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The College Football playoffs need to expand

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Opinion, Sports

In recent weeks, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has received complaints from fans about how short the college football playoff is. In any sport where there’s playoffs it’s commonly a four week tournament, but for college football, it’s only a two week tournament. What’s the...

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports, Top Stories

The Los Angeles Rams returned to its winning ways taking on the Seattle Seahawks, proving the team is still a force to be reckoned with. Sunday’s game versus the Seahawks turned out to be a 36-31 win for the Rams. Although the margin of victory wasn’t substantial, it showed that this Rams squ...

SHMACKEM: Nike boycott has racist undertones

SHMACKEM: Nike boycott has racist undertones

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

The public outrage that Nike has received for using former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its ad campaign has been uncalled for, some people actually burned Nike merchandise as a form of protest, which reeks of a modern-subtle form of racism. Nike's ad was unveiled on Labor Day as a special 30th...

Opinion: The Anthem is an irreplaceable sports tradition

Opinion: The Anthem is an irreplaceable sports tradition

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

For this upcoming 2018 season, the choice for players and coaches to participate in the anthem is still an option. Since teams are still given this choice, broadcast networks CBS, NBC, and Fox are debating if they should show the National Anthem or not. A CBS representative stated to the media that...

Shmackem: Year of the LA Rams

Shmackem: Year of the LA Rams

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelance Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

You heard it here first, the Los Angeles Rams will make it to the team’s first Super Bowl appearance since the 1999 season. The Rams did lose in a blowout versus the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 9 in the first preseason game of the 2018-19 season, however, it’s still just the preseason, so that loss...

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

July 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

I wish the old snow white Jerry Jones would try and suspend every Dallas Cowboy player that kneels in protest during the national anthem, he wouldn’t have any players to profit off of. Sadly, we may not get to see what the outcome will be, because no Cowboys player has knelt during the anthem to date...

San Francisco 49ers select former Falcon in 2018 NFL Draft

San Francisco 49ers select former Falcon in 2018 NFL Draft

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 14, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of former Falcons cornerback D.J. Reed to a four-year rookie scale contract on May 11.He was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round (No. 143 pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, after declaring for the draft on December 31 of last year. Reed previously pl...

Ray Rice and why the the NFL is a crappy institution

Carlos Holguin

September 24, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

For seven months, the National Football League has been dealing with the increasing fallout and pressure from the public in a response to a video showing Baltimore Ravens running-back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiance, now wife in an elevator. When the original video of Rice dragging his fiance...

‘Redskin’ sparks debate on name change

Terrel Emerson, Contributor

September 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

In a world where Donald Sterling just completed a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers and receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA after his racist comments surfaced, there is still a team in the NFL that goes by the name of “Redskin.” People from every aspect of the world have chimed in on this very...

Possible first gay NFL player

Akeem Ivory, Associate Sports Editor

February 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Well this could become reality for one NFL hopeful Michael Sam who on Sunday, Feb. 9,2014 announced his sexual orientation to the world via ESPN. This was only a matter of time that the door of separation between heterosexual and homosexual in Men’s sports was broken, there was time that the wall...

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