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Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fifty-nine point three American and Canadians participate in fantasy sports each year making it a $7.22 billion industry, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. With a 17 week NFL regular season schedule, we are right in the heart and soul as well as the excitement of fantasy sports. This...

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...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back to the silver and black. The deal will cost Raiders a couple late round picks in this year’s draft, how...

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, 2017


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. ...

Strength in numbers or superstars?

Strength in numbers or superstars?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the Golden State Warriors lost game seven of the NBA finals to the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers last month, I was devastated. I deactivated my twitter account and avoided all sports-related content, including ESPN, which is a very tough task for a sports fanatic like me. I did this bec...

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 11, 2016


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...

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Erik Khan,
Contributor

April 30, 2015


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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