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World Cup hopes come to an end for men

World Cup hopes come to an end for men

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

When 32-year old Landon Donovan was left off the 2014 World Cup men’s soccer team roster, many were in complete shock. Why would the team’s all-time best goal scorer watch the cup from home? But the US was making it known that they wanted to bring in some younger players to get them World Cup experience...

The Raiders avoid a black hole

The Raiders avoid a black hole

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after a fourth quarter touchdown to extend a rout of the Jets to 35-13. The crowd danced with him and the...

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Christopher George,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The squeak of wheels and clanking of metal are not sounds often heard on a basketball court. And yet, as the Golden State Road Warriors wheelchair basketball team go through practice drills, the crunch and crash of metal hitting metal as they fight for a better defensive position is all part of the game. The...

Women’s soccer honors seniors over the weekend

Women’s soccer honors seniors over the weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Saturday, three Cal State East Bay women’s soccer seniors were honored during their last game as Pioneers: midfielder Megan Massone, defender Nicole Lutz and defender Janelle Herrera. The three teammates have been together since their freshman year of college, from dorming together to the long...

Men’s soccer ends season on a good note

Men’s soccer ends season on a good note

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last game of the season, first win of conference play. The Cal State East Bay men’s soccer team earned what was their first win of California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play in their final game of the season versus the California State San Marcos Cougars (2-11-2 overall, 0-9-1 CCAA). “It...

New recruit ignites East Bay hoops

New recruit ignites East Bay hoops

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming out of the small northern California town of Fall River Mills, east of Redding.  One of the newest members of Cal State East Bay’s men’s basketball team, Justin Vigil, seems like your typical university freshman. He is a fan of Iron Man, enjoys watching Netflix, “Last Chance U” is his favo...

Men’s soccer team cruises past Santa Cruz

Men’s soccer team cruises past Santa Cruz

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although it’s been awhile since the California State East Bay men’s soccer team dominated in a match, on Sunday, the Pioneers played their final exhibition game of the season versus UC Santa Cruz (4-8-1 overall) and won. Ahead of this game, the Pioneers had not won since Sept. 8 when they faced S...

East Bay men’s soccer off to a rough start

East Bay men’s soccer off to a rough start

Brett Fuchs,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Sports

With 30 seconds left on the clock in double overtime on a hot Sunday afternoon at Pioneer stadium, the referee called a foul, which gave the Golden Eagles of Cal state Los Angeles a final opportunity to score the golden goal. As the foul happened, the other center back and I began to organize every...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The Raiders started off with a 2-0 record but due to a series of poor performances in recent competition they have ...

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fifty-nine point three American and Canadians participate in fantasy sports each year making it a $7.22 billion industry, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. With a 17 week NFL regular season schedule, we are right in the heart and soul as well as the excitement of fantasy sports. This...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

After the National Football League kneeling protests came to a pinnacle in week three of the 2017 NFL season, it’s only natural the NBA and its players began to voice their own opinions on the matter as the regular season approaches. People may think protests that forego standing for the National Anthem was first st...

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