The Californian

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

The Oakland Raiders 2014 season appears, on the surface, to be another sub-par disappointment. But upon further review, there are clues pointing toward a revival of the hapless franchise. Derek Carr is a savior. Given the circumstances, he has performed better than anyone could’ve possibly hoped....

Giants not yet legends

Giants not yet legends

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

In the wake of Madison Bumgarner’s dominating performance in this year’s World Series, and after winning in 2010, 2012, and now 2014, many are starting to believe in the “every other year” superstition. But are the San Francisco Giants a dynasty? Though the Giants are the second team in...

Tackling concussions head on

Tackling concussions head on

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

High school football players throughout the state won’t be able to practice in full pads more than twice a week beginning next year. In light of public outcry over football related head injuries, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law this summer that restricted high school football teams from practicing...