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The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Sports

As you walk up to the Pioneer Baseball and Softball Fields on the Hayward campus, you see lush green grass, manicured dirt infields and immaculately clean facilities. East Bay’s baseball and softball fields get consistent praise from players and visitors who pass by for their supreme quality. Produ...

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay softball team improved their record to 24-18 overall and 16-14 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play after a weekend road trip to Monterey. East Bay played the #8 ranked California State Monterey Bay Otters (31-7, 19-6) in a four-game series over the we...

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team played their final home game over the weekend against California State Monterey Bay, in the last home contest on a stormy day. Before the game, East Bay honored the 7 seniors on the team; goalkeeper Nikki Vaughan, drivers Nicole Williams, Shelbie ...

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...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

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

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

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...

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Is skateboarding becoming the new wave?

Jalen Francis,
Contributor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

To understand the full impact skateboarding has today globally and within the Bay Area community, a group of four Cal State East Bay professors spent the past 2 years investigating skateboarding, one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. The research team explored the sport from its outsider roots ...

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

CSUEB softball starts season on high note

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

Victory, victory, victory and another victory. The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 4-0 this weekend as they opened the 2017 season in a double-header against the Academy of Art on Friday. In the first game, the Academy of Art was the first to put points on the board in the first and third i...

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

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