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PGA Tour teams up with WHOOP to battle Covid-19

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June 30, 2020

By Will Barnett, STAFF WRITER On June 24, the PGA Tour announced that they would be distributing over 1,000 WHOOP bands to players, caddies, and essential staff in an effort to track potential Covid-19 signs. This comes after four players and two caddies have tested positive for the virus in the las...

Sporting world rallies behind George Floyd death protests

June 7, 2020

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR Since the death of George Floyd on May 25 at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, there have been protests all throughout the country calling for justice and equality for the black community. Hundreds of thousands have turned out for the protests including som...

SF Giants will not host exhibition game vs. A’s

SF Giants will not host exhibition game vs. A's

March 12, 2020

By Dan McMenamin, Bay City News Service Following the city of San Francisco's announcement Wednesday of a ban on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the San Francisco Giants said they are not holding their annual exhibition game against the Oaklan...

Aubrey Huff excluded from Giants’ World Series Reunion

Aubrey Huff excluded from Giants’ World Series Reunion

February 27, 2020

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR During the upcoming Major League Baseball season, the San Francisco Giants plan to host a reunion for the 2010 World Series championship team. One of the players not joining them, however, is former first baseman, Audrey Huff. The team decided not to invite him after he ma...

Decade in Bay Area sports

Decade in Bay Area sports

February 15, 2020

By Priscilla Martinez, SPORTS EDITOR Although the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors both fell short on their most recent championship runs, the Bay Area has wrapped up what could be its greatest decade in sports. The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry became completely revolutionar...

49ers face difficult path towards 2020 season

49ers face difficult path towards 2020 season

February 6, 2020

By Dylan Lazaga, STAFF WRITER The NFL’s 100th season has officially concluded, with the Kansas City Chiefs claiming victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, 31-20. The 49ers certainly will be working hard to make a return trip to the big game, but the upcoming offseason presents a d...

49ers vs. Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl LIV

49ers vs. Chiefs to clash in Super Bowl LIV

January 30, 2020

By Priscila Marinez, SPORTS EDITOR Standing on the corners of street lights begging for spare change. Laying on sidewalks and park benches in the middle of the day. Nowhere to go to call home, be safe, and get care. Homelessness is a growing concern around the San Francisco Bay Area and the East ...

Living and breathing college sports

January 30, 2020

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR College sports is something that is watched, enjoyed and for very few, played. Currently, college sports bring people the very best amateur athletes in the country straight to the hometown or there television screens. But for some people there is a whole lot more to college sp...

Astros’ scandal leaves ripple effects

Astros' scandal leaves ripple effects

January 30, 2020

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR On Jan. 13, Major League Baseball fined the Houston Astros five million dollars, stripped the team of its first-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 MLB Entry Drafts, and suspended manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Lunthow for the entirety 2020 season; following an inve...

In Memory of the Mamba – Remembering Kobe Bryant

In Memory of the Mamba - Remembering Kobe Bryant

January 30, 2020

By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR The world of basketball was forever changed on Sunday, Jan. 26 when we lost all-time great Kobe Bryant. Bryant was one of nine people who perished in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Affectionately known as “The Black Mamba” or simply just “Kobe”, his impact...

49ers benefit from a forgiving schedule

49ers benefit from a forgiving schedule

December 12, 2019

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR The San Francisco 49ers have had a successful season to this point, currently holding a record of 11-2. However, that might not tell the real story of how good this team is. The teams San Francisco have faced thus far in the season have a combined record of 84-83-2. Com...

CSUEB swim team

CSUEB swim team

December 12, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CSUEB ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT The California State University, East Bay swim team has made quite a splash this season. Currently ranked #24, CSUEB has put together a 6-4 record thus far. Perhaps the highlight of their season was their 1st place finish in the Bay Area Invitational in Oakland o...

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