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Former CSUN men’s volleyball player was present at US Capitol insurrection

Former CSUN athlete James McMillan played on the men's volleyball team during the shortened COVID-19 season last spring, according to CSUN Athletics. CSUN also clarified via an Instagram comment that McMillan was not an enrolled student.
Andres Soto and Tiago Barreiro January 7, 2021

Editor's note: The story was updated on Jan. 8 at 6:11 p.m. The original version of this story reported that McMillan was no longer a CSUN student and had withdrawn on Nov. 25. CSUN said in a statement...

CSUN men’s basketball completes late game rally to defeat New Mexico State

Closing in on the final seconds, CSUN secured the win on Monday night putting their 2020-2021 overall record at 4-3.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor December 29, 2020

Down by 12 points with six minutes to go, the Matadors needed an offensive run to have any chance of beating New Mexico State. They scored 15 of the next 20 points, and suddenly found themselves trailing...

CSUN men’s basketball loses to Stanford in first Pac-12 home game since 1995

The CSUN men's basketball team lost
Brandon Darmiento, Reporter December 15, 2020

In their historic first meeting, CSUN men’s basketball and Stanford competed in a defensive game where Stanford had the edge and came out on top 82-71. Although CSUN was able to close down on Stanford’s...

Big West cancels hope of fall sports playing this spring as COVID-19 cases surge

CSUN player (number 14) attempts to spike ball across net
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor December 10, 2020

The Big West Conference has announced the cancelation of Big West fall sports for the 2020-21 academic year. “Protecting the health and safety of our student-athletes and following public health guidelines...

CSUN soccer players reflect on Diego Maradona’s influence and legacy

The great Maradonna died at 60 years old from a heart attack.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor December 10, 2020

The soccer world mourned together when they heard the news of the passing of Diego Maradona on Nov. 25. The soccer legend from Argentina is objectively seen as one of the most skilled people to ever play...

CSUN announces Charlotte Morgan as new softball head coach

Charlotte Morgan will take over as CSUN's softball head coach this spring following the resignation Tairia Flowers.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2020

Charlotte Morgan has been named the new head coach of the Matadors softball program, CSUN Athletics announced Monday. “[Morgan] has an exceptional softball background. Her passion for the game and...

Former CSUN basketball star Lamine Diane signs non-guaranteed contract with Philadelphia 76ers

A CSUN Men's Basketball player attempts to dribble past a defender
Andres Soto, Sports Editor December 2, 2020

After his historic career as a Matador, former men’s basketball forward Lamine Diane has a chance at even more history by being the first CSUN player in 48 years to play in the NBA. Diane signed an...

New faces, empty seats stand out in CSUN men’s basketball season-opening blowout over Westmont College

TJ Starks, a transfer from Texas A&M, made his CSUN debut after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Andres Soto, Sports Editor November 26, 2020

The squeaking of sneakers, yelling from coaches and players, and fake crowd noise filled the Matadome for the men’s basketball season opener on Wednesday. It was a far cry from the near-capacity crowd...

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

(File photo/David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)
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

A basketball
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...

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