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  1. Did Santa Ana violate a state rule?

    BY JEFF EVANS Californian staff writer
    Sunday, Sep 08 2013 12:43 AM

    This 'n that from Bakersfield College's season-opening 24-9 win at Santa Ana Saturday night Be careful what you say, Santa Ana.

    BC's first touchdown was a 62-yard pass from Derrik Martin to Brock Martin in the first quarter. On the play, a Santa Ana player was blocked near the goal line and fell to all fours.

    He proceeded to throw up on the field. So there was a several minute delay to clean up the vomit from the field turf. I initially thought it was blood, but was told otherwise by one of the Santa Ana people.

    But a moment later came the quote of the night: "It must've been from the pre-game meal." I don't know who said it, but it was definitely one of the Santa Ana people.

  2. CSUB wrestlers eliminated at NCAAs

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Cal State Bakersfield's two qualifiers for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were eliminated Friday morning in the second round of consolations. Senior 125-pounder Tyler Iwamura lost 7-5 to Steve Bonnano of...

  3. Northridge no real upgrade over CSUB for Konya

    Now that a few days have passed since Cal State Bakersfield athletic director Jeff Konya pulled his name out of consideration for the Cal State Northridge AD job, let's take a look at some comparisons to the two programs. Konya has made a...

  4. NFL scouts like Phillip Thomas

    Bakersfield High graduate Phillip Thomas, a senior safety at Fresno State, is impressing pro football scouts, according to NFL Network's Bucky Brooks, who described Thomas as "one of the players creating the biggest buzz in the scouting...

  5. Milestone approaches for BC QB Burrell

    Brian Burrell is about to crack a special club for Bakersfield College football: The 2,000-yard club. Burrell, the sophomore quarterback from Bakersfield High School, enters Saturday's game at Moorpark College with 1,915 career passing...

  6. CSUB gives Barnes contract extension

    Cal State Bakersfield is committed to Rod Barnes as its men's basketball coach for the next six seasons. Barnes, 46, has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will carry through the 2017-18 season. He led the Roadrunners to a 16-14...

  7. APR reversal strengthens CSUB's conference hopes

    Cal State Bakersfield regaining good standing in men's basketball last week with the NCAA's upward adjustment of the four-year academic performance rate (APR) is essential for more than postseason eligibility. The Roadrunners are trying to...

  8. CSUB men's basketball program ruled ineligible for postseason by NCAA

    The NCAA will announce Wednesday that Cal State Bakersfield's men's basketball program will be ineligible for postseason play for the 2012-13 season because of poor academic performance. But CSUB athletic director Jeff Konya said the...

  9. Thank the tarps for Saturday baseball

    When you live in a desert like we do here in Bakersfield, most people don't give much thought to tarps that cover baseball fields. But after today's seven hours or so of steady rain, plus periodic times of heavy downpours, who has tarps and...

  10. An umpire's classy moment at CSUB game

    Umpires usually get the most grief at baseball and softball games, but during Tuesday's softball doubleheader between Cal State Bakersfield and UConn, one of the classier moments belonged to home plate umpire Kent Jacobsen. During UConn's...

  11. A rematch for CSUB wrestler Iwamura

    CSUB junior wrestler Tyler Iwamura got good news Wednesday when he was added to the field of wrestlers for next week's NCAA Division I championships in St. Louis. Iwamura, a 125-pounder, earned one of 43 at-large berths announced Wednesday....

  12. New ballpark essential for new Blaze owners

    The sale of the Blaze to Bakersfield oil businessmen Gene Voiland and Chad Hathaway gives local stability to the Cal League team, but the future success (or failure) of this deal depends on two words: New ballpark. At Thursday's press...

  13. Catching up with 2 ex-Runners

    Last spring Cal State Bakersfield lost two key individuals who had played a notable role in the schools' basketball fortunes in recent years. One was women's coach Tim La Kose, who had put together quite a resume in his years at CSUB and...

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