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CSUN athletics marred by investigations, violations

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus has had to reconfigure his roster due to violations and investigations over the past year. (File Photo/Juan Pardo/The Sundial)

Julius Lasin

November 18, 2015

Over the past year, CSUN athletics has been marred by multiple violations of university and NCAA policy. Most notably, the men’s basketball was under intense scrutiny after the university launched an academic investigation that resulted in several players being held out of dozens of contests last...

Public records show administrative error cost women’s volleyball

The Matadors had 19 wins vacated from the 2014 season as a result of an administrative error. Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Julius Lasin

November 6, 2015

CSUN women’s volleyball had 19 wins in the 2014-2015 season vacated by an administrative error.Documents obtained by the Sundial through a public records request reveal that an administrator's error inaccurately ruled a player eligible to play for the team during the season. The wins were vaca...

Reggie Theus on recruiting

Reggie Theus has recruited a myriad of players from high schools, community colleges and


November 4, 2015

Recruiting is an essential part of being a college basketball coach, and the bottom line is that our success is due to my solid, hard-working staff. My veteran assistant coaches outwork our peers. Coach Pompey has incredible connections on the East Coast and in the Midwest, Coach Levy has great SoCal...

The holes in the NCAA’s handling of sexual assault allegations

NCAA president Mark Emmert.

Julius Lasin

October 14, 2015

It is evident that, even in 2015, sexual misconduct and assault are not scarce or rare on college campuses. According to a fact sheet published by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college, with 90 percent of these occurrences...

CSUN women’s volleyball vacates 18 wins from the 2014 season

Senior Casey Hinger heads to the net with UC Davis' Katie Quinn to win the ball in Friday night's game. 18 of their 19 wins in the 2014 season were vacated. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 3, 2015

Eighteen of 19 wins have been vacated from the CSUN women's volleyball 2014 season because of an eligibility violation Big West and NCAA enforcement found CSUN used one athlete who was ineligible to play during that season. The violation was confirmed by Amy Millstone, the associate athletic director...

Ashlee Guay and Olympia Jewett announced as nominees for the 2015 Women of the Year Award

The Matadors celebrate after winning their first Big West Conference Championship against Cal Poly Mustangs at the Honda Center, 73-58. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

Kenneth Berry

June 19, 2015

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Friday that indoor and outdoor track and field student-athlete Olympia Jewett and all-time scoring Ashlee Guay as nominees for the 2015 Woman of the Year Award. The award is in it's twenty-fifth year and honors graduating female college athlete...

How the internet reacted to the NCAA Final

Duke Blue Devils guard Tyus Jones (5), center, and his teammates celebrate their 68-63 win over Wisconsin in the NCAA National Championship game on Monday, April 6, 2015, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Sam Riche/TNS)

Vincent Nguyen

April 7, 2015

The Duke Blue Devils came out on top against the Wisconsin Badgers in a tight game that ended 68-63 Monday night in the NCAA Men's Basketball Final, becoming the National Champions for the fifth time in school history. As March Madness came to a close last night, here's how the internet felt about the...

Administration mum on men’s basketball investigation

Julius Lasin

April 2, 2015

The silence surrounding the men's basketball program is deafening. Five months after CSUN announced an investigation of the men's basketball program regarding a possible violation of team and university policy, there still has been no decision or update. Athletics Director Dr. Brandon Martin did...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN falls to Stanford in NCAA first round

The Matadors were unable to stop Stanford's second-half rally, falling to the Cardinals in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament on March 21. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Mateo Melero

March 21, 2015

Though CSUN fell 73-60 to the Stanford University in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday evening, they gave the larger team a good fight. In a match that included several lead changes, CSUN managed to dig themselves out of an early hole and give the No. 4 seeded team a run for their money. Northridge...

ICYMI: Women’s basketball claims second straight Big West Championship highlights

The CSUN Matadors celebrate thier back-to-back title in the Big West Conference after deefeating Hawaii by a final score of 67-60 at the Honda Center on March 14. (Raul Martinez/ Staff Photographer)

Lauren Bennett

March 14, 2015

CSUN women's basketball became back-to-back Big West Champions after defeating the University of Hawai'i 67-60 Saturday afternoon at the Honda Center in Anaheim. After a slow start to the season, the Matadors were able to regroup and charge their way into the second s...

Syracuse & Jim Boeheim penalized amid NCAA Investigation

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim can't believe an official's call during the first half against North Carolina State at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, March 7, 2015. N.C. State won, 71-57. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Jordan Ball

March 12, 2015

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim was on the verge of joining Mike Krzyzewski in the 1,000 wins club, but must now vacate 108 wins due to sanctions handed down by the NCAA. Including the vacated wins, Syracuse was given five years probation, loss of 12 scholarships and Boeheim will be suspended nine ACC conference...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN champion seniors say goodbye, prepare for big stage

DJ Mal-Ski takes a selfie with the Women's Matadors' senior class during their final home game on March 5, 2015. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Mateo Melero

March 6, 2015

In the final regular season game of their college career, CSUN's senior starters performed like champion matadors, dancing around a tired-old bull not ready to meet its end. CSUN put down the California State University, Long Beach 49ers 77-61 Thursday in an emotional senior-tribute that saw off their...

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