January 7, 2008

The Week Ahead ...


The Week Ahead ...
The Week Ahead ...
The holiday season is over and now it's time to get back to business on the basketball court ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge ... The weekly report includes upcoming key games, and a report on what other activities are happening in the Matador Athletic Department ... For more information on Matador Athletics, go to www.gomatadors.com

Basketball Bio ...
The excitement is growing and the attention is building as the Cal State Northridge men's basketball team begins another week of play ... After spending eight of the last ten games away from home, the nationally-ranked Matadors return to The Matadome to host UC Davis (1/10/08, 7:05 p.m.) and Pacific (1/12/08, 7:05 p.m.) ... CSUN is 10-3 overall and sits alone atop the Big West standings at 2-0 ... The Matadors are ranked 17th in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll ... The latest RPI poll (1/7/08) finds CSUN ranked 61st in the nation, 69nd in the Sagarin poll (1/7/08), the team's highest ranking in school history ... According to the ESPN Bracketology (1/7/08), if the NCAA Tournament were to start today, the Matadors would be a 13th seed and be playing Marquette (#4 seed) in the first round at the Anaheim Regional.

Alumni Analysis ...
CSUN Alumni ... Come out and show your Matador spirit and sell out The Matadome on Saturday, February 2, when the nationally-ranked CSUN men's basketball team hosts Cal State Fullerton at 7:00 p.m. ... Meet your fellow alumni for a pre-game reception and dinner prior to the game ... The reception/dinner will start at 5:00 p.m. at the USU PUB Sports Grill followed by the game at 7:00 p.m. ... The cost is only $10 per person which includes general admission ticket and pre-game dinner/reception ... Tickets must be pre-purchased through the Alumni Association to receive this special package price ... Order tickets online at www.csunalumni.com or contact Cheryl McMillan at 818-677-2137 ... This event is co-sponsored by the Northridge Alumni Association, University Student Union and Matador Athletics.

Holiday Hooray ...
Matador student-athletes do more than play games and study in the classroom ... They are active members in the community ... The Cal State Northridge Student AthletIc Advisory Council (SAAC) got into the Christmas spirit by sponsoring an adopt-a-family through the MEND (Meeting Every Need with Dignity) organization ... This year, according to Janet Pinneau, Associate Athletic Director (Student Services), student-athletes raised $1,173.30 to help a mother and her six children have a wonderful Christmas ... Holiday gifts included food, clothes and toys ... According to Pinneau, "your adopt-a-family is ever so happy and very grateful for the wonderful Christmas you have created for them. When you all come together to do good for others you continuously show the best side of the Matador Family."

Happy New Year from Cal State Northridge Athletics ... Go Matadors !!!




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