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Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Men’s Basketball goes 0-2 in Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In their opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, the California State East Bay men’s basketball team were unable to get a win in the Pioneer Veteran’s Day Weekend Challenge they hosted. East Bay played with a lot of effort in both games, but it was evident the team is adjusting to a new system...

Women’s basketball plays first game of the season

Women’s basketball plays first game of the season

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

In a game where they were projected to get blown out, the California State East Bay women’s basketball team put up a great fight against the Division I, UC Santa Barbara team in an exhibition game on Saturday. Through the first half, Santa Barbara Gauchos dominated the Pioneers as they went on a...

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Golden State Road Warriors make home at East Bay

Christopher George,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The squeak of wheels and clanking of metal are not sounds often heard on a basketball court. And yet, as the Golden State Road Warriors wheelchair basketball team go through practice drills, the crunch and crash of metal hitting metal as they fight for a better defensive position is all part of the game. The...

New recruit ignites East Bay hoops

New recruit ignites East Bay hoops

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming out of the small northern California town of Fall River Mills, east of Redding.  One of the newest members of Cal State East Bay’s men’s basketball team, Justin Vigil, seems like your typical university freshman. He is a fan of Iron Man, enjoys watching Netflix, “Last Chance U” is his favo...

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

After the National Football League kneeling protests came to a pinnacle in week three of the 2017 NFL season, it’s only natural the NBA and its players began to voice their own opinions on the matter as the regular season approaches. People may think protests that forego standing for the National Anthem was first st...

WNBA Finals take center stage

WNBA Finals take center stage

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s game five of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals and the Los Angeles Sparks are facing the Minnesota Lynx in what was their second time in a row going head-to-head in the finals. The entire five-game series was a back and forth battle between the two teams and demonstra...

Golden State Warriors tip off new season

Golden State Warriors tip off new season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NBA is finally back and the 2017 NBA champion Golden State Warriors are back to defend their title. With all the crazy offseason moves made by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, the new NBA season has fans excited about all the changes. Excitement poured out o...

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Bryan Rooney named new men’s basketball coach

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

Cal State East Bay’s nationwide search for a new men’s basketball head coach came to a conclusion in its own backyard last week. After 10 seasons with the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers out of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Vallejo, The Pioneers nabbed Bryan Rooney away to ...

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Men’s basketball coach leaves for Nevada

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After four seasons at the helm for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team, Head Coach Gus Argenal resigned to accept an assistant coach position at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday. Argenal finished his tenure at East Bay with a record of 35-76, including the team’s best record si...

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

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