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Matadors water polo team prepare for tripleheader on Saturday

Monique Muñiz

February 2, 2011

  After facing four ranked opponents at the Michigan Invitational to start the season, the Cal State Northridge women’s water polo team will return to California for a tripleheader on Saturday against Azusa Pacific, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Concordia University, Irvine on the campus of Cal Baptist. The Matadors went 1-3 against the ranked teams...

CSUN men’s volleyball heads to the east coast

Ignacio Marquez

February 2, 2011

Only nine games into the season, and Northridge are ranked near the end of its conference, riding a four-game losing streak and are being outplayed in most matches by tough opponents. The serving is not there. The hitting is not there. The blocking is not there. In spite of this, the Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team is not looking into whom they are playing this week...

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

Gilberto Manzano

January 30, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Defense continues to solve Cal State Northridge’s problems, the latest correction being closing out opponents. In a wild ending Saturday night, Rashaun McLemore’s game saving steal on a UC Santa Barbara inbounds pass with 5.5 seconds left quieted the Thunderdome crowd and paved the way for CSUN’s 70-69 victory over the defending Big West champion Gauchos. After Jordan We...

Men’s volleyball on a four-game losing streak

Ignacio Marquez

January 30, 2011

After playing an abysmal match in a straight-set loss against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 21, the No. 13 Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team looked to rebound in back-to-back weekend matches at the Matadome. It didn’t happen that way. The Matadors lost in straight sets against the defending NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal on Friday and Pacific Tiger...

CSUN men’s basketball hold on for its first win on the road against UC Irvine

Gilberto Manzano

January 28, 2011

Irvine, Calif. – With a rallying UC Irvine making a late push, it appeared Cal State Northridge was in store for another collapse, but this time the Matadors caught a break. The bank decided to stay open late on Thursday night for CSUN. With the Matadors holding on to a slim 60-59 lead with 22 seconds left in regulation, Rashaun McLemore, who ...

Big West welcomes the University of Hawai’i in 2012

Gilberto Manzano

January 25, 2011

With last month’s announcement that the University of Hawaii will join the Big West Conference starting in July 2012, many issues about traveling came up, but CSUN athletics see the addition as a positive to its league. The Warriors will depart from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) – except for football, which will join the Mountain West Conference – and expand the current all-California ...

CSUN Hockey: California native Chris Gale returns from ACHA All-Star games in Europe

Monique Muñiz

January 24, 2011

Matador Chris Gale recently came back from Europe where he played for the Division III American College Hockey Association All-Star team (ACHA), which was a first for a California native to participate in. Gale said it was one of the greatest experiences in his hockey career. He lived part of a dream, traveling to Europe and playing four hockey games, he said. “I heard a little bit like, ‘Shouldn’t you be s...

CSUN’s water polo team says defense is still priority for this 2011 season

Monique Muñiz

January 24, 2011

After an emotional end to last season that resulted in defeat at the Big West Tournament championship game against nemesis UC Irvine, the Matadors are looking toward a fresh start. The Matador women’s water polo team, who ranked ninth in the nation at one point, are now in the process of rebuilding and are preparing themselves to get back to the Big West championship...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors hopeful of new defensive system

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors hopeful of new defensive system

Gilberto Manzano

January 23, 2011

During the winter break, the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team posted a disappointing 3-7 record, where they questioned the head coach’s game plan at times and gave up multiple second half leads, but have gained some momentum by playing its best defense of the season in the last five games,...

CSUN Men’s Volleyball: Inexperienced players are reason for early season struggles

Ignacio Marquez

January 23, 2011

The Matador men’s volleyball team is in the process of rebuilding this season after reaching the national stage in the four-team NCAA Tournament. Posting one of the best seasons in school history, the team finished third in the nation after losing to Penn State in straight sets, falling two victories short of winning it all. The loss, coupled with the departure of five seniors, including All-American middle blockers Ke...

CSUN women’s water polo: A tougher schedule signals continuing success for Matadors

Monique Muñiz

January 20, 2011

After an emotional end to last season that resulted in defeat at the Big West Tournament championship game against nemesis UC Irvine, the Matadors are looking toward a fresh start. The Matadors women's water polo team, who ranked No. 9 in the nation at one point, are now in the process of rebuildin...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors lose to Seattle in a non-conference matchup

Gilberto Manzano

January 20, 2011

There’s one stat that stood out for Cal State Northridge after losing, 75-68, to Seattle University in a non-conference game at the Matadome. “I just can’t get over that 25 (offensive rebounds) number, which is just staring right at me,” said CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell after the Matadors were out rebound 44-36. “I’m looking at this stat sheet...

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