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Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Sports

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned, are able to visit other teams to potentially find a new place to play with a new contract. ...

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Sports

On Feb. 3, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers were 7-yards away from a game-winning touchdown, but were unable to score and lost Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens. Since then, it’s been nothing but downhill for the Niners as they’ve gone through numerous player and coaching changes, as well as ...

San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

San Francisco 49ers fall from greatness

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Sports

San Francisco 49ers CEO and Owner Jed York announced at a press conference on Jan. 2 that head coach Chip Kelly and General Manager Trent Baalke have been relieved of their duties. Chip Kelly was the Head Coach for the 49ers for one season in which the 49ers went 2-14, earning them the worst record i...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6
Filed under Sports

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly and also the team’s general manager Trent Baalke. “The performance of this team has not lived...

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
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. ...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 17
Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

Cam Inman,
East Bay Times
August 31
Filed under Metro, Sports

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s exhibition-season finale. “No, because if something happened, you’d be proving my point,” Kaepernick sa...

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

Brenda Brown,
Contributor
August 10
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If you are a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan like I am, then you have already heard the bleak prediction from the experts: The 49ers will go 0-16 this season. No one is sure what to expect from new head coach Chip Kelly. Many characterized him as a “dictator” at the University of Oregon and with...

Chip Kelly consigue otra oportunidad con NFL

Chip Kelly consigue otra oportunidad con NFL

Brenda Brown,
Contribuyente
August 10
Filed under Spanish

Si usted es un fan de los 49ers de San Francisco empedernido como yo, entonces ya has oído la predicción sombría de los expertos: Los 49ers finalizar la temporada 0-16. Nadie está seguro de lo qué esperar del nuevo entrenador en jefe, Chip Kelly. Muchos lo caracterizan como un "dictador" en la...

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
May 12
Filed under Opinion, Sports

With all that they have endured as of late, the San Francisco 49ers needed this year’s draft to go as smoothly as possible. Hiring a new head coach and having a quarterback demand a trade has turned a respectable franchise into the laughingstock of the league. It’s safe to say that the 49ers made ou...

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Shomari Block,
Contributor
April 20
Filed under Opinion, Sports

If you believe the reports, the San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos every day for the last two weeks. This occurred after the 49ers traded Kaepernick to both the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. At this point, a Kapernick trade report should have as much credibility as a we...

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
April 6
Filed under Opinion, Sports

In 2013, I condemned the 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh for his decision to bench the game manager-type quarterback he had in Alex Smith, for the run-and-gun style quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick proved my assumption to be foolish when the 49ers hosted the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round ...

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