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Raiders offseason off to great start

Raiders offseason off to great start

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Raiders had a disappointing season last season and failed to make the playoffs. Now that we are in the offseason, the Raiders have their chance to gain some ground in the AFC West. So far, the Raiders are having a very successful offseason. It all started by rehiring Jon Gruden. Jon Gruden, who ...

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 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...

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...

Chiefs spear Raiders in Oakland

Chiefs spear Raiders in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

For most teams, a trip to Oakland and the black hole at the Coliseum is not how they want to spend their Sunday. However, for the Kansas City Chiefs and some of their defensive players, it was a homecoming of sorts. Rookie cornerback and the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Marcus Peters, ...

Raiders crushed in season opener

Raiders crushed in season opener

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

During the entire 2015 NFL off season there has been a sense of hope and optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders. Those feelings took a serious hit on Sunday when the silver and black were pummeled in their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals 33-13. The Raiders were down 24-0 at halftime and...

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