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When the Storm Came

When the Storm Came

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

CSUN today is known as a diverse campus with some of the largest ethnic studies programs in the country, but it is a far cry from what the campus looked like 52 years ago. Black students accounted for less than 1% of the student body in 1968, even though the campus experienced an increase in Black students...

Matadors complete sweep of Vanguard for second straight victory

Matadors complete sweep of Vanguard for second straight victory

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The never-ending third set. The score went back-and-forth between the two teams for what seemed like an eternity. The set had reached set point so many times that the announcers had gotten tired of announcing it to the crowd. Coming into this match with a 3-9 record, everyone knew this was a must-win...

Women’s tennis falls to the University of New Mexico 4-3 in a close dual

Women’s tennis falls to the University of New Mexico 4-3 in a close dual

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The women’s tennis team snaps their two dual winning streak by falling to the University of New Mexico 4-3 on Feb. 20. The Matadors were missing two of their best players, junior Ekatarina Repina and sophomore Jacquie Tan, who were out with the flu. Being down those two players, the Matadors were forced...

Sierra Canyon advances to next round of CIF behind Amari Bailey

Sierra Canyon advances to next round of CIF behind Amari Bailey

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Amari Bailey may have led Sierra Canyon in scoring in a blowout playoff win over St. Anthony with NBA star DeMar DeRozan in attendance, but he was far from satisfied with his team’s performance at the Matadome on Tuesday night. “We came out slow,” Bailey said. “We haven’t met the end goal...

CSUN grinds out win vs. WSU to sweep the homestand

CSUN grinds out win vs. WSU to sweep the homestand

Alexander Nino, Reporter

February 24, 2020

On a beautiful 75 degree Monday afternoon in Southern California, one of the ugliest go-ahead plays imaginable broke out at Matador Field. With the score knotted up at one apiece in the bottom of the fifth, CSUN junior third baseman Jose Ruiz stepped up to the plate with runners on second and third...

Matadors end losing streak with victory against UC Merced in straight sets

Matadors end losing streak with victory against UC Merced in straight sets

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The Matadors were desperate for a win after returning from a weekend road trip to Missouri. Coming into the season ranked No. 13, the team has become more familiar with defeat than victory as they have lost eight out of their last nine games before their match on Friday. The Matadors defeated the...

Women’s basketball drops fifth straight game

Women’s basketball drops fifth straight game

Alfonso Henry, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Matadors lost their fifth game in a row in Big West action as the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos defeated CSUN 65-55 at the Matadome on Feb. 15. UCSB bumped their record up to 10-14 as CSUN fell to 9-15 on the season. “To stop this losing streak, we treat it just like if we are on a five game winning...

Women’s tennis battles back to defeat the University of Oregon 4-3

Women’s tennis battles back to defeat the University of Oregon 4-3

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The women’s tennis team returned from a setback to defeat the Oregon Ducks 4-3 on Feb. 15 to improve to 3-1 on the season. This is the first win against the Ducks for the Matadors in four losing efforts. The Ducks started the morning on top by taking the doubles point. Oregon players Julia Eshet...

Hot hitting leads season opening sweep of USF

Hot hitting leads season opening sweep of USF

Alexander Nino, Reporter

February 17, 2020

The sound of the ball leaving the bat reverberated throughout the ballpark. With two men on in the seventh inning of a tie game, the University of San Francisco Dons seemed to have finally come up with their first big hit of a frustrating weekend. “I saw that ball hit from left field and I didn’t...

Baseball prepares for upcoming season with new head coach Dave Serrano at the helm

Baseball prepares for upcoming season with new head coach Dave Serrano at the helm

Alexander Nino, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The year is 1970. The San Fernando Valley State College baseball team, led by head coach Bob Heigert, have overcome an early loss and navigated their way through the State College Division tournament to claim a national championship. Fast forward 50 years to the 2020 alumni baseball game, where Heigert...

Men’s volleyball struggle to start the season, losing both matchups of the weekend back to back

Men’s volleyball struggle to start the season, losing both matchups of the weekend back to back

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Men's volleyball struggles to start the season, losing both matchups of the weekend back to back The men’s volleyball team hasn’t gotten off to the best start this season, as they dropped both games over the weekend back to back, the first against USC and the second against #13 Princeton. The Matadors...

Men’s Basketball holds off late rally

Men’s Basketball holds off late rally

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

After UC Riverside’s Khyber Kabellis hit an equalizing floater with four seconds remaining in regulation, sophomore forward Lamine Diane found himself shooting a one-and-one at the free throw line with not only the game, but CSUN’s position in the Big West hanging in the balance. Diane knocked...

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