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Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

After eight years of rumors and stalled negotiations between the city and the team it became official on Monday; the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix early Monday morning the 32 franchise leaders approved a conditional relocation for the Oakland franchise with...

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Investors jump off Raiders Nevada stadium bandwagon

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NFL season may be over, but the Raiders are still making headlines: investors at the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking, securities and management firm, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson have withdrawn their investments in the Oakland team’s new Las Vegas stadium. The with...

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...

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Silver and black should stay in Oakland

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Raiders fans, there is still hope. On Oct. 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill that would provide the organization with $750 million of public money to build a stadium in Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis has pledged his allegiance to the plan. But there is still a good chance that the ...

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...

Expectations high for silver and black

Expectations high for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

No more flying under the radar for the Oakland Raiders. For years, the silver and black expectations have been lower than my bank account around Christmas time. However, flying low will not be a luxury for the Raiders in 2016-2017 now that there are expectations. After a 7-9 finish last season,...

Anywhere but here for football

Anywhere but here for football

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Since 1995, when the Oakland Raiders returned from their brief hiatus in Los Angeles, the silver and black have been looking for a new home. More than 20 years later, they are still seeking new facilities. Oakland currently has no lease to play in any stadium and fresh off of their recent Los Angeles...

Amari Cooper is the future of the Oakland Raiders

Amari Cooper is the future of the Oakland Raiders

Erik Khan,
Contributor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders desperately needed a wide receiver going into the 2015 Season. They used the fourth overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft on Amari Cooper, who proved to be a valuable weapon for the Raiders and demands the respect of their opponents. Cooper provides the Raiders offense with a rece...

Raiders lose relocation attempt

Raiders lose relocation attempt

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell scolded the Oakland Raiders last week for their lack of viable options to keep the franchise in the East Bay city, it was a clear indicator of things to come. The silver and black have no current plan in place to keep the team in Oakland, while they do have a rough...

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