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

A Dodger fan waves a flag while driving through the intersection of Flower and 11th streets in downtown Los Angeles after the Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

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 of L.A. to celebrate the win. Police took a preemptive approach to the celebration, blocking...

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 what Dodger fans have been waiting 32 years to hear again: To finish an unprecedented season, ...

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 the game playing on a 60-foot screen. When the pandemic first hit, it was hard to imagine being...

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 helm of the Matadors, which began ten years earlier in 2002. "As a player, receiving recognition fr...

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 be able to make up for the season that was lost to them. “The pandemic will continue to impact winter ...

Big West releases 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball schedules

The Big West has increased the scheduled games from 16 to 20  due to the addition of UC San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield. Games will not be rescheduled if a team needs to quarantine.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

The Big West Conference released the schedules for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season on Wednesday. Conference play is set to begin on Dec. 27 and will conclude on March 6, with some modifications in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CSUN has yet to finalize their non-conference...

Big West unveils new diversity inclusion committee

Big West unveils new diversity inclusion committee

Brandon Darmiento, Reporter

October 15, 2020

The Big West announced the formation of a new committee on diversity, equity and inclusion named Big West Undivided on Sept. 14. This committee involves one student-athlete and at least one administrator per school. They plan to work towards social justice initiatives that help educate and empower the...

UPDATED: What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?

UPDATED: What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

The start of the fall semester comes with the arrival of fall sports — the biggest of which is football. The universities in the NCAA’s sports conferences prepare all summer for the fanfare that comes along with the coming sports season. However, they have been forced to prepare for a different reality...

Sheila Boykin hired as assistant women’s basketball coach

Sheila Boykin joins the CSUN Women’s Basketball coaching staff after leaving San Diego State University.

Miguel Morales, Contributor

October 8, 2020

CSUN Athletics announced on Friday that interim women’s basketball head coach Lindsey Foster added assistant coach Sheila Boykin to their coaching staff as they look to prepare for their upcoming season. Boykin, who will be coaching alongside Foster, looks forward to giving back to the program ...

NCAA releases health and safety guidelines for basketball

NCAA released COVID-19 safety guidelines for collegiate basketball. The  2020-2021 women's and men's basketball season will start on Nov. 25.

Blake Williams, Contributor

October 2, 2020

The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, has released its COVID-19 guidelines for collegiate basketball. The guidelines feature updated protocols for testing, travel, practice, games and what to do in the event of a positive test result or exposure to the virus. They have also been supported by...

CSUN Athletics creates donation fund for athletes

The CSUN Athletic Department created a fund to bring more financial support to scholarships, health and wellness, career and professional development, academic support services, facility enhancements and recruiting.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 30, 2020

The CSUN athletic department announced on Monday the creation of the Matador Athletic Fund designed to invest money into CSUN athletics and college athletes via outside donations. “A robust annual fund is vital to the long-term health and sustainability of the department,” CSUN Athletic Director...

NCAA basketball season will start this November

CSUN Men's basketball game

Alex Perl, Contributor

September 25, 2020

The NCAA Division I council has voted to start the 2020-21 basketball season Nov. 25. The decision was announced on Sept. 17 after the women’s and men’s basketball oversight committees originally proposed a date of Nov. 21. With an estimated 75% of college campuses having their students off campu...

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