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Jaymi Steward runs toward her teammates to celebrate their win against the University of San Diego at the Matador Diamond in Northridge, Calif. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

CSUN softball wins first home series against University of San Diego

Jennifer Alvarado Solis, Contributor May 3, 2021

It was the bottom of the eighth inning as the Matadors needed to score two runs to win their first home game of the season. Kenedee Jamerson stepped up to the plate with Savannah Favre on third base and...

Fans attend a doubleheader against the Cal State Fullerton Titans in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, April 24, 2021. On April 23, CSUN allowed fans to attend sporting events in limited capacity.

Matadors split Saturday doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton

Robert Floyd, Reporter April 30, 2021

CSUN walked away with a split in its doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. It took extra innings to finish a very tight game one, but the Titans came out on top 6-4 in 10 innings. Game...

CSUN men's basketball head coach Mark Gottfried  and his coaching staff are put on leave due to the pending investigation on potential rule violations.

CSUN men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Gottfried and staff put on paid leave

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2021

CSUN men’s basketball head coach Mark Gottfried and his coaching staff have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation regarding rule violations, CSUN Athletics announced Thursday. The...

Matadors' starting pitcher Blake Sodersten throws a pitch against Cal State Fullerton at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, April 23. He was awarded Big West Pitcher of the Week for his performance on Friday.

Matadors’ starting pitcher wins Big West Pitcher of the Week award

Blake Williams, Reporter April 26, 2021

“What’s up, Big West Pitcher of the Week?” Those were the words Blake Sodersten first heard from his teammate Jeremy Hassel in a FaceTime call that let him know he was named the Big West Pitcher...

Magdalena Hedrzak puts her face in her hand after losing a point during her singles match against Eira Tobrand from Cal State Fullerton at the Matador Tennis Complex in Northridge, Calif., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Women’s tennis ends regular season with loss to Cal State Fullerton

Maria Medina, Reporter April 24, 2021

The women’s tennis team ended their regular season on a gloomy note when they lost to Cal State Fullerton at home on Wednesday. The overcast afternoon reflected the mindset of the Matadors, who struggled...

Kai Moody, 48, swings at a pitch against Cal State Fullerton at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, April 23. Moody went 3-4 with three runs scored in the Matadors' 11-1 win.

Baseball welcomes fans back with a big win over Cal State Fullerton

Blake Williams, Reporter April 23, 2021

As the Matadors opened a four-game series with the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Friday, Matador Field was brightened by a sound that had become unfamiliar over the past year: the clapping and cheering...

How East Los Angeles’s Jaclyn Silva is putting her name on the map and on the softball field

How East Los Angeles’s Jaclyn Silva is putting her name on the map and on the softball field

Jennifer Alvarado Solis, Contributor April 22, 2021

Jaclyn Silva has been in love with softball since she was 11 years old. It’s her outlet and once she steps on the field, all her worries go away. But it wasn’t always that way. At one point,...

Paloma Usquiano focuses on the at-bat during the first game of a doubleheader against the UC Davis Aggies in Northridge, Calif. on Friday, April 16, 2021. The Matadors lost both games 4-2 and 3-1.

CSUN softball’s losing streak continues with sweep by UC Davis

Jennifer Alvarado Solis, Contributor April 21, 2021

GAME ONE CSUN softball was close to breaking their six-game losing streak during game one of their series against UC Davis, when both teams were tied 2-2 on Friday afternoon. Then, the Aggies hit a...

Denzel Clark, left, congratulates Mason Le, right, on his run during the second game of a double header against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Matadors lost both games 5-1 and 8-4.

CSUN’s bats heat up too late against the UC Riverside Highlanders

Brandon Darmiento, Reporter April 20, 2021

The Matadors struggled to rally their offense in their 8-4 loss against the UC Riverside Highlanders in game two of Saturday's doubleheader. The lack of baserunners touching home has become a theme...

CSUN Matadors dugout during the first game of a doubleheader against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Matadors lost both games 5-1 and 8-4.

Matadors drop first game of doubleheader against UC Riverside

Robert Floyd, Reporter April 20, 2021

In what felt like it was going to be a pitcher’s duel, CSUN’s game against UC Riverside quickly turned into a one-sided victory in favor of the Highlanders. CSUN dropped to 6-12 on the season after...

Fans will be allowed, in limited capacity, at CSUN sporting events for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSUN allows fans to attend home games in limited capacity

Blake Williams, Reporter April 19, 2021

CSUN Athletics announced they will begin allowing a limited number of fans to attend Matadors’ home athletic events for the rest of spring in partnership with the university and Los Angeles County health...

After spending his freshmen season with the Matadors, forward Alex Merkviladze has transferred to play basketball for Loyola Marymount University.

CSUN basketball’s Alex Merkviladze transfers to Loyola Marymount University

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2021

After one season with the Matadors, freshman forward Alex Merkviladze has transferred to Loyola Marymount University. This comes after Merkviladze entered the transfer portal the day following CSUN’s...

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