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The Face of Parkour

Amanda Zepeda

March 3, 2011


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Free runner champion Ryan Doyle of England shares his story about being the sport’s poster boy Parkour, a discipline that stresses self-expression through improvised bodily movements using one’s immediate surroundings as a playground, can best be described as an art form. Much more than jus...

Season Over For Men’s Basketball

Kevin Vera

March 3, 2011


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A young CSU East Bay men’s basketball team finished the 2010-11 season with a combined record of 4-22, finishing last in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team’s last win was at home in a 72-66 victory over Chico State on Feb. 16, and since then, the Pioneers have lost five...

A Different Kind Of Speed Skating

Amanda Zepeda

March 3, 2011


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The sound of a shot fired triggers the racers to fly out of their starting position. No, it’s not horse racing, or NASCAR—it’s speed skating. Inline speed skating originated from the hobby of four-wheel quad skating, which became popular in the 1970s. Shortly after came the transitio...

Golf Season Back In Full Swing

Amanda Zepeda

February 24, 2011


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It’s swings away for the CSU East Bay men and women’s golf teams as they look to begin their spring season. In East Bay’s last time out on the green, the Pioneers concluded the Fall season lasting from September 18 through November 2, which saw them compete in five tournaments with fifth-year...

The Pioneers Swim Strong in Regional Swim Championship

Kevin Vera

February 24, 2011


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First-year head coach Ben Loorz of the CSU East Bay women's swim team concludes his first season with the program as the team heads into the offseason. With a strong performance during their season closer during the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference (PCSC) Championship in Long Beach, the team placed ninth out of 13, beating out the competition among them, inclu...

Player of The Week: Finlay

Amanda Zepeda

February 17, 2011


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CSU East Bay guard Sarah Finlay took home the honors of the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) women’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 7-13. After leading the Pioneers to a home sweep of Chico State and CSU Stanislaus last week, Finlay is the first Pioneer to receive player of the week honors this season. In the last hom...

CSU East Bay Track Team Off to The Races Again

Amanda Zepeda

February 10, 2011


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The CSU East Bay Track team is gearing up for their second stint in the CCAA Division II Conference. After a successful season of cross country in the fall, both the men and women’s track teams are looking forward to an equally successful spring. The team has already begun its promising start by...

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 ...

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