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ESPN suspends sports analyst

ESPN suspends sports analyst

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

We live in a country that holds an ESPN host more accountable than we do our own president. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? To be more consumed in a person giving their opinion on the issues that concern them in regards to the United States of America, more than we care about our president’...

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 marked a defining day not only for sports journalism but for women around the world. Doris Burke, an ESPN NBA analyst, became the first woman to become a full-time game analyst on a national level according to ESPN. Burke has worked for ESPN since 1991 according to their Media Zone site....

The power of networking through internship

The power of networking through internship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If there is one thing my internship with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks has taught me, it’s the power of networking. I have the opportunity to work at the Staples Center in an industry filled with professionals and successful individuals who hold positions I envision myself filling one ...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Tuesday during a road game against the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell on forward Kevin Durant that caused the superstar swingman visible pain in his left leg. Things looked bleak for Durant and the Warriors, however, on Wednesday morning the team rele...

The curse on UFC 200 continues

The curse on UFC 200 continues

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The biggest mixed martial arts fight of the year has had its fair share of problems. On Wednesday, just three days before UFC 200 in Las Vegas, the main event and title fight, Jon “Bones” Jones against Daniel Cormier, was dropped from the card.   On July 6, a drug test administered to Jones by t...

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...

Skip Bayless leaving ESPN, ‘First Take’ gig

Skip Bayless leaving ESPN, ‘First Take’ gig

Neil Best,
Newsday

April 27, 2016


Filed under Metro, Sports

ESPN announced Tuesday that Skip Bayless, the popular but controversial co-panelist on its “First Take” debate show, will leave the network when his contract expires at the end of August. Bayless’ last appearance on “First Take” will be the day after the end of the NBA Finals in June. “We want...

Ronda Rousey, still my champion

Ronda Rousey, still my champion

Kali Persall,
Contributor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The octagon glowed like a blacklight in the darkened arena as the song “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett blared through the speakers. A rumble of excitement coursed through the crowd as a fighter wearing a black UFC hoodie branded by the word, “Rowdy,” strode swiftly to the illuminated cage. The Wo...

One and done for Tomsula

One and done for Tomsula

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The San Francisco 49ers fired their first year Head Coach Jim Tomsula on Sunday after the team finished the season 5-11. Was this a surprise? No. The 49ers had their worst season since 2007 when they went 5-11, and the lack of talent was obvious. Tomsula seemed to be a placeholder for something better,...

Will the Warriors rise again?

Will the Warriors rise again?

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Last year ended a 40 year wait for an NBA championship in Oakland. The Golden State Warriors, led by the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, reached the top of the basketball world last season when they captured the team’s fourth championship in franchise history and first since 1975. It...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The $900 million, 55,000-seat stadium also includes development plans for an area adjacent to the n...

Scott transcended sports with words

Scott transcended sports with words

Louis LaVenture,
Sports Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Longtime ESPN personality, Stuart Scott died on Saturday following a third bout with cancer, when he was just 49. However, Scott was much more than just a talking head on the all sports everything network, he was one of the men who helped define the station’s signature show ‘SportsCenter’, h...

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