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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...

CSU East Bay women’s basketball team riding five-game win streak into next matchup

CSU East Bay women's basketball team riding five-game win streak into next matchup

December 5, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS By PIONEER ATHLETICS, CAL STATE EAST BAY The California State University, East Bay women’s basketball team has been a force to be reckoned with so far this season. The team is currently 6-2 and is riding a five-game win streak into their next matchup, a home game against California State...

2019-2020 CSUEB Men’s Basketball team

2019-2020 CSUEB Men’s Basketball team

November 21, 2019

A season preview By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR The California State University, East Bay Men’s Basketball team began their season with high hopes as they aim to build on their recent success from last year that ranked them inside the top 25 teams in the nation for the first time. Last year the...

San Jose Sharks on a feeding frenzy

San Jose Sharks on a feeding frenzy

November 21, 2019

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR After a rough start to their 2019-2020 season, the San Jose Sharks have been playing very well recently, and won six straight games until their loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. During their win streak, San Jose outscored their opponents 28-14. This string of...

Women’s Cross Country

Women's Cross Country

November 14, 2019

By EDWARD SOPER, CONTRIBUTOR The California State University, East Bay women’s cross country team placed third in the National Collegiate Athletics Association West Regionals in Monmouth, Oregon on Nov. 9. This race proved to be a historic one for CSUEB, as sophomore Angie Ronquillo set a new pro...

Coach, student and community member

Coach, student and community member

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

Life as a student for many involves working and studying at the same time. For Mario Castellanos, it involves being an NCAA coach, graduate student, and pillar of his church in his local community in Union City, Calif. This season, Castellanos will enter his tenth year as the assistant coach of the Calif...

Golden State Warriors losing their edge

Golden State Warriors losing their edge

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

November 7, 2019

Coming into the season, the Golden State Warriors knew that this season would be tougher than most. After an injury in last season’s NBA Finals, the team would be without their all-star shooting guard Klay Thompson until at least February. In an effort to remedy this situation, Golden State completed a ...

Pioneers fall to Wolfpack in preseason exhibition

Pioneers fall to Wolfpack in preseason exhibition

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October 24, 2019

The California State University, East Bay Men’s Basketball team began their 2019-20 season with an 81-52 exhibition loss to Mountain West Conference basketball powerhouse, University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack last Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. Junior, Zafir Williams led...

Raiders roster churning continues

Raiders roster churning continues

By TJ Porreca, CONTRIBUTOR

October 24, 2019

The Oakland Raiders opted to trade another young player this week, as 2017 first-round draft pick Gareon Conley was dealt to the Houston Texans on Monday. The decision to trade Conley falls in line with what has become a trend of Jon Gruden’s second tenure with the Raiders. Since coming back to Oak...

How do the new look Golden State Warriors stack up against the rest of the league?

How do the new look Golden State Warriors stack up against the rest of the league?

October 17, 2019

The Golden State Warriors look to bounce back this coming 2019-20 NBA season from a disappointing and injury plagued playoff run that ended in 4-2 finals loss to the Toronto Raptors, led by now Los Angeles Clipper, Kawhi Leonard. The Warriors face challenges that they have not faced in recent years. ...

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