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Leopards prepare to tackle new season

Leopards prepare to tackle new season
Head football coach, Christopher Krich, shows freshman defensive back Michael Hill the proper defensive technique to stay in front of an offensive opponent. It was one of numerous drills the team conducted in a two-hour practice in the afternoon heat. The Leopards open their season Sept. 13 on the road against George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Hal Hargrave Staff... 

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff On Dec. 7, 2012, a 20-year-old Florida State University student claimed she was raped by Jameis Winston, the school’s football star. When she told the police and school administration, they did nothing. Winston is one of the poster boys for NCAA Division I football. He won the most prestigious collegiate football award, the Heisman Trophy, this year and led his... 

Kingsmen spoil senior night at LV

Kingsmen spoil senior night at LV
La Verne junior safety Carvante Hill and sophomore linebacker Matt Canlas try to take down Cal Lutheran senior running back Wayne Chapman in the first quarter. The Leopards lost to the Kingsmen, 49-21. / photo by Hunter Cole Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer In their last home game of the season, the Leopards lost 49-21 to the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen Saturday night. Due to many missed scoring opportunities... 

Locker room culture is incognito

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has received a huge backlash from the racial epithets and profane language in a slur of text messages and a voice mail message left for Miami Dolphin’s tackle Jonathan Martin. Incognito left the message in April 2013, a year after Martin was drafted. “Hey, wassup, you half n***** piece of s***. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s***... 

Biggers rushes big, LV loses bigger

Biggers rushes big, LV loses bigger
Garrett Mentz, sophomore running back, carries the ball midfield and charges against Chapman’s defense in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s home game. La Verne lost to Chapman, 45-7. La Verne’s last home game of the season is Saturday against Cal Lutheran. / photo by Celine Dehban Julian Burrell Staff Writer Though it was a record setting day for the Leopards as senior running back Matthew Biggers... 

Football drops game on the road

Football drops game on the road
Sophomore running back Travis Sparks runs the ball to just inside La Verne’s 5 yard line during the fourth quarter Saturday as a final attempt to beat the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. The referee called a holding penalty and the ball was called back, leading to the Leopards’ 31-23 loss . La Verne’s next game is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday at home against Chapman. / photo by Jessica Harsen Jolene... 

Teams should stop racist names

With our world becoming increasingly progressive, the sports realm is starting to finally get a dose of political correctness, and rightfully so. Recently, the Washington Redskins, D.C.’s NFL team, for those not athletically knowledgeable, has come under a lot of controversy for their admittedly racist name. Although the name has been criticized for a long time, President Obama’s recent remarks... 

Leopards slam Poets at Homecoming

Leopards slam Poets at Homecoming
Senior quarterback Brian Duboski sprints towards the chain for a first down to continue the Leopards’ drive down the field at Saturday’s Homecoming game against Whittier. The Leopards defeated the Poets, 41-27, improving their overall record to 3-1. / photo by Hunter Cole Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor The football team earned a 41-27 victory in front of a packed homecoming... 

Commentary: Fantasy football sacks productivity

<i>Commentary</i>: Fantasy football sacks productivity
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Fantasy football is not simply a hobby anymore. It is a sports in itself. It is a lifestyle. It is an obsession. People spend countless hours preparing for their league drafts, studying which players to add to their team, and managing their teams throughout the NFL season. All of it is to gain a competitive edge, and in some cases to win money. The problem is not how... 

Football wins first SCIAC game

Football wins first SCIAC game
La Verne freshman quarterback Michael Lauck advances the ball in the third quarter just ahead of La Verne’s second touchdown against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday. The Leopards defeated the Stags 30-6 at Ortmayer Stadium. La Verne is 2-1 overall and tied for first place in SCIAC. / photo by Helen Arase Senior running back Matthew Biggers and senior quarterback Justin Gomez celebrate Biggers’... 
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