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Don’t Take Our A’s Away

Clint Donsmore

September 23, 2010

On a comfortable summer night in Oakland at an Athletic’s (A’s) home game, fans can clearly see a bright white banner hanging from the bleachers in right field. The sign vividly exclaims “Don’t Take our A’s Away!” and conveys the sentiment of many loyal A’s fans. Leon, owner and creator of th...

Csueb Water Polo Player Recognized

Kevin Vera

September 2, 2010

CSUEB’s water polo team earned several distintive honors during its inaugural year in Division II. Among the elite awarded are CSU East Bay’s Senior Jenna Casady and Freshman Claire Pierce. The mastermind behind the brilliant season, Head Coach Lisa Cooper, was also awarded the Division-II Coach...

High Turnover Puts Big 12 In New Position At Quaterback

Chuch Carlton

August 26, 2010

Headline-making, record-setting quarterbacks defined the Big 12 more than any other conference the last two seasons. Consider the league’s quarterback lineup entering the 2008 season, just two years ago: Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Chase Daniel and Graham Harrell. Then add Todd Reesing and Stephen McGee. That constitut...

Even as an Unpopular Sport, Cricket Takes Off In The Bay

Kevi Vera

August 19, 2010

A sport known mostly in Europe has a home in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Cricket Alliance (BACA), is a non-profit organization that provides cricket players an opportunity to play in an organized league along with some of California’s most talented. BACA’s biggest leagues include the Premier Lea...

Kite Boarding a Fun Way To Spend The Summer

By Kevin Vera

August 19, 2010

The San Francisco Bay Area is an environment whose weather and landscape provide numerous opportunities for athletes performing on water or land. Among the many events and opportunities the Bay Area provides, kite boarding stands out as a unique, yet dangerous way to enjoy the bay. Kite boarding consists ...

College Football Turned Champions Into Sell – Outs

Kemal T Stewart

August 13, 2010

Winning the “big game”, hoisting a championship trophy, and making you school proud. That’s what playing college football was about in the early days. However, times have changed since the days of leather helmets and black & white T.V. sets. College football has become more about money and less about winning. In the 1970’s, college football had become the most ...

Summer is Almost Here, and That Means It’s Fishing Time!

Cody Hazen

May 31, 2010

The weather may not be showing it lately, but summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about life after finals. What a wonderful thing to think about. One of the most relaxing summer activities has to be fishing, and the East Bay has some fantastic fishing spots to enjoy. Whether...

Oakland A’s Rookie Pitcher Tyson Ross

May 24, 2010

By Mia Martinez Staff Writter Rookie pitcher and Oakland native Tyson Ross hasn’t disappointed A’s fans since his April 7 debut against the Seattle Mariners. “I’m very fortunate to be playing in my hometown,” Ross said. “I still have my family and friends around; I can eat at all ...

2010 Hall of Fame Ceremony

May 24, 2010

By Cody Hazen Sports Editor Cal State East bay celebrated it’s greats on May 15 as five former start student athletes and a former coach were honored at the Pioneer Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.             The event was held in the new union and opened with speeches from Dir...

Q&A Charlie Sharrer

May 24, 2010

By Will Maldonado Sports Editor     Cal State East Bay freshman outfielder Charlie Sharrer is a sparkplug at the plate for the Pioneer baseball team. In 50 games this season Sharrer hit for a .313 average, scored 34 runs, and had 38 runs batted in for the Pioneers. Late in the...

Rowell Ranch Rodeo Rides Wrangle Bulls and Steers

May 24, 2010

By Cody HazenSports Editor As Garth Brooks so fittingly sang, “It’s bulls and blood, dust and mud, it’s the roar of a Sunday crowd. And they call the thing rodeo.” The 90th annual Rowell Ranch Rodeo took place last weekend at the recently renamed Cecil Jones Arena in Hayward. Sunday was...

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