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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’... 

ULV dominated by Oaks’ offense

ULV dominated by Oaks’ offense
Sophomore running back Travis Sparks gets stopped in the backfield as Menlo linebacker Dominic Jackson breaks through the offensive line at the beginning of the third quarter Saturday. During the Leopards’ first home game, the team fell to the Oaks, 56-7. The next home game is at 1 p.m. Saturday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor The Leopard football... 

Football squad prepares to tackle competition

Football squad prepares to tackle competition
As the season approaches head football coach Chris Krich pushes his team during practice. David Kain (No. 7), a junior safety, runs to block another player during the drill. / photo by Celine Dehban Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer Defense is the prime focus in the Leopards’ plan to win this season. Last season, the football team finished with a 4-5 record. “We are competing for a conference championship... 

Record-holding running back looks to educate

Monique Millan Staff Writer Leadership, ambition, and charisma are three ways to describe junior education major Matthew Biggers, who has owned the football field in 2012. Biggers list of accolades were extended this season, ending his sensational season as the top rusher in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference with 1,397 total rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games, averaging... 

Leopards finish football season on high note by clawing Occidental

Leopards finish football season on high note by clawing Occidental
Senior tight end Oscar Bauman reaches for the ball in the end zone for his second touchdown against Occidental Saturday. The Leopards beat the Tigers, 36-24. / photo by Hunter Cole Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The football team ended its 2012 season on a winning note Saturday afternoon with a 36-24 defeat over Occidental at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards closed out the season with a 4-3 record... 

Leopards fight for playoff position with 34-24 Homecoming win

Leopards fight for playoff position with 34-24 Homecoming win
Sophomore quarterback Travis Carter takes a hard hit from Pomona-Pitzer linebacker Kyle Roskamp in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. Despite the hit, Carter completed the pass to senior tight end Oscar Bauman. The Leopards went on to defeat the Sagehens, 34-24. / photo by Hunter Cole Michelle Nunez Staff Writer As cloudy skies turned to sunshine Saturday so did the Leopards’ playoff chances... 
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