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The game we once loved slips into an era of disgrace

The game we once loved slips into an era of disgrace

October 29, 2016

The National Football League and the game of football itself has captivated many Americans’ televisions...

NFL’s substance-abuse policy fails at-risk players

Matt Johnson, Editor

April 21, 2016

When an NFL player fails a drug test and is suspended by the NFL, fans across social media chastise the player for being unable to give up marijuana when using it could bring an end t his career. While something could certainly be said about being unable to give up a substance when using it can lead to you losing your jo...

Dean uses diversity of life experiences to guide his leadership

A former NFL and Canadian Football League player and entrepreneur, Brian Bedford became Cosumnes River College's new dean of the Business and Family Science department in 2014.

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Cosumnes River College prides itself on diversity in its students, classes and faculty which is why making...

Super Bowl ad makers call audible

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

Many avid Super Bowl viewers are asking themselves the following question – what was with this year’s commercials? Unlike nearly every other Super Bowl, the majority of the commercials did not solely focus on hyper-sexualized images or attempts at humor to sell products. Instead, many of the commercials shone light on...

The Cheap Seats: What to do with Johnny Manziel

The Cheap Seats: What to do with Johnny Manziel

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

He’s too hot headed, he has durability issues, he’s too small and he doesn’t fit the mold. Those...

The story of a team that isn't there

The story of a team that isn’t there

December 12, 2013

HISTORY As 2013 comes to an end, sports fans all across the country will be preparing for the United...

From Spain to CRC: A soccer player’s journey

Freshmn midfielder Ander Saez dribbles the ball during a drill in team practice on Nov. 12.

Amari Gaffney, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

Many people here in the United States when they are younger tend to have dreams of going to a far-off...

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

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

For college athletes, time is on their side

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2013

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...

An increase in player safety is a necessary evil

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 13, 2013

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...

Newly renovated stadium begs a big question

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

It doesn’t make sense to have a newly renovated football stadium with no football team of our own to play on it, but that is the case at Cosumnes River College. In fact, the last time CRC had a football team was in 1978, well before most of us were even thought of. That was when CRC was known as the Chiefs, not the ...

Major League Soccer: Missed markets and poor scheduling is hurting growth

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 27, 2012

The cheers of over 75,000 strong can be heard throughout Manchester, England on any given Saturday. There is a certain passion and electricity in the air. Old Trafford is packed with thousands of Red Devils fans cheering on their beloved Manchester United. Across the pond, on a very similar Saturday night there is only a...

Editorial: Morality should come before loyalty


November 16, 2011

The recent scandal at Pennsylvania State University, involving their former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s allegations of rape, sexual assault and molestation of eight children in the university’s locker rooms over a period of 15 years, has lessons that colleges and other organizations can use. Nearly...

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