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“Roughing the Passer” penalty causes controversy

“Roughing the Passer” penalty causes controversy

By Rigoberto Vergara, CONTRIBUTOR

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Penalties change the way defenses play William Hayes, defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, will miss his 10th season in the NFL after an injury to his ACL during a game against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 23. The NFL implemented an update to the “Roughing the Passer” penalty, which has stirred co...

New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

August 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The New Zealand men’s and women’s All Blacks team made history on Saturday and Sunday by becoming the first teams to win back-to-back World Rugby Cup Championships. The men’s side defeated England 33-12 on Sunday while the women retained the title they won back in 2013 in Moscow by shutting out ...

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

In less than one month, AT&T Park in San Francisco will play host to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Previously held in Moscow, Russia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens serves as the pinnacle of achievement for rugby teams around the world. The World Rugby Organization awarded San Francisco and the...

Powerlifting memberships grow in Bay Area

Powerlifting memberships grow in Bay Area

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells “UP! UP!” Everyone gets into their zone and it’s fun to watch coaches and athletes share in the excit...

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Eagles win big in USA Sevens, Las Vegas

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past three years, the USA Men’s Rugby team never made it past the semifinal round in the USA Sevens Rugby tournament in Las Vegas. That all changed on March 4, when the team shutout Argentina 28-0 to win their second CUP Final. Led by team captain Ben Pinkleman, the team entered Sunday’s...

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

These are the Warriors’ ideal opponents to face in the playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

It is time for the Golden State Warriors to begin their push towards the playoffs, where the games truly matter. In March, teams begin gearing towards the postseason. This is the point when teams start to tune rotations and play excellent basketball to finish out the regular season. Unlike last year,...

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Why Morgan Greene is en route to being the best women’s basketball player to step foot at East Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, the Phoenix Arizona native and California State East Bay’s standout forward, sophomore Morgan Greene is a force to be reckoned with. In only her second season as an active player, the sophomore already ranks in the school’s top 10 all-time career points, blocks and...

CSUEB baseball continues to struggle

CSUEB baseball continues to struggle

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team went 1-3 in their four game series versus the Stanislaus State Warriors (10-7 overall, 6-5 California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference) in conference play over the weekend. “We’re a solid squad,” Senior pitcher Alex Vesia said. “We have...

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

No, Zaza Pachulia isn’t a dirty player

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was in the middle of a controversial play when the Warriors demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-80 on Feb. 24. Late in the third quarter, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook charged the rim and missed a layup where he and Warriors guard Nick Young, bec...

Softball loses to the Toros in the rain

Softball loses to the Toros in the rain

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Pioneer softball team faced off against the California State University, Dominguez Hills Toros in a four-game series during a rainy weekend at Pioneer Field. The team went 1-for-4 in the series, as they had trouble scoring. In the first game on Saturday, they fell 4-0 on the wet fields and...

Earthquakes win season opener

Earthquakes win season opener

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Jose beats MNUFC at home 3-2 After making it to the playoff last season and a long and fast paced preseason the San Jose Earthquakes were ready to start the new MLS season at home with a bang. The plan was to walk away with a win and three point from the first match and that’s exactly what the Q...

Baseball falls to San Bernardino

Baseball falls to San Bernardino

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay baseball team lost their four game road series to the CSU San Bernardino Coyotes 3-1 (5-9 overall, 5-3 conference) over the weekend in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference (CCAA) play. “We didn’t play to our full potential,” junior catcher Matt Cantelme s...

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