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All-CCAA second team player, Cal State LA first team leader

Photo courtesy of Robert Huskey/Cal State LA Athletics

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2020

He sat in his home, relaxing after his final season ended. What seemed like an ordinary day came with a big surprise for Cal State LA guard Fard Muhammad.  His teammate, Ja’Sean Lewis, came down from upstairs to the living room and said something that seemed random. “Congrats,” he said excited...

CCAA suspending athletic events

Screen shot from CCAA suspending athletic events.

Denae Ayala, George Garcia, and Darwin Lopez

March 13, 2020

Wednesday, Cal State LA was seemingly going to host sporting events without the presence of fans. However, the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced that it is “suspending all intercollegiate athletic activities, including in-person campus recruiting (on and off campus).” Tha...

Analysis: A deep-dive into the struggling black and gold crew

Cal State LA's Shortstop, Tyler Odekirk, (14) in his batting stance awaiting the next pitch

Isaac Gutierrez, Digital Editor

March 12, 2020

Despite splitting the weekend series against the sixth seeded Stanislaus State Warriors, the Cal State LA baseball team finds itself near the bottom of the standings with a 5-11 record, third to last place. Before a 14-5 victory on Saturday, the Golden Eagles were in the middle of a 9-game losing strea...

Cal State LA athletics follows suit and goes fanless

The Jesse Owens Track and Field is home to the track and soccer team. When unattended, the track is open to the general public.

Denae Ayala, George Garcia, and Darwin Lopez

March 11, 2020

Cal State LA continued to take measures to maintain the health of the university community. In order to comply with the California Department of Public Health recommendations, President William Covino issued an email on Tuesday stating: “we are promoting social distancing by canceling all public events effective today, March 10, ...

Tritons slash the Golden Eagles’ playoff hopes

Seniors huddle together as their time runs out with the game clock.

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Cal State LA men's basketball team’s playoff run was over before it began. On Tuesday, the team fell in a first round match-up to number one seeded UC San Diego, in their court, with a final score of 89-70.  The Golden Eagles ended their season with a 13-16 record, and a 8-14 record in conference play.  ...

Golden Eagles claw into the final spot of the playoffs

CJ Fisher shoots a free throw, Cal State LA lost to San Francisco State 102-82.

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Despite the Cal State LA 102-82 loss against San Francisco State on Saturday, the Golden Eagles still managed to outlast Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State San Marcos for the last playoff spot.  The Cal State LA loss caused a very nail-biting wait for the team. In order for the team to solidif...

The lady eagles end the season with a ‘bang’

In his first year as head coach, Torino Johnson led the Cal State LA women’s basketball team to a 12-16 record, three more wins than the previous season.

George Garcia, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

It was an exciting game from the tip-off as the Cal State LA women’s basketball team played “Senior Day” spoilers at “The Swamp” on Saturday. They defeated the San Francisco State Gators 99-46, marking their highest scoring total of the season. The black and gold closed the 2019-2020 seaso...

Women’s Tennis falls short in a battle of Eagles

Cal State LA Junior, Chelsey Ruiz, plays against the Concordia-Irvine Eagles at Cal State LA’s Billie Jean King Sports Complex.

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

Cal State LA was resilient in a close contest on the court, but it wasn’t enough, resulting in a 4-3 loss to Concordia Irvine on Wednesday.  The Golden Eagles’ struggles at home continued. They are now 0-4 at the Cal State LA Tennis Complex (3-4 overall).   “I think it’s just the teams w...

Cal State LA wins huge game in playoff push

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

There was jersey grabbing, foul calls, physical on-ball pressure and bodies falling. The Golden Eagles defeated a formidable Cal State San Bernardino team Thursday 75-63. “You have no choice but to fight. We knew they were going to pound us on the glass,” said head coach Jim Saia on his team’s ...

Home, sweet home

Thomas Chavez (5) runs through the third base.

Isaac Gutierrez and George Garcia

February 18, 2020

The Golden Eagles started California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play with a trio of victories in this past weekend’s four-game homestand against Cal State Monterey Bay. A lights-out bullpen was key for the black and gold, only allowing runs in the second game. Right-handed pitcher (RHP) Fino ...

Cal State LA tennis falls to Azusa Pacific

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

The Golden Eagles' competitiveness didn’t match the Cougars' intensity on Wednesday, resulting in a 5-2 loss.  For head coach Richard Gallien, the loss wasn’t something to dwell on. Instead, he was proud of his players for not bowing down to the 3-1 Cougars. Gallien was proud of his players’ performanc...

Recap: Golden Eagles win one game in four-game split series

The baseball team celebrates a victory at the second game this past Friday against Northwest Nazarene

George Garcia and Isaac Gutierrez

February 12, 2020

Dominant pitching and two homers lift the Golden Eagles to victory  It was an ideal start to the 2020 season for Cal State LA’s baseball team as they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks in their Friday night season opener at Reeder Field.  The cold night didn’t st...

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