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NFL approves Raiders lease in Oakland

NFL approves Raiders lease in Oakland

By TJ Porreca, MANAGING EDITOR

March 28, 2019

The Oakland Raiders will officially return to Oakland after months of uncertainty surrounding the team’s location for 2019. In February, the team reached a deal to play in Oakland, but the agreement faced multiple hurdles. First, it needed to be approved by the Oakland City Council, and then it would ...

CSUEB Basketball teams make playoffs

CSUEB Basketball teams make playoffs

March 20, 2019

Both California State University, East Bay’s men’s and women’s basketball teams made the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) playoffs in the 2018-19 season. The Women’s basketball team finished the season 14-16, qualifying for their eighth consecutive playoff appearance. They d...

March Madness brings hope to fans

March Madness brings hope to fans

By Haley Lyss, CONTRIBUTOR

March 20, 2019

The larger than life, tournament of cliches, makes its way to our screens and pockets this week. March Madness is not just a collegiate basketball tournament. It is a spectacle of proving that the impossible is possible and that there is a happily ever after. Moments like when coach Jimmy Valvan...

Antonio Brown brings power to Raiders

Antonio Brown brings power to Raiders

By TJ Porreca, MANAGING EDITOR

March 14, 2019

The Oakland Raiders now have the type of star that sells tickets and draws national media attention with every sound bite he gives. On Wednesday, Oakland’s acquisition of superstar receiver Antonio Brown became official. The Raiders agreed to a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers late last week, bu...

Golden State Warriors re-sign Bogut

Golden State Warriors re-sign Bogut

March 14, 2019

Former Golden State Warriors Center, Andrew Bogut, is set to rejoin the team in preparation for the Warriors upcoming playoff push. Bogut last played with the Warriors in 2016. He spent four years with the team after being acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012. During his third year with Golden S...

NBA considers lowering draft age to 18

NBA considers lowering draft age to 18

By Xavier Clark, CONTRIBUTOR

March 14, 2019

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Tracy Mcgrady are a few of the notable names that have been drafted into the NBA straight out of high school. Since 2006 and the introduction of the “one-and-done” rule, players that have had dreams of going to the NBA had to wait a year after their high school ...

Men’s and Women’s basketball advance

Men’s and Women’s basketball advance

By Marcos Sanchez, CONTRIBUTOR

March 7, 2019

Home court advantage was an understatement as the No. 3 seed California State University, East Bay won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) playoff game this week. The Pioneers dominated the No. 6 seed California State University, Dominguez Hills in the quarterfinals of t...

Pioneer Pete’s replacement undecided

Pioneer Pete’s replacement undecided

Por Earlene Mary Escobal, CONTRIBUTOR

February 28, 2019

California State University, East Bay faculty and administrators have assembled a committee that will assist in the selection of a new university mascot. CSUEB has not had an official mascot since October 2018. Pioneer Pete was removed after a group of students and faculty argued his character was ...

Raiders reach a deal to play in Oakland

Raiders reach a deal to play in Oakland

By TJ Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

February 28, 2019

  The Oakland Raiders will reportedly return to Oakland for the 2019 NFL season as the team’s months-long search for a stadium is over. The Raiders and the Oakland Coliseum Authority have agreed to a deal for the 2019 season, according to NFL.com. The deal includes an option for the Raiders...

Coach Bryan Rooney named coach of the week

Coach Bryan Rooney named coach of the week

Por T.J. Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

February 21, 2019

California State University, East Bay’s men’s basketball head coach, Bryan Rooney, has been named coach of the week by HoopDirt.com. Rooney and the Pioneers are in the midst of a stellar season and Rooney was honored for week 14’s division two coach of the week. Duke’s division one coach Mike Krz...

Oakland A’s set to pick up where they left off

Oakland A’s set to pick up where they left off

February 14, 2019

The Oakland A’s are poised to pick up right where they left off after a surprising and overachieving 2018 season. The A’s sent their pitchers and catchers to report to Spring training on Feb. 11 to kick off their 2019 Cactus League season on Feb. 21. The A’s were anxious to build off of la...

Oakland Athletics First Round Draft Pick is Taking Talents to the NFL

Oakland Athletics First Round Draft Pick is Taking Talents to the NFL

By Haley Lyss, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019

Not even a multi-million dollar signing bonus could entice 21-year-old dual athlete Kyler Murray to choose the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics took a standout two-sport athlete Kyler Murray, from the University of Oklahoma, ninth overall in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft in June 2018...

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