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San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

San Francisco 49ers CEO and Owner Jed York announced at a press conference on Jan. 2 that head coach Chip Kelly and General Manager Trent Baalke have been relieved of their duties. Chip Kelly was the Head Coach for the 49ers for one season in which the 49ers went 2-14, earning them the worst record i...

CSUEB men’s basketball loses fourth in a row

CSUEB men’s basketball loses fourth in a row

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

After starting the season off with 6 straight wins, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team has struggled in their past few games of conference play. The Pioneers played their seventh and eighth game of conference play against California State San Marcos and UC San Diego over the weekend,...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly and also the team’s general manager Trent Baalke. “The performance of this team has not lived...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

Historic women’s volleyball season comes to an end

Historic women’s volleyball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports

It was a bittersweet ending for the California State East Bay women’s volleyball team. Although they lost in the first round of playoffs to no.14 ranked California State University San Bernardino on Nov. 17, the team made playoffs for the first time since entering the California Collegia...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports

As a lifelong Raider fan, I keep waiting for the bad break. For the past 15 years, Oakland hasn’t posted a winning record and it always seems like something bad happens to the team: a bad call, an injury to an important player, a high draft pick doesn’t live up to expectations; it’s always somet...

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Men’s basketball ends six-game win streak

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay men’s basketball team began California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play last weekend against California State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. The men started off with confidence as their record stood at 6-1 with a six game win streak. On ...

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over the holiday weekend

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over the holiday weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

After coming off of the best season in East Bay history, the loss of five key seniors and their head coach, the California State East Bay women’s basketball team is still adjusting to an entirely different lineup and coaching staff. Over the holiday weekend, the women played Dominican University ...

Men’s basketball on a roll

Men’s basketball on a roll

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year the California State East Bay men's basketball team started their season at just 2-5; not very good. However this year, the men started off 6-1 and are currently on a five-game winning streak after wins over Northwest Nazarene and Academy of Art this past Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday the men t...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

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