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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

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Baseball aggressively turns 180 degrees

April 24, 2014

By: Resty Grey CSUSM baseball has bounced back after a rocky start on the season. Cougars opened 2 - 8, but since Feb. 15 the team has improved to 27-15. "It only took a few games before losing got old,” said second baseman, Terrence Buchanan. “We got hungry and had big shoes to fill after last...

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Lady Cougar’s keep on winning

April 15, 2014
With a 31-5-1 record, they have been racking up wins all seasons long and nothing seems to be slowing them down.

Relentless Cougars head to Nationals

March 20, 2014

By: Resty Grey The CSUSM men’s basketball team will be heading to Kansas City to compete in the National Associates Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Championship tournament as the number one seed. Led by head coach Jim Saia, CSUSM finishes the regular seasons with a 30-1 record, winning...

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CSUSM files NCAA DII application, plans for new gym

March 11, 2014
CSUSM athletics has come a long way since its inception in 1998 with three original teams. The program now boasts 13 teams, 24 conference championships and three national titles.
Quincy Lawson slamming it down for the Cougars. Photo taken by Anne Hall.

Men’s basketball looking to capitalize on near perfect season

March 7, 2014
The student union is the “poster child” of rapid growth for the CSUSM campus, and men’s basketball is the same for the athletic department.
Coach Nevarez at practice. Photo by Anne Hall.

Building CSUSM softball brick by brick

March 7, 2014
The team has done well in the past, including four straight NAIA National Championship appearances, but new coach Laurie Nevarez brings the skills necessary to continue building the program for a university that has experienced overall rapid growth.
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Students can watch the NAIA’s best for free

February 12, 2014
The CSUSM men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the national NAIA standings, and they have only one more regular-season home game to play against Bethesda tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m in the MiraCosta gym.
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Nothing like sunny San Marcos

January 1, 2014

By Corrina Babiash-Clark  Staff Writer  The CSUSM men's and women's cross country teams managed impressive team finishes of 13th and 8th place, respectively, at the NAIA National Championships held in Kansas on Nov. 23. With temperatures in the mid 20s, dropping to mid-teens with the wind chill,...

Womens volleyball team earns top spot in conference tournament

Women’s volleyball team earns top spot in conference tournament

November 14, 2013

By Gloria Magallanes Staff Writer The CSUSM women’s volleyball team has captured the No. 1 seed for the AII Conference Volleyball Championship Tournament beginning Nov. 15. With a fantastic regular season, the Lady Cougars are showing no signs of slowing down on their way into post season play. The...

CSUSMs womens volleyball is 11th in the nation.

CSUSM athletics will be well represented in fall playoffs

November 14, 2013

By Shaina Pardo Staff Writer As the fall seasons are coming to an end, the Cougars are all ending on a good note. The teams have some big playoff expectations. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be going to nationals. The men are currently ranked ninth in the NAIA. A couple of...

Coach Saia with player.

Coach Saia is designing a great brand of basketball

November 10, 2013
He came in with a blank canvas to work with and is the man for the job. Being handed the keys to a brand new program is special, and Saia is now in his third year of developing his vision. The opportunity to mold a new program is a big one
Cougars and Aztecs in action on the court

Cougars fall to San Diego State in exciting matchup

November 8, 2013
The Cougar’s exhibition loss, of 81-66 to a high caliber NCAA Division I program, revealed a team that is ready to take on their conference. Viejas Arena was loud, but the men’s basketball team contended throughout the matchup.
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