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Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Trade for Ben Simmons

Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Trade for Ben Simmons

Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer July 21, 2021

The Golden State Warriors are at a crossroads as they navigate plans to ensure the team’s success, and trading Draymond Green for Ben Simmons is not the key to success. Last year they finished 9th...

Minor League Baseball’s Wage Problem

Minor League Baseball’s Wage Problem

Ryan Duarte, Sports Editor July 21, 2021

Major League Baseball is notorious for having big, long-tenured contracts for its star players. Center fielder Mike Trout signed a 12 year/$427 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels a...

“Rooted in Oakland” since 1968 and into the future

“Rooted in Oakland” since 1968 and into the future

Scarlet Schwenk , Managing Editor July 20, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. — The ‘Town’s’ beloved team, the Oakland Athletics, has been a keepsake of Oakland since 1968, and they’re here to stay, for now. After more than three hours of deliberation,...

Las Vegas Raiders’ Carl Nassib coming out as gay and LGBTQ+ representation in the NFL

Las Vegas Raiders’ Carl Nassib coming out as gay and LGBTQ+ representation in the NFL

Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer June 30, 2021

Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay in a video shared to his Instagram profile on June 21 which shifted the culture of the NFL. Nassib is the NFL’s first active player to...

East Bay Soccer Ready for Euros and Their Season

East Bay Soccer Ready for Euros and Their Season

Ryan Duarte June 30, 2021

By Ryan Duarte, SPORTS EDITOR California State University, East Bay’s men’s soccer team, like the rest of the world, had their lives put on pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Professionals and...

On the back of the women’s March Madness controversy, the NCAA must do better

On the back of the women’s March Madness controversy, the NCAA must do better

Arion Armeniakos June 22, 2021

By Arion Armeniakos, CONTRIBUTOR Gender does not put a limit on the amount of blood, sweat, and tears that each and every athlete pours out en route to chasing their dreams. The National Collegiate...

From Fan to Fanatic: the return of people to sports stadiums driving violence

From Fan to Fanatic: the return of people to sports stadiums driving violence

Ryan Duarte June 18, 2021

By Ryan Duarte, SPORTS EDITOR The return of fans to stadiums has brought back the fun atmosphere of sports matches around the world. Unfortunately, it has also brought a rise in fan violence against...

The Bay Area Was Represented Well in the 2021 NFL Draft

The Bay Area Was Represented Well in the 2021 NFL Draft

May 7, 2021

By Jordan Colbert, SPORTS EDITOR Over the course of seven rounds spanning 299 picks, the 2021 NFL Draft saw a glimpse of a return to normalcy as the country continues to bounce back from the Covid-19...

2021 NFL Draft Generates Many Surprises

2021 NFL Draft Generates Many Surprises

May 7, 2021

Looking at some of the moves that teams made in the 2021 NFL Draft. By Terrence Allen, STAFF WRITER The 2021 National Football League Draft marks the exciting beginning for a crop of college athletes...

European Super League Proposal

European Super League Proposal

May 7, 2021

By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR, and Arran Merrifield, CONTRIBUTOR The European Super League (ESL) was a proposition given to Europe’s top footballing clubs that truly brought the issue of money in...

2021 NFL Free Agency Biggest Winners and Losers

2021 NFL Free Agency Biggest Winners and Losers

April 14, 2021

By Jordan Colbert, SPORTS EDITOR With just weeks to go until the 2021 NFL Draft that will commence on April 29, let’s have a look at some of the teams around the league that made big splashes in free...

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National Baseball Hall of Fame Fails to Induct a Single Member for 2021: Exploring Solutions for Celebrating Baseball’s Best

April 4, 2021

With zero inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2021, fans are asking if it is time for the Baseball Writers Association of America to change its voting guidelines for inductees. By...

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