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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...

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...

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.

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

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on Jan. 8 at 6:11 p.m. The original version of this story reported that McMillan was no longer a CSUN student and had withdrawn on Nov. 25.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...

Charlotte Morgan will take over as CSUN's softball head coach this spring following the resignation Tairia Flowers.

CSUN announces Charlotte Morgan as new softball head coach

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...

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CSUN women’s basketball team will not participate in 2020-21 season

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...

Tairia Flowers, head coach of the Matadors softball team since 2011, has resigned.

Former CSUN softball coach Tairia Flowers reflects on joining LMU

Andres Soto, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

Tairia Flowers wasn’t thinking of leaving CSUN. It never even crossed her mind throughout her 10 years at the helm of the softball team, during which she became the second-winningest coach in program...

Jeff Stork, the former CSUN women's volleyball coach.

In Matador history: Former Olympian, women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame

Miguel Morales, Contributor October 26, 2020

Eight years ago on Oct. 20, former women’s volleyball head coach Jeff Stork was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall Of Fame. It was arguably the crowning moment of his 18-year run at the...

The CSUN Athletic Department created a fund to bring more financial support to scholarships, health and wellness, career and professional development, academic support services, facility enhancements and recruiting.

CSUN Athletics creates donation fund for athletes

Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor September 30, 2020

The CSUN athletic department announced on Monday the creation of the Matador Athletic Fund designed to invest money into CSUN athletics and college athletes via outside donations. “A robust annual...

CSUN's kinesiology department's athlete training program has adapted to virtual learning by preparing students for telemedicine, which is highly encouraged in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Kinesiology department’s athletic training program uses virtual curriculum to their advantage

Brandon Darmiento, Reporter September 20, 2020

With COVID-19 shutting down both CSUN fall sports and physical class meetings, the kinesiology department’s athletic training program has been put in a difficult spot. Not only does the program have...

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