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The 2020 NFL season has seen lots of top notch performers, with many players fighting for the elusive Most Valuable Player award. (From left to right): TJ Watt, Derrick Henry, and Russell Wilson.

NFL playoffs are nearly here

Chiefs and Packers hold the top seeds with three weeks left in the regular season
Pranav Sannaasi, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, the National Football League rolls on. And while it has been difficult, they have managed to nearly finish the season and make it to the playoffs. New to this year, seven teams...

With the NFL seeing a heavily monitored and somewhat successful restart to their regular season, injuries have been piling up. On Oct. 11, the Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott was wheeled off the field after a gruesome ankle fracture during a Week 5 game against the Giants.

Letter from the football gods

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor November 4, 2020

Dear Football Fans,  It is our favorite time of year. So many healthy ACL’s to feast on. A seemingly endless bounty of untouched, Achilles tendons. So many unbruised hip flexors. Can you smell...

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win their second straight championship.

NFL season is underway

Defending champion Chiefs are positioned to hoist Lombardi Trophy again this season
Pranav Sannaasi and Evan Heinz, Sports writers September 20, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the 2020 NFL season charges on in mostly empty stadiums, giving football fans around the country a much needed distraction from the COVID-19.  Here’s a look at how...

The Milwaukee Bucks held a strike during the NBA playoffs this week, leaving a profound effect on many other sports associations starting up games.

NBA strike is real action against police brutality, racial injustice

Players accomplish what political leaders in both parties have failed to achieve
Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor August 29, 2020

Throughout 2020 the American people have seen misery and despair manifest in many forms. But until recently, many people seemed to have forgotten, or simply ignored, the current pandemic we are in the...

Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor April 16, 2020

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and...

Nick Bosa poses with Roger Goodell after being chosen as the second overall pick.

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Staffer grades all NFL teams' first round draft picks.
Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took...

Are you ready for some football?

Californian staffers make their predictions for Super Bowl LIII between Patriots and Rams
Californian staff February 1, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is bringing about much excitement, featuring familiar faces as well as first-timers. The majority of America hopes that this is the beginning of the end for Tom Brady and the Patriots...

NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon December 8, 2018

With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore...

NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor November 18, 2018

Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor November 9, 2018

At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered....

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