Feb. 26, 2010
Northridge, Calif. - Michael Lizarraga continues to be an inspiration and a hero to many people.
Lizarraga is the only deaf player competing in NCAA Division I major college basketball this year. Fox Sports reporter Crystina Poncher has produced and will report on Lizarraga's inspirational play during halftime of CSUN's game at UC Irvine on Saturday (2/27/10) on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m.
Lizarraga has been an integral part of the Matadors basketball team this year despite the physical challenge of not being able to hear. That hasn't stopped him from playing in all 28 games including eight as a starter.
Lizarraga's story has already been the subject of numerous feature stories including the Los Angeles Daily News (2/4/10), ESPNU, mattbrownphoto.com, and upcoming features on Channel 2 in Los Angeles, and of course during halftime of the CSUN-UC Irvine basketball game (2/27/10) on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.