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Youth football participation on the decline

Youth football participation on the decline

Andrew Cooper,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Metro, Sports

The future for tackle youth football does not look promising thanks to recent scientific studies regarding the relationship between the sport and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) conducted by Boston University. CTE has prominently come to light over the past decade, with football being a major...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland needed to secure their defense, and they failed to do that. The Raiders left a lot of good pl...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the thing with Gruden, he's a great coach and he’ll also give the media something to write about. A...

49ers need young talent on offense through draft

49ers need young talent on offense through draft

Ishwardeep Singh Anand,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

It's the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. This is the time for the team to rest, practice and start recruiting new talent. The 49ers finished their 2017 season with a record of 6-10 which is not great, but it was the beginning of a new era of 49ers football. During the 2017 season, the 49ers...

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Ryan Duarte,
Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The biggest problem in football right now is not concussions. It’s domestic violence and the lack of accountability within the NFL. It is not only affecting players and teams, but also affecting people who are close to these players. This is not only a national issue, but a problem within our California...

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture

Reuben Foster needs to fit 49ers culture

TJ Porreca,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Francisco linebacker is talented, troubled off field The San Francisco 49ers, as a franchise, have been in this position before. A star player at an important position caught up in off-the-field issues due to arrests. Over the past five years, the 49ers have found themselves jettisoning the lik...

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Football’s biggest night was hosted in Minneapolis this year as the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. The Battle for the Lombardi Trophy rocked the television screens of over 103.4 million viewers across the country. The Philadelphia Eagles, who were once consi...

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders have finally found the coach they have been waiting for. It’s taken 16 years, but they now have the coach they believe will take them over the hump and will lead them to championships. He is a fan favorite and a former Raider Coach. The Raiders recently signed Jon Gruden to an...

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

We don’t need football at Cal State East Bay

Teresa Iglesias Robles,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The end of college football season is fast approaching. Many students are getting ready to either cheer on their team in the playoffs or watch the last game of the bowl season. Here at CSU East Bay, neither is happening because we haven’t had a football team since 1993. The program was dropped because...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

The Raiders avoid a black hole

The Raiders avoid a black hole

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after a fourth quarter touchdown to extend a rout of the Jets to 35-13. The crowd danced with him and the...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The Raiders started off with a 2-0 record but due to a series of poor performances in recent competition they have ...

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