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San Francisco Giants Set To Open Season Against Dodgers

Amanda Zepeda

April 4, 2011

Not even the baseball gods could have written a better script than that of the San Francisco Giants overcoming the odds and going on to be 2010 World Series Champions. The reigning world champs are ready to do it again, as they open up their long-anticipated season against the Los Angeles Dod...

NCAA Final Four Referees Survive and Advance, Too

David Fox / MCT

April 4, 2011

Another bracket is playing out in the NCAA tournament, where the best of the best advance from one week to the next. Those left standing in this contest—as with Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and VCU—are among the nation's best, too. Officials "advance" through the tournament similar to the teams...

Baseball Defeated By San Bernadino

Amanda Zepeda

March 17, 2011

Approaching the midway point of their season, the CSU East Bay baseball team has found itself in last place just three games behind San Francisco State University. With a 5-18 record in CCAA play and a 3-13 overall record, the Pioneers realize there is still plenty of baseball left to be play...

For First Time, Every NCAA Game is on TV

Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times (MCT) and Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times (MCT)

March 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES _ Nothing says NCAA basketball mayhem like the words of Gus Johnson calling a down-to-the-wire game. “Coldblooded,” Johnson howled Saturday when Washington’s Isaiah Thomas, well, cold-bloodedly ended the Pac-10 championship game in overtime against Arizona with a jump shot at the buzzer....

Softball Looks to Finish Season Strong

Kevin Vera and Kevin Vera

March 17, 2011

With an 11-13 record for the season, CSU East Bay’s softball team is on pace to finish the season strongly, improving greatly over last year’s performance. Last year’s squad included several freshmen who have stepped it up in their respective positions, and as sophomores, have used their experienc...

CCAA Season Closes at CSUEB

Amanda Zepeda

March 10, 2011

All the hard-fought, shot-for-shot games, blow-out wins and defeats came down to one weekend and one event. On Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, CSU East Bay hosted the 2011 CCAA Division II Basketball Championships. Although CSUEB did not participate in the events, a great number of colleg...

Former Olympian Brings Expertise to Pioneer Athletics

Amanda Zepeda

March 10, 2011

Walking in the midst of students and staff at CSU East Bay is an accomplished woman who overcame gender barriers to become a world known athlete and Olympian. Her name is Dawn Ellerbe. Ellerbe, born on April 3, 1974 in Islip, New York, is the assistant athletic director for marketing and promot...

The Face of Parkour

Amanda Zepeda

March 3, 2011

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

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

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

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

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...

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