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Everything about the past two weeks was uncharted territory for Cal State Bakersfield basketball. From entering the National Invitation Tournament to traveling to New York to playing in Madison Square Garden, none of the players or coaches really knew what to expect.
A year after reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the school’s Division I history, Cal State Bakersfield is making waves again in the magical basketball month of March.
The current crop of Cal State Bakersfield basketball players weren’t born during the heyday of the New York Knicks’ NBA prominence.
For Cal State Bakersfield’s basketball coaches and players, each of their games in the National Invitation Tournament has been a separate challenge, with unique strategy, focus and effort required.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy was in a subdued mood Monday night after his team lost, but there was one topic that brightened him considerably.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — As one of the lowest seeds in the National Invitation Tournament, Cal State Bakersfield wasn’t supposed to get anywhere near the NIT semifinals in New York City.
It was an experience none of them will ever forget: Walking through the tunnels at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, past posters of Kevin Durant (remember him, OKC?) into a sea of flashbulbs and onto a court with the famed NCAA Tournament logo.
One side effect from Cal State Bakersfield’s success in men’s basketball? Head coach Rod Barnes becomes a natural target for other jobs, including those from bigger and more wealthy programs.
The WAC basketball tournament games were held earlier this week at the Orlean's Arena in Las Vegas, bringing in teams from around the state - including Bakersfield's CSUB Roadrunners.
Responding to a surge in cases and inconsistent reporting practices, Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced legislation Tuesday that would allocate millions of dollars to valley fever vaccine research and streamline information sharing.
A Phoenix-based laboratory is capturing detailed images of the fungus that causes valley fever, hoping to better understand how it works.
1 For the first time, The Californian has published online "The story of us," a collection of history pieces, old photos, columns and an exhaustive timeline chronicling 150 years of Kern County history. It had been included with the printed paper on Aug. 6, 2016, but not made available to on…
They include a longtime local political aide who decided to step out from behind the scenes. A new city school district superintendent who has begun to make his mark — and make some waves. And a young runner who may be the next big standout at storied McFarland High School.
Before Tara Crews could even open her eyes, she became a bit of a local celebrity — gracing the pages of The Californian Jan. 2, 1972, under the headline: “Year’s First Tot Arrives at Memorial.”
The most notable breaking news stories of the year are often a variation on a regular, almost expected theme.
I don't get to as many concerts as I'd like, but I go to the ones that count. This year, the one that counted most was Chris Stapleton at Rabobank Theater, just weeks after the death of Merle Haggard in April.
If the scenario sounds like a country song, maybe it's because it actually became one: Singer returns to the hometown he loved/loathed/ultimately escaped to make peace, relive his earliest memories of home and family, and say goodbye.
The election of Donald Trump as president was of course the biggest political story of the year. But our annual list is decidedly local, so he appears only tangentially here.
The Californian remembers the people we lost this year who helped shape the city’s identity and inspire us. Reflections on country music great Merle Haggard and activist Helen Chavez begin our special commemoration
The most devastating fire in Kern County history was caused by a private power line that wore down over time as it rubbed against a tree, Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall announced Thursday.
Robert Price, Senior Editor for The Bakersfield Californian and author of "The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music," sits down alongside Eye Street Editor Jennifer Self to remember the great musician Merle Haggard after his death in 2016.
Richard Nuwintore was barely three weeks into his sentence at Taft Correctional Institution when he began to cough and experience chest pain. Within a few days, it was obvious something was wrong.
As Kern County celebrates its 150th anniversary, we honor a colorful past full of dreamers, doers, movers and shakers. I'd like to tell you about a few of the people who helped make Kern County what it is today.
If you watched the creation of Kern County in 1866, you were likely a Kern River Valley miner, probably one of 3,000 living in the town of Havilah.