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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...

Fee Increases and Economy Hit Students Athletes

Brady Landry

December 9, 2010


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Every year when school is let out for the summer, students return home, some never returning to campus. The struggles of the economy have had an effect on everyone, especially students. Last year alone approximately 25 percent of students at the freshman and sophomore levels did not return, accordin...

The CSUEB Fight Song

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010


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CSU East Bay has a fight song? Yes, it does. It might not be as well known as other college’s fight songs but it exists nonetheless. In 1961, when the Pioneer mascot was adopted by then Alameda County State College, it was envisioned to be a space Pioneer. Thus, the first line “The Pioneers...

Pioneer Profile: Farewell to All–Conference Senior

Amanda Zepeda

December 2, 2010


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The Pioneers finished second place in the CCAA Division II Conference, with an overall record of 20-7—a significant improvement from last year’s overall record of 10-21. “It was a really good year,” said Massa. “A lot of our opponents last year would say we didn’t belong in the CCAA D...

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