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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 be able to make up for the season that was lost to them. “The pandemic will continue to impact winter ...

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 in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CSUN has yet to finalize their non-conference...

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 per school. They plan to work towards social justice initiatives that help educate and empower the...

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 along with the coming sports season. However, they have been forced to prepare for a different reality...

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 for testing, travel, practice, games and what to do in the event of a positive test result or exposure to the virus. They have also been supported by...

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 a date of Nov. 21. With an estimated 75% of college campuses having their students off campu...

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 boomed in popularity in L.A. throughout the decade thanks to the sustained success of the...

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