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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...

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the most talked about quarterbacks this season. No, it’s not because he is a powerhouse like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers before his injury. If you asked Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, it’s because Bortles is “trash.” Seattle Seaha...

The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”

The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NFL preseason is not the most interesting thing of the NFL season. There are position battles, rookies playing for the first time and some other storylines trying to keep us interested in the game. However, last NFL preseason was an interesting and important one and it has changed the country as...

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

Philip Chin,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

When it comes to professional sports many players routinely break the rules. The two sports, in particular are the NFL and the NBA. The NFL and the NBA commissioners need to enforce the unsportsmanlike conduct rule. Fans do not want to see players fight. They want to enjoy the game and watch their favorite...

Combating capitalism through social justice

Combating capitalism through social justice

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Politics

The issue of racial inequality is nothing new but contributions such as the civil rights movements have influenced each generation to date. The rising discomfort for people of color has unmasked itself following the election of Donald J.Trump. Unfortunately, racists have chosen to act out against people...

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Enter the world of live streaming sports, now a billion-dollar industry. It has opened another dimension into the world of how many are starting to access the teams and sports that are so loved. Last year Twitter paid the NFL $10 million to livestream only ten of their games. This year Amazon offered...

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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