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Pioneer Profile: Farewell to All–Conference Senior

Amanda Zepeda
December 2, 2010
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The Pioneers finished second place in the CCAA Division II Conference, with an overall record of 20-7—a significant improvement from last year’s overall record of 10-21. “It was a really good year,” said Massa. “A lot of our opponents last year would say we didn’t belong in the CCAA D...

Glenn Burke: “Out” and Gone

Richard Duboc
November 18, 2010
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Recently, Comcast Sports Network Bay Area premiered the documentary, “Out: The Glenn Burke Story” about former Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke, who was the first openly homosexual professional athlete. Although Burke’s story is rife with struggle and unfolds more like a cautionary tale, it ...

Bustin’ Out: Rookie of the Year

Charlie Kennewig
November 18, 2010
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Though the immediate excitement of the San Francisco Giants’ first World Championship has gone, their fans have another victory to celebrate this week. Giants’ catcher Buster Posey was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Posey beat out fellow candidates like Atlanta’s Jayson Heywa...

Women’s Volleyball Closes Strong Season with a Win

Amanda Zepeda
November 18, 2010
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Women’s volleyball put an exclamation mark at the end of their season with a second place finish in the CCAA Division II. CSU East Bay finished a remarkable 2010 campaign with a win over Cal Poly Pomona in a three-set win on November 13. This allowed the Pioneers to silence their critics, finishing with a stellar overall record of 20-7. ...

Turnovers Cost Pioneers in Exhibition Gameover

November 12, 2010
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CSU East Bay’s women’s basketball team opened their first exhibition match of the season with a 67-44 road loss against the University of the Pacific Tigers. Although they succeeded in slowing down an explosive Tiger offense—who just came off a victory in which they scored 105 points—the Pion...

Men Hold Their Own Against Division I Opponents

Amanda Zepeda
November 12, 2010
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A successful season of fall CSU East Bay sports is almost in the books and now CSUEB looks forward to a successful winter with men’s basketball leading the way. The young and vibrant CSUEB basketball team opened the 2010-2011 season with a pair of exhibition games against Division I schools and...

Cal State East Bay Makes French Connection

November 12, 2010
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Rodrigo Maza, a 19 year-old French native who came to CSU East Bay this year to play basketball, towers over students as he walks by them on campus. “I’m used to it,” said Maza, who, at a height of 6 feet 9 inches, is easily the tallest player on CSUEB’s basketball team. Maza, who will p...

East Bay Alumnus Umpires For MLB

Amanda Zepeda
November 12, 2010
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Ted Barrett would park his car near the current CSUEB campus baseball field for football practice, and on his way back to his car he would watch a Cal State Hayward baseball game. However, for Barrett, it wasn’t so much the teams that would catch his attention. This Cal State Hayward alumni ...

Men Win Season Closer

Kevin Vera
November 12, 2010
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With a record of 3-15-3 the Cal State East Bay Men’s Soccer team wrapped up the fall season with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Bethesda Christian University (BCU). Senior captain Sean Lynum-Young played his final game against BCU, scoring his last goal as a Pioneer early in the second half,...

A Giant Celebration

Charlie Kenneweg
November 12, 2010
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“Don’t Stop Believing.” That classic 80’s song by Journey became the anthem for San Francisco fans everywhere during the Giants’ improbable playoff run. As it turns out the city by the bay never stopped believing in their team, and today they celebrate the Giants’ first world championship s...

CSUEB Volleyball Continues to Dominate

Brady Landry
October 28, 2010
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Over the weekend, CSUEB womens volleyball again asserted their dominance, going 2-0 at home. With 237 in attendance, CSUEB volleyball dispatched CSU Monterey Bay in just under an hour and a half. Packed with an energetic student section, Friday was an easy match against Monterey Bay for the women...

Local Roller Derby Tradition Rolls On

Kevin Vera
October 28, 2010
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The year was 1935, the Great Depression was a continuing struggle and a promoter by the name of Leo Seltzer emerged from a weak economy to create a  new sport. It was a cross-country marathon on roller skates, The Transcontinental Roller Derby, which later came to be recognized as the sport of ro...

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