Expectations run high for the first home game of the season against undefeated #3 Cal State Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. In Coach Darren Leslie’s 4th year, things are clicking for the Coyotes as they were ranked as high as #13 in the nation. Thursday's home game will be a chance for the Coyotes to prove they are a legit contender in the California Collegiate Athletic Association(CCAA). In Leslie's previous three years the Coyotes are 30-20-3, with 2018 being their most impressive, 12-6-1. Coach Leslie and the team are coming off a banner year in which Leslie took home Coach of the year in the CCAA, and leading scorer Danny Ortiz took home player of the year. The team is trying to … [Read more...] about High expectations for Coyote soccer
On Saturday, five seniors played their last game in a Coyote uniform. Seniors Jasmine Sauser and Rachel Cain of the women's team, and Garrett Baggett, Justice Green, and Malik Rhodes were the seniors who were honored. The Coyotes, unfortunately, lost both games to Stanislaus State; the women’s team lost 65-52, and the men's team 97-88. Saturday’s games kicked off with the two women seniors being honored before the game. Jasmine Sauser, the teams leading scorer, had an off game with 3 points on 1-11 shooting. “Jasmine has been good for us all year. Her scoring and leadership have been key. Obviously, today was an off game for her but, she has led the team all year,” Said Head Coach … [Read more...] about Tough losses but lasting thoughts at CSUSB Senior Night
NFL and NBA sports leagues are very few employers in the nation to pay African-Americans multi-million-dolor salaries, yet this opportunity is rare after their playing days. While most of the employees of the NFL and the NBA are black, the coaches and management are rarely represented by minorities. In the NFL, there are currently four minority head coaches: Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers. The NBA is a little more diverse with 10 minority coaches currently employed. These numbers are troubling. While most of the world has shifted toward progressive thinking, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why is there a lack of minority coaches in professional sports?
CSUSB basketball team went 2-0 over the weekend, with the second win coming against #16 the University of San Diego with a last-second game winner by Andres Villa. The first win of the weekend came against San Marcos. The Coyotes never trailed in the game and won a defensive battle 68-58. The Coyotes slowed the pace in the second half and controlled the boards 32-28. The team was led by Dante Williams and Villa with 20 and 17 points respectively. "I really like how Andres (Villa) plays," said Williams. "He is a really crafty post and I try to take advantage of the opportunity when I am on the floor with … [Read more...] about Coyotes cap 2-0 weekend with Andres Villa game winner
Halfway through the basketball season, Cal State San Bernardino Men’s team is finding their rhythm and consistency under first-year head coach Andy Newman. While the students were on winter break, the Men’s team were competing in non- league tournaments and working hard in practice. That hard work has paid dividends because the team has shown tremendous improvement over winter break, by going an impressive 6-2. Currently sitting at 11- 7 overall and 7-5 in league play, the Coyotes are sitting in fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAA), thanks to a 5 game league win streak. An unfortunate tough loss on the road to Cal State Dominguez brought the … [Read more...] about Men’s Basketball surge towards playoffs
For the first game of the weekend, the Cal State San Bernardino men's basketball team fell to San Francisco State University 81-72. The SFSU gators scored 43 points in the second half thanks to Jiday Ugbaja’s 31 points. In an important home game the coyotes were looking to avenge an earlier season 80-76 loss at SFSU. To start, the Coyotes fell into an early 19-11 hole, but went on a 23-5 run that was fueled by a Justice green dunk. The Coyotes ended the half up 41-38 thanks to defensive pressure and three point shots. The second half was a different story where the team was limited to 31 points and struggled defensively. The coyotes gave up 12 three pointers, on a night … [Read more...] about Men’s basketball go 1-1 over the weekend