Athletes abusing steroids in professional sports is a conversation that has been spoken about ever since their discovery. From baseball, basketball, to mixed martial arts, there have been countless cases in where a sport icon has been caught with a banned substance and has faced serious consequences. Athletes can lose anything from sponsorships, scholarships and even fan support, which is believed to be an integral part of creating the individual's image. But what do those who aren't athletes, who are fans of the sport, think of those who willingly use performance-enhancing drugs, PEDs, to cheat their way to the top? While many are against it, there are those who think … [Read more...] about PEDs in Sports, What Does the Public Think?
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By Suriel Chavez |Staff Writer| The natural essence for working out and striving to be healthy is to live a longer, better life. Unfortunately, there are those who feel the need to harm others. This is why taking a self defense class can be beneficial to one's health. San Bernardino has one of the highest violence rates in the nation, according to Neighborhood Scout, a neighborhood analytics website. This comes to no surprise to most who live in the city and have heard the news about horrors that happen everyday. The real surprise is that CSUSB offers self defense classes and has other tools and services available to help prevent violent crimes against it … [Read more...] about Sports Self defenses is Self care
By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor| MMA Club (Mixed Martial Arts) The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club is one of the many clubs offered at CSUSB. The MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows a variety of fighting techniques that include grappling, kicking and striking. “At the club, we practice basic essential techniques from footwork to forms, to ground practice against partners,” stated former member Shoichi Iijima. The club ranges from the beginner level all the way to the advanced, which includes more difficult techniques and requires more labor and skill. Everyday, the club offers different menus or schedule of different skills. “[We] begin by stretching, light warm ups, … [Read more...] about CLUBS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, born in Riverside, California, has established herself not as just the best female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the world, but as one of the best MMA fighters pound-for-pound. Rousey's last fight was at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 against Cat Zingano. Rousey won with an unorthodox armbar in 14 seconds, setting a new UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) record for the fastest finish in a title fight. Zingano was expected to be Rousey's toughest opponent to date, and rightfully so. Before meeting Rousey, Zingano was undefeated and had finished eight of her nine professional fights. Zingano had developed a reputation for … [Read more...] about Ronda Rousey established as top pound-for-pound fighter
By Inno Sita |Staff Writer| CSUSB MMA club won three medals at the Sonoma State California Collegiate Grappling League Tournament, including a first place medal from their Vice President, Kevin Fajardo on Nov. 9. Farjardo joined the club early 2012 competing at his best and recruiting others to join the club as well. His major is Kinesiology, and with his contribution in MMA, he hopes in the future to help maintain good health and strength for himself and others. He has been involved in several tournaments. Farjardo’s first match was karate, inside the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) gym at the USC campus. After his first match, Farjardo was eager to learn more techniques … [Read more...] about MMA Club brings home three medals
By Amy Cutillo |Staff Writer| The Rec Center is kicking into gear and wants you to help make fellow Coyotes aware of the campus Sports Clubs and all they have to offer. The Sports Clubs are an organized group of clubs on campus, much like the Chess Club or the Chemistry Club. They are student run and collect dues. Unlike the other organized clubs on campus, these clubs take place in the arena of active sports. In other words, there’s way more action and less talk. Our campus currently offers only three sports clubs: mixed martial arts, co-ed tennis and wrestling. The Rec Center helps to manage these clubs by finding places to practice, making reservations and by helping to pay … [Read more...] about Sports Clubs make their way onto campus