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Students, basketball players connect through Matador Madness

Freshman Kelton Conway attempts to excite crowd before playing on Friday at Matatdor Madness.

Julius Lasin

October 19, 2015

As the lights dimmed in the Matadome, hundreds of CSUN students swayed and cheered, which left CSUN women’s basketball freshman guard Nautica Morrow in awe and timid during Matador Madness on Friday night. “At first I was shy,” said Morrow, referring to individual player introductions. “But...

Around the world: The globalization of CSUN athletics

Illustration by Alyson Burton.

Julius Lasin

September 29, 2015

With CSUN located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and roughly 25 miles away from Los Angeles, the majority of its students are homegrown, in-state products. In fact, 97 percent of the CSUN students are in-state students, according to College Board. However, when it comes to athletics, the...

CSUN Athletics Gets the Navy SEAL Treatment

Redshirt freshman Jakob Karlsson is assisted by his teammates in flipping a 280-pound log. (Leni Maiai / The Sundial)

Leni Maiai

September 28, 2015

On a small island just off the coast of San Diego, William Hart tries to keep his mind off of his aching legs. Around him, some comrades have fallen to the ground, legs fractured and unable to continue. It is Wednesday morning, half way through “hell week,” but Hart can feel the end closing in....

Non-conference schedule released for CSUN basketball programs

Although the men's and women's basketball programs are going through significant changes, they face tough challenges in their non-conference games this season. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

August 27, 2015

The CSUN men's and women's basketball programs now know who they will face outside of conference play this season.The Matadors will begin the season in an exhibition against California State University, Los Angeles on Nov. 5 at the Matadome, but they will officially start their season on Nov. 13 agains...

Matador News: March 4th, 2015

Matador News: March 4th, 2015

Matador News

March 4, 2015

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect goes on trial today, and a shooting in Reseda leaves three people wounded. Matador News reporter Danielle Pendleton talks to CSUN students about rising gas prices, and reporter Jordan Saucedo talks to CSUN Women's Basketball coach Jason Flowers about this year's season. Anchors:...

Brief: Pub to show Matadors NCAA women’s game

Jamie Gonzaga

March 19, 2014

The first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament between the CSUN Matadors and the South Carolina Gamecocks will be shown at the Pub Sports Grill in the University Student Union (USU) on Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 p.m. The basketball game will also air on ESPN. Susan Dickman, program a...

Women’s basketball: Powerhouse: Turnaround year sets standard for future

CSUN’s starting lineup takes the court in its game against USD Friday night. The Matadors will bring most of their core back for the 2012-13 season. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

March 19, 2012

Heart: the word used by Matador guard Ashlee Guay to describe the will and determination the team had as it faced the University of San Diego Friday night at Jenny Craig Pavilion. While the Matadors lost 60-58, they almost came all the way back from a 13-point second half deficit, showing tenacity and persistence...

Women’s basketball: Matadors’ rally falls short as San Diego advance in WNIT

Matador guard Ashlee Guay goes up for a layup during the game against University of San Diego Friday night. Though the freshman guard scored 17 points, it wasn't enough as CSUN fell to the Toreros 60-58. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Though they trailed by as much as 13 points, their efforts Friday night just wasn’t enough. Offensive boards by the University of San Diego and late turnovers spelled the end of the Matadors’ season as they fell to the Toreros 60-58 at Jenny Craig Pavilion. CSUN had numerous oppor...

Women’s basketball: Picking it up: CSUN hits San Diego for WNIT

Matador forward Violet Alama helps teammate Janae Sharpe up after she was fouled during CSUN’s game against LBSU on March 6. CSUN had time off and is now prepared to face USD in the WNIT Friday. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

March 14, 2012

It’s been more than a week – nine days, in fact – since the Matadors lost in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. But with time to regroup and earning a spot in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), the team has been preparing for its game against University o...

Women’s basketball: Not done yet: Matadors earn spot in WNIT

Matador center Camille Mahlknecht runs onto the court during their first-round game against LBSU on March 6. Though the 49ers knocked them out of the conference tournament, the Matadors earned a berth into the WNIT. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 13, 2012

Although the Matadors missed out on the NCAA tournament, women’s basketball head coach Jason Flowers and his squad were given another chance of at postseason play with a bid for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Despite being knocked out of the Big West Conference Tournam...

Women’s basketball: CSUN blows 19-point lead, loses to LBSU in first round of tournament

Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 7, 2012

Their biggest lead of the game was 19 points after CSUN center Jasmine Erving sank two free throws Tuesday night. With 17:32 left in the game, the Matadors were riding an 18-0 run and it looked like it was smooth sailing from then on out. But then something started to happen that ultimately proved...

Women’s basketball: No. 2 Matadors host No. 7 Long Beach State in first round of Big West Tournament

CSUN center Jasmine Erving (34) looks on during a Saturday game vs. Fullerton. The Matadors are the second seed of the Big West Tournament.

Anthony Carpio

March 5, 2012

After a solid performance that got them a win against Cal State Fullerton to end the regular season Saturday, the Matadors secured the second seed in the Big West Tournament and will face Long Beach State tonight at the Matadome. With only two years at the helm of this young Northridge team, head coach Jason...

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