The Week Ahead At Cal State Northridge

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Oct. 19, 2008

The Week Ahead ...
Brother and Sister bring talents to Matador basketball teams ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge.

Sibling Story ...
If you're planning to attend either a Matador men's or women's basketball game this season, you'll see the name "Rutherford" on both rosters ... Dallas Rutherford is a freshman member of the Big West favorite men's basketball team while his sister, Kayla Rutherford, is a member of the CSUN women's hoops team ... Dallas arrives at CSUN with outstanding credentials ... While at Campbell Hall High School in Northridge, Dallas helped lead the Vikings to back-to-back state and CIF championships during his junior and senior seasons ... During his senior season, Dallas averaged 19.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game ... As a youngster, Dallas once served as a ball boy at Matador basketball games ... Kayla, a junior, redshirted last season after transferring from Hope International University where she played two seasons ... As a senior at Oaks Christian High School, Kayla averaged 17.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Dallas and Kayla are the children of Dudley and Renee Rutherford ... Dudley is the senior pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church in Porter Ranch ... Last week during the brush fires that burned more than 14,000 acres and destroyed 19 homes in the Porter Ranch area, Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church served as an evacuation center for several thousand people who had to flee their homes ... Dudley and a large group of volunteers earned high marks for providing immediate food, clothing, Red Cross assistance, and help to those in need ... The volunteers who served dinner last week included the CSUN women's hoops team.

Matador Memo ...
David Caldwell is the new internet voice of the Cal State Northridge women's basketball team .. Caldwell brings extensive broadcasting experience to CSUN ... Caldwell is currently the sports director at SCV TV20 in the Santa Clarity Valley ... His responsibilities include the announcer on football and basketball telecasts and host of "Inside Sports", a weekly show that features in-depth sports stories to the Santa Clarita Valley ... Internet broadcasts of all Matador women's basketball games will be available live during the season at

Athletic Events THIS WEEK at Cal State Northridge

Wednesday, October 22
Men's Soccer at UC Davis, 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 23
Women's Tennis at Western Regionals, San Diego, All Day
Women's Soccer at UC Irvine, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24
Women's Tennis at Western Regionals, San Diego, All Day
Cross Country at Fullerton Invitational, 4:00 p.m.
Women's Volleyball at Cal Poly, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 25
Women's Tennis at Western Regionals, San Diego, All Day
Swimming at Malibu Invitational, 10:00 a.m.
Men's Soccer vs Cal Poly, Matador Soccer Field, 2:30 p.m.
Women's Volleyball at UC Santa Barbara, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26
Women's Soccer at Long Beach State, Noon

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