We have a great weekend coming up starting tomorrow night when volleyball opens the home portion of their WAC schedule against Chicago State at 7 at the Icardo Center. The Roadrunners are 1-1 this season after beating UTPA and falling in five games to New Mexico State last weekend.
CSUB also plays at 1 P.M. on Saturday against Kansas City.
We know there’s a lot of action happening this weekend but we’re all talking about the men’s soccer match coming up Saturday night at 7 P.M. against San Jose State. It’s being televised live on NSCAA TV (one of only 8 NCAA Division I games a year) and it’s the return of our former head coach Simon Tobin, who left after 26 seasons to coach the Spartans.
It’s also the conference opener, and despite all the other factors the game really means three points in the conference standings, and it’s going to be a tough WAC race this season.
Tickets are available in advance for the match. You can buy through Vallitix.com, or you can swing by our ticket office today, tomorrow or Friday from 12-2 P.M to purchase tickets. The ticket window at the Icardo Center will be open for business.
Onto other news within the department. It was announced late Monday we’ve suspended the Athletics Director search for now. Neither candidate was a perfect fit so the administration has extended Ziggy Siegfried as interim athletics director through the end of the academic year.
If you missed Roadrunner Rundown yesterday we spent a lot of time talking soccer and the athletics director situation. The full show is below.
I came across a great article in the Washington Post which features a University of Maryland student-athlete who added football to his resume this year after spending his first college years as a wrestling. He talks about how CSUB’s Stephen Neal inspired him.
More to come as we get closer to Saturday’s big game.