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Pioneers Softball Looking To Rank in Top Four

Amanda Zepeda
February 3, 2011
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It’s just about that time of year again, as the CSU East Bay softball team is ready to put on a good show this upcoming season. Getting ready for her fifth year at the helm for the Pioneers, Coach Barbara Pierce is pleased with the motivation and the mentality the team has in welcoming in the 2011 campaign. “It’s easy to get really excited right before you...

Piercing CSU East Bay’s Record For Best Water Polo Player

Kevin Vera
February 3, 2011
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Perth, Australia, is home to Claire Pierce, who is rapidly closing in on being considered one of the best water polo players in CSU East Bay’s sports history. Entering the second season of her collegiate career, Pierce’s expectations have never been higher. In her first season under head coach Lisa...

Pioneers Baseball Team Getting into the Swing of Things

Amanda Zepeda
January 27, 2011
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A sophomore out of Palmdale, Sharrer has also proven to be a vital infield and outfield player. In anticipation of the start of the 2011 season, the CSU East Bay baseball team will welcome Vanguard University to open this year’s season. In their second year as part of the CCAA Division II, this Pioneers are looking to turn some heads and play spoi...

For Legend Wayne Gretzky, the Big 5-0 Snuck up on Him

Helene Elliott Los Angeles Times (MCT)
January 27, 2011
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Wayne Gretzky will turned 50 on Wednesday, a sobering thought for fans who remember when a skinny blond teenager came out of the renegade World Hockey Association to rewrite the NHL record books and lead the high-scoring Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty during the 1980s. Gretzky became the face of the ga...

Harbaugh’s Challenge: Taking the Reins of a Promising, but Disappointing 49ers Team

Amanda Zepeda
January 20, 2011
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In the midst of all the NFL playoff excitement, it’s hard for the San Francisco 49er faithful to not be concerned as to why their beloved team of such promising talent has not had a playoff bid since their 2002-2003 campaign. Fresh off a disappointing end to a year that saw the Niners in the playoff ...

Struggle For Pioneer Women’s Basketball

Kevin Vera
January 13, 2011
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In spite of giving it their all, the CSU East Bay women’s basketball team has been plagued with injuries, inconsistent play. In light of a win-less season, coach Suzy Barcomb and her assistant coach views this as an opportunity to address the weaknesses and turn the season around. “It’s up to my assista...

Pioneer Pete Makeover In Store

Amanda Zepeda
January 13, 2011
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Out with the old, in with the new. The CSUEB Pioneers are set to reveal a new and improved Pioneer Pete mascot. The unveiling will take place between the men’s and women’s basketball games on Jan. 15, when they host Cal State Los Angeles. The design of the new mascot was made possible with input from CSUEB ...

California High School Students Denied Sports Programs

Richard Duboc
January 13, 2011
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The sweeping budget cuts of newly elected Governor Jerry Brown are hurting California’s colleges and universities, with the UC and the CSU systems both slated to receive $500 million in cuts. Even though California’s K-12 education has not been additionally targeted by Brown, schools across the...

Only College Football Can Leave You Feeling Unsatisfied

Jeff Miller
January 13, 2011
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It was a great game, decided as time expired. It was well received, the ratings the highest in the history of cable television. It was the perfect punctuation, the season ending with the controversial Heisman winner striking the famous pose while toting the national title trophy. So why did the whole glori...

While We Were Away, They Were Hard At Work

Amanda Zepeda
January 8, 2011
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While the rest of the students and campus faculty and staff were enjoying their winter break, the CSU East Bay men’s basketball team was hard at work. Despite valiant efforts, East Bay dropped five of their last six games, with their last victory coming against Notre Dame de Namur with a score of ...

Pioneers Fall to UCSD Once Again

Richard Duboc
January 8, 2011
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On the hilltop Monday, the CSU East Bay men’s basketball team lost a hard-fought defensive struggle against the UCSD Tritons by a final score of 64-53. Although the team was driven by flashes of offensive life, poor execution doomed the Pioneers by the end of the first half. With this loss, the team has now lost every game in CCAA Conference play this year. Although t...

High Hopes For Water Polo

Amanda Zepeda
December 9, 2010
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CSU East Bay’s water polo squad will open their 2011 campaign on Jan. 21 at home against UC Santa Barbara. Last year, these lady Pioneers were ranked 19th in the nation, and they seek to continue that same success in this upcoming season. “We’re a lot better than we were last year,” said Co...

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