The final home game is one that Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball coach Rod Barnes always knows is coming but doesn’t necessarily look forward to.
Cal Poly may have scored seven runs but it wasn’t exactly an impressive offensive showing by the Mustangs. Instead, it was a lack of command by the Cal State Bakersfield pitchers.
Everything about the first time the Cal State Bakersfield women’s basketball team played Cal Baptist this season was cold, according to head coach Greg McCall. The Roadrunners’ shooting, their mental play (sluggish), the way missed shots turned into poor transition defense (“a snowball effec…
Cal State Bakersfield trailed almost the entire game and lost to Missouri-Kansas City, 75-67, on the road on Saturday. The Roadrunners (16-10, 7-5 Western Athletic) only led after scoring the game’s opening basket, taking their third loss in four games.
Neither Cal State Bakersfield senior guard Alexxus Gilbert nor head women's basketball coach Greg McCall wanted to divulge exactly what he said to her prior to the start of the fourth quarter. But McCall said a nickname he’s recently given to Gilbert and “got on me a little bit,” Gilbert said.
Bakersfield College baseball lost its second game in a row by one run, falling to Golden West, 5-4, at Gerry Collis Field on Thursday. The Renegades (7-5) led 4-2 after six innings before the Rustlers (5-4) took the lead with three runs in the seventh.
Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball put an end to its three-game losing streak, picking up a 75-62 win over Chicago State on the road on Thursday. The Roadrunners (16-9, 7-4 Western Athletic) led by as much as 19 and for almost 39 minutes (out of 40) — a significant improvement from the f…
Cal State Bakersfield women’s basketball coach Greg McCall didn’t even have to leave his seat at the end of the bench during the fourth quarter. The usually loud and animated McCall stayed put while the ball was in play, voicing a few directions every now and then but mostly watching.
Cal State Bakersfield players Jarkel Joiner, Rickey Holden and Justin Edler-Davis all described the feeling as hurt. Two double-digit leads that turned into overtime losses at home had them reeling.
More than anything, Cal State Bakersfield head baseball coach Jeremy Beard came away from the 2018 season thinking he needed to rework the team’s pitching staff. CSUB went 21-36, placing sixth in the Western Athletic Conference during the regular season.
Cal State Bakersfield softball won both of its games Sunday, beating Montana, 3-2, and Sacramento State, 10-2, to finish the NorCal Kickoff. At 3-1 overall this year, CSUB has already won half as many games as it did during the entire 2018 season. It’s the Roadrunners’ best start since movin…
Bakersfield College baseball’s Zach Williams drove in a the game-winning run with a triple in the bottom of the 11th to lift the Renegades (7-3) over El Camino (6-1), 4-3, on Saturday. Williams hit a sinking liner that El Camino’s left fielder dove for and missed before it rolled to the fenc…
Cal State Bakersfield wrestling’s “Feud on the Field” lived up to all the hype the program and the school put around it. CSUB edged Fresno State, 18-12, winning the final three matches in dramatic fashion on the Main Soccer Field at CSUB on Saturday afternoon. Fresno State received votes in …
The Cal State Bakersfield softball team split its first two games of the season at the Sacramento State Tournament, beating UC Santa Barbara 4-3 in the opener before falling to Sacramento State 8-0 in the nightcap.
At midcourt, Cal State Bakersfield head coach Rod Barnes waved his arms back and forth at waist height, repeating, “That ain’t no good” to himself, to his team and most importantly to the officials. He inched closer to the replay monitor to try to see the video the officials were looking at,…
Considering the height that the Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball team lost from last year, head coach Rod Barnes wondered prior to the 2018-19 season about whether his group would have problems rebounding. He knew he had athletic and quick players but no one was taller than 6-foot-9.
Former Bakersfield College defensive end/linebacker James Thomas signed with Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) Houston Baptist on Wednesday. Thomas, an Independence graduate, is planning to play “Buck” linebacker for the Huskies, an outside linebacker position that also sometime…
After six straight wins to start the year, the Bakersfield College baseball team suffered its first loss, falling 5-4 in 10 innings to Allan Hancock at home on Tuesday.
