The DU Beat Visits the Golden State Warriors

By Brandon Cadiz and Caitlyn Dang

Posted on Thursday October 26 2017 at 11:14 AM PDT

The Dominican Beat, the Digital Journalism class at Dominican University of California, went to Oakland to engage in the “Oracle Zone Experience” with the Golden State Warriors on October 13, 2017.

The Communication and Media Studies Department page on Facebook explains the experience,

“It all started with Jordan Tribble in Digital Journalism last year....and picked up by Brandon Cadiz this semester, the DJ class got an invitation to visit the Golden State Warriors! Brad Van Alstyne, Mairi Pileggi, Stuart Horne, Barry Tompkins, Dave Albee and Steve Polacco all helped Brandon Cadiz, Jordan Tribble, the Digital Journalism class and many other CMS students attend a tour and game with the Golden State Warriors last night, Go Team CMS ! (October 13, 2017)”

The class was taken for a behind the scenes tour of Oracle Arena before the Golden State Warriors’ preseason matchup against the Sacramento Kings. They were shown the VIP clubs suites and various other VIP areas in the stadium. They also walked past the player's locker room, and were taken on the court to watch the player's warm up.

Brandon Cadiz and Caitlyn Dang share their images from his “Oracle Experience” below:

Brandon Cadiz with Golden State Warriors Sideline Reporter   Kerith Burke   on her first night on the job with   NBC Sports Bay Area  .

Brandon Cadiz with Golden State Warriors Sideline Reporter Kerith Burke on her first night on the job with NBC Sports Bay Area.

Brandon Cadiz with Golden State Warriors stadium Hype-Man   Franco Finn  .

Brandon Cadiz with Golden State Warriors stadium Hype-Man Franco Finn.

Brandon Cadiz courtside on the floor at   Oracle Arena  .

Brandon Cadiz courtside on the floor at Oracle Arena.

Brandon Cadiz with current Warriors Assistant/Player Development coach and former Dominican University   Alumni     Chris DeMarco  .

Brandon Cadiz with current Warriors Assistant/Player Development coach and former Dominican University Alumni Chris DeMarco.

Brandon Cadiz poses with members of the Golden State Warriors   Dance Team  .

Brandon Cadiz poses with members of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team.

The Dominican Beat on the Jumbotron during halftime at the Warriors game on October 13, 2017 against the Sacramento Kings.

Dominican University Professor Bradley Van Alstyne having fun courtside while watching the Golden State Warriors practice before the game.

Dominican University Professor Bradley Van Alstyne having fun courtside while watching the Golden State Warriors practice before the game.

Dominican CMS students posing courtside before the game

Dominican CMS students posing courtside before the game

Dominican Professor Bradley Van Alstyne poses with students in their courtside seats at the Oracle Arena

Dominican Professor Bradley Van Alstyne poses with students in their courtside seats at the Oracle Arena