August 29, 1993 |
In the second-best performance of his long-yet-uneventful Cal State Northridge football career, senior Coley Kyman distanced himself Saturday from competitor Clayton Millis in the battle for the starting quarterback job. In the team's annual fall intrasquad scrimmage, Kyman completed 11 of 18 passes for 171 yards and scored on runs of six and two yards.
October 22, 1992
Outside linebacker Ivy Calvin of Cal State Northridge has been named the Western Football Conference defensive player of the week, the first time this season a Matador player has been honored by the WFC. Calvin, a junior transfer from Bakersfield City College, blocked an extra-point attempt, had one sack and a quarterback hurry, and made 11 tackles (eight solo) in Northridge's 42-18 win over Santa Clara. Calvin has a team-high 196 defensive points and is second in tackles with 58.
March 3, 1990 |
Rob Langewalter might not know it, but he is envied by one of the top high school wrestlers in the state. Langewalter, a 126-pound wrestler for Esperanza High School, entered the state wrestling meet Friday a self-described underdog. Zach Cooper of Canyon, the defending state champion at 191 pounds, wished he had the luxury of competing without high expectations. He said he laid in bed an hour Thursday night worrying about the meet.
November 18, 1992
Cal State Northridge placed five players on the All-Western Football Conference first team: offensive tackle Charlie Williams, kick returner Mike Brown, defensive tackle Mike Zorn, linebacker Bryon Ward and punter Albert Razo. Named to the second team were running back Jamal Farmer, wide receiver Duc Ngo, offensive tackle John Chase, defensive tackle Victor Myles, safety Gerald Ponder and linebackers Tyrone Dorsey and Ivy Calvin.
September 22, 1993 |
Three weeks into a winless season, Cal State Northridge has dumped its run-and-shoot offense in favor of a two-back offense. Coach Bob Burt said Tuesday that the Matadors will employ two running backs, two wide receivers and a tight end, instead of a tailback and four wide receivers. Burt made the switch because there wasn't enough time for J.J. O'Laughlin, the third starting quarterback in as many weeks, to master the run-and-shoot.
April 21, 2000
Lightweights Rolando Reyes of Oxnard and Ralph Ramirez of San Diego will fight in an eight-round main boxing event May 2 at Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. Reyes, 5-0 with two knockouts, is a product of La Colonia Youth Boxing Club in Oxnard and is a former sparring partner of Fernando Vargas, IBF junior-middleweight champion. Reyes also sparred with former IBF junior-lightweight champion Robert Garcia. Ramirez (4-2) formerly sparred with Oba Carr.
November 18, 1993
Saying an athlete had a "career day" is among the more popular cliches in sports. Only rarely is such a term even close to appropriate. Albert Razo's final game as a Cal State Northridge football player, however, came closer than most. Razo, a fifth-year senior, made his debut as quarterback and his farewell as punter equally spectacular.
September 3, 1992 |
Except for a 45-point outburst against Santa Clara, the Cal State Northridge offense sputtered last season. En route to a 3-7 record--Coach Bob Burt's first losing mark in six seasons at CSUN--the Matadors averaged just 14.4 points a game. With the addition of tailback Jamal Farmer, a 5-foot-11, 225-pound transfer from Hawaii, and an improved line, the offense is expected to flourish this season. "We have some ability, offensively, that maybe we haven't had the last couple of years," Burt says.
March 2, 1993 |
Cal State Northridge will continue its football program and move up to an NCAA Division I-AA conference in the fall, university President Blenda J. Wilson announced Monday, ending weeks of speculation that the team would be disbanded. The announcement came several weeks after a Wilson-appointed advisory commission recommended that the football program be continued, and a full week after she admittedly had made the decision.
October 24, 1992 |
Moorpark College has the state's top-rated defensive unit and much of the credit goes to a light but heavy-hitting line coached by Gil Mendoza. "You can block them," Pierce Coach Bill Norton said. "The problem is they don't stay blocked very long." If that is the case, Mendoza says, the Raiders have learned their lessons well. "You teach kids how to react to beat a block, but you know as well as I do that you're going to get beat by somebody. What do you do then?