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Big West’s new hire, partnership could help improve conference’s branding

Big West’s new hire, partnership could help improve conference’s branding
Brandon Darmiento, Reporter November 18, 2020

The Big West Conference announced the hiring of Tom Davis as the new associate commissioner of external relations and chief marketing officer earlier this month. The hiring of Davis presents an opportunity...

NCAA men’s basketball tournament may take place in a bubble

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Ryan McCoy, Reporter November 16, 2020

The NCAA committee is considering implementing a bubble similar to the NBA’s COVID-19 bubble in Orlando for the upcoming 2021 Division 1 men's basketball tournament. The NCAA men’s basketball committee...

CSUN men’s basketball ranks eighth in Big West preseason poll

CSUN Men's basketball game
Andres Soto, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

The CSUN men’s basketball team will start the season ranked in eighth place after the first Big West media poll was released on Thursday afternoon. Their ranking follows a tumultuous seven months for...

CSUN women’s basketball team will not participate in 2020-21 season

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Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor November 12, 2020

The women’s basketball team will not participate in the upcoming 2020-21 season, CSUN Athletics announced on Thursday afternoon. This decision comes after six athletes, or half the team, opted-out of...

Former CSUN softball coach Tairia Flowers reflects on joining LMU

Tairia Flowers, head coach of the Matadors softball team since 2011, has resigned.
Andres Soto, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

Tairia Flowers wasn’t thinking of leaving CSUN. It never even crossed her mind throughout her 10 years at the helm of the softball team, during which she became the second-winningest coach in program...

CSUN women’s basketball ranks near bottom of preseason Big West polls

CSUN Women's basketball game
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor November 10, 2020

CSUN women’s basketball was ranked 9th and 10th in the Big West preseason polls released on Tuesday. Their placement was determined by two separate polls — one from coaches, the other from media members. On...

What can the NCAA do to improve diversity in collegiate sports’ leadership hirings?

What can the NCAA do to improve diversity in collegiate sports’ leadership hirings?
Ryan McCoy, Reporter October 31, 2020

When it comes to coaching and executive opportunities, the NCAA has turned a blind eye in regards to creating opportunities for people of color and women. Due to the lack of intervention, university hiring...

Fans take over the streets of Los Angeles to celebrate the Dodgers’ World Series win

Emily Holshouser and Logan Bik October 28, 2020

After 32-years, the Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh World Series title after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in game six. Although the team played in Texas due to the coronavirus, fans took over the streets...

2020 World Series champions: Los Angeles Dodgers’ journey to the championship

Dodgers fans celebrate the World Series win in East Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.
Blake Williams, Contributor October 27, 2020

The count was 0-2 to Ray’s shortstop Willy Adames with two outs in the ninth inning. Julio Urias came set and threw a 97 mph fastball that Adames watched go by him. At that moment, Joe Buck finally said...

The Dodgers’ drive-in creates a new sports watching option for World Series games

Cars fill the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24 for Game 4 of the World Series.
Sloane Bozzi, News Editor October 26, 2020

The stadium still had its lights on to illuminate thousands of tiered seats, but Dodgers fans weren’t sitting in them. They were sitting in their cars in the huge parking lot of Dodger Stadium, enjoying...

In Matador history: Former Olympian, women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame

Jeff Stork, the former CSUN women's volleyball coach.
Miguel Morales, Contributor October 26, 2020

Eight years ago on Oct. 20, former women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall Of Fame. It was arguably the crowning moment of his 18-year run at the...

NCAA allows winter sport athletes to have an extra year of eligibility

NCAA increases theh eligibility all winter sports, allowing the CSUN women's volleyball team to have more players eligible this season.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor October 22, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted on Oct. 14 to allow winter athletes to receive an additional year of eligibility. Due to the displacement the COVID-19 pandemic has caused college sports, athletes will...

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