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NFL offseason commands attention

NFL offseason commands attention

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For sports fans, this time of year has a great feeling. The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, March Madness is here for the NCAA, MLB spring training is underway, but the NFL is still king. Despite the record-breaking season by the Golden State Warriors and all of the off-season moves made by...

Warriors become the target of entire league

Warriors become the target of entire league

Erik Khan,
Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Golden State Warriors are unreal. They are the greatest basketball team I have ever seen in my lifetime. Stephen Curry is on lock to win his second NBA Most Valuable Player award at the end of this season and will lead the Warriors to another championship victory come June. Not only are the Dubs...

Golden State can make this season historic

Golden State can make this season historic

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just a quarter of the regular season left, the Golden State Warriors are 56-6 and on pace to break another NBA record. In 1996, the Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan, went 72-10 in the regular season and capped it off with a championship. The 72 wins are the most in NBA history by any team in...

The black falcon takes flight

The black falcon takes flight

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Golden State Warriors 23-year-old small forward Harrison Barnes is often overlooked because he has superstar teammates like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Barnes’ contract is up this year, but the team absolutely needs to re-sign him. When Curry’s on the court, everyone watches. He’s electrifying....

Golden State wins, again

Golden State wins, again

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The best start in franchise history continued on Tuesday for the Golden State Warriors. Golden State improved to 33-2 overall and 17-0 at Oracle Arena this year after they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-88. The Warriors got a bit of a scare when the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen...

Warriors on record-breaking pace

Warriors on record-breaking pace

By Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year ended perfect for the Golden State Warriors — with an NBA championship heaven for fans. The perfection has carried over to this season and the Dubs find themselves with an unblemished 20-0 record so far this year, despite the hurdles. Second-year Head Coach, Steve Kerr requi...

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 25, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last night the Golden State Warriors made NBA history when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 for an NBA record-setting 16th win in-a-row to start a season. Despite the perfect season, it has been the manner in which they have accomplished it that has everybody in the sports world considering ...

Will the Warriors rise again?

Will the Warriors rise again?

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Last year ended a 40 year wait for an NBA championship in Oakland. The Golden State Warriors, led by the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, reached the top of the basketball world last season when they captured the team’s fourth championship in franchise history and first since 1975. It...

Green & gold minus the green

Green & gold minus the green

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

Do you like pain? What about having your heart ripped out once a year for a few months at a time? If this sounds good to you, than you should be an Oakland A’s fan. Every year the green and gold are outnumbered and overmatched. When you check the annual total payroll numbers for MLB teams the Athle...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The $900 million, 55,000-seat stadium also includes development plans for an area adjacent to the n...

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 25, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors returned home to Oakland on Friday and celebrated their first NBA championship in 40 years with the city and their fans. City officials said more than one million people descended on Downtown Oakland to participate in the festivities that included a parade and a rally wh...

Warriors golden in championship win

Warriors golden in championship win

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A 40-year wait for an NBA championship is over for Golden State Warriors fans. The Warriors won their fourth NBA title in franchise history, the first since 1975, on Tuesday 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the self-proclaimed best player in the world, Lebron James. Golden State embodied the word team all season and it was fitting that contributions from several ke...

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