to UC Santa Barbara in home finale

Mano Baghjajian

November 19, 2019

The women’s volleyball team fell to the visiting UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in three sets 18-25, 21-25, and 22-25. This match was CSUN’s final home game of the season. “We played hard, there was never a lack of fight in our team,” said head coach Jeff Stork. “We’re just not ...

Women’s volleyball snaps four-game win streak against Cal Poly Mustangs

Women’s volleyball snaps four-game win streak against Cal Poly Mustangs

I’Yonna Applon-Kettles

November 18, 2019

During the second to last home game of the season, the Matadors women’s volleyball team lost in three sets to the Cal Poly Mustangs on Nov. 15.Cal Poly won with a score of 3-0, the same as the last time these teams faced each other. The Matadors lost 25-10, 25-19, and 25-19.“(We were) pl...

Virginia hands women’s basketball their third straight loss to start the season

Virginia hands women’s basketball their third straight loss to start the season

Alfonso Henry

November 18, 2019

CSUN fell to 0-3 on the season after yet another loss on Tuesday, this time to the Virgina Cavaliers (2-1).In the first quarter, both teams were closely matched during the first five minutes. When the score was tied at seven, Virginia senior Dominique Toussaint scored five straight points to give the ...

Matadors of the Week 11/13

Matadors of the Week 11/13

Bryanna Winner

November 15, 2019

Daniel TrejoJunior, SoccerTrejo capped off his junior season by being named first team All-Conference as well as Big West Offensive Player of the Year. At the time of his award, he finished with nine goals (tied for first in BWC), including one in CSUN's conference quarterfinal upset against UC Irvin...

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