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‘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...

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor

January 25, 2017


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...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


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...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Earlier this month, Nevada lawmakers approved legislation to raise the hotel bed tax in Clark County. The increase will go towards a new $1.9 billion football stadium, which the city hopes will be the new home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. In order for a team to move to Sin City, at least 24 of the 3...

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

A quarter of the way through the 2016 NFL season finds the Oakland Raiders in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in more than 15 years the silver and black are a perfect 3-0 on the road and 3-1 overall. That places them in second place in the AFC West just behind the undefeated defen...

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

After giving up 70 points in their first two games this season, the Oakland Raiders were lucky to be 1-1. However, it was the defense that finally came through for the silver and black on Sunday in Tennessee when they improved to 2-1 after a 17-10 road win over the Titans (1-2). The de...

Preseason begins for NFL

Preseason begins for NFL

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

For football enthusiasts, it is the best time of the year. The NFL preseason kicked off last week and both of our local teams, the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, finally got to hit another team after long couple months of training camp competing for roster spots with team- mates. ...

Expectations high for silver and black

Expectations high for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

No more flying under the radar for the Oakland Raiders. For years, the silver and black expectations have been lower than my bank account around Christmas time. However, flying low will not be a luxury for the Raiders in 2016-2017 now that there are expectations. After a 7-9 finish last season,...

Raiders draft gets respect, questions

Raiders draft gets respect, questions

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the third consecutive year, the Oakland Raiders draft class is being praised. NFL draft guru and ESPN expert Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. both spoke favorably of the former collegiate players the Raiders added to their squad over the weekend at the 81st NFL draft in Chicago. There was just one head-scratcher for all analysts and fans alike. Th...

Anywhere but here for football

Anywhere but here for football

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Since 1995, when the Oakland Raiders returned from their brief hiatus in Los Angeles, the silver and black have been looking for a new home. More than 20 years later, they are still seeking new facilities. Oakland currently has no lease to play in any stadium and fresh off of their recent Los Angeles...

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