May 24, 1989 |
Cal State Northridge cast aside its safety net Tuesday, serving notice at a meeting of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. that it will secede from the NCAA Division II conference after almost three decades of affiliation. Northridge, which is scheduled to attain Division I status in all sports but football beginning in the fall of 1990, will remain a CCAA member for one more year. The move came as no surprise to other conference schools, whose athletic representatives had convened in San Luis Obispo for a regularly scheduled business session.
February 28, 1985
The Cal State Northridge men's basketball team will try to sew up the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. title tonight at 8:05 in its regular-season finale at Cal State Los Angeles. The Matadors, who are 10-3 in the CCAA and 18-9 overall, hold a one-game lead over Cal State Los Angeles and need to win to prevent a post-season playoff. Cal State Northridge, a winner in 13 of its last 16 games, fell to the Eagles, 62-59, in the teams' last meeting at CSUN on Feb. 1.
March 24, 1987 |
Small college or not, pressure to produce in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. has already claimed two basketball coaching jobs this month. Jim Parks announced his resignation at as the men's coach at Cal State Bakersfield at season's end, and George Fisher resigned as Cal Poly Pomona's men's coach a week later.
February 28, 1986 |
The California Collegiate Athletic Assn. is about to test its own treatment for a most dreaded malady: Anonymity. In an effort to gain more exposure, earn more money and get more teams into the NCAA Division II postseason tournament, league officials voted last year to adopt a postseason playoff.
April 14, 1987 |
The California Collegiate Athletic Assn. baseball race is off to its usual start, which is to say frantic and jumbled. The second-place team has fewer losses than the leader. The fourth-place team has fewer losses than No. 3. Mix in the last-place team beating the leaders and lots of extra innings and you get an idea of a typical CCAA baseball season. Coach John Scolinos of Cal Poly Pomona, the winningest active coach in the nation, has seen it all before. He likens the league to a candy store.
March 6, 1986 |
Lost time is hard to make up. But it has been a fact of life this season for Cal State Northridge baseball Coach Terry Craven and many of his Division II peers. First, the schools lost 20 to 30 games in the preseason when the NCAA limited the number of games in a calendar year to 60. (The limit has since been raised to a maximum of 20 games in the fall, 60 in the spring.) Then, heavy rains last month forced postponement or cancellation of many regular-season games.