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Tradition is no excuse for continued NFL racism

Tradition is no excuse for continued NFL racism

September 30, 2014

While the NFL is plagued by new issues, including problems with players engaging in domestic abuse and dru...

TCS: NFL gets it wrong when doing the right thing

TCS: NFL gets it wrong when doing the right thing

September 13, 2014

NFL running back Ray Rice was fired from the Baltimore Ravens in September, his remaining contract worth...

TCS: Outdated views on women have no place in sports

TCS: Outdated views on women have no place in sports

June 13, 2014

If there is anywhere that the term old boy’s club fits pretty accurately it would be the world of professional...

TCS: Sterling only part of a bigger problem

TCS: Sterling only part of a bigger problem

April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made waves when TMZ released audio of racist comments he made. Essentially...

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

Filed under Off-Campus Sports, Sports, The Cheap Seats

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

Madness is for March

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

March 31, 2014

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s that time of year again, the ides of March are upon us. A month where average men become heroes and heroes become legends. No, it’s not “The Hunger Games,” which admittedly I have no idea what month that takes place, the competition I am referring to may even be more entertaining than the latter spectacle. It’s...

MLB: New Year, Old Faces in playoffs

Zach Hannigan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

While the temperature starts to rise and the smell of fresh cut grass begins to fill the air, it can only mean one thing: baseball season. This year’s Major League Baseball season is starting like every other, with hopes of big league grandeur, but of course only one team gets to hoist the Commissioner’s trophy ...

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...

As playoffs arrive, rituals become more apparent

As playoffs arrive, rituals become more apparent

Ben Brown, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Off-Campus Sports, Sports

In a sporting competition, it’s not just about the game with athletes. The way you prepare for the game ...

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...

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...

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