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Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under the impression a family member was giving me a call, so I answered. The caller on the other en...

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors won the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals 106-94 on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, a week after their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers. “Seven days can get a little bit tough,” forward Draymond Green told reporters after the game. “We were beat up so it...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

Campus sports culture eludes students

Campus sports culture eludes students

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

Every year I watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament commonly known as ‘March Madness.’ This consists of 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams competing in a winner-take-all; one loss and you are out tournament to determine a national champion. My eyes always drift towards the fans during the game. Teenag...

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Women’s basketball season comes to an end

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament. “It is bittersweet that the season is over, but this season taught me how to fight through adversity and continue to w...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Women’s basketball repeats as conference champs

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two-peat! The California State East Bay women’s basketball team won the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, March 5. Despite losing head coach Suzy Barcomb and six seniors who were also the the top scorers on the team last year, East Bay m...

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55. Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshma...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Tuesday during a road game against the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell on forward Kevin Durant that caused the superstar swingman visible pain in his left leg. Things looked bleak for Durant and the Warriors, however, on Wednesday morning the team rele...

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