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By The Numbers: Sports from an Irreverent Perspective

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist
and Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

November 29, 2011


Filed under Sports

Ladies and Gentlemen Pioneers, welcome back! Let’s talk sports. My photo editor is going to get a kick out of this one. The San Francisco 49ers (against my preseason judgement) are good. They’re darn good. They’re 8-1 good (that has to make the Dallas Cowboys giggle just a little). First...

CSUEB Basketball Off to a Head Start

Amanda Zepeda
Sports Editor

November 29, 2011


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The CSU East Bay basketball team opened up the 2011 campaign in grand fashion defeating Dominican University by a 20 point margin. In their home opener and first game of the season, the Pioneers displayed a completely revamped team under the direction of coach Will Biggs, defeating Dominican University by a final score ...

Stanford’s Luck Loses Hold on Heisman Award

Jon Wilner
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
, Jon Wilner
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
, and Jon Wilner
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

November 29, 2011


Filed under Sports

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t lose the Heisman Trophy with his substandard performance in the loss to Oregon, but he lost a stranglehold on the award. For the first time this season, the Heisman race is just that: a race. Luck held a commanding lead until he committed three turnovers...

Volleyball Closes Out the Season

Amanda Zepeda
Sports Editor

November 29, 2011


Filed under Sports

In their first official season in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, the CSU East Bay volleyball team was out to prove they could compete with the rest of the conference. The Pioneers finished the season over the weekend with a 16-11 overall record and an 11-11-conference record, finishing in fifth place this year in the CC...

By The Numbers: Sports from an Irreverent Perspective

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

November 10, 2011


Filed under Sports

Hey Pioneers! Let’s talk football: Do you want to know what’s ridiculous? The Green Bay Packers are being led by QB Aaron Rodgers. The man is simply unstoppable as it stands. He passed for 247 yards and was 21/26 in efficiency, meaning he only missed five passes. Unreal. I watched Sunday in horror...

NBA Season Further Delayed by Lockout

Kaukaba Mojadedi
Staff Writer
, Kaukaba Mojadedi
Staff Writer
, Kaukaba Mojadedi
Staff Writer
, Kaukaba Mojadedi
Staff Writer
, and Kaukaba Mojadedi
Staff Writer

November 10, 2011


Filed under Sports

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has been in murky waters for more than a few months as a lockout has disrupted the league due to the players’ and owners’ differences in reaching an agreement over the distribution of revenues. The owners and players could not compromise when they met for a meeting in a New York City hotel to negotiate salar...

Basketball Team Prepares for Next Season

By Amanda Zepeda Sports Editor

November 10, 2011


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The CSU East Bay basketball team is ready to rebound from last season and is set to open the 2011 campaign this weekend. The Pioneers will host Dominican University in the home opener to officially kick off the new season. This year’s team has a whole new look with nine out of their 15 players new to the...

By The Numbers: Sports from an Irreverent Perspective

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

November 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

Pioneers, I am proud to announce the 2011 MLB World Series Champions are my hometown St. Louis Cardinals! Defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in a momentous game seven just one night after a bare-knuckle brawl of a game six, the Cardinals earned their second championship in five years and 11th in team history. The...

Niners Play Football “Harbaugh Style”

Shirlyn Santos
Staff Writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

San Francisco 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh is starting his first season off as head coach by making his mark with players, fans and opposing teams. According to the San Francisco Examiner, Harbaugh has a past of creating rivalries, but with his 49ers starting the season off 6-1, he is exceeding all...

Jenel Lopez Breaks School Record

Amanda Zepeda
Sports Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

The CSU East Bay swim team is stroking their way towards a successful season with newcomer Jenel Lopez leading the way. The Pioneers paid a visit to Oakland over the weekend for the Mills College Invitational where they placed third amongst five universities from across the state. The Pioneers...

By The Numbers: Sports from an Irreverent Perspective

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

October 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

When I was a kid, I became a fan of almost every type of competitive sport.  Maybe competition is in my nature.  Who knows.  However, the one thing that I had hammered on constantly in Major League baseball is the use of instant replay.  The NFL has been using their replay system since 1986, though...

Mega-Conference Could Be Next Big Move

Jon Wilner
San Jose Mercury News

October 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

SAN JOSE­—College football expansion is in the news again, and this time San Jose State’s involved. The Spartans are part of a proposed 32-team mega-conference that would be created by merging the Big East, Conference USA and the Mountain West. SJSU and two other teams from the Western Athletic...

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