The Cougar Chronicle

Coaches Corner: Swing into action by meeting our Softball and Baseball Coaches

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

March 6, 2018

Laurie Nevarez, Head Softball Coach     How many years have you been coaching?   15 years, started few years after I stopped playing at UCLA as a fifth year undergrad. Why did you pursue this career path? It’s my love for educating, making a difference in young people...

Meet CSUSM’s Basketball guards on the men’s and women’s Team

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018

Reagan Lillie, Guard, Senior. What is your major? I am a Global Business Management major with a marketing track. Who inspired you to play basketball? Do you have favorite basketball player? My mom because she played growing up and all throughout high school, she was the one who got me into basketball. Kobe Bryant. Do you have a...

Coaches Corner: Spotlight on Basketball

Hannah Snider, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2018

Renee Jimenez How long have you been coaching for? 13 - 14 years Why did you decide to pursue this career path? I loved playing basketball as a kid, I played a lot of sports growing up…basketball was really the sport that I loved. I was always really curious to the coaching side o...

Campus Rec presents students with outdoor adventures

Bri Savant, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2018

In need of a fun getaway for the day? Still trying to maintain healthy and active lifestyle 2018 resolutions? Then check out some of the outdoor adventures that Campus Recreations are offering! Calling all snow bunnies! Take a look at the Big Bear Slopes Day on Saturday, Feb. 24!  This day trip in...

CSUSM Dance and Cheer Team compete at Nationals

CSUSM Dance and Cheer Team compete at Nationals

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018

The CSUSM’s Cheer and Dance Teams attended the National Cheerleading Competition (UCA) and the National Dance Competition (UDA). The competition was held during the weekend of Jan. 12 to 14 in Orlando, Florida. In a recent email interview with CSUSM’s Dance Team Coordinator, Michelle Fekete and c...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...