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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 ...

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
February 8
Filed under Sports

The NFL season may be over, but the Raiders are still making headlines: investors at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking, securities and management firm, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson have withdrawn their investments in the Oakland team’s new Las Vegas stadium. The with...

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s almost unbelievable. Super Bowl LI was a blowout, which is typical of the NFL’s championship game. With just more than 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a touchdown to running back Tevin Coleman essentially sealing a championship with the sc...

Super matchup or super blowout?

Super matchup or super blowout?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

For NFL fans the Super Bowl can be bittersweet if your team didn’t make it to the final game of the year. As an Oakland Raiders fan I can relate; it’s been 15 years since the silver and black have been to the championship match. The phrase “next year” has become commonplace in my vocabulary. Howe...

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
January 25
Filed under Sports

Two NFL teams have changed cities in the past two years, and now there may be a third; the Oakland Raiders officially submitted the relocation papers to move to Las Vegas on Jan 18th. One obstacle remains: Twenty-four of the 32 owners must approve of the move. The vote is set to take place at the a...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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