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OAKLAND CITY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Can a new stadium save Reggie McKenzie’s job?

The Raiders 0-6 start has a lot of buzz that comes with it. There have been several reasons presented, ranging from the referees in at least 2 of the losses to talent level, coaching, lack of performance from the free agents on defense and GM Reggie McKenzie’s all around job at acquiring talent. The argument has been presented that quality free agents are reluctant to sign with...
Via cover32 - Raiders
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders owner Mark Davis has had relocation talks with San Antonio

The Oakland Raiders are actively looking for ways they can get a new stadium so they can get out of the dump that is the O.co Colosseum as soon as humanly possible. It’s been an issue for years and the feces-infested field will soon be a thing of the past. There’s a lot of different options, but the two main ones are build a new stadium or relocate. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
Via Down and Distance
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics News: Oakland agrees to stay 10 more years

After speculation that the Athletics would leave from the city of Oakland, the A's and the city of Oakland have agreed to a 10-year lease extension according to city officials and a report from Yahoo Sports:"The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday." "After reviewing several modifications...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A's lease settled after Lew Wolff accepts Oakland's changes

The long-disputed 10-year lease to allow the Oakland A's to continue playing at O.co Coliseum was finally settled Tuesday after co-owner Lew Wolff said he had accepted most of the changes made by city officials. Wolff's acceptance closes a bitter divide between Oakland City Hall and the owners of a baseball team who have longed to move to a new, modern stadium in a bigger...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland eyeing a move to San Antonio or Montreal?

The Oakland Athletics recently voiced their intent to leave the city if they are not given a 10-year extension on their lease with the Coliseum. According to Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid, the A's have options and he does not think the club is bluffing with their threat to move. He further added that San Antonio, Texas and Montreal in Canada would be potential landing spots...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-budget A’s make big-market play

On some Major League teams this year Tommy Milone, with his six wins and 3.55 ERA, would be approaching the level of Ace.  On this year’s Oakