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Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

After eight years of rumors and stalled negotiations between the city and the team it became official on Monday; the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix early Monday morning the 32 franchise leaders approved a conditional relocation for the Oakland franchise with...

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, 2017
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. ...

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
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Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking, securities and management firm, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson have withdrawn their investments in the Oakland team’s new Las Vegas stadium.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...

Raiders have record-setting season

Raiders have record-setting season

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
January 11, 2017
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...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2017
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...

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...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

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 could stay at home in Oakland

Raiders could stay at home in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2016
Filed under Sports

Two weeks into the 2016 NFL season, the focus should be on the field. However, for the Oakland Raiders, off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines as of late. That trend continued yesterday when Stadium Real Estate Partners, LLC in association with The Integral Group, sent a letter to Oaklan...

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