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Cross Country Teams Work Hard, Win Easy

Amanda Zepeda

September 22, 2011

In an attempt to veer the CSU East Bay cross country team into a successful direction, Coach Ralph Jones has implemented a four-word mantra into the minds of the Pioneers: “Work hard, win easy.” A win is something the women’s cross country team became quite familiar with over the weekend at ...

Oakland Boxer Aims to Bring Belts Home

Jose Casorla

September 1, 2011

The Super Six Press Tour wrapped up in Oakland on August 24 to promote the fight between Oakland’s gold medalist and current World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Andre Ward and current World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight Champion Carl Froch. The fight is schedule...

Roster Turmoil Highlights the Start of Volleyball Season

Will Maldonado

September 1, 2011

Coming off the heels of a season with a 20-7 record and a second place standing in the CCAA, the Pioneer women’s volleyball team has their work cut out for them. Only four players return from last season, sophomore Katie Allen, juniors Kitonna Offord and Jade Sanford and senior Leslie Ray—there...

Guerrero Pulls Out of Maidana Matchup

Jose Casorla

August 25, 2011

The boxing fight card that was scheduled for August 27 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose between Gilroy’s Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana was cancelled due to a shoulder injury that Guerrero received during training. “Robert Guerrero injured his shoulder in sparring to the point where it was numb. We’re afraid it is a torn rotator cuff,” Richard Schaffer, CEO of Golden...

49ers Practice Raises Hopes for This Season

Ryan Partridge

August 18, 2011

Fan Fest 2011 at the San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara facility was full of activities, fun and excitement for the coming season. San Francisco running back Frank Gore looked quicker than ever, even after the severe hip injury and a four day hold out, Alex Smith looked fine tuned, polished and ready, the offensive line looked fit and experienced and linebacker Patr...

Basketball Signs Nine Man Recruiting Class

Will Maldonado

August 11, 2011

After a 4-22 season that saw the CSU East Bay men’s basketball team average a paltry 62.3 points per game, head coach Will Biggs signed a class of nine players that he hopes will invigorate the team’s style of play and eventually lead the program back to the success it had at the Division III le...

Bring on the Favre

Charlie Kenneweg

August 4, 2011

The NFL lockout is finally over and teams all over the league have been filling up their rosters with the nearly 560 available free agents. Top Free Agents have already been swooped up like Nnamdi Asomugha to the Eagles, Sidney Rice to the Seahawks, and the previously incarcerated Plaxico Burress to the Jets. However, there are still some big names on the mar...

CSUEB Hires Bob Ralston as New Head Baseball Coach

Will Maldonado

August 4, 2011

CSU East Bay’s athletic department announced some major news on July 27 with the hiring of alumnus Bob Ralston as the baseball program’s head coach, replacing the retiring Dirk Morrison. Ralston’s resume includes a 21-year coaching career across multiple levels of baseball including stops at...

Players and Owners Reach Deal to End NFL Lockout

Radhika Jit

July 28, 2011

Player representatives from 32 different teams agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement July 25 to end the 132-day National Football League (NFL) lockout. “This is a long time coming and football is finally back,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith came together outside the NFL...

Past Track and Cross Country Programs Reveal Recipe for Success

Will Maldonado

July 28, 2011

New Pioneer track and cross country head coach Ralph Jones is aware of the history that surrounds the CSU East Bay track and cross country programs and strives to bring the team back to its glory days. “Back when they were Cal State Hayward the school was probably one of the most dominant programs in ...

Guerrero Set to Fight Against Maidana

Jose Casorla

July 21, 2011

It has been two years since Gilroy native Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero fought in front of a hometown crowd, but local fans that have been waiting for the boxer to fight on Bay Area soil once again will have to wait no longer. On Saturday, August 27 Guerrero will make his ring return on home turf when he takes on Marcos Maidana at the HP P...

Basketball Recruitment Begins

William LaBad

July 21, 2011

Following last year’s dismal 4-22 record, the CSU East Bay men’s basketball program is undergoing renovations by adding new recruits in hopes of achieving success during the upcoming season. Over the past five seasons, the Pioneers have not had many of the same players return to play consecutive year...

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