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No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

Campus sports culture eludes students

Campus sports culture eludes students

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

Every year I watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament commonly known as ‘March Madness.’ This consists of 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams competing in a winner-take-all; one loss and you are out tournament to determine a national champion. My eyes always drift towards the fans during the game. Teenag...

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament. “It is bittersweet that the season is over, but this season taught me how to fight through adversity and continue to w...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two-peat! The California State East Bay women’s basketball team won the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, March 5. Despite losing head coach Suzy Barcomb and six seniors who were also the the top scorers on the team last year, East Bay m...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55. Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshma...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Tuesday during a road game against the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell on forward Kevin Durant that caused the superstar swingman visible pain in his left leg. Things looked bleak for Durant and the Warriors, however, on Wednesday morning the team rele...

Men’s basketball team goes 1-1 in last two games

Men’s basketball team goes 1-1 in last two games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay men’s basketball team ended their season 1-1 over the weekend with games against Chico State and Stanislaus State. In what seemed to be a promising season for the Pioneers due to their 6-0 start in the beginning of the season, it was a surprise to not see the men go ...

NBA all-star game needs a reset

NBA all-star game needs a reset

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In the second half of the 66th annual NBA All-Star game on Sunday in New Orleans, two big men from the Eastern Conference squad had a breakaway two-on-one opportunity. The only player left to defend them was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. How did Curry respond? He laid down on his stomach at the fr...

Women’s basketball sweep homecoming weekend

Women’s basketball sweep homecoming weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s basketball team made the most of homecoming weekend. The team defeated both of their opponents; Sonoma State and San Francisco State in what their eleventh win in their last 13 games, and initiated a three-game win streak. East Bay has been on a roll and left...

Basketball teams go 1-3 on road trip

Basketball teams go 1-3 on road trip

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

A four-game Southern California road trip for the Cal State East Bay basketball teams yielded just one win over the weekend. Here’s how the women and men did: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The CSUEB women’s basketball team was able to split their road games over the weekend. Things started rough for the ...

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