Like most coaches, Cal State Bakersfield volleyball coach Giovana Melo doesn’t put much stock in preseason rankings, even when it’s the Western Athletic Conference coaches that are polled. But when the Roadrunners were picked to finish third in the conference one year after winning the WAC T…
Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer was predicted to finish seventh in the 12-team Western Athletic Conference by the conference's coaches. Seattle was picked first.
After Cal State Bakersfield wrestling head coach Manny Rivera saw Eastern Michigan had cut its team, he considered reaching out to a longtime assistant he knew on the staff. Luke Smith, who spent the previous seven years at EMU, actually contacted Rivera first.
Coming off a 2017 Western Athletic Conference championship, CSUB volleyball was picked to finish third in the conference by the coaches in a preseason poll. New Mexico State was predicted to win the conference.
Cal State Bakersfield women’s soccer redshirt senior forward Aminah Settles has seen a spark in her teammates — possibly for the first time among women she’s played with for three or four years.
Bakersfield College football coach Jeff Chudy has adjusted his coaching over the years with the hottest topic in football — Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and concussions — in mind.
While watching senior midfielder Jacob Alatorre run through drills on the practice field, a thought clicked for Cal State Bakersfield men's soccer coach Richie Grant’s mind.
Bakersfield College football coach Jeff Chudy was in rare form on Thursday, letting jokes fly about being late to his wedding, the temperature, uniforms and his starting roster.
Small College Basketball announced its Hall of Fame class of 2018 and former Cal State Bakersfield head coach Pat Douglass was one of 12 members to make the list.
Carson Olivas already knew how he stacked up with other junior college punters in California when he headed to Chris Sailer’s “TOP 12” invite-only kicking camp in Sun Valley in July. But he didn’t really know how he compared to the best high school and junior college punters in the world or …
The first of Cal State Bakersfield’s fall training camps are underway with the rest beginning shortly. Let’s take a look at all of CSUB’s fall sports and what to know about each of the teams.
Dedrick Basile, who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the 2016 Western Athletic Tournament for Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball, and Aja Williams, an all-conference player for the women’s team, recently signed professional contracts to play abroad.
When Carl Ferreira, the product of a plantation family whose parents didn't go to college, left Hawaii to play junior college basketball at Santa Rosa, coaching women’s volleyball wasn’t on his radar. But as he puts it, “it just kind of happened,” and Ferreira is now entering his 14th season…
Cal State Bakersfield’s athletic department generated its largest amount of money in 11 years by bringing in more than $3 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year. It was an increase of 70 percent from the previous year.
Bakersfield College football’s two speedster stars on the offensive end, running back Elisha Ortiz and receiver Cameron Roberson, each have specific goals for themselves for the upcoming 2018 season.
Local youth hockey coach Bob St. Louis saw players from Bakersfield, that wanted to stay home, going elsewhere for college because collegiate hockey was not available at Cal State Bakersfield. Then his own son — now 20 and attending CSUB — faced the same dilemma.
The 2018-19 academic year is going to be a pivotal one for Cal State Bakersfield Athletics. The school has changed presidents and is prepping for its move out of the Western Athletic Conference and into the Big West.
Lynnette Zelezny’s first day as president of Cal State Bakersfield came on July 2 as she became the fifth president in school history and first woman in the role. She took over for Horace Mitchell, who served for 14 years. Mitchell was a strong supporter of CSUB’s athletic department, moving…
When Justin Davis arrived at Cal State Bakersfield two years ago as a freshman he couldn’t do anything in the weight room — almost literally. Davis could not do a single pullup.
For most baseball players that come through Bakersfield, playing in the Mexican League isn’t much of a thought — if they even know that the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol exists at all.
Warming up in the bullpen at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, 25-year-old former Cal State Bakersfield pitcher Austin Davis felt what he determined to be an unwarranted amount of confidence.
When Justin Miller finishes up his professional baseball games, the Ridgeview and Bakersfield College graduate usually receives a text from his father that is something along the lines of “Good job, kiddo. Keep it up.”
Former Cal State Bakersfield women's basketball center Jazmyne Bartee has signed to play for Dozy BV Den Helder, a professional women's basketball team based in Holland.
It’s been two years since Alex Collatz-Sellens competed collegiately at USC, but the former Stockdale High standout is still at the top of her game.
Former Cal State Bakersfield left-handed pitcher Austin Davis was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, becoming the first former CSUB player to make it to Major League Baseball. Davis, who played for CSUB from 2012-14 and redshirted for one season, spent parts of five seasons in…
In about two months, the Bakersfield College football team will head into Memorial Stadium for its first taste of action — albeit in a scrimmage against Antelope Valley on Aug. 22.
Cal State Bakersfield’s men’s soccer schedule, released Friday, features 11 games at CSUB’s Main Soccer Field. In total, CSUB will host five non-conference games and six conference games on campus.
John Pavletich would typically check out the starting lineups prior to the Cal State Fullerton baseball games and more often than not, he wouldn’t see his then-redshirt freshman son Jake’s name as one of the Titans listed.
Now that it’s summer (by school sports schedule standards) and we’ve had a little more than a week to catch our breaths, it’s time to look back on the 2017-18 year that was in Bakersfield college sports.
De’Monte Buckingham wanted a team that would compete for NCAA Tournament appearances. He was looking for a program where the players work hard and compete every minute of each game.
Jeremy Beard said it in February before the start of the 2018 season, throughout the year and again on Saturday less than 24 hours after the season ended — turbulence. And, really, there probably is no better way to describe the campaign than turbulent.
Three local Bakersfield College volleyball players will be continuing their athletic careers at four-year schools. Outside hitter Alexis Paris is headed east to Niagara University (Division I) in New York. Libero Haley Sanchez will be playing in the Big 12 at Oklahoma (Division I). Middle bl…
Cal State Bakersfield’s baseball season came to an end Friday with a 17-3 loss to Sacramento State in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Mesa, Ariz.
Behind a strong outing from freshman starting pitcher Davonte Butler, Cal State Bakersfield baseball shut out Northern Colorado, 2-0, in its second game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The win keeps No. 6 CSUB’s (21-35) season alive in the double-elimination tournament.
Cal State Bakersfield baseball couldn’t score any runs and lost to third-seeded New Mexico State, 4-0, in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday.
Kyle King is no stranger to the transition period college baseball players have to go through when joining a new team. He understands the process of getting to know the players and coaches while they get to know him. Joining four different teams in a span of four years after high school, it …
Devon Lee picked the perfect time to turn in his best performance of the year. The Bakersfield College freshman set a new personal record in the triple jump during the CCCAA Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Cal State Bakersfield baseball team took an early 3-0 lead, but Chicago State University came back to earn a 6-3 victory at Hardt Field in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday.
Just before 8 p.m. on Friday night, there shouldn’t have been much concern in the Cal State Bakersfield baseball dugout. The Roadrunners had just scored six runs to take a commanding 9-2 lead over Chicago State. A few minutes after that, New Mexico State finished its 4-2 victory over Texas-R…
The CCCAA State Track and Field Championships started Friday and continue Saturday at Memorial Stadium at Bakersfield College.
One of Jim Ryun’s strongest memories from the night he etched his name in global sports history (again) and especially Bakersfield sports history was how easy the race was. He felt like he could have run more. He felt like he could have run faster.
Cal State Bakersfield head coach Jeremy Beard is a believer that winning the first game of any series is important. To do it the way that CSUB did on Thursday, was even more significant.