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‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

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

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Jalen Francis,
Contributor
March 1
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To understand the full impact skateboarding has today globally and within the Bay Area community, a group of four Cal State East Bay professors spent the past 2 years investigating skateboarding, one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. The research team explored the sport from its outsider roots ...

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Victory, victory, victory and another victory. The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 4-0 this weekend as they opened the 2017 season in a double-header against the Academy of Art on Friday. In the first game, the Academy of Art was the first to put points on the board in the first and third i...

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. ...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

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 ...

Pioneer athletes earn academic honors

Pioneer athletes earn academic honors

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

For student athletes at Cal State East Bay, grades seem to be just as important as sports. On Aug. 1 the California Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2015-2016 All Academic Team that saw 58 Pioneers make the squad, more than six other teams in the 13-team conference. According...

East Bay athletes get academic recognition

East Bay athletes get academic recognition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 3
Filed under Sports

Summer is an interesting time of the year for collegiate athletes. There are no games and with limited training and practice requirements, many student athletes head home for the break. However, it is also the time of year that acknowledges the work these athletes do in the classroom. Cal State Ea...

CSUEB spring athletes receive accolades

CSUEB spring athletes receive accolades

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
June 2
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California East Bay spring sports teams did exceptionally well this year, breaking school records and advancing to the postseason. This would not have been possible without some key athletes. Marquise Cherry, Rudy Navarro, Sierra Clark, Chad Hall and Sabrina Hatzer all received accolades for thei...

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Shomari Block,
Contributor
April 21
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Mount Rushmore of Bay Area sports — let’s call it Mount Baymore — would feature the greatest of the greats who have played professionally on Bay Area pro teams. Former 49er quarterback Joe Montana belongs there. Former Giants centerfielder Willie Mays would sit front and center, and former 49ers receiv...

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor
February 4
Filed under Features

For the first time ever, Olympians and Civil Rights activists John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus will share the stage together, in the company of award-winning sports journalist, Dave Zirin. The Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay, which is dedicated to bringing critical attention to...

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