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Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over the holiday weekend

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over the holiday weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

After coming off of the best season in East Bay history, the loss of five key seniors and their head coach, the California State East Bay women’s basketball team is still adjusting to an entirely different lineup and coaching staff. Over the holiday weekend, the women played Dominican University ...

Men’s basketball on a roll

Men’s basketball on a roll

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year the California State East Bay men's basketball team started their season at just 2-5; not very good. However this year, the men started off 6-1 and are currently on a five-game winning streak after wins over Northwest Nazarene and Academy of Art this past Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday the men t...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

The CSU East Bay Baseball team has some new blood this year. Coach Mike Cummins is the new interim head coach of the Pioneer Baseball team for this upcoming season. Previously, Cummins spent six years as head coach at San Francisco State and spent last season as San Jose State’s Assistant baseball coa...

Volleyball qualifies for CCAA Tournament for first time

Volleyball qualifies for CCAA Tournament for first time

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay volleyball team has qualified and will compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament for the first time ever since joining the conference in 2009. East Bay, 13-13 overall and 9-9 conference, fought hard to get the wins necessary to qualify for the...

Freshman guard makes statement over the weekend

Freshman guard makes statement over the weekend

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

After redshirting last year, at the urging of his coach to get a feel for the program, freshman guard Druce Asah established himself as a key player for the California State East Bay men’s basketball team, by being the leading scorer in each of the team’s last three games. On Friday, t...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Golden State Warriors off to shocking start

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors got off to an unexpected start in their regular season opener last Tuesday. The team fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the opener, 129-100. Many were shocked, because with the addition of Kevin Durant the Warriors seemed unstoppable, but even with a former MVP and the reigning...

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

Oakland A’s fans who tuned into the World Series may have recognized a familiar face or two. As a matter of fact, they might have recognized seven familiar faces on the field playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Seeing these former A’s playing on baseball’s biggest sta...

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