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NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed contenders and pretenders

NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed contenders and pretenders

Brian Bernstein

March 19, 2014

The craziest three weeks in sports is upon us, and the brackets are set. The Florida Gators were awarded the No. 1 overall seed, while the Arizona Wildcats, Wichita State Shockers, and Virginia Cavaliers round out the other three No. 1 seeds. So which No. 1 seed has the greatest chance to prevail, and whi...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

Andrew Martinez

December 7, 2013

The No. 7 USC Trojans (28-5) proved too much to handle for the Matadors (24-7) as they were swept in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 19-25, 18-25, 18-25 Friday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors, a top-20 team in the nation in hitting percentage, struggled as they only hit an uncharac...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

Alex Vejar

December 6, 2013

The Matadors (24-6) advanced to the second round of the NCAA championship in five sets with a 3-2 win against the Colorado State Rams (28-2) Thursday night, 25-15, 25-21, 13-25, 18-25, 15-12. Up four in the fifth set and one kill away from their first victory in this year’s NCAA tournament, CSU...

Women’s Volleyball: Big West Champs reach NCAA Tournament

Andrew Martinez

December 2, 2013

Having completed their best season in recent memory, the Big West tri-champion Matadors have reached the NCAA Tournament, their first since 2004. The Matadors, who finished 41st in the final regular season NCAA rankings, received an at-large bid after tri-champion UC Santa Barbara received the Big West auto-bid by way of tiebreak...

Matador Achievement Center aims to help student-athletes

Matador Achievement Center aims to help student-athletes

Andrew Martinez

September 9, 2013

Funded by a grant from the NCAA, CSUN opened the Matador Achievement Center (MAC) in Bayramian Hall on Monday evening. In a ceremony led by CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison, the center was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by student-athletes, coaches, athletic department personnel and NCAA ...

CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

CSU Chancellor is coming to visit CSUN

Trevor Stamp

September 4, 2013

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White is coming to host his first town hall meeting at CSUN on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone else who wants to attend from within the community. All who attend will have the opportunity to ask White questions if they so desir...

Men’s soccer: Seniors lead Matadors’ march to NCAA tournament

Men’s soccer: Seniors lead Matadors’ march to NCAA tournament

Casey Delich

November 20, 2012

Capturing their first Big West Championship since the creation of the conference tournament, the Matadors’ successful season ended prematurely in the first round of the NCAA tournament when they fell to San Diego. Rebounding from a 2011 campaign that saw the Matadors fall short of the playoffs, t...

Women’s Soccer Notebook: First ever Big West championship capped off by NCAA berth

Casey Delich

November 14, 2012

The most successful season in women’s soccer history at CSUN ended in heartbreak for the Matadors in the first round of the NCAA playoffs, after capturing their first Big West Tournament Championship. Fielding a lineup of nine graduating seniors, the Matadors brought a seasoned roster that had...

Athletics programs pushing for higher grades

Anthony Carpio

September 19, 2011

Athletic programs at CSUN are trying to set higher standards for their student-athletes after the men’s basketball team was penalized for not meeting academic requirements last year. The basketball team has been barred from playing in the postseason after it received an 871 NCAA Academic Progr...

CSUN looks to get on track against Titans

Alejandro Arpiza

October 7, 2009

From the start of the season, Northridge men’s soccer Coach Terry Davila has said that his team’s No. 1 goal is to get to the postseason. He cares little about accolades and hype or his team’s national ranking – only a chance, as he says, “To get to the big dance,” the NCAA tournament. ...

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