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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

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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...

What can the NCAA do to improve diversity in collegiate sports’ leadership hirings?

What can the NCAA do to improve diversity in collegiate sports’ leadership hirings?
Ryan McCoy, Reporter October 31, 2020

When it comes to coaching and executive opportunities, the NCAA has turned a blind eye in regards to creating opportunities for people of color and women. Due to the lack of intervention, university hiring...

NCAA allows winter sport athletes to have an extra year of eligibility

NCAA increases theh eligibility all winter sports, allowing the CSUN women's volleyball team to have more players eligible this season.
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor October 22, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted on Oct. 14 to allow winter athletes to receive an additional year of eligibility. Due to the displacement the COVID-19 pandemic has caused college sports, athletes will...

Big West releases 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball schedules

The Big West has increased the scheduled games from 16 to 20  due to the addition of UC San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield. Games will not be rescheduled if a team needs to quarantine.
Andres Soto, Sports Editor October 21, 2020

The Big West Conference released the schedules for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season on Wednesday. Conference play is set to begin on Dec. 27 and will conclude on March 6, with some modifications...

Big West unveils new diversity inclusion committee

Big West unveils new diversity inclusion committee
Brandon Darmiento, Reporter October 15, 2020

The Big West announced the formation of a new committee on diversity, equity and inclusion named Big West Undivided on Sept. 14. This committee involves one student-athlete and at least one administrator...

UPDATED: What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?

UPDATED: What D1 schools are playing sports this fall?
Mano Baghjajian, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2020

The start of the fall semester comes with the arrival of fall sports — the biggest of which is football. The universities in the NCAA’s sports conferences prepare all summer for the fanfare that comes...

NCAA releases health and safety guidelines for basketball

NCAA released COVID-19 safety guidelines for collegiate basketball. The  2020-2021 women's and men's basketball season will start on Nov. 25.
Blake Williams, Contributor October 2, 2020

The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, has released its COVID-19 guidelines for collegiate basketball. The guidelines feature updated protocols...

NCAA basketball season will start this November

CSUN Men's basketball game
Alex Perl, Contributor September 25, 2020

The NCAA Division I council has voted to start the 2020-21 basketball season Nov. 25. The decision was announced on Sept. 17 after the women’s and men’s basketball oversight committees originally proposed...

Hall of Fame Georgetown coach John Thompson, remembered through the eyes of Jim Harrick

John Thompson with President Bill Clinton.
Andres Soto, Sports Editor September 2, 2020

When Jim Harrick first moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950s, basketball was an afterthought. The Lakers had just moved from Minneapolis and drew sparse crowds, but that would change in the 1960s. Basketball...

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