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Postseason ban costs athletics financially

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Daniel Robles

March 17, 2016

Due to a self-imposed postseason ban that CSUN placed on their men's basketball program, the athletics department is set to lose thousands of dollars they would have received for qualifying for the Big West Tournament and any other tournaments following it."Potential loss of revenue for the team woul...

Missed classes cost Ajayi final three games

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus stares at Olalekan Ajayi as he walks off the court against Cal State L.A. on Nov. 5, 2015. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Lynn Rosado

March 10, 2016

CSUN men's basketball former center player, Olalekan Ajayi, said he didn't play in the last three games of the season because he skipped two days of class. Ajayi, who was banned from competing by the Athletics Department, said he skipped class during this spring semester to demonstrate his frustration...

CSUN loses triple-overtime thriller on Senior Night

Senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson closed out his career in the top 10 in blocks, assists, steals and rebounds in CSUN history. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

March 6, 2016

In the final game of the season and the final game of senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson's storied Matador career, the Matadors were outlasted by the UC Davis Aggies, 87-83, in three overtimes. The Aggies ended up out rebounding and having a better field goal percentage than the Matadors. "Because...

CSUN senior center Olalekan Ajayi ‘will no longer compete’ this season

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus stares at Olalekan Ajayi as he walks off the court against Cal State L.A. on Nov. 5, 2015. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Julius Lasin

February 25, 2016

CSUN men's basketball senior center Olalekan Ajayi will no longer compete this season, due to a violation of team and university rules, according to Amy Millstone, Associate Athletic Director, Strategic Communications for CSUN athletics. Millstone would not say whether the violation was related to...

CSUN men’s basketball holds on for overtime win against Cal Poly

Sophomore guard Jerron Wilbut was instrumental in CSUN's win against Cal Poly on Feb. 20, 2016, scoring 18 points. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 22, 2016

CSUN men's basketball (10-17 overall, 5-8 Big West) was able to get back in the win column against the Cal Poly Mustangs (10-16 overall, 4-9 Big West), surviving in overtime, 75-71. The Matadors were lead by sixth-man and sophomore guard Jerron Wilbut. He scored 18 points on five-of-12 shooting including...

Matadors take late lead but can’t hold on against Hawaii

CSUN captured the lead twice in the last five minutes, but once again, faltered in the closing moments (File Photo / Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 19, 2016

CSUN men's basketball lost a close contest to the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 69-63 in a game that was decided in the final minute. The loss drops the Matadors to 9-17 overall and 4-8 Big West. "We're right there against a good team, I just wanna tell these guys to stay in it, stick together...

CSUN looks to rebound against Hawaii

CSUN will look to junior Aaron Parks to ignite the offense after falling to UC Irvine last week. (File Photo / David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Peter Felsch

February 18, 2016

The CSUN Men's basketball team (9-16, 4-6 Big West) look to recover against a surging University of Hawaii squad Warriors (20-3, 9-1 Big West) on Thursday Feb. 18 at the Matadome. CSUN is coming off of a loss against the UC Irivine Anteaters, 93-84. Against UC Irvine, Junior Gaurd Kendall Smith...

This week in Matador sports

CSUN's Emily Cole, Claudia Ramos, and Cheyenne Allen prepare for the ball pass alongside UC Irvine's team. (Natalie Jimenez / The Sundial)

Sunshine Chatman

February 17, 2016

Wednesday 2.17 Men's volleyball vs. UC Irvine @ home 7 p.m. Thursday 2.18 Women's tennis vs. Santa Clara University @ home 2 p.m. Men's basketball vs. Hawai'i @ home 7 p.m. Women's basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara @ UCSB 7 p.m. Friday 2.19 Men's volleyball vs. UC San Diego @...

CSUN’s defense falters, UCI wins high-scoring affair

Tre Hale-Edmerson tries to find a way around  Jett Raines while deep in the opponents territory at The Matadome. (File Photo / Alejandro Aranda / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 14, 2016

Despite getting within single-digits several times, CSUN (9-16 overall, 4-7 Big West) fell to UC Irvine (19-7 overall, 8-2 Big West ) 84-93. UC Irvine used size to their advantage, dominating the Matadors on the glass 49-to-37, while also outscoring CSUN 56-to-34. UCI also shot an impressive clip...

This week in Matador sports

After mixed results the week before, CSUN managed to pull an upset against No. 11 UC Irvine on Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Kendall Faulkner

February 10, 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton @ home 7 p.m. Men's Volleyball vs. USC @ USC 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 Softball vs. Creighton @ Tempe, AZ 9 a.m. (MT) Softball vs. Utah State @ Tempe, AZ 3 p.m. (MT) Track @ Husky Classic, all day Men's Volleyb...

CSUN struggles from the free throw line, falls to LBSU

Sophomore forward Zacarry Douglas puts his hands on his head in disappointment while facing freshman guard Mehran Nazarian after loosing badly to the Pepperdine Waves on December 5, 2015. (File Photo/Alejandro Aranda/The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

February 8, 2016

CSUN (8-15 overall, 3-6 Big West) falls to Long Beach State (12-12 overall, 6-3 Big West) on the road late, by a score of 76-81. The Matadors were led in scoring by sophomore guard Micheal Warren, who scored 14 points on five-of-nine shooting as well as shooting four-of-five from three to go along...

UCI’s size proved too much for CSUN

Matadors Tre Hale-Edmerson, right, makes a reverse layup under the basket against the UC Irvine Anteaters which in result of a 63 - 73 loss on Jan. 28, 2016 in Northridge, Calif. (David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

January 28, 2016

The undefeated University of California, Irvine team used size to its advantage, beating CSUN's men's basketball, 73-63. The Matadors, now 2-5 in Big West and 7-14 overall, were no match for the two centers on the Anteaters' roster who were over 7 feet tall, including one who is 7 feet 6 inches. While...

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