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TJ Starks, left, high fives Darius Brown II, right, on court during CSUN's game against University of Hawai'i on Friday, Feb. 20, 2021. CSUN avenged their loss with a 88-80 win the next day.

Men’s basketball wins overtime duel with Hawai’i

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor February 21, 2021

With a minute left in overtime, Darius Brown II knew he could seal the game with a defensive stop. The junior guard tried to secure victory for CSUN once already, with a 3-point shot at the end of regulation....

TJ Starks, middle, attempts to dribble around Hawai'i defenders, Junior Madut , left, and Casdon Jardine, right, during the first half of their game against the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors at the Matadome on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

CSUN falls short against Hawai’i despite late-game comeback

Chris Torres, Photo Editor February 19, 2021

The ball was inbounded to him in the right corner. TJ Starks, who leads the Big West Conference in points per game, attacked the defender with a hesitation dribble move and created enough space for a pull-up,...

Valerie Brisco-Hooks

Black History Month: 5 Best Black athletes in CSUN History

Robert Floyd, Reporter February 19, 2021

CSUN has had a diverse collection of athletes who have walked onto its campus, from Major League Baseball players to figure skaters and Olympians. But only a select few have left an indelible mark on their...

CSUN baseball and softball teams announced their Big West conference schedules. Both teams were unable to practice in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSUN baseball and softball announce Big West conference schedule

Jennifer Alvarado Solis, Contributor February 15, 2021

Both CSUN baseball and softball teams have announced their Big West conference schedules for the upcoming season. Due to the lack of practices this past fall, the team will not be playing nonconference...

Far from home: Inside Lamine Diane’s pursuit of his NBA dream

Far from home: Inside Lamine Diane’s pursuit of his NBA dream

Andres Soto, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

He remembers the day perfectly. Andy Johnson, then head basketball coach of Findlay Prep, pulled up to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to pick up his newest player. Out walked Lamine Diane,...

CSUN baseball ranked sixth among 11 schools in the annual Big West conference preseason coaches poll.

CSUN baseball ranked sixth in Big West preseason poll

Robert Floyd, Reporter February 12, 2021

The CSUN baseball team was ranked sixth in the annual Big West Conference preseason coaches poll released Thursday. The team received one first-place vote and finished with 64 points out of 787. The...

CSUN ranks sixth in Big West's men's volleyball preseason coaches poll. The men's volleyball season will start on March 11, according to the scheduling protocols Big West announced on Jan. 31.

CSUN men’s volleyball ranked sixth in preseason poll

Blake Williams, Contributor February 11, 2021

In an annual preseason poll, the Big West men’s volleyball head coaches voted CSUN as the likely sixth place team in the conference, according to a press release. In the poll, the Matadors received...

Freshman forward Alex Merkviladze, shoots a free throw in the first half of CSUN's second game against UC Davis on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The Matadors lost 75-63.

Men’s basketball falls to UC Davis 75-63 due to turnovers, lack of energy

Miguel Morales, Contributor February 8, 2021

CSUN men’s basketball looked screened and trapped in their second face-off against UC Davis this week. Although CSUN defeated UC Davis in their previous matchup on Friday, they started slow on Saturday...

CSUN men’s basketball wins against UC Davis, evens record on the season

CSUN men’s basketball wins against UC Davis, evens record on the season

Brandon Darmiento, Reporter February 6, 2021

The Matadors won a close first game of their two-game series against the UC Davis Aggies 80-77 to get to .500 on the season. MEN'S BASKETBALL CSUN 80 UC Davis 77 The Aggies won 13 of their...

The women's water polo team will not play during the spring 2021 season due to players' concerns about COVID-19 — a similar situation that also happened to the women's basketball team.

CSUN women’s water polo will not compete in spring 2021

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor February 4, 2021

The CSUN women's water polo team will not take part in the upcoming season as several players opt out due to COVID-19 concerns. Due to the opt-outs, the team does not have enough players to compete. "As...

Senior Megan Stevens up to bat against No. 21 University of Central Florida on March 9.  She went 1-for-2 that day producing one of the two Matadors hits.

Big West announces spring sports’ return to play. Here are the scheduling protocols.

Miguel Morales, Contributor January 30, 2021

The Big West Conference is closer to the return of spring sports. Baseball, softball, men's volleyball, and women’s water polo were cleared by the conference on Friday. New protocols and scheduling were...

Marcus Brady, former CSUN quarterback and Matador Hall of Famer, is the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator. Brady started as an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2018. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach after the 2018 season.

Former CSUN quarterback named Offensive Coordinator of Indianapolis Colts

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2021

The Indianapolis Colts promoted former CSUN football player Marcus Brady to be the team’s next offensive coordinator on Jan. 23. Brady was the quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons with the Colts. Brady...

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