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Youth football participation on the decline

Youth football participation on the decline
July 3, 2018

The future for tackle youth football does not look promising thanks to recent scientific studies regarding the relationship between the sport and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) conducted by Boston...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders
May 24, 2018

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire
April 11, 2018

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the...

49ers need young talent on offense through draft

49ers need young talent on offense through draft
April 2, 2018

It's the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. This is the time for the team to rest, practice and start recruiting new talent. The 49ers finished their 2017 season with a record of 6-10 which is not...

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop
March 14, 2018

The biggest problem in football right now is not concussions. It’s domestic violence and the lack of accountability within the NFL. It is not only affecting players and teams, but also affecting people...

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture
February 28, 2018

San Francisco linebacker is talented, troubled off field The San Francisco 49ers, as a franchise, have been in this position before. A star player at an important position caught up in off-the-field issues...

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince
February 7, 2018

Football’s biggest night was hosted in Minneapolis this year as the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. The Battle for the Lombardi Trophy rocked the television...

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

26 Dec 1998: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 31-24.
February 7, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have finally found the coach they have been waiting for. It’s taken 16 years, but they now have the coach they believe will take them over the hump and will lead them to championships....

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

We don't need football at Cal State East Bay
January 4, 2018

The end of college football season is fast approaching. Many students are getting ready to either cheer on their team in the playoffs or watch the last game of the bowl season. Here at CSU East Bay,...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

The Raiders avoid a black hole

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is pushed out of bounds by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) after making a catch in the first quarter at the Coliseum in Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 19.
November 3, 2017

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders
October 19, 2017

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The...

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