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  1. CSUB roundup: 'Runners sweep Miss. St. in volleyball opener

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Redshirt freshman Sydney Haynes had a team-best 18 kills to lead the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team to...

  2. Local report: CSUB splits volleyball doubleheader at Sam Houston St.

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Cal State Bakersfield's volleyball team split two matches Saturday to conclude its season-opening tournament...

  3. 'Runners get defensive under new coach Grant

    Simon Tobin said this year's Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer team had the potential to be the best squad in the school's...

  4. CSUB notebook: Fresno St. will visit Icardo Center for men's basketball game Dec. 6

    Cal State Bakersfield's men's and women's basketball schedules for the upcoming season were announced during Tuesday's Roadrunner...

  5. Eastern Washington gets best of 'Runners, 3-0

    The women's soccer teams at Cal State Bakersfield and Eastern Washington have a lot in common. Both are trying to rebound from...


    Former CSUB wrestler making his mark as pro bodybuilder

    If there's a number that best describes Bakersfield professional bodybuilder Erik Martinez's career thus far, it's far lower than...

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    'Runners edged in opener by Gonzaga in second OT

    BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian
    Friday, Aug 22 2014 11:06 PM

    The Cal State Bakersfield women's soccer team was dominated statistically in its season opener on Friday night. But despite a lopsided final stat sheet the Roadrunners came agonizingly close to garnering a non conference draw with Gonzaga at the CSUB Main Soccer Field.

    Instead, Cassie Geerdts scored a goal with 13 seconds left in the second overtime period to lift the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory.

    Gonzaga outshot CSUB 30-4 in improving to 3-0 all-time against the 'Runners. "We can't complain," CSUB first-year coach Gary Curneen said. "We absorbed an awful lot of pressure there, and they threw everything at us. ... It just became mental at the end...We came very, very close. I felt we grew tonight as a team but I still think this group...

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    New coach looks to spur turnaround for CSUB women's soccer

    Cal State Bakersfield's women's soccer team has the honor of having the university's first collegiate athletic event of the 2013-14 academic year. The Roadrunners open their season at 7 tonight against Gonzaga at CSUB's Main Soccer Field....

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    Roadrunner recap: Fall sports coaches provide insight into upcoming seasons

    Tuesday's Roadrunner Rundown profiled each of the four fall sports in a special preview edition. Three of the sports have first-year coaches: Richie Grant in men's soccer, Gary Curneen in women's soccer and Giovana Melo in volleyball....

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    MIKE MCCARTHY: Making a mark working with kids

    PORTLAND, Maine — Throughout the course of the season each team will offer baseball camps to the local youth. Some are week long and some are short 2-hour clinics but all of them offer an opportunity to influence those in attendance. This...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Camaraderie among players grows with each challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. — This past week, while playing in Bowie, Md., I was fortunate to see a former teammate who retired last year. It was an exciting, yet strange feeling as he is now working "a real job" as we always describe it. He is one of...

  6. ROADRUNNER RUNDOWN: New assistant coaches join show on anniversary

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the inaugural Roadrunner Rundown webcast. News reported included former CSUB pitcher Mike McCarthy's promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket (R.I.) in the Red Sox organization, former CSUB standout Gyasi...

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    Local report: Former West, UCLA and WNBA player Nikki Blue to assist 'Runners

    Cal State Bakersfield has hired former West High star Nikki Blue as an assistant coach for its women's basketball team. Blue, a three-time BVarsity Girls Basketball Player of the Year from 2000-2002, setting the Central Section record for...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Facing down the nerves of being called up

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. Each clubhouse is different. The players, the coaches, the overall atmosphere, the general identity of the team. Each time you join a new team or enter a new clubhouse there is a wide range of factors that influence team...

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    Local report: Ex-Roadrunner McCarthy promoted to Red Sox Triple-A team

    Cal State Bakersfield graduate Mike McCarthy, a right-handed pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket (R.I.) Friday and made his Triple-A debut Friday night vs. the Syracuse Chiefs. McCarthy, who was...

  10. Local report: Former Olympian joins CSUB track as assistant

    Lindsey Anderson, who competed for the United States at the 2008 Bejing Olympics in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, has joined the Cal State Bakersfield track coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Anderson, who recently moved to...

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    MICHAEL McCARTHY: Approach dog days of summer same as playoffs

    New Britain , Conn. — Every year once we hit June and July the summertime weather is here and the heat starts to get to guys. We have passed the 100-game mark and are in the final 40 games of the season. For everyone it is a different...

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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 his arrival in Bakersfield 2-1/2 years ago. That's expected. After all, his official title is CSUB's associate...

  13. 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 Cal State Bakersfield's women's golf coach. Thomason will work with CSUB Director of Golf Greg Osbourne, who...

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