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Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Sophomore standout announces departure from CSUEB

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After two years of playing for Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, sophomore guard Druce Asah announced last month he is leaving the program. Asah will transfer next year to Metropolitan State University in Denver, which is a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He redshirted his fres...

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The first round of the NBA playoffs has concluded, and all the lesser teams in both conferences have been eliminated. Now the semifinals have started, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Golden State is coming off of a hard-fought first round series over the feisty San ...

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, established a rule in 2005 that players are not eligible for the NBA Draft until they are 19. This rule has since sparked much conversation and debate. It also brought about what is now known in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as “one and done.” “One...

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

It is time for the Golden State Warriors to begin their push towards the playoffs, where the games truly matter. In March, teams begin gearing towards the postseason. This is the point when teams start to tune rotations and play excellent basketball to finish out the regular season. Unlike last year,...

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, the Phoenix Arizona native and California State East Bay’s standout forward, sophomore Morgan Greene is a force to be reckoned with. In only her second season as an active player, the sophomore already ranks in the school’s top 10 all-time career points, blocks and...

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was in the middle of a controversial play when the Warriors demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-80 on Feb. 24. Late in the third quarter, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook charged the rim and missed a layup where he and Warriors guard Nick Young, bec...

Women’s basketball season ends

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

After winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference tournament two years in a row, it was shocking to see the California State East Bay Women’s basketball team lose in the first round. On Tuesday, East Bay faced off against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks (16-12 overa...

Men’s basketball gets a win on senior night

Men’s basketball gets a win on senior night

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team honored their three seniors, guards Jelani Mitchell and Drew Bender and center Kyle Frakes, on Saturday prior to the last home game of the 2017-18 season. “My senior season was a dream,” Bender said. “Obviously it didn’t finish the way I had h...

Men’s basketball continues to struggle

Men’s basketball continues to struggle

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team continued to struggle over the weekend versus Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino. The Pioneers are currently on a six game losing streak and sit in 11th place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings with a record of...

Women’s basketball win streak snapped

Women’s basketball win streak snapped

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a three game win streak and having won seven out of their last eight games, the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team was defeated by UC San Diego. The Pioneers kept up with San Diego, who happen to be undefeated in California Collegiate Athletic Association conference play (CCAA). The...

Men’s basketball finds its rhythm

Men’s basketball finds its rhythm

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After two tough losses in the Inland Empire of Southern California versus Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona, the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team bounced back at home. The team won two home games this past week to improve their record to 8-8 overall, and 4-6 in conference pla...

Women’s basketball player finds her way to East Bay

Women’s basketball player finds her way to East Bay

Chris George,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Morgan Greene is out to prove herself on the court Since her first days at the local YMCA to playing in college, Cal State East Bay women’s basketball player Morgan Greene has always had to start over and prove herself on the court. Greene, who grew up in Maryland, at the age of five found what wou...

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