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Get to know our Athletic Facilities Director, Scott Kirby

Get to know our Athletic Facilities Director, Scott Kirby

Michael Dentrea, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

How long have you been in the role of Athletic Facilities Director at CSUSM? My actual title is Director of Facility Operations and Campus Recreation.  I report to the division of Student Affairs.  I have been on the Campus for nearly 15 years starting off at the Clarke Field House as the Assis...

Cougars kick off their homecoming game

Cougars kick off their homecoming game

Michael Dentrea, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Students and faculty showed their “Cougar Pride” wearing traditional blue tees, hats and wristbands. Several student organizations did a tremendous amount of fundraising during homecoming week with events like CougarFest during U-hour which gave out free food, donation contest and performances by the...

Director of Athletics, Jennifer Milo: Cougars Rise to the Tourney

Director of Athletics, Jennifer Milo: Cougars Rise to the Tourney

Michael Drentea, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

What is your role as Director of Athletics? I oversee all 13 inter-collegiate teams, we have over 320 student-athletes and a paid staff of 45 including coaches, assistant coaches, support staff, and administrators. I oversee about a $5.5 million budget and all the athletic facilities and fields. My...

Cougars do Halloween

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Anna Jensen-Volleyball: photo taken by Jack Jensen, Anna age 2 My favorite thing to do on Halloween is to dress up and hang out with friends, I love seeing all the creativity everyone puts into their costumes! My favorite candy is chocolate. I don't watch Halloween movies very much, b...

Cougar Madness pep-rally reveals CSUSM mascot’s new look

Cougar Madness pep-rally reveals CSUSM mascot’s new look

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Applause and cheers filled the Sports Center late Thursday night Oct. 19, during the Cougar Madness pep-rally. The beloved mascot here at CSUSM, Crash the Cougar, has an entirely new look and proudly displayed it among the fans here at Cal State during the rally. The pep-rally brought in roughly more than 1...

Campus rec provides outdoor activities for students

Campus rec provides outdoor activities for students

Hannah Snider, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Not sure how to kick off this semester and be actively involved with fellow students? Campus rec offers many fun and interesting ways to stay involved at school some of these are through intramurals, club sports, fitness and special events. Outdoor activities is another viable option that can help you...

Cougars tie for first place at Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate

Michael Drentea, Assistant Sports Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The CSUSM’s men's golf team tied for first place at the 20-team Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate (WNMU) on Sept. 2-3 at the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona. This was the Cougars first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament of the year and although they had b...

Cougars beat Cal State Dominguez Hills and Humboldt State!

Cougars beat Cal State Dominguez Hills and Humboldt State!

Michael Drentea, Assistant Sports Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CSUSM’s women’s volleyball team moved to 8-7 overall by beating Cal State Dominguez Hills (7-9 overall) at the CSUSM Sports Center in a 3-set sweep in California Collegiate Athletic Association play Oct. 3. The Cougars quickly put up points in all three sets to post the win against the To...

Women’s Volleyball snap three game losing streak with back-to-back wins at home

Women’s Volleyball snap three game losing streak with back-to-back wins at home

Michael Drentea, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The CSUSM (5-6) women’s volleyball team had a three-game losing streak  with a 1-3 loss to cross-town rivals UC San Diego (7-2) Tritons. However, came back victorious against Chico State (3-2) with a final score of 3-1 on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center and again on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m agai...

Cougars Women’s Soccer win big in upsets, tied for second place in CCAA!

Michael Drentea, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cougars coming off a loss from Biola last week bounced back big with double wins at “The Cage,” for a huge conference upset on Sept. 15 against top seeded California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference leader, Stanislaus State.  The Cougars came back strong against Chico State...

Yoga, a college student’s best friend

Yoga, a college student’s best friend

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Who hasn’t at one point found themselves grudgingly dragged to a fitness class by some friend or family member? CSUSM Yoga instructor Louise McDougall first became acquainted with the art of yoga when she faced this similar situation as a 19-year old.  She attended her first yoga clas...

Freshman Intro

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Jacob Cuccia Men's Soccer I've been playing soccer for 14 years. I love the sport because of the competitive factor of each practice and game since I am an extremely competitive person. Also, I love the family component of the game as my teammates and coaches become a second family. I chos...