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Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

The CSU East Bay Baseball team has some new blood this year. Coach Mike Cummins is the new interim head coach of the Pioneer Baseball team for this upcoming season. Previously, Cummins spent six years as head coach at San Francisco State and spent last season as San Jose State’s Assistant baseball coa...

Volleyball qualifies for CCAA Tournament for first time

Volleyball qualifies for CCAA Tournament for first time

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay volleyball team has qualified and will compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament for the first time ever since joining the conference in 2009. East Bay, 13-13 overall and 9-9 conference, fought hard to get the wins necessary to qualify for the...

Freshman guard makes statement over the weekend

Freshman guard makes statement over the weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

After redshirting last year, at the urging of his coach to get a feel for the program, freshman guard Druce Asah established himself as a key player for the California State East Bay men’s basketball team, by being the leading scorer in each of the team’s last three games. On Friday, t...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors got off to an unexpected start in their regular season opener last Tuesday. The team fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the opener, 129-100. Many were shocked, because with the addition of Kevin Durant the Warriors seemed unstoppable, but even with a former MVP and the reigning...

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

Oakland A’s fans who tuned into the World Series may have recognized a familiar face or two. As a matter of fact, they might have recognized seven familiar faces on the field playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Seeing these former A’s playing on baseball’s biggest sta...

Volleyball keeps up the momentum

Volleyball keeps up the momentum

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s volleyball team has been on a roll. They have won six of their last seven games in conference play, which has moved them up to third in the California Collegiate Athletic Association north division standings, giving them a chance to possibly make it into the po...

CSUEB men’s soccer unable to get a win

CSUEB men’s soccer unable to get a win

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

In its past two games, the California State East Bay men's soccer team was unable to score any goals against California State San Marcos or UC San Diego. On Friday night, the team faced California State San Marcos (5-4-4 overall, 4-2-4 conference), which ended in a physical yet scoreless game. By the ...

Tritons slay women’s soccer in final home game

Tritons slay women’s soccer in final home game

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s soccer team had mixed emotions on Sunday. Their game against top-ranked UC San Diego was the women’s final home game and the final game for seven seniors: Jasmine Corbett, Sialei Manuleleua, Megan Ravenscroft, Tia Sidtikun, Rachel Robbert, Andrea Hernandez and Savannah...

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Earlier this month, Nevada lawmakers approved legislation to raise the hotel bed tax in Clark County. The increase will go towards a new $1.9 billion football stadium, which the city hopes will be the new home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. In order for a team to move to Sin City, at least 24 of the 3...

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