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Baseball: CSUN opens up season with 4-2 win over Utah Valley

Baseball: CSUN opens up season with 4-2 win over Utah Valley

Eric Blatz

February 14, 2015

Behind two solo home runs from Spencer O’Neil and Chester Pak and a quality start from Calvin Copping, CSUN defeated Utah Valley 4-2 in their season opener Friday afternoon at Matador Field. The Matadors took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning and then added two more in the fifth, thanks to...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN can’t recover from slow start, lose to Cal Poly 70-63

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Julius Lasin

February 13, 2015

The Matadors (6-20, 2-9 Big West) continued to free-fall as they fell to the Cal Poly Mustangs (11-11, 4-6 Big West) 63-70. The Mustangs came into the game looking for redemption against a CSUN team that defeated them in the Matadome a little less than four weeks ago. And in the opening moments of...

Baseball: CSUN expect more coming back to the mound

Infield freshmen #17 Michael Tillman, takes his swing as the last week of practice ends before the start of preseason games begin for the Matadors. CSUN will open up play versus Utah Valley University at Matadors field in Northridge, Calif., on Friday Feb. 13, 2015. Raul Martinez / Staff Photographer Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Eric Blatz

February 11, 2015

After finishing 18-38 in 2014, the CSUN baseball team has some expectations to fill. This season, the Matadors are predicted to finish in sixth in the Big West Conference by the Preseason Coaches Poll. With his second season as head baseball coach beginning soon, Greg Moore expects his team to be...

Softball: CSUN caps Kajikawa Classic with upset over No. 16 Arizona State

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Sean Thomas

February 9, 2015

CSUN (4-1) closed out the 2015 Kajikawa Classic with an upset over the host school No. 16 Arizona State (4-3) on Sunday to continue their hot 2015 start. Matadors starting freshman pitcher Zoe Conley had a roughing outing against the Sun Devil's, allowing two runs and three walks in her one inning...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN burnt out in 68-55 loss to UC Davis

Sophomore Aaron Parks powers his over UC Davis' Neal Monson in during the first half in the Matadors matchup on Feb. 7, 2015. The Matadors fell to the Aggies, 55-68, and now sit on a six game losing streak. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Julius Lasin

February 8, 2015

Only seven players saw the floor as fatigue caught up to the Matadors (6-19, 2-8 Big West), who were not able to pull off the upset against the first place UC Davis Aggies (18-4, 8-1 Big West), losing 68-55. “It puts so much pressure on your team when every single play matters,” CSUN head coach...

Softball: Recruits and veterans ready for challenging season

The CSUN women's softball prepare for their opening game this Friday, Feb. 9, 2105 versus Wisconsin in the 2015 Kajikawa Classic at Tempe, Ariz. Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Sean Thomas

February 4, 2015

There's plenty of optimism for the new campaign after a successful 2014 season. After a 31-26 season, which was good enough for sixth place in the Big West, and fifth best record overall, the Matadors enter the 2015 season ranked sixth in early season Big West polls. The ranking has done little to...

Men’s Basketball: Turnovers, fouls key to CSUN’s 66-62 loss to UC Riverside

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Javier Cabrera

February 1, 2015

Recap By Javier Cabrera Fouls and turnovers were too much for CSUN (6-17, 2-6) to handle Saturday night as the Matadors fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders (10-11, 3-4), 66-62. The Matadors turned the ball over 15 times and committed 24 fouls, which allowed the Highlanders to shoot free thr...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors can’t stay up to speed, lose to Hawaii 84-73

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Julius Lasin

January 30, 2015

The CSUN men’s basketball team (6-16, 2-5 Big West) could not climb out of another first half hole, and lost their third straight contest, falling to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (15-7, 3-3 Big West) 84-73. “We’re just not good enough to play on our heels,” Matadors̵...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors can’t rally after a tough first half, fall to 64-58 Long Beach State

Senior Stephen Maxwell goes to the basket uncontested  to give the Matadors two points in the second half during their bout with Long Beach State on Jan. 24, 2015. Maxwell scored 18 points and had eight rebounds for the Matadors. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Julius Lasin

January 25, 2015

The Matadors (6-15, 2-4 Big West) could not overcome another rough first half against the Long Beach State 49ers (10-11, 4-1 Big West), losing 64-58 at the Matadome Saturday night. “If you make your shots and make the plays that are necessary down the stretch, you can win,” said CSUN men’...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN takes shine out of Long Beach 49ers’ so far golden season

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Mateo Melero

January 24, 2015

The CSUN Matadors defeated the current first place Big West team, California State University, Long Beach, 67-52 Saturday night, delivering the first conference defeat to the 49ers this season. The Matadors battled Long Beach for the lead throughout the two halfs before getting a sufficient ...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN devours last place UC Irvine Anteaters 72-63 in away game

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Mateo Melero

January 23, 2015

The CSUN Matadors bounced back from last week's defeat with consistent shooting from its guards to defeat the UC Irvine Anteaters 72-63 in an away game Thursday night. The Anteaters, who tie with the UC Santa Barbara for last place in the Big West Conference, trailed the entire game. Irvine neve...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors have trouble keeping pace with the Anteaters, fall 80-49

Matadors Robert Cid, Middle, attempts a layup but is fouled by Ioannis Dimakopoulos, second right, from the UC Riverside Anteaters at the Matadome on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Northridge, Calif. The Matadors suffer a 49 to 80 loss against the Anteaters whom scored an average of 40 points per half. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/Sundial)

Julius Lasin

January 23, 2015

Story by Julius Lasin The Matadors (6-14, 2-3 Big West) could not sustain their success on Thursday, as their two-game winning streak was snapped by the UC Irvine Anteaters (10-8, 3-1 Big West), losing 80-49. “You have to respect winning, you have to respect it,” said CSUN head coach Reggie Theus. “When...

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