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Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The first round of the NBA playoffs has concluded, and all the lesser teams in both conferences have been eliminated. Now the semifinals have started, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Golden State is coming off of a hard-fought first round series over the feisty San ...

Golden State Warriors begin playoff journey against the San Antonio Spurs

Golden State Warriors begin playoff journey against the San Antonio Spurs

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NBA Playoffs began on April 14. All the matchups were finally determined as the NBA regular season concluded. The second seed Golden State Warriors faced off against the seventh seed San Antonio Spurs and took a 2-0 lead in the series after a 116-101 win at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Monday. This...

Quinn Cook could be the most important player for Dubs’ playoff run

Quinn Cook could be the most important player for Dubs’ playoff run

Ryan Duarte,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Point guard Stephen Curry is one of the most important players for the Golden State Warriors, but he will definitely not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs, head coach Steve Kerr announced during a March 25 press conference. Until Curry returns from his grade 2 MCL sprain, point guard Quinn...

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, established a rule in 2005 that players are not eligible for the NBA Draft until they are 19. This rule has since sparked much conversation and debate. It also brought about what is now known in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as “one and done.” “One...

Warriors approaching halfway point. Will they bring home the W?

Warriors approaching halfway point. Will they bring home the W?

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the 2017-18 NBA basketball season, the Golden State Warriors are once again the favorite to win another NBA Championship. It is possibly their third in the last four years. They have the number one record in the league at 36-9, which is key in getting home court advantage throughout the p...

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

Philip Chin,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

When it comes to professional sports many players routinely break the rules. The two sports, in particular are the NFL and the NBA. The NFL and the NBA commissioners need to enforce the unsportsmanlike conduct rule. Fans do not want to see players fight. They want to enjoy the game and watch their favorite...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

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 medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

After the National Football League kneeling protests came to a pinnacle in week three of the 2017 NFL season, it’s only natural the NBA and its players began to voice their own opinions on the matter as the regular season approaches. People may think protests that forego standing for the National Anthem was first st...

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....

Golden State Warriors tip off new season

Golden State Warriors tip off new season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NBA is finally back and the 2017 NBA champion Golden State Warriors are back to defend their title. With all the crazy offseason moves made by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, the new NBA season has fans excited about all the changes. Excitement poured out o...

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

Warriors keep stars, lose role players

Warriors keep stars, lose role players

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s the most exciting part of the NBA’s offseason: free agency. Though seeing incoming players like Lonzo Ball and Jason Tatum play in the summer league is quite intriguing, there's nothing like seeing the off season moves current players make in their free agency. And for the Warriors, free ...

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