CSUSM NewsCenter (athletics)

2018
August
21,
2018
It's a twist on an old question, but the answer is clear at Cal State San Marcos: If life gives you a chicken ranch, make an athletic program and watch it soar. From those humble beginnings, CSUSM athletics was launched in 1998, and the school is ...
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August
01,
2018
It was a run-of-the-mill workout when one of the Cal State San Marcos runners sensed someone on her hip. But it wasn’t just anyone tagging along – it was running legend Steve Scott. “He jumped in and ran with me,” Natalie Rodriguez said, “then he ...
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June
05,
2018
When Cal State San Marcos coach B.J. Foster settles into his bus seat for a men’s basketball road game, don’t fault him for leaning back and relaxing. After riding in the storage area for years, that leather seat feels pretty good. “We used to thr...
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April
03,
2018
Jason Jackson was running late, thanks to the area’s weekend traffic that any local can verify. “I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did,” said Jackson, a Cal State San Marcos track and field coach. “When I got into the stadium, I walked ...
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2017
December
11,
2017
The weight was worth it.  "And it looks good with the blue turf,'' CSUSM basketball player Ethan Alvano said.  Cal State San Marcos’ newest fitness facility -- powered by Aire-brand equipment, weights and training ropes -- has blossomed behind ...
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November
28,
2017
Mr. Stalboerger went to Washington and Cal State San Marcos is the better for it. ...
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October
30,
2017
Lisa Flora is in the present, and that’s a sweet place. Flora has continued her rise among Cal State San Marcos runners during the 2017 women’s cross country season. But Flora also has a bright future in law enforcement. Along with her recent r...
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October
19,
2017
Amid the excited roars of over 1,000 students and fans at Cougar Madness, CSUSM’s mascot debuted with a new look, feel and attitude, ready to help athletics compete to their full potential in NCAA Division II. Crash the Cougar surprised the crowd ...
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September
06,
2017
Fans, student-athletes and the campus community celebrated the official acceptance into NCAA Division II last Thursday at the Sports Center. The public celebration, held at the start of the fall semester during CSUSM’s Weeks of Welcome, followed t...
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July
17,
2017
The California State University San Marcos athletics program has come a long way since its inception in 1998. Back then, the athletics department was housed in three small rooms in Craven Hall. The department had two coaches for its six teams – me...
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June
19,
2017
It’s a good bet that Matt Guiliano is in rare company among college head coaches. After all, how many 34-year-olds have a résumé that already includes a decade of experience as a collegiate head baseball coach? Guiliano may be young in age afte...
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2016
December
05,
2016
Catherine and Sash Matsumoto have been there from the beginning. The Matsumotos have had courtside season tickets since the inception of the Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball program – which until this year has played its “home” games a 20-min...
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October
14,
2016
On Thursday, Oct. 20, Cougar fans will get their first taste of true college basketball culture with Cougar Madness, a late-night spirited pep rally in The Sports Center kicking off the inaugural home season of men’s and women’s basketball. Doors ope...
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September
02,
2016
After months of anticipation, Cal State San Marcos campus and community members finally had an opportunity to celebrate the grand opening of the University’s new home for Cougars athletics. A large crowd gathered outside The Sports Center on Thurs...
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August
28,
2016
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off with nearly two dozen new faculty, several new programs, the grand opening of The Sports Center and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in ...
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August
01,
2016
Steve Scott has seen the stories about Brazil’s long list of troubles as it prepares to host the upcoming Summer Olympics. There’s a financial crisis, a president facing impeachment, security concerns and health issues surrounding both pollution i...
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June
13,
2016
Anyone who has purchased a new car knows the feeling—it doesn’t feel like yours until someone hands you the keys. The Cal State San Marcos Department of Athletics shared the sentiment this March when the keys to the brand new on-campus arena, The ...
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March
14,
2016
CSUSM needs lyrics for its first ever fight song, so the University is holding a contest to see who can best capture the Cougar spirit in words. The Fight Song Committee is looking for a song that is spirited, fun and celebrates the unique CSUSM expe...
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2015
September
21,
2015
Jim Saia never planned on becoming the basketball coach at Cal State San Marcos. The longtime hoops tactician was leading a successful Fresno Pacific University squad—where he compiled a 70-29 record over three seasons—and was moonlighting in the sum...
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June
01,
2015
C-C-COU, G-G-GAR, who's gonna win? COUGARS! This is just one of the lively chants that can be heard by BLU CRU, a student spirit group comprised of the truest and bluest fans, who proudly proclaim their Cougar pride at CSUSM sporting events. The g...
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June
01,
2015
CSUSM has won four consecutive Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Championships and made four trips to the NAIA National Championships, while earning six NAIA All-America awards. In addition, the Cougars have taken home three...
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March
19,
2015
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will break ground on its new Sports Center, a 25,000-square-foot athletic venue on the northern edge of campus, at a special ceremony on Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m. Projected to be completed in 18 short m...
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March
12,
2015
The Cal State San Marcos men's and women's basketball teams will make their final appearances in the NAIA Division I National Championships starting Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015 in Missouri. CSUSM, which is currently in its final year of NAIA competition...
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2014
December
15,
2014
Big things are happening in the Cal State San Marcos Department of Athletics.After operating as an independent NAIA institution for the first 15 years of existence, the Cougars were accepted into NCAA Division II Candidacy on July 23. Moreover, CSUSM...
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July
23,
2014
CSUSM has been officially accepted into the NCAA DII process and are poised to join the CCAA. ...
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July
23,
2014
Scholarships play a vital role for CSUSM student athletes who strive to find the right balance between academic and team priorities while also juggling other demands, such as job and family responsibilities.Growing up in Southern California, Scott Ri...
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July
23,
2014
Cal State San Marcos will begin construction on a more than 1,400-seat multipurpose arena to open in fall of 2016.The state-of-the-art, on-campus arena promises to become another hub of student life at CSUSM, complementing the recently opened Univers...
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July
11,
2014
The Cougars have reached the final step in the application process for NCAA Division II status. ...
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June
27,
2014
Cal State San Marcos Athletics has two huge projects on the horizon. After 15 years competing in the NAIA, the University has applied for NCAA Division II status; in addition, plans are in place to construct a multipurpose arena on campus by the fall...
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June
23,
2014
College basketball is steeped in tradition. Kentucky, Duke, UConn, Kansas: world-renowned universities and basketball institutions.Cal State San Marcos is building its own hoops tradition.With three seasons in the books, the CSUSM men’s basketball te...
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