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Michael Sam: Media must be more responsible

Michael Sam: Media must be more responsible

February 28, 2014

Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made headlines on Feb. 9, when he announced he ...

It’s time the extra point goes away

It’s time the extra point goes away

February 12, 2014

Quick, let’s make a bet. A bet in which the odds of you winning is 99.5 percent and the odds of the ...

TCS: Sportsmanship lost upon Richard Sherman

TCS: Sportsmanship lost upon Richard Sherman

February 2, 2014

January 19 marked the day where I stopped caring about the current football season, or so I thought. ...

Now is the time for CRC football

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

The band, the atmosphere, the tailgating, all things that are in Cosumnes River College’s reach, but sadly aren’t a reality. With the recent renovation of CRC’s stadium, complete with turf, additional seating and of course decked out in the blue and orange of CRC, questions have surfaced about the use of it. While ...

Action needs to be taken to end NFL showboating

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Win at all costs. It’s what children hear when they grow up playing sports, and it’s what our favorite athletes hear every day. But when is simply beating someone not enough? For players in the National Football League, that question seems to be put in the back of their minds, along with their maturity. In the Monday...

The NFL has a chance to get it right, but probably won’t

The NFL has a chance to get it right, but probably won’t

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Chiefs, Braves, Warriors and Redskins. All names that are used when representing our favorite sports...

TCS: It’s Sacramento, not Shaqramento

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

October 5, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Turn back the clocks to 2001, when the Lakers beat their heated rivals, the Kings, in a seven game playoff series, which was just months before then Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal decided to insult the Kings by calling them Queens. Seems simple: big-mouthed players talking trash about the other team. Yet at the same time th...

Now is not the time to panic 49ers fans

Now is not the time to panic 49ers fans

September 25, 2013

After the San Francisco 49ers got manhandled at home Sunday afternoon by the Indianapolis Colts, many...

NBA player Jason Collins comes out of the closet

Scott Redmond, [email protected]

May 10, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Fans and players alike have been wondering what would happen if a player in professional sports were to come out of the closet, and now the question will be answered. Washington Wizards’ center Jason Collins now has the distinction of being the first active player in pro sports to come out as gay, when he made the announc...

For college athletes, time is on their side

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s become an increasingly important question for elite college athletes over the last few years. Should I stay in college to better my craft and risk injury or go pro and make some money, but risk having a shorter career? According to the NCAA, only 1.7 percent of college football players will ever take a snap profess...

TCS: Baseball loses a long-time practiced habit

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 10, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

Seeing a batter spit as he approaches the plate or a pitcher nod to his catcher and spit before starting his wind-up is as much a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It seems that most players on the field during a MLB game has a dip, or wad of smokeless chewing tobacco, in his mouth. “It’s been a part of baseball fo...

An increase in player safety is a necessary evil

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

The amount of injuries in the NFL has been a source of great concern the past few years, and with good reason. Facing congressional hearings and hundreds of lawsuits brought against the NFL by thousands of former players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has had no choice but to make a strong effort to improve player safety. On...

The fate of Olympic wrestling is in the hands of the IOC

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 21, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

The International Olympic Committee made the decision to remove wrestling from the list of 25 core events scheduled for the 2020 Olympics on Feb. 5, sparking outrage and confusion from the athletic community. The IOC dropped wrestling in favor of keeping the modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey, and will be adding...

American cyclist Lance Armstrong admits to doping

Ben Brown, Connection Staff

February 9, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his reign as the best professional cyclist in the world. Armstrong was linked to steroid use after his streak of seven consecutive titles from 1999 to 2005. After denying all rumors,...

Kings, you’re not welcome anymore

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

On the cusp of their seventh consecutive losing season, the Sacramento Kings owners, the Maloofs, want to part ways with the city and go elsewhere. The city is known as a cow town, so when you think of Sacramento you wouldn’t expect a basketball team to be in the equation. If the team stays in Sacramento, the city will...

The throne belongs in Sacramento

The throne belongs in Sacramento

January 28, 2013

These are troubling times in the kingdom, troubling times indeed. Adrian Wojnarowski, a NBA columnist...

Take a slap shot of European hockey

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 23, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

With the National Hockey League going through a lockout right now, many hockey fans across the nation feel that there won’t be any NHL action for a while. Despite the lockout, there are many ways that hockey fans can still enjoy the sport. It’s a real shame that the NHL is going through this lockout because after this...

The curious case of the Sacramento Kings

Zach Hannigan, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s a Wednesday night in December in the outdated “Arco Power Train Pavilion,” close to 12,000 fans are watching their Sacramento Kings take on the Toronto Raptors. Banners of glories past hang in the rafters, a once proud and vibrant franchise has been reduced to one of the NBA’s worst teams. The fans and players...

Lakers: Why pass on the greatest?

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 28, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

With one of the best records in NBA history, it’s kind of hard to imagine the Lakers having problems on the court. Firing Mike Brown, the worst coach that the Lakers have ever had, seemed like a good move to get back to the championship record that they once had decades before. When you think of this team and its record...

Results driven attitude is harmful to college sports

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Sports have never been for me. I’m an uncoordinated kid, physically. My arms are too slow to throw a good pitch, and my legs are too stiff to outrun anyone. I’m a pacifist, so trampling a guy in order to take control of a situation has never been my craving. Most of all, I’ve never been overly competitive or stru...

Officials are hurting sports with their whistles

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Referees are the police of the sports world. They enforce the rules of the game, make split-second decisions and prevent any team or player from exploiting aspects of the game, all from a neutral standpoint. Their sole purpose is to provide the fairest outcome possible within the parameters of the sport. However, do referees ab...

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