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‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

CSUEB Athletics sign deal with Under Armour

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

After five years of purchasing apparel through clothing and equipment company Eastbay, the Pioneers will make the switch to Under Armour beginning in fall. On July 20, Cal State East Bay announced a five-year deal with distributor BSN Sports and Under Armour to provide all athletics teams with uniforms,...

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women’s basketball games are more fun than men’s basketball games. When a statement like that is made, the majority of people, especially men, would disagree. But there's a clear explanation that has plenty of validity to it. Before working with a WNBA team, I would have said an NBA game ...

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Last Thursday’s NBA Draft proved once again that owner Joe Lacob wasn’t far off when he declared that the Warriors front office was lightyears ahead of everyone else in the NBA. As arrogant as that may have sounded, the Warriors continue to make very smart, strategic moves. Last year, they bough...

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 NBA Finals start tonight between the Golden State Warriors and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena at 6 p.m. This is the first time in NBA history that two teams will face one another in the finals for the third year in a row. The Warriors are entering the finals with...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

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...

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...

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

July 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors just finished one of the greatest NBA seasons of all time, winning an NBA record 73 games in the regular season, topping the 1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72-10. Despite their success, they were unable to bring back a second consecutive championship to Oakland, blowing a 3-1 lead ...

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite trailing 3-1 after four games in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors managed to do the unthinkable: Come back. Their on-the-road victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday, 108-101, set up the game 7 showdown at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors did not disappoint and de...

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe

June 1, 2016


Filed under Spanish

A pesar de salir 3-1 después de cuatro partidos en las Finales de la Conferencia del Oeste, los Warriors de Golden State lograron hacer lo impensable: volvieron. Su victoria sobre Oklahoma City el sábado, 108-101, estableció el enfrentamiento en el séptimo juego en el Oracle Arena en Oakland el d...

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