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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...

Volleyball ends regular season with victories

Volleyball ends regular season with victories

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team had a successful weekend as they swept their final two games of the regular season. The team was impressive improving to 17-10 overall and 10-8 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference games as they now transition into the playoffs,...

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...

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Best rugby teams in the world meet in South Bay

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

The first annual Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament was held on Nov. 4 to 5 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Thousands of attendees watched several of the best rugby teams in the world prepare for the international season. Teams included the United States, Canada, Fiji, Samoa,...

Volleyball clinches playoff spot

Volleyball clinches playoff spot

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

With two matches left in the season, the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team secured a place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) tournament over the weekend. To start the weekend, the Pioneers played the San Francisco State Gators (7-16 overall, 3-12 conference)...

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Oakland Pro hopes to unite the community through soccer

Sialei Manuleleua,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Metro

Oakland native Benno Nagel played college soccer at San Francisco State back in 2005. Shortly after his collegiate career ended, he went to Cal State East Bay to earn his master’s degree. But like a lot of athletes, after his soccer career was over Benno still wanted to be involved with soccer in...

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fifty-nine point three American and Canadians participate in fantasy sports each year making it a $7.22 billion industry, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. With a 17 week NFL regular season schedule, we are right in the heart and soul as well as the excitement of fantasy sports. This...

ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Women Sports Film Festival gives an unexpected platform

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

If someone asked me a year ago what I’d be doing now, my answer definitely wouldn’t be speaking on panels. On Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 the Women Sports Film Festival took place in Oakland and I had the opportunity to attend as not only a staff member, but also a speaker on two separate panels....

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Photos

As Cuba’s communist government increasingly opens up to the world and embraces a more free market economy, it will be interesting to see how the island and its fitness culture changes. Only time will tell, but the passion and desire for this culture are already vibrant on the island and will only gro...

Habana strength

Habana strength

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Sweat began to drip after spending all but five minutes inside Osorio’s Gym. There was no form of air conditioning besides a slight breeze making its way through the front entrance. “Two CUC,” Osorio replied when asked how much it was to work out at his gym. It looked like a basement garage of...

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Essays

It is a hot and humid afternoon in Havana, Cuba. The Spanish spoken around by the locals is foreign and different to me, but while walking by a nearby house, I recognize a familiar sound: the clanging and banging of weights and the grunting of men and women. Behind a locked chain link fence, I see a fa...

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