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National Signing Day molding stars or money makers?

What's the point of signing day if big named recruits don't end up at the Super Bowl? Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services

Pete D. Camarillo

February 7, 2015

Across the Nation, top-flight high school recruits selected where they would resume their amateurs careers on Wednesday. In case you have missed ESPN's coverage across its slew of networks, you might have missed notables such as Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg's son, to Khalil McKenzie, Raider General Manager Reggie McKen...

The Era of True Champions: Reflecting on the inaugural College Football Playoff

Raul Martinez

January 17, 2015

With an impressive win of 42-20 over the Oregon Ducks at the National Championship in Arlington, Texas, the Ohio State Buckeyes became officially the first National Champion of College football through the playoff bracket implemented this season. The new playoff bracket era, delivered the thrilling...

Women’s Volleyball: Boykin lives above the net, despite no postseason

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Candice Criss

December 5, 2014

On Nov. 30 the Matadors received news that they would not be competing in the NCAA tournament this season after they made it into the top 50 as the No. 49 seed. Danetta Boykin, junior communications major, has chosen not to get distressed about the decision and does not plan on thinking too much on the...

Big West weary of NCAA stipends: Feature

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Shaka Dixon

November 24, 2014

Threatened with secession, the NCAA in August granted its most powerful conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) partial rule-making autonomy and thus solidifying their near-dominion over the embattled collegiate governing body. “Knowing the pressures that they were under, we had to ...

Football Friday: Oakland Raiders’ rant and Battle for Los Angeles

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Andrew Martinez

November 21, 2014

Pete opens the podcast with a rant about the Raiders and kills every football team in the process. Editor in Chief Andrew Martinez fills in for Shaka as he is on rest. The NFL and NCAA playoff picture continues to be outlined. Berry and Pete also place a wager on the Battle for Los Angeles between UCLA...

Football Friday: Analyzing the 2015 Draft Class, NFL and NCAA Playoff pictures

Football Friday: Analyzing the 2015 Draft Class, NFL and NCAA Playoff pictures

Pete D. Camarillo

November 14, 2014   Kenneth, Shaka, and Pete are back talking football. Kenneth tears apart the 49ers and Shaka tries to defend his home squad. They outline playoff pictures for the NCAA and NFL. The squad makes their boom and bust picks of the 20...

Football Friday: Mid-season awards, redrafting 2014 class, and Elimination Saturday

Andrew Luck once again is a Fantasy Stud this week. Sundial Sports team. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service.

Pete D. Camarillo

November 7, 2014

Shaka, Kenneth, and Pete outline matchups for Elimination Saturday in this weekend's NCAA action. The trio makes their picks for mid-season awards including: MVP, Biggest Bum, and Rookies of the years. They also revisit the 2014 NFL draft class and make their selections for the top five. ...

Football Friday: SEC Football, broken officiating, and Derek Carr’s ceiling

Ole Miss and Mississippi state have captured the headlines of college football thus far. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service.

Pete D. Camarillo

October 17, 2014

Kenneth Berry is back in the booth with Shaka Dixon and Pete Camarillo. The Sundial sports team recap the big match-ups of last weekend's college football action. They try to find a solution to the broken UCLA Bruins, along with bad football officiating at every level. Once again, the trio gets...

The Sundial’s local college football preview: USC Trojans

USC Cody Kessler needs to the focal point of head coach Steve Sarkisian's offense as the Trojans continue to build on last season's success.

Shaka Dixon

August 28, 2014

With no pro football team, Los Angeles' two powerhouse football teams give football fans at CSUN plenty to be excited for as the season beings Saturday. Not a fan of the college football team from West Los Angeles? No worries. The USC Trojans football team may have a new coach but the expectations...

CSUN athletes react to NCAA meal regulations

Pete D. Camarillo

April 30, 2014

Balancing school, training and a healthy lifestyle may get easier for CSUN’s student-athletes after the passing of an NCAA regulation which grants scholarship and walk-on athletes unlimited meals. Brianna Elder, junior pitcher for the softball team, knows the difficulty of getting meals after practice....

Women’s Basketball: Matadors give gutsy effort but fall to Gamecocks in NCAA Tournament

Junior guard Janae Sharpe dribbles up-court during the first half of CSUN's first round game against the No. 1 seed South Carolina Gamecocks.  Photo Credit: Mateo Melero

Mateo Melero

March 23, 2014

  The Matadors gave testimony to the age-old adage that all good things eventually come to an end. Suffering heavily from the height of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Matadors gave up the game 73-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. “I am extremely proud of our student athletes an...

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...

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