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Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Former Olympians grace Hayward campus

Elizabeth Avalos,
Contributor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

For the first time ever, Olympians and Civil Rights activists John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus will share the stage together, in the company of award-winning sports journalist, Dave Zirin. The Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay, which is dedicated to bringing critical attention to...

Sharks start season hot on the ice

Sharks start season hot on the ice

Maarquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

After coaching replacements and new player acquisitions, the San Jose Sharks season has officially started with a bang with a 5-3 record. San Jose ended the 2014-2015 season with a 40-33-9 record, which caused the team to miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-2003 season, snapping a...

Pro sports should hire more women

Pro sports should hire more women

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Finally, professional sports are catching up to the rest of the world. For years, women have been ignored when it comes to coaching in men’s professional sports. The stigma is, how can you coach in a league that you’ve never played in? However, the professional leagues are full of coaches that...

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

In the 105th minute of the match and the second overtime period, CSUEB drew a corner kick against the Coyotes (4-5-3 overall, 3-2-1 conference). Junior midfielder Andrea Hernandez booted the ball into the crowd and after a deflection another junior midfielder for the Pioneers, Tia Sidtikun, collected the ...

Letter to the Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Letters-to-editor

Dear Pioneer Newspaper, As a former sports editor and editor-in-chief of the Pioneer I found Louis LaVenture’s article about the A’s and Giants missing in some facts. Mr. LaVenture stated that the A’s had traded away Eric Chavez. If there was any research done, Chavez is the reason the A’s ...

Bay Area Derby Girls define toughness

Bay Area Derby Girls define toughness

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Bay Area Derby Girls practice in an old warehouse in Oakland. The door is always locked and there is a buddy system so no one leaves alone. Sometimes people break into cars in the neighborhood, but the B.A.D. Girls make the best out of their location and have made this place their own. They assembled the t...

Oakland stadium deal nears decision

Oakland stadium deal nears decision

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd Kephart addressed a small crowd on Aug. 25 at Lungomare restaurant in Jack London Square in Oakland where he said the new stadium deal for the Oakland Raiders had a “50-50” chance of being finalized. While the report by Kephart and his company New City Development LL...

Student athletes pile up awards

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Championships aren’t the only way to measure success when it comes to sports. While Cal State East Bay didn’t capture a team title this past season, several athletes and teams earned honors and awards for their performances in 2015. The most recent award was given to CSUEB’s women's swimming...

Softball team sinks against Otters

Softball team sinks against Otters

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 1-3 over the weekend to the third ranked team in the country against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. CSUEB is now 14-10 overall and 7-9 in CCAA conference contests while the third ranked Otters improved to 18-3 overall and 9-3 in conference competition a...

Hoop squads split road games down south

Hoop squads split road games down south

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team went 1-1 on their Southern California road trip over the weekend as they defeated Cal State Los Angeles 66-53 on Friday and lost to Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday 75-63 in front of rowdy home crowd. CSUEB is now 15-9 overall and 10-8 in Califor...

Scott transcended sports with words

Scott transcended sports with words

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Longtime ESPN personality, Stuart Scott died on Saturday following a third bout with cancer, when he was just 49. However, Scott was much more than just a talking head on the all sports everything network, he was one of the men who helped define the station’s signature show ‘SportsCenter’, h...

CSUEB names new Director of Athletics

CSUEB names new Director of Athletics

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

California State University, East Bay named Joan McDermott the new Director of Athletics last month, following the departure of Sara Lillevand Judd earlier in 2014. McDermott was one of 74 applicants that applied for the position following Judd’s acceptance of the Director of Recreation position ...

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