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Men’s and Women’s basketball advance

Men’s and Women’s basketball advance

By Marcos Sanchez, CONTRIBUTOR

March 7, 2019

Home court advantage was an understatement as the No. 3 seed California State University, East Bay won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) playoff game this week. The Pioneers dominated the No. 6 seed California State University, Dominguez Hills in the quarterfinals of t...

Pioneer Pete’s replacement undecided

Pioneer Pete’s replacement undecided

Por Earlene Mary Escobal, CONTRIBUTOR

February 28, 2019

California State University, East Bay faculty and administrators have assembled a committee that will assist in the selection of a new university mascot. CSUEB has not had an official mascot since October 2018. Pioneer Pete was removed after a group of students and faculty argued his character was ...

Raiders reach a deal to play in Oakland

Raiders reach a deal to play in Oakland

By TJ Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

February 28, 2019

  The Oakland Raiders will reportedly return to Oakland for the 2019 NFL season as the team’s months-long search for a stadium is over. The Raiders and the Oakland Coliseum Authority have agreed to a deal for the 2019 season, according to NFL.com. The deal includes an option for the Raiders...

Coach Bryan Rooney named coach of the week

Coach Bryan Rooney named coach of the week

Por T.J. Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

February 21, 2019

California State University, East Bay’s men’s basketball head coach, Bryan Rooney, has been named coach of the week by HoopDirt.com. Rooney and the Pioneers are in the midst of a stellar season and Rooney was honored for week 14’s division two coach of the week. Duke’s division one coach Mike Krz...

Oakland A’s set to pick up where they left off

Oakland A’s set to pick up where they left off

February 14, 2019

The Oakland A’s are poised to pick up right where they left off after a surprising and overachieving 2018 season. The A’s sent their pitchers and catchers to report to Spring training on Feb. 11 to kick off their 2019 Cactus League season on Feb. 21. The A’s were anxious to build off of la...

Oakland Athletics First Round Draft Pick is Taking Talents to the NFL

Oakland Athletics First Round Draft Pick is Taking Talents to the NFL

By Haley Lyss, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019

Not even a multi-million dollar signing bonus could entice 21-year-old dual athlete Kyler Murray to choose the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics took a standout two-sport athlete Kyler Murray, from the University of Oklahoma, ninth overall in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft in June 2018...

Men’s basketball succeeds on roadtrip

Men’s basketball succeeds on roadtrip

By Marcos Sanchez, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019

The California State University, East Bay men’s basketball team won two crucial back-to-back away games this past week in Southern California against California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Dominguez Hills. The Pioneers now stand at the top of the California Col...

U.S. vs Costa Rica international friendly

U.S. vs Costa Rica international friendly

February 7, 2019

PHOTOS BY ALLISON WESEMAN/THE PIONEER The United States ended January Camp with a win against Costa Rica under new head coach Gregg Berhalter. The men’s team struggled to captalize on fast breaks but after half time, they returned with more energy. Midfielder Sebastian Lletget returned after in...

U.S. Men’s Soccer defeats Costa Rica

U.S. Men’s Soccer defeats Costa Rica

By Alli Wesewan, PHOTO EDITOR

February 7, 2019

The United States Men’s National soccer team returned to Avaya Stadium to face Costa Rica on Saturday. This was the second game of the January camp and the first one under new Head Coach, Gregg Berhalter. The January Camp allows the national team coaches to evaluate players and how they interact ...

CSUEB spring sports kickoff for student athletes

By TJ Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

January 31, 2019

California State University, East Bay hosted its Spring Sports Kickoff event on Tuesday as its student-athletes prepare for the upcoming spring seasons in various sports. All CSUEB spring sports teams, including men’s baseball, women’s softball and track and field were featured in the event. E...

Oakland A’s Fan Fest 2019

Oakland A’s Fan Fest 2019

By TJ Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

January 31, 2019

Optimism for 2019 and the future was in the air as members of the 2019 Oakland Athletics stood on stage at the team’s annual Fan Fest event in Oakland. A’s president Dave Kaval stoked fans’ hopes for a successful 2019 season and an eventual new stadium as he was surrounded by team players an...

Raiders willing to discuss playing in Oakland next season

Raiders willing to discuss playing in Oakland next season

By Jon Becker, THE MERCURY NEWS

January 25, 2019

The Oakland Athletics’ quest for a new ballpark continues to move along as the team seeks the necessary approval from a California state commission. A’s officials, led by president Dave Kaval met with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission late last week to discuss the tea...

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