NCAA finds academic misconduct in men's basketball program

LOS ANGELES (AP) A former Cal State Northridge director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed academic misconduct for and provided impermissible academic benefits to 10 players on the men's team, according to a decision issued Wednesday by the NCAA. Lior Schwartzberg, whose first season on the job was 2009-10, denied completing coursework or providing impermissible...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino has interest in UNLV job

When it comes to wild coaching rumors, it doesn’t get much wilder than this one. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Matt Youmans wrote an article Saturday about UNLV’s search for a new head coach, and he headlined the story by touting Rick Pitino as a candidate for the job. Pitino has been the head coach at Louisville since 2001, reaching three Final Fours and winning one championship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal State Northridge (5-10) self-imposes postseason ban for 2016

Cal State Northridge's men's basketball team, currently ranked 284 in ESPN's Basketball Power Index, has self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-16 season. The ban comes from a series of incidents going back to November 2014, when the university withheld a group of basketball players from games for potential violations of team rules and university policy, according to a...
Via The Other Paper
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

UC Irvine overpowers cold-shooting CSUN

Reggie Theus hopes his guys are upset right now.  Theus himself, the second-year Cal State Northridge basketball coach, is upset with his guys. Thursday night, people packed the Matadome for a much-hyped televised matchup between the defending Big West regular season champions and the team that was one possession away from claiming the title at the conference tournament.  Both...
Via Fox Sports West
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential is great for No. 2 Arizona but a lot of work lies ahead

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Reggie Theus has seen some of Arizona's best teams -- either as a college basketball analyst or a coach -- and he could tell the latest version is a work in progress, even after the second-ranked Wildcats defeated Theus' Cal-State Northridge team, 86-68, in McKale Center on Sunday night. "Last year's team had a little more tenacity to it," Theus said of the Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Northridge hoops ready to take next step in building program and school culture

Reggie Theus used to tell the guys he coached in the NBA that they couldn't get stagnant. Every season, they needed to bring something new to the table.  Be it a mid-range game, improved defense, a new post-up move -- something new was necessary every season. The head coach of Cal State Northridge is bringing a lot to the table this season. Cal State Northridge basketball, stagnant...
Via Fox Sports West
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Theus' focus on culture change pays off for CSUN

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- It took five years and 10 games but Cal State Northridge finally got a win over Long Beach State, Thursday night at the Matadome. This win, a hard-fought 91-83 victory, was a little different than the Matadors' other 14 of the season. The big three in the Big West, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and now Long Beach State, have all been beaten by Northridge. Meaning...
Via Fox Sports West
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal State Northridge upsets UC Irvine

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Reggie Theus was feeling profound Saturday night. He needed to take a breath and collect his thoughts before delivering those thoughts on his Matadors upsetting the Big West's top team for the second time in a week. The rebuilding Cal State Northridge Matadors upset UC Irvine 81-74 Saturday night at the Matadome on FOX Sports Prime Ticket, just seven days after...
Via Fox Sports West
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Theus slowly changing culture at Northridge

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- First-year head basketball coach Reggie Theus needs to excuse himself to talk to a Cal State Northridge athletics assistant for a moment. It's the first day of college basketball's early signing period and he has recruits contacting him as he sits in his office adorned by memorabilia from his NBA days. But it's not basketball on his mind as he briefly walks...
Via Fox Sports West
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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