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Warriors snap losing streak with 125-97 win

Warriors snap losing streak with 125-97 win

By Mark Medina, MERCURY NEWS

November 30, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. After dominating with three NBA championships in the past four years, the Golden State Warriors have spent the past week slogging through injuries and listless performances. They rectified that, though, with a 125-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday at Oracle Arena to...

Volleyball advances to NCAA West Regional

Volleyball advances to NCAA West Regional

By Marissa Marshall, SPORTS EDITOR

November 15, 2018

Despite losing in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) tournament semifinals to Cal Poly Pomona (23-5 overall, 14-3 CCAA), the California State University, East Bay’s Volleyball team will be advancing to the NCAA Division II West Regional Tournament. This will be the programs first...

Men’s basketball starts season off 2-0

Men’s basketball starts season off 2-0

By Daniel Bereal, CONTRIBUTOR

November 15, 2018

The California State University, East Bay men’s basketball team finished the Veteran’s Day Classic 2-0 with impressive victories against Notre Dame de Namur and Holy Names University. The Pioneers started the season with a win against the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts on Friday. They played extrem...

East Bay wins CCAA North Division

East Bay wins CCAA North Division

By Amyra Soriano, SPORTS EDITOR

November 9, 2018

The California State University, East Bay volleyball team secured the North Division California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) title in a sweep against Sonoma State University (8-19 overall, 4-14 CCAA) on Saturday. This was the final game of the regular season for the Pioneers but also, their th...

A’s management renews contract

A’s management renews contract

By TJ Porreca, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

November 9, 2018

The Oakland Athletics rewarded their management team with new contracts after wrapping up a successful 2018 season in which the team made the playoffs. The A’s announced last week that their three highest-ranking management figures, President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane, General Manager Da...

Warriors looking for another championship

Warriors looking for another championship

By Nyla Roberts, CONTRIBUTOR

November 9, 2018

The NBA season is finally here and the Golden State Warriors are doing what they do best: win. In a fascinating month of Golden State basketball, the two-time defending champs have the best record in the league at 10-1 and the team is not showing signs of slowing down. The Warriors faced the Clevelan...

Memories of Oracle Arena will remain when Warriors move

Memories of Oracle Arena will remain when Warriors move

By TJ Porreca, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

November 1, 2018

The Golden State Warriors’ 2018-19 NBA season will not just be the end of another season but it will also be the end of an era in Oakland. The Warriors are in the midst of their final season in Oakland’s Oracle Arena and are set to move across the bridge to Chase Center in San Francisco in 2019....

“Roughing the Passer” penalty causes controversy

“Roughing the Passer” penalty causes controversy

By Rigoberto Vergara, CONTRIBUTOR

November 1, 2018

Penalties change the way defenses play William Hayes, defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, will miss his 10th season in the NFL after an injury to his ACL during a game against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 23. The NFL implemented an update to the “Roughing the Passer” penalty, which has stirred co...

Looking toward East Bay’s basketball coming season

Looking toward East Bay’s basketball coming season

By Daniel Bereal, CONTRIBUTOR

October 26, 2018

California State University, East Bay’s men’s basketball team heads into the 2018-2019 season with 11 new, and four senior players. Last year, the Pioneers had an overall record of 10-18 and 6-16 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play during the 2017-2018 season. They had a tough s...

Oakland Raiders reeling after bye week

Oakland Raiders reeling after bye week

By TJ Porecca, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

October 26, 2018

The Oakland Raiders’ 2018 season is in a downward spiral. Much of the excitement and promise that was abundant in January, when head coach Jon Gruden was hired, has since worn off. Since Gruden traded Oakland’s best defensive player, Khalil Mack, a week prior to the season, Oakland has a record of 1-...

Cross Country at Santa Clara Bronco Invitational

Cross Country at Santa Clara Bronco Invitational

By Brett Fuchs, CONTRIBUTOR

October 19, 2018

The California State East Bay Cross Country team ended their regular season with a stellar performance at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. The teams headed out to Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Oct. 13 in a field stacked with over 200 runners in both the mens and womens races. Eas...

Raiders set to invade Sin City a year early

Raiders set to invade Sin City a year early

By Edward Soper, CONTRIBUTOR

October 19, 2018

It is officially the end of an era; The Raiders, for the second time, are leaving Oakland, but this time they will not be headed back to Los Angeles, which is now home to the Rams and the Chargers. The Raiders will be the first NFL franchise to move to Las Vegas. This was due to the team and the cit...

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