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49ers need young talent on offense through draft

49ers need young talent on offense through draft

Ishwardeep Singh Anand,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

It's the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. This is the time for the team to rest, practice and start recruiting new talent. The 49ers finished their 2017 season with a record of 6-10 which is not great, but it was the beginning of a new era of 49ers football. During the 2017 season, the 49ers...

Men’s golf struggles in home tournament

Men’s golf struggles in home tournament

Brett Fuchs,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At The Club at Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasanton, golfers warmed up on the driving range and putting green waiting to get the first round of the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout underway on March 5 and 6. For the Pioneers it was a frustrating two days of golf. After day one of the competition, the Pioneers...

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, established a rule in 2005 that players are not eligible for the NBA Draft until they are 19. This rule has since sparked much conversation and debate. It also brought about what is now known in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as “one and done.” “One...

Ronda Rousey jumps from UFC to WWE

Ronda Rousey jumps from UFC to WWE

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Dec. 30, 2016, Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Ronda Rousey had her last fight and lost. Before she lost her last match, fans had grown accustomed to seeing Rousey win all the time with a 14-2 record. All of her wins ended in the first round by knockout or submission with her signature...

Sharks make moves at NHL trade deadline

Sharks make moves at NHL trade deadline

Ben Conroy,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every season for every sport there is a trade deadline. It usually happens three-quarters of the way through the season, and it is the last date a team can make a trade for the rest of the season. Teams often make trades around this time to try and make their team stronger for playoffs. The NHL’s...

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past three years, the USA Men’s Rugby team never made it past the semifinal round in the USA Sevens Rugby tournament in Las Vegas. That all changed on March 4, when the team shutout Argentina 28-0 to win their second CUP Final. Led by team captain Ben Pinkleman, the team entered Sunday’s...

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

It is time for the Golden State Warriors to begin their push towards the playoffs, where the games truly matter. In March, teams begin gearing towards the postseason. This is the point when teams start to tune rotations and play excellent basketball to finish out the regular season. Unlike last year,...

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, the Phoenix Arizona native and California State East Bay’s standout forward, sophomore Morgan Greene is a force to be reckoned with. In only her second season as an active player, the sophomore already ranks in the school’s top 10 all-time career points, blocks and...

CSUEB baseball continues to struggle

CSUEB baseball continues to struggle

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team went 1-3 in their four game series versus the Stanislaus State Warriors (10-7 overall, 6-5 California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference) in conference play over the weekend. “We’re a solid squad,” Senior pitcher Alex Vesia said. “We have...

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was in the middle of a controversial play when the Warriors demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-80 on Feb. 24. Late in the third quarter, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook charged the rim and missed a layup where he and Warriors guard Nick Young, bec...

Softball loses to the Toros in the rain

Softball loses to the Toros in the rain

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Pioneer softball team faced off against the California State University, Dominguez Hills Toros in a four-game series during a rainy weekend at Pioneer Field. The team went 1-for-4 in the series, as they had trouble scoring. In the first game on Saturday, they fell 4-0 on the wet fields and...

Earthquakes win season opener

Earthquakes win season opener

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Jose beats MNUFC at home 3-2 After making it to the playoff last season and a long and fast paced preseason the San Jose Earthquakes were ready to start the new MLS season at home with a bang. The plan was to walk away with a win and three point from the first match and that’s exactly what the Q...

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