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East Bay athletes get academic recognition

East Bay athletes get academic recognition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2016


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, 2016


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 20, 2016


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, 2016


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...

Sharks start season hot on the ice

Sharks start season hot on the ice

Maarquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

After coaching replacements and new player acquisitions, the San Jose Sharks season has officially started with a bang with a 5-3 record. San Jose ended the 2014-2015 season with a 40-33-9 record, which caused the team to miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-2003 season, snapping a...

Pro sports should hire more women

Pro sports should hire more women

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Finally, professional sports are catching up to the rest of the world. For years, women have been ignored when it comes to coaching in men’s professional sports. The stigma is, how can you coach in a league that you’ve never played in? However, the professional leagues are full of coaches that...

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

In the 105th minute of the match and the second overtime period, CSUEB drew a corner kick against the Coyotes (4-5-3 overall, 3-2-1 conference). Junior midfielder Andrea Hernandez booted the ball into the crowd and after a deflection another junior midfielder for the Pioneers, Tia Sidtikun, collected the ...

Letter to the Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Letters-to-editor

Dear Pioneer Newspaper, As a former sports editor and editor-in-chief of the Pioneer I found Louis LaVenture’s article about the A’s and Giants missing in some facts. Mr. LaVenture stated that the A’s had traded away Eric Chavez. If there was any research done, Chavez is the reason the A’s ...

Bay Area Derby Girls define toughness

Bay Area Derby Girls define toughness

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Bay Area Derby Girls practice in an old warehouse in Oakland. The door is always locked and there is a buddy system so no one leaves alone. Sometimes people break into cars in the neighborhood, but the B.A.D. Girls make the best out of their location and have made this place their own. They assembled the t...

Oakland stadium deal nears decision

Oakland stadium deal nears decision

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd Kephart addressed a small crowd on Aug. 25 at Lungomare restaurant in Jack London Square in Oakland where he said the new stadium deal for the Oakland Raiders had a “50-50” chance of being finalized. While the report by Kephart and his company New City Development LL...

Student athletes pile up awards

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Championships aren’t the only way to measure success when it comes to sports. While Cal State East Bay didn’t capture a team title this past season, several athletes and teams earned honors and awards for their performances in 2015. The most recent award was given to CSUEB’s women's swimming...

Softball team sinks against Otters

Softball team sinks against Otters

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 1-3 over the weekend to the third ranked team in the country against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. CSUEB is now 14-10 overall and 7-9 in CCAA conference contests while the third ranked Otters improved to 18-3 overall and 9-3 in conference competition a...

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