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Women’s volleyball coach, Jeff Stork, announces retirement

Jeff Stork, the director of Women's volleyball, is stepping down after 18 years at the helm of CSUN's women's volleyball program.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

CSUN women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork has announced his retirement after 18 years with the team. Stork finishes his tenure as head coach with an overall record of 239-282, which is the second most wins by a coach in program history. “When you’ve coached as long as I have you don’t...

Professors and Athletes strike against racial injustice

Protestors put their fists up in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during a protest at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2020.

Ryan McCoy, Reporter

September 16, 2020

On Aug. 26, the Milwaukee Bucks were scheduled to play against the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Minutes before the game was expected to start, the Bucks had not left the locker room and were not planning on doing so. It had just been just three...

Soccer forward Danny Trejo declares for MLS, will not return to CSUN

Daniel Trejo aggressively fights for the ball to dribble towards the goal against the University of San Diego on Sept. 23, 2018.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

CSUN soccer forward Danny Trejo announced his intention to enter the MLS SuperDraft, which will be held in January. As a result, Trejo will not play for the Matadors if the Big West Conference resumes sports tournaments in the spring. “(The draft) has been my goal since I arrived at CSUN,” Trejo...

What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?

What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 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...

NCAA furloughs general staff in an effort to cut costs, executives stay on

In an effort to cut costs, the NCAA has furloughed its entire staff, which consisted of 600 employees.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2020

The NCAA has furloughed their entire staff for three to eight weeks, according to a report by the Associated Press. A memo was sent out earlier today to all NCAA member schools informing them of the decision. The move to furlough roughly 600 employees was cited as an effort by the NCAA to cut costs. ...

Hall of Fame Georgetown coach John Thompson, remembered through the eyes of Jim Harrick

John Thompson with President Bill Clinton.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

September 2, 2020

When Jim Harrick first moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950s, basketball was an afterthought. The Lakers had just moved from Minneapolis and drew sparse crowds, but that would change in the 1960s. Basketball boomed in popularity in L.A. throughout the decade thanks to the sustained success of the...

How I spent my COVID-19 summer: Climbing Half Dome


Brandon Darmiento, Reporter

August 26, 2020

As I unzipped my tent at 4:45 a.m., I never had as much energy and adrenaline flowing through my veins. The previous night had been spent waking up and repeatedly asking myself, “Is it time yet?” Sleep was an afterthought. My brother, his close friend and I were ready to get the earliest start...

Column: Could a bubble work for college sports?

Professional leagues like the NBA have successfully enforced a bubble environment in order to resume games — a move college sports could possibly make.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

August 24, 2020

With the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic coming to a close, attending Zoom meetings and wearing masks out in public have become normal parts of everyday life. However, some sectors of old life are starting to return. Although mass gatherings are still prohibited, one of the main comebacks in recent...

NCAA Board approved added year of eligibility and athlete protections

The NCAA voted to allow fall sports championships to be played in the spring on Friday.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

August 21, 2020

The NCAA Division I board of directors adopted the Division I council’s recommendation of working toward hosting a scaled-back version of fall championships in the spring on Friday. The board met via video conference and also voted to adopt added protections for athletes, including an extra year o...

CSUN men’s basketball attendance down from last season, below average for Division I

The Big West men's basketball attendance for 2019-2020 season varied from school to school, however the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were the outlier, bringing in more attendance than any other school.

Blake Williams, Contributor

August 18, 2020

Despite CSUN’s men’s basketball having their best record since the 2008-09 season, the Matadors saw their attendance drop by an average of 113 fans per game from the 2019 season to the 2020 season, according to data released from the NCAA. The Matadors finished their 2019-20 season second in the...

CSUN athletes and coaches adjust to delayed fall season

Fall athletics has been postponed until at least the calendar year, leaving athletes to adapt.

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor

August 17, 2020

The foundation of an athlete is structure and when that structure is taken away, it can cause one to become lost and struggle with the new challenges that they are facing. With the world changing all around us due to COVID-19, college athletes had their routines and structured life turned upside down. The...

Ezekial Bishop remembered, honored at Thousand Oaks crash site

Tamika Bridgewater takes a photo of the candlelit memorial at the vigil for Ezekial

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

August 14, 2020

Flowers, candles, posters, glowsticks and white balloons filled up a stretch of Westlake Boulevard just north of Skelton Canyon Circle in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night. Some people left snacks or items such as Oaks Christian High School hats, footballs, cleats, and a giant plush doll of Winnie...

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