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Inspiration through silence: CSUN’s sole deaf basketball player is role model to many people

Gilberto Manzano

May 15, 2011

Michael Lizarraga, 22, the only deaf player in Division I men’s basketball last season, had his inspiring story covered by “The New York Times,” “Los Angeles Times,” ESPN, Fox Sports, “Los Angeles Daily News,” CBS Sports and many other media outlets. Having to cover the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team for the last two seasons, I had the opportunity to see all the ...

CSUN basketball: Matador seniors to be honored in last home game

Gilberto Manzano

February 23, 2011

What is your most memorable moment at CSUN? Michael Lizarraga Forward “Winning the Big West Championship two years ago. Last season’s Washington Huskies game, I had one of my best games and the Cal game this season because my old school was there to see me and I had 15 points.” Lenny Daniel forward ...

CSUN men’s basketball: Seniors will play last home game against UC Santa Barbara

Gilberto Manzano

February 23, 2011

It will be a special game for the five Matador seniors being honored tonight at the Matadome against UC Santa Barbara, but also a vital matchup as Cal State Northridge will try to climb up the Big West standings and position themselves for a better seed in the conference tournament. Seniors Raymond Cody, Lenny Daniel, Michael Lizarraga, Dathan Lyles, and Rashaun McLemore will all be recognized on Senior Night. Lyles said he is lookin...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: A Friendship Beyond Words

CSUN Men's Basketball: A Friendship Beyond Words

Susan Murray

March 1, 2010

Lizarraga, a junior who played under the lights of the Sprint Center in the 2009 NCAA Tournaments first round, was born deaf and has never wanted people to feel sorry for him or give him an easy way out....

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