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Women’s tennis season canceled due to COVID-19

Women's tennis, among all other CSUN spring sports, have been suspended until further notice.

Alex Behunin, Reporter

April 1, 2020

On March 12, the Big West Conference announced that it was canceling all spring conference and non-conference competition, effective immediately. “The Big West Board of Directors today moved from indefinitely suspending to canceling all spring conference and non-conference competition and championship...

All for the love of tennis

A CSUN Womens's Tennis Player

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 28, 2020

From Voronezh, Russia to Serbia to the United States — Iowa and finally to California — Ekaterina Repina has been traveling her whole life for her love of tennis. Repina grew up in Voronezh, Russia and started playing tennis at seven years old. “When I was a kid, I always had a lot of energy...

NBA suspends season as players are diagnosed with COVID-19

Los Angeles Lakers Sign

Michaella Huck, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises nationally, the NBA has seen the same increase. Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed two players tested positive for the virus. Both players have continued to remain anonymous, are practicing self-isolation and are under the care of health professiona...

Surviving in an era of no sports

CSUN Softball player

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Two weeks. It’s been two weeks without a sport to watch, professional or otherwise. My name is Bryanna Winner and I am a graduate student in the mass communication program. Not only that, but I am also the sports editor for The Sundial, meaning that I assign stories to reporters whether game or fe...

COVID-19 brings an early, unexpected end to volleyball season

A CSUN Men's Volleyball Player

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

March 25, 2020

With Big West play about to begin, the Matadors were ready to prove themselves against the best volleyball teams in the country. Everything they prepared for was aimed at being successful in this stretch of conference games. However, on the same day the Matadors were supposed to play No. 2 ranked Hawai...

Exciting upcoming UFC fights

UFC Logo

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 24, 2020

The UFC was trying to keep fans smiling by continuing to put on events as the rest of the sports world went dark because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the UFC has finally decided to stand down and cancel the next three fight nights that were scheduled to take place: UFC on ESPN+ 29, UFC on ESPN...

Big names on the 2020 NFL free agency list

A football

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 18, 2020

NFL free agency is officially here. Free agency, which starts on Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. EST, is always a fun time of the year. Not only is it the start of the 2020 season, it’s also the time to find out if teams will be stronger or weaker, depending on their rosters. Last year’s free agency...

Matador’s season ends in an empty gym rout

CSUN Women's basketball game

Alexander Nino, Reporter

March 16, 2020

While COVID-19 continued its worldwide tour, the CSUN and Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball teams put on a performance of their own in front of a collection of media members and 4,000 empty seats. This was no typical contest, though. It was the first leg of the Big West Tournament with circumstances...

Athletic events across the country affected by COVID-19

CSUN Men's baseball team

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

With countries closing borders and banning travel, COVID-19 is also affecting leagues and collegiate play across the United States. The Utah Jazz now has two members of their team, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, who have tested positive for the virus, prompting the suspension of play in the Natio...

Big West Tournament cancelation ends men’s basketball season

Honda Center

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

When the 2019-20 men’s basketball season was about to start, Terrell Gomez had an ambitious goal in the back of his mind. “My number one goal for this season is to get to the NCAA tournament,” he said back in October. “I think that would be a great accomplishment for me and the team.” Fast-forwa...

Men’s basketball holds off Hawai’i, clinches No. 2 seed in Big West

CSUN Men's basketball game

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Matadome held its collective breath on Saturday night when junior guard Terrell Gomez and sophomore forward Jared Pearre fell to the floor while trying to defend a layup midway through the second half of the men’s basketball team’s regular season finale against the University of Hawai’i. Pearre...

UC Davis ruins Senior Night for women’s basketball

CSUN Women's basketball game

Danny Escobar, Reporter

March 10, 2020

Despite a valiant effort, the Matadors came up short against the top-seed UC Davis Aggies, 71-58 on Senior Night at the Matadome. “I was a little nervous going into (tonight’s game). These past four years were a roller coaster of emotions,” said senior center Lauren Shymkewicz. “Just going...

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