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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. ...

Raiders have record-setting season

Raiders have record-setting season

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
January 11
Filed under Sports

The Oakland Raiders finally got a glimpse of what the playoffs look like, but it wasn’t the view they wanted to see. This season was the first time that the Raiders have been to the playoffs in fourteen years and they did so with a record of 12-4. They lost 27-14 to the Houston Texans, but came a...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

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

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team, but in his third year in the league, he was finally becoming a superstar. He was even an MVP ca...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Sports

As a lifelong Raider fan, I keep waiting for the bad break. For the past 15 years, Oakland hasn’t posted a winning record and it always seems like something bad happens to the team: a bad call, an injury to an important player, a high draft pick doesn’t live up to expectations; it’s always somet...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 22
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under Sports

A quarter of the way through the 2016 NFL season finds the Oakland Raiders in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in more than 15 years the silver and black are a perfect 3-0 on the road and 3-1 overall. That places them in second place in the AFC West just behind the undefeated defen...

Oakland Raiders midseason report card

Oakland Raiders midseason report card

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
November 19
Filed under Sports

  Halfway through the 2015-2016 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders have found themselves in an unfamiliar position. The silver and black are 4-5 and in striking distance of nabbing a coveted playoff spot. The Raiders have accumulated a core group of young players and veterans that have create...

Raiders crushed in season opener

Raiders crushed in season opener

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
September 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports

During the entire 2015 NFL off season there has been a sense of hope and optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders. Those feelings took a serious hit on Sunday when the silver and black were pummeled in their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals 33-13. The Raiders were down 24-0 at halftime and...

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Erik Khan,
Contributor
April 30
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Tonight’s NFL draft won’t be more important for any single team in the league than the Oakland Raiders. After last season’s 3-13 finish, the Raiders go into the draft with the fourth overall selection and there are two key players that should be available that can make an immediate impact: Ala...

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