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  1. CSUB wrestling: Bryce Hammond's season ends with injury

    By Jeff Evans
    Wednesday, Feb 11 2015 10:13 PM

    Cal State Bakersfield's wrestling team has suffered a devastating blow with a season-ending injury to standout 174-pound Bryce Hammond.

    Hammond, a junior, suffered a torn pectoral muscle on Jan. 31 at the California Collegiate Open Tournament in San Francisco and underwent season-ending surgery on Monday.

    He is expected to be fully recovered for next season. But the injury KO's CSUB's returning All-American at 174 pounds, where he placed eighth last March to become the Roadrunners' first All-American since 2010.

    Hammond, a two-time state champion at Bakersfield High School, was ranked No. 12 by The Open Mat, 16th by InterMat and 20th by Wrestling Report. He finishes 14-7 this season.

  2. CSUB baseball: Williams to open year as a DH

    The CSUB baseball season opens Friday when defending Big East regular season champion Creighton opens a three-game series at Hardt Field. Roadrunner coach Bill Kernen said Tuesday that senior first baseman Soloman Williams will be the...

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    CSUB wrestling: Bryce Hammond set to return Saturday

    Bryce Hammond, CSUB's 174-pound All-American last season who missed last week's Midlands Championships with an injury, will return to the mat Saturday when the Roadrunners host Brown University. That's the word from CSUB coach Mike...

  4. CSUB basketball: Don't expect 'Oh wow' moment from WAC over Cal win

    CSUB's 55-52 win over Cal may have been the program's high-water mark since the move to Division I but what will be the reaction from other coaches and players from around the WAC over such a notable win. Probably not much. Aly Ahmed,...

  5. CSUB basketball: Cal win its best ever as D-1 program?

    It's easy to get caught up with emotion after a big win. But Sunday night's 55-52 CSUB men's basketball win over Cal could be the most significant win in the program's D-1 history. At least it's in the conversation. Bakersfield was 2-10...

  6. CSUB basketball: Rough start to season for WAC teams

    Cal State Bakersfield begins a three-game tournament at Utah State on Thursday. At 1-8, the Roadrunners need a win in one of those games to avoid the worst start of a season in the program's history. But no one in the Western Athletic...

  7. CSUB women's basketball: Foot injury sidelines scoring star Outland

    Tyonna Outland, a senior guard for the CSUB women's basketball team and the program's No. 2 all-time career scorer, missed Saturday's 54-45 loss to Nebraska with a sprained right foot. Outland played the entire game on Thursday, scoring...

  8. CSUB women's basketball: New RPI standard and a tough matchup Saturday

    CSUB began its two-game Nebraska swing Thursday, losing to Omaha 80-68, only the second women's basketball loss of the season for the Roadrunners. Entering this week, CSUB was 6-1 and No. 29 in the NCAA's Ratings Percentage Index, which...

  9. CSUB basketball: Matt Smith won't play this year

    During a closed scrimmage before the start of this season, Cal State Bakersfield newcomer Matt Smith was the best player on the floor when the Roadrunners played against Pepperdine. That was the opinion of CSUB coach Rod Barnes. But...

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    CSUB academics: AD likes athletes' classroom performances

    CSUB interim athletic director Ziggy Siegfried said Tuesday that 158 of 315 Roadrunner athletes had at least 3.0 grade point averages. Of those, 124 made the Dean's List, which requires at least a 3.25 GPA, and 17 athletes had 4.0 GPAs....

  11. BC track: Dave Frickel announces retirement

    Dave Frickel, who's been coaching track and cross country at Bakersfield College for 10 years, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the academic year in May. Frickel, who was formerly at Citrus College, succeeded longtime...

  12. BC athletics: Sandi Taylor's appointment expected

    Sandi Taylor is now the Bakersfield College athletic director. The "interim" tag in front of that title that she's had for more than a year is now deleted. I'm not sure why it took this long to make it official. Given her longevity at BC...

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    BC football: Ends season with 23-10 win over Chaffey in bowl game

    Bakersfield College used five field goals by Parker Campbell and a 59-yard touchdown run by Dominic Frasch and downed Chaffey 23-10 in the Western State Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium. BC finished 7-4 and won its last six games of the...

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