Golden State Warriors Season Preview With Some Bold Predictions

October 28, 2014

By: Niki Lonberg The NBA season is here!  And that means sportswriters get to make a bunch of predictions about their teams and call them bold. Well, here are my bold predictions about the Golden State Warriors for the 2014-15 season. But first, lets recap the Dubs active offseason. They fired Mark Jackson, sniped rookie coach Steve Kerr from Phil Jackson and the Knicks, broke their 16-game summer league winning…


Scott Suspended; Everyone Else Off the Hook

October 27, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami Five games into his San Jose Sharks career; the NHL has already suspended John Scott for two games. The reason being is that he came off of the bench to start an altercation, which is an automatic hearing handed out by the NHL rule 70.2. He is the second Shark to receive a suspension for this action in recent memory. The last being Ryan Clowe a…


Five Reasons the Royals Have No Chance in the Fall Classic

October 20, 2014

By: Ben Leonard The Giants and Royals meet in the 110th edition of the Fall Classic, with Game One starting at 5:07 PST on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The recent legacies of these two franchises could not be any more different. The Giants are in their third World Series in five years, while Kansas City has been a marker of futility, with this year marking their first trip…


Keys for Stanford vs. Arizona State

October 18, 2014

By: Ben Leonard The Sun Devils were sitting ducks against the physically daunting Cardinal defense last year, both at home and on the road. Stanford jumped out to a 29-0 halftime lead and a 39-7 lead at the end of the third in their first meeting of the year, at home, and let their foot off the gas in the second half. They allowed Arizona State to come back and make it…


49ers Preview: How To Defeat The Rams

October 11, 2014

Two Teams. One City. One Goal. SF vs. STL Monday, we will see an inter-division game, with the 49ers playing in St. Louis against the Rams. This game is going to be both team’s first Monday Night Football game of the season, with the kickoff at 5:30 PM PDT. Currently, the 49ers are 3-2 while the Rams are a measly 1-3 after a bye in Week 4 of the season. Historically,…


Close Win Over Cougars Confirms Cardinal’s Inherent Flaws

October 10, 2014

By: Ben Leonard On Fireworks Night at Stanford Stadium, the Cardinal lacked offensive fireworks in a 34-17 win over Washington State. Despite a relatively high number of points for the squad, it squandered several opportunities to put the game out of reach. Penalties (whether just or not), drops, and overall ineptitude kept the clearly inferior Cougars within striking distance, despite Stanford’s control throughout the game. Stanford’s vaunted defense kept the…


Can Stanford’s Defense Stop Connor Halliday’s Cougars?

October 9, 2014

By: Ben Leonard Stanford suffered a disheartening loss Saturday against Notre Dame, with Kevin Hogan playing like a backup. The Cardinal fell all the way to the #25 spot in the AP poll, their seventy-first week in a row being ranked in the poll. The rank is their lowest since November of 2009 (#25), when Andrew Luck played his first season as a starter.  Cal, who received votes in the AP poll…


Where Do the Raiders Go From Here?

October 3, 2014

By: Max Klotz The Dennis Allen era is over, ending with a record of 8-28. Tony Sparano, the offensive line coach, will be taking his place, presumably for the rest of the season. Sparano has head coaching experience and has an overall career record of 29-31. Someone had to take the fall for the Raiders’ awful start to the season, but Dennis Allen was certainly not solely responsible. While players often…


Decision Time for San Jose Sharks

October 2, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami With less than a week left before the NHL Regular Season starts, the San Jose Sharks have some decisions to make. The first of which is finalizing the roster. They made progress on Monday by making significant cuts, reassigning four Forwards, two defenseman and two goaltenders to their American League affiliate, Worcester. Among the cuts was Matt Tennyson, a defenseman in the Sharks system who…


Wild-Card Game Primer: Giants vs. Pirates

September 30, 2014

The Giants will fight for their postseason lives in the one-game wild card playoff Wednesday in Pittsburgh, the winner moving on to face the Nationals in the NLDS. The two teams finished with the same record (88-74), but the Pirates took home-field advantage because they won the season series. Despite the same final record, the two teams’ recent success have been on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Giants limp…