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Jon Gruden will fix the Oakland Raiders

TJ Porreca,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Raiders have invested an estimated total of $225 million in quarterback Derek Carr and head coach Jon Gruden over the next decade. Last season, Carr signed a five-year contract worth $125 million and Gruden officially returned to the Raiders on Jan. 9 with a 10-year contract reportedly w...

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...

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...

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 ...

‘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...

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...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

As a lifelong Raider fan, I keep waiting for the bad break. For the past 15 years, Oakland hasn’t posted a winning record and it always seems like something bad happens to the team: a bad call, an injury to an important player, a high draft pick doesn’t live up to expectations; it’s always somet...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may seem like a dream come true, and it is. Oakland is firing on all cylinders and proved just how strong...

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Sin City makes way for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Earlier this month, Nevada lawmakers approved legislation to raise the hotel bed tax in Clark County. The increase will go towards a new $1.9 billion football stadium, which the city hopes will be the new home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. In order for a team to move to Sin City, at least 24 of the 3...

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

A quarter of the way through the 2016 NFL season finds the Oakland Raiders in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in more than 15 years the silver and black are a perfect 3-0 on the road and 3-1 overall. That places them in second place in the AFC West just behind the undefeated defen...

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Raiders defense comes up big in road win

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

After giving up 70 points in their first two games this season, the Oakland Raiders were lucky to be 1-1. However, it was the defense that finally came through for the silver and black on Sunday in Tennessee when they improved to 2-1 after a 17-10 road win over the Titans (1-2). The de...

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