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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...

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017


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...

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...

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve the four-game suspension that he received as a result of his role in the Deflategate scandal from January 2015. The decision comes after the original suspension Brady received in May 2015 was overturned in a separate cou...

Raiders lose relocation attempt

Raiders lose relocation attempt

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell scolded the Oakland Raiders last week for their lack of viable options to keep the franchise in the East Bay city, it was a clear indicator of things to come. The silver and black have no current plan in place to keep the team in Oakland, while they do have a rough...

Silver and black explore Carson stadium

Silver and black explore Carson stadium

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

On May 19 the Oakland Raiders, in partnership with the San Diego Chargers, agreed to purchase nearly 160 acres of land in Carson. The Raiders and the Chargers are trying to acquire new stadiums in their current homes, but they are pursuing the Carson proposal if a deal does not present itself. The a...

Inflated out of proportion

Inflated out of proportion

Erik Khan,
Contributor

May 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The reigning Super Bowl Champions—the New England Patriots—have received discipline for their role in the Deflategate controversy that rocked the NFL following February’s AFC championship game versus the Indianapolis Colts. Quite frankly, I can’t figure out what is more ridiculous: The punishment...

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