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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
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...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
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...

NBA all-star game needs a reset

NBA all-star game needs a reset

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22
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...

Golden State Warriors lead All-Stars

Golden State Warriors lead All-Stars

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Sports

The NBA All-Star Games debut over this coming weekend, running from Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, and features some Bay Area athletes, giving it a local feel.   Four Golden State Warriors players made the All-star roster for the game including guard Stephen Curry, forward Kevin Durant, forward Draymond Gr...

Unscripted Podcast – November 10 Mixdown

Unscripted Podcast – November 10 Mixdown

Jocelyn Kibby
December 12
Filed under Media, Podcasts, Videos

Unscripted podcast from November 10, 2016 / CSUEB men's basketball team discuss season expectations, the NBA, and play basketball trivia

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
December 8
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer
November 9
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 2
Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors got off to an unexpected start in their regular season opener last Tuesday. The team fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the opener, 129-100. Many were shocked, because with the addition of Kevin Durant the Warriors seemed unstoppable, but even with a former MVP and the reigning...

Warriors ready for new season

Warriors ready for new season

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
October 5
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors’ 2016-17 basketball season started with a 97-93 pre-season loss on Oct. 1 against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The rest of the NBA might want to play the Warriors early this year before they come together as this team. They are loaded with talent and seem determ...

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 3
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Basketball Association and Golden State Warriors executives took a firm stance against North Carolina and its HB2 law on July 21. They decided to move the All-Star Game to another city, which is still undetermined, according to an official statement from the NBA and current commissioner Ad...

Warriors lose a legend: Nate Thurmond, 1941-2016

Warriors lose a legend: Nate Thurmond, 1941-2016

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 20
Filed under Sports

The off-season has been eventful for the Golden State Warriors but things took a turn for the worse over the weekend. The Warriors announced Nathaniel “Nate” Thurmond, 74, died from leukemia on Saturday in San Francisco. Thurmond played 14 seasons in the NBA from 1963 to 1977, 11 of which were...

¿Qué es el siguiente paso para los Warriors?

¿Qué es el siguiente paso para los Warriors?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe
July 13
Filed under Spanish

Cuando los Warriors de Golden State perdieron el séptimo partido de las finales de la NBA a los Cleveland Cavaliers liderados por Lebron James el mes pasado, estaba devastado. He desactivado mi cuenta de Twitter y he evitado todo el contenido relacionado con el deporte, incluyendo la ESPN, que es una ...

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