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Volleyball squad claws out win over San Marcos Cougars

Volleyball squad claws out win over San Marcos Cougars

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under Sports

It’s been a tough couple of years for the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team. The squad hasn’t posted a winning record since 2011 when they finished 16-11 overall and 11-11 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference games, but still missed out on the postseaso...

Men’s soccer rebounds after tough loss

Men’s soccer rebounds after tough loss

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Sept. 23, the Cal State East Bay men’s soccer team fell to Sonoma State (3-2-3 overall, 3-1 conference). This was the Pioneers’ third loss in a row. Fortunately, the team was able to bounce back on Sunday and get their first conference win of the season against Humboldt State (3-4-1 o...

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
September 28
Filed under Sports

After giving up 70 points in their first two games this season, the Oakland Raiders were lucky to be 1-1. However, it was the defense that finally came through for the silver and black on Sunday in Tennessee when they improved to 2-1 after a 17-10 road win over the Titans (1-2). The de...

Women’s soccer team off to a rocky start

Women’s soccer team off to a rocky start

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
September 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women's soccer team had an upsetting start to the California Collegiate Athletic Association competition. The team and Coach Amy Gerrace traveled to Southern California facing both California State Los Angeles (3-2-2) and California State Dominguez Hills (5-1) to kick...

Getting back on the track

Getting back on the track

Ivy Gates,
Contributor
September 21
Filed under Opinion, Sports

I started running track in the 7th grade. Track and field became the perfect sport for me because I am skinny and have long legs. I learned everything about track and field by going to my sister’s track meets. My sister started running track in 6th grade. She participated in field events, the 100...

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When new arenas and Oakland are mentioned, usually the Oakland Raiders come to mind. Even the Golden State Warriors or the Oakland Athletics would be more deserving of a new arena, but it was the egaming community that got one instead. The collaboration between ESports Arena, based in...

Athletic director honored by East Bay

Athletic director honored by East Bay

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31
Filed under Sports

It was a short ride, but it was memorable. Cal State East Bay hosted a farewell for former athletic director Joan McDermott, who accepted the same position at her alma mater, San Francisco University, on Aug. 23. McDermott will take over at USF in a few weeks and East Bay tabbed Dr. Don Sawyer ...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

Cam Inman,
East Bay Times
August 31
Filed under Metro, Sports

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s exhibition-season finale. “No, because if something happened, you’d be proving my point,” Kaepernick sa...

McDermott accepts new position at USF

McDermott accepts new position at USF

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 24
Filed under Campus, Sports

Just when it seemed like Cal State East Bay’s athletic department couldn’t experience any more turnover, it did. Nearly a year and four months into her tenure as East Bay’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Joan McDermott has accepted a new position as the Senior Associate Athletic ...

Team USA’s golden moments at the Summer Olympics

Team USA’s golden moments at the Summer Olympics

Marc Vicente,
Contributor
August 24
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics completed on Sunday, 567 representatives from the United States returned home and brought medals with them: 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. That adds up to a grand total of 121 Olympic medals; which is currently the most medals the United States was awa...

Preseason begins for NFL

Preseason begins for NFL

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 18
Filed under Sports

For football enthusiasts, it is the best time of the year. The NFL preseason kicked off last week and both of our local teams, the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, finally got to hit another team after long couple months of training camp competing for roster spots with team- mates. ...

Baseball coaches step down

Baseball coaches step down

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 17
Filed under Sports

Coaches leaving Cal State East Bay is starting to become a trend. CSUEB men’s baseball Head Coach Bob Ralston and Associate Head Coach Darren Lewis — a former San Francisco Giants center fielder — both stepped down on Aug. 11, according to Director of Athletics Joan McDermott. The m...

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