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Cal State Northridge plays short-handed in wake of school decision
Cal State Northridge plays short-handed in wake of school decision

The end of the bench overflowed with Cal State Northridge basketball players dressed in sweats, the line of chairs snaking from the scorer's table to the corner of the court. A full bench, and near-empty bench. Only three of the players were actually in uniform, substitutes for a team that saw its season go sideways before it began. In early November, three days before the Matadors' first exhibition game, Athletic Director Brandon Martin announced in a statement that Northridge would “sit several basketball players due to potential violations of team rules and university policies until a full and thorough investigation is completed.” He did not identify the...

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