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Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis, whose last football impression was being placed on the 49ers’ injured reserved list at the end...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back to the silver and black. The deal will cost Raiders a couple late round picks in this year’s draft, how...

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...

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. ...

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

49ers rebuilding from the ground up

Cristian Medina,
Contributor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 3, 2013, the San Francisco 49ers were 7-yards away from a game-winning touchdown, but were unable to score and lost Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens. Since then, it’s been nothing but downhill for the Niners as they’ve gone through numerous player and coaching changes, as well as ...

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...

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...

Super matchup or super blowout?

Super matchup or super blowout?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For NFL fans the Super Bowl can be bittersweet if your team didn’t make it to the final game of the year. As an Oakland Raiders fan I can relate; it’s been 15 years since the silver and black have been to the championship match. The phrase “next year” has become commonplace in my vocabulary. Howe...

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two NFL teams have changed cities in the past two years, and now there may be a third; the Oakland Raiders officially submitted the relocation papers to move to Las Vegas on Jan 18th. One obstacle remains: Twenty-four of the 32 owners must approve of the move. The vote is set to take place at the a...

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...

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