California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming out of the small northern California town of Fall River Mills, east of Redding.  One of the newest members of Cal State East Bay’s men’s basketball team, Justin Vigil, seems like your typical university freshman. He is a fan of Iron Man, enjoys watching Netflix, “Last Chance U” is his favo...

Men’s soccer team cruises past Santa Cruz

Men’s soccer team cruises past Santa Cruz

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although it’s been awhile since the California State East Bay men’s soccer team dominated in a match, on Sunday, the Pioneers played their final exhibition game of the season versus UC Santa Cruz (4-8-1 overall) and won. Ahead of this game, the Pioneers had not won since Sept. 8 when they faced S...

East Bay men’s soccer off to a rough start

East Bay men’s soccer off to a rough start

Brett Fuchs,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 30 seconds left on the clock in double overtime on a hot Sunday afternoon at Pioneer stadium, the referee called a foul, which gave the Golden Eagles of Cal state Los Angeles a final opportunity to score the golden goal. As the foul happened, the other center back and I began to organize every...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The Raiders started off with a 2-0 record but due to a series of poor performances in recent competition they have ...

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fifty-nine point three American and Canadians participate in fantasy sports each year making it a $7.22 billion industry, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. With a 17 week NFL regular season schedule, we are right in the heart and soul as well as the excitement of fantasy sports. This...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

After the National Football League kneeling protests came to a pinnacle in week three of the 2017 NFL season, it’s only natural the NBA and its players began to voice their own opinions on the matter as the regular season approaches. People may think protests that forego standing for the National Anthem was first st...

WNBA Finals take center stage

WNBA Finals take center stage

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s game five of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals and the Los Angeles Sparks are facing the Minnesota Lynx in what was their second time in a row going head-to-head in the finals. The entire five-game series was a back and forth battle between the two teams and demonstra...

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 marked a defining day not only for sports journalism but for women around the world. Doris Burke, an ESPN NBA analyst, became the first woman to become a full-time game analyst on a national level according to ESPN. Burke has worked for ESPN since 1991 according to their Media Zone site....

Will the San Jose Earthquakes be playoff bound once again?

Will the San Jose Earthquakes be playoff bound once again?

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Only two games remain in the regular season, and the San Jose Earthquakes are fighting for every point possible to secure a spot in the top six of the Western Conference. If they’re able to successfully secure a playoff position they once again have a fighting chance at MLS glory. The Quakes ha...

Volleyball bounces back, sinks Otters

Volleyball bounces back, sinks Otters

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

After losing two straight matches, the Cal State East Bay volleyball team bounced back over the weekend as they traveled to Monterey Bay and left with a 3-2 victory. “This last game against Monterey was a really big game for us,” junior middle blocker Deja Thompson said. “Lately we were str...

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Oct. 1 marked the end of the Major League Baseball regular season. Unfortunately for baseball fans, the last day of the regular season was drama-free as the last of the 10 playoff teams clinched postseason berths the day prior. However, there should be no shortage of action on Oct. 3 when the play...

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