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National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly and also the team’s general manager Trent Baalke. “The performance of this team has not lived...

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. ...

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

New SF coach no ‘Chip’ off the old block

Brenda Brown,
Contributor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If you are a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan like I am, then you have already heard the bleak prediction from the experts: The 49ers will go 0-16 this season. No one is sure what to expect from new head coach Chip Kelly. Many characterized him as a “dictator” at the University of Oregon and with...

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

In 2013, I condemned the 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh for his decision to bench the game manager-type quarterback he had in Alex Smith, for the run-and-gun style quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick proved my assumption to be foolish when the 49ers hosted the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round ...

Voters fumble induction for running back

Voters fumble induction for running back

Shomari Block,
Contributor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 7 the Professional Football Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the 2016 class and once again this list did not include former San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig, who played with the team from 1983 to 1990. And once again, the selection committee got it wrong. What it means to pla...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

One and done for Tomsula

One and done for Tomsula

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The San Francisco 49ers fired their first year Head Coach Jim Tomsula on Sunday after the team finished the season 5-11. Was this a surprise? No. The 49ers had their worst season since 2007 when they went 5-11, and the lack of talent was obvious. Tomsula seemed to be a placeholder for something better,...

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Erik Khan,
Contributor

April 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Tonight’s NFL draft won’t be more important for any single team in the league than the Oakland Raiders. After last season’s 3-13 finish, the Raiders go into the draft with the fourth overall selection and there are two key players that should be available that can make an immediate impact: Ala...

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