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Commentary: Tom Brady deserves his ‘inflated’ punishment

<i>Commentary</i>: Tom Brady deserves his ‘inflated’ punishment
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor The NFL suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games after a report was found that he was aware of the deflation of footballs before the AFC Championship game in January. In addition to Brady’s suspension without pay, the Patriots were fined $1 million and lost two draft picks. The Patriots also suspended the two equipment staffers believed to... 

Commentary: NFL should crack down on domestic violence

<i>Commentary</i>: NFL should crack down on domestic violence
Julian Mininsohn, Podcast Producer The topic of domestic violence just doesn’t seem to stop coming up in the NFL. After Adrian Peterson’s child abuse incident, Ray Rice’s elevator debacle and Frank Clark’s hotel scene, I was hopeful the violence would subside. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is the latest member of the NFL domestic violence club. Hardy was... 

Campus Times Podcast, Ep. 9: Football Head Trauma

  With concussions and head trauma being an ongoing issue in football, we spoke to members of the ULV football team as well as experts in the field to weigh the risks and rewards of playing the game.  Read More →

NFL breaks gender barriers

NFL breaks gender barriers
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Sarah Thomas will soon be on football fields alongside six other referees as the National Football League’s first full-time female official, but some doubt her ability to participate in a historically male-dominated sport simply because she is a woman. Thomas was one of 21 finalists in the NFL officiating development program and was hired as... 

Baier steps in new direction at ULV

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Brent Baier, now a former assistant coach for the football team, is stepping away from the game he loves to be a part of the admissions office on campus at La Verne. Working in the undergraduate admissions office was a wonderful way for Baier to reach the masses on campus and change more lives. But it certainly was not an easy decision for him to make. “When I heard that... 

Football keeps helmets high in sky

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer What was expected to be a powerhouse year for the football team did not meet team expectations with some crucial close losses. The Leopards finished the season 2-7 overall and 1-6 in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference. “Record wise this season we were not where we wanted to be,” head coach Chris Krich said. “But as far as an internal group... 

Football earns first SCIAC victory, 41-37, over Pomona-Pitzer

Football earns first SCIAC victory, 41-37, over Pomona-Pitzer
Sophomore wide receiver Alex Arellano returns the ball for 15 yards past the Pomona-Pitzer defense Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. Arellano’s return to the 25-yard line led to a series that resulted in a touchdown that tied the game at 14 near the end of the first half. The Leopards defeated the Sagehens, 41-37, in their last home game of the season. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Hal... 

No Homecoming magic for Leopards

No Homecoming magic for Leopards
La Verne senior wide receiver Andres Fernandez is tackled by Redlands sophomore defensive back Aaron Mandell Saturday at the Homecoming Game. The Bulldogs took a bite out of the Leopards’ pride as the Leopards fell, 64-28, at Ortmayer Stadium./ photo by Emily Bieker Hal Hargrave Staff Writer What the Leopards hoped would be a magical day during Homecoming weekend turned out to be much less than... 

LV drops SCIAC opener to Tigers

LV drops SCIAC opener to Tigers
Occidental senior linebacker Ross Fiegener tries to take down La Verne sophomore running back Corey Victoria in the second quarter of the game Saturday. The Leopards lost to the Tigers, 33-27, in their first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The football team faced a tough first Southern California... 

Leopards lose home opener in final seconds

Leopards lose home opener in final seconds
With only three seconds remaining in the first home game of the season, a final pass was made to senior wide receiver Jon Lilly. The pass was ruled incomplete because the ball came loose when he was pushed out of bounds. The Leopards fell short against the Whitworth Pirates, with a final score of 50-48, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Amanda Duvall Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Even after... 
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