Cal State Bakersfield wrestling coach Manny Rivera is certainly hoping for a warm, sunny day in Bakersfield on Saturday. Wrestling coaches typically don’t have to worry about the weather too much. But when the Roadrunners are trying something new to them, holding the match outside on the Mai…
Save for some 3-point attempts, Cal State Bakersfield sophomore Jarkel Joiner could hardly miss in the first half. He had 17 points, seven field goals and more than half of the Roadrunners’ makes.
The Cal State Bakersfield women’s basketball team (9-12, 5-3 Western Athletic) beat Grand Canyon (5-13, 3-5), 59-46, in Phoenix on Saturday. Freshman guard Ashley Austin led CSUB with a game-high 17 points.
Pondering what he was about to say to the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser thought back to his own college baseball days. And if some all-time great pitcher had come to impart wisdom on the Bowling Green team when Hershiser was a fresh…
Throughout the first half, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs had answers for much of what the Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball team threw at it. Even after the Roadrunners scored the first 11 points of the game, the Division III Banana Slugs fought back.
Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball head coach Rod Barnes wasn’t willing (at the time) to say that his team made a statement opening up Western Athletic Conference play with a dominant, 12-point win over Seattle at home back on Jan. 3.
Bakersfield College baseball opened up the 2019 campaign with a 1-0 win over Moorpark. Freshman outfielder Will Reynolds, from Frontier, hit a two-out double to left in the third to knock in the lone run.
Cal State Bakersfield couldn’t pull out two final dual-deciding matches on Friday, losing to West Virginia and Utah Valley in Utah by a combined nine points. WVU won 21-16 and UVU won 18-14.
The Bakersfield College baseball team was “extremely young” last year, according to head coach Tim Painton. At the junior college level, that problem can be almost unavoidable at times.
The Bakersfield College men’s basketball team won its Western State Conference South Division opener, beating Canyons (9-12, 0-1), 85-80, at the Gil Bishop Sports Center on Wednesday.
Sometimes Cal State Bakersfield forward Justin Edler-Davis will look up at the scoreboard during games or sees the statistics afterward, check out the foul and free throw totals and get frustrated.
FRESNO — At every Fresno State men’s basketball game that Mark Hutson goes to, someone new inevitably stops him to talk about his son. With Mark’s son, Justin, 17 games into his first season at the helm of the Bulldogs and first season as a college head coach, fans and community members have…
Cal State Bakersfield forward Justin Edler-Davis pushed the ball forward through a double team at about the 3-point line. He caught up with it and stared down an oncoming defender before tossing an alley-oop to Taze Moore.
Cal State Bakersfield’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up the regular season with easy wins over Fresno Pacific, a Division II school, at home on Saturday. The men’s team won 208-85 while the women won 194-102.
Cal State Bakersfield women’s basketball (8-11, 4-2 Western Athletic) ended the game on a 13-3 run to beat Chicago State (1-16, 1-3), 67-56 on the road on Saturday. It was the Roadrunners’ second straight win and first time winning two games in a row since the first two games of the season.
Chicago State may be 3-15 overall, 0-3 in Western Athletic Conference play and adjusting to its first season under head coach Lance Irvin, but you wouldn’t really be able to tell all that based on Cal State Bakersfield head coach Rod Barnes’ comments about the squad.
To some high school athletes, playing at the junior college level can have a “dirty” connotation. Some athletes are willing to take any other opportunity if it means not going to a community college, according to former Bakersfield College wide receiver Cameron Roberson.
Cal State Bakersfield women’s basketball held Missouri-Kansas City to 18 percent shooting in the second half and outscored UMKC 18-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away and pick up a 67-57 win in Kansas City.
Missouri-Kansas City head coach Kareem Richardson was beside himself, repeatedly throwing the towel he had been wiping his face and head with all game long. He crouched to a knee, covered his face, got up and went down to a knee again.
It’s not much of a secret what Jarkel Joiner is probably going to do when he or his Cal State Bakersfield men’s basketball team need to make a shot.