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Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I was growing up, I was not allowed to watch wrestling on the big TV in our house. My mom called it “Crap TV.” Ten years later, I’m still not allowed to watch it at my parents’ house unless she is not home or goes to bed early. People like my mother hate professional wrestling and will spend...

San Jose Earthquakes lose 3-1 to D.C. United

San Jose Earthquakes lose 3-1 to D.C. United

Christian Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Following a win on the road against Minnesota United FC and a tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps last week, the San Jose Earthquakes lost at home on Saturday. The Earthquakes played D.C. United at Avaya Stadium for the first time this season and lost 3-1. Danny Hoesen scored the only San Jose goal t...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland needed to secure their defense, and they failed to do that. The Raiders left a lot of good pl...

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team finished second in the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) conference final, losing to 12-2 to UC San Diego on April 29. This wrapped up their season, finishing 18-9 overall on the year. The Pioneers fought hard all weekend, going 2-1 overall. They be...

Pioneers earn All-CCAA honors for baseball, softball

Pioneers earn All-CCAA honors for baseball, softball

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Despite not qualifying for the playoffs, the California State East Bay baseball and softball teams had seven players earn All-CCAA honors, an award that recognized the best players of the 2018 season The softball team was 19-36 overall this season and 13-22 in California Collegiate Athletic Associ...

Women’s softball splits final home games

Women’s softball splits final home games

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a rough season, the California State East Bay softball team lost their final series, but ended their season on a high note as they won their final game. East Bay faced off against California State San Bernardino (30-20 overall, 18-16 CCAA) in what ended up a 2-2 split. The Pioneers ended th...

No postseason for East Bay baseball squad

No postseason for East Bay baseball squad

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

In their final series of the season against the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay (36-16 overall, 30-14 CCAA), the Cal State East Bay baseball team’s season came to an end. “This season has been a grind,” senior pitcher Alex Vesia sa...

San Jose Earthquakes lose to Portland at home

San Jose Earthquakes lose to Portland at home

Christian Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes are off to a rocky start in 2018. San Jose lost to the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday at Avaya Stadium. This loss brings the Earthquakes to a 1-2-5 this season, with their only win being the season opener against the Minnesota United FC. This was the first meeting of the ...

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After two years of playing for Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, sophomore guard Druce Asah announced last month he is leaving the program. Asah will transfer next year to Metropolitan State University in Denver, which is a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He redshirted his fres...

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record

East Bay baseball inches towards a winning record

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Sports

After losing a four-game series, 1-3 against San Francisco State (22-24 overall, 21-19 California Collegiate Athletic Association) last weekend, the Cal State East Bay men’s baseball team flipped the script and won three out of four games in their four-game series this weekend. The Pioneers faced...

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Nick Piper,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is now in full swing, and the Oakland Athletics have started out predictably mediocre. A month into the season, the team has earned an 11-11 record which already puts them four and a half games back of the defending World Series Champion, the Houston Astros. Coming o...

Sharks try to slay Vegas Knights

Sharks try to slay Vegas Knights

Ryan Duarte,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The San Jose Sharks have been in this position before. Most of the team’s veterans have had playoff experience in successful and perilous situations. However, this is a new beast entirely in Las Vegas. Yesterday was an important match with Las Vegas leading into game five with the Golden Knights ah...

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