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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 ...

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Jamal Ingram,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara on Aug. 26 2016, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem as a way to stand up for people being oppressed in America. "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody," Kaepernick addres...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus

Myles Watkins,
Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at halftime. The origins of this protest go back to last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarter...

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...

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