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My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Sparks as a game operations and entertainment intern for about a month and a half and it’s been fantastic. Every day I learn about the execution process of halftime entertainment, camera cues for broadcasts, game day operations and so much more. But rec...

Warriors keep stars, lose role players

Warriors keep stars, lose role players

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s the most exciting part of the NBA’s offseason: free agency. Though seeing incoming players like Lonzo Ball and Jason Tatum play in the summer league is quite intriguing, there's nothing like seeing the off season moves current players make in their free agency. And for the Warriors, free ...

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the regular season, the Oakland Athletics are struggling to play .500 ball. Individually, however, players are having phenomenal years. The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, could only hope to be so fortunate.   San Francisco Giants This season, the Giants lack a dominant presence in...

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Differences clear in men, women’s basketball

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women’s basketball games are more fun than men’s basketball games. When a statement like that is made, the majority of people, especially men, would disagree. But there's a clear explanation that has plenty of validity to it. Before working with a WNBA team, I would have said an NBA game ...

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Last Thursday’s NBA Draft proved once again that owner Joe Lacob wasn’t far off when he declared that the Warriors front office was lightyears ahead of everyone else in the NBA. As arrogant as that may have sounded, the Warriors continue to make very smart, strategic moves. Last year, they bough...

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

My summer internship with the Los Angeles Sparks

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

A few weeks ago I received the opportunity to intern with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks in the game operations and entertainment field. On my first day, I felt grateful and proud to be introduced deeper into the sports world, a field I hope to find a career in someday. Walking into the iconi...

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The moment that sports fans and probably the whole Bay Area have been waiting for has finally arrived: the NBA Finals. Bay Area fans are ready to see their home squad, the Golden State Warriors, redeem themselves from last year's finals loss and bring another championship back to Oakland. The War...

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 NBA Finals start tonight between the Golden State Warriors and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena at 6 p.m. This is the first time in NBA history that two teams will face one another in the finals for the third year in a row. The Warriors are entering the finals with...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Dreams turning into reality for aspiring broadcaster

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

I’m in the middle of work, and I get a phone call. Usually, I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but this was different. It was an area code from my hometown Los Angeles, so I was under the impression a family member was giving me a call, so I answered. The caller on the other en...

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...

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