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    Big task ahead for Siegfried as interim athletic director at CSUB

    Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried has had his hands full trying to generate money for Cal State Bakersfield's athletic department since...

  2. COLLEGE NOTES: CSUB hires coach for women's golf

    Meghan Thomason, who has been the girls golf coach at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial High the past three years, has been hired as...

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    College notebook: Tyler Painton signs with A's

    Former Centennial High and Bakersfield College baseball standout Tyler Painton signed a professional contract with the Oakland...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: A friend reaching majors a joy shared by many

    PORTLAND, Maine — Two weeks ago, the Boston Red Sox called up a former teammate Mookie Betts to make his Major League debut. For...


    'Roadrunner Rundown': CSUB AD Jeff Konya talks about leaving for Oakland U. in Michigan

    Bakersfield is a place Jeff Konya will always call home. As he steps down as Cal State Bakersfield's athletic director, Konya...


    CSUB AD Jeff Konya leaving for Oakland University in Michigan

    Cal State Bakersfield athletic director Jeff Konya announced Monday he will leave CSUB for the same position at Oakland (Mich.)...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Routines can help players focus, be consistent

    By MICHAEL McCARTHY, Contributing columnist
    Saturday, Jul 05 2014 05:44 PM

    From Wade Boggs' pre-game fried chicken meal to Nomar Garciaparra's pre-pitch batting glove routine, each player has a routine that helps get them focused and perform their best.

    Over the years I have seen a lot of very unique pre-game routines. Specific meals, pre-game prayers, Tai Chi or unwashed underwear (usually during a streak). For most, these are seen as weird and overrated, but for that person those routines are the secret to their success.

    Routines help get a player prepared physically, but even more importantly they become mentally prepared to perform at the highest level. Hitting a 95-mph fastball on the black or making a diving catch in the outfield gap takes a tremendous amount of focus.

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    CSUB Athletics raises more than $2M, $600K in scholarships

    It turns out the 2013-14 fiscal year was financially successful for Cal State Bakersfield athletics. The university announced Wednesday that more than $2 million was raised for the overall athletic department, including a record $600,000...

  3. Minor League roundup: Ex-CSUB star Brockmeyer hits for cycle

    Former Cal State Bakersfield standout Cael Brockmeyer hit for the cycle Sunday to lead the Kane County Cougars (Ill.), the Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, to a 9-7 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Brockmeyer doubled in the second...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Working hard is only way to stay on top

    READING, Pa. — Earlier in the year I wrote about work ethic and how it is the secret to success. Most people don't realize how difficult work ethic is to develop and how important a skill it is. While few people would instinctually call...


    CSUB's Konya a finalist for AD position at Oakland Univ.

    Cal State Bakersfield athletic director Jeff Konya is one of three finalists for the same position at Oakland (Mich.) University, according to The Oakland Press. Konya, who came to CSUB in November 2010, interviewed for the position at...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Take note: Writing things down can be key to finding success

    PORTLAND, Maine — During the last three-plus years in professional baseball I have found myself pitching in what seems to be every role possible. Starter, spot starter, middle reliever and even closer. While some may say, "Pitching is...

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    CSUB pitcher signs with Phillies

    Sophomore left-hander Austin Davis, who was 4-9 with a 4.03 ERA at Cal State Bakersfield this season, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. "It was a really tough decision and a lot of thought went into it because (CSUB is)...

  8. CSUB lefty Aikenhead signs with Padres

    Taylor Aikenhead, Cal State Bakersfield's top pitcher last season in his senior year, has signed a contract with the San Diego Padres. Aikenhead was a 32nd-round pick by the Padres in the first-year player draft earlier this month. "It...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: The best compete against themselves, not their opponents

    AKRON, Ohio — Each day, I wake up and go to the field with the intent I will be a better pitcher today than I was yesterday. It seems like a simple goal, and it should be how every player approaches the day, but it is never that simple....

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: The changing of the season and the Boys of Summer

    Much of the nation has already seen warmer temperatures and sunny weather. Unfortunately, the first two months of this season in the northeast has brought us a lot of rain and colder temperatures. A snow out, freeze out and some chilly...

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    CSUB's Davis, Aikenhead, Liberty's Puskarich picked in MLB Draft

    The phone call that Austin Davis had waited so long to receive almost went unanswered. The Cal State Bakersfield pitcher was working out at the gym in his hometown of Phoenix on Saturday when he received a call to let him know that he...

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    CSUB honors its best with ROWDY awards

    Cal State Bakersfield celebrated its first full athletic year in the Western Athletic Conference in style Thursday night with the annual ROWDY Awards Show at the Fox Theater. Seventeen department-wide awards were handed out, with swimmer...

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    Several local prospects for MLB draft

    The first Sunday of the 2014 college baseball season saw about 20 scouts holding up their speed guns whenever Cal State Bakersfield's Austin Davis delivered a pitch. Davis, a sophomore left-hander, is a likely candidate to be among local...

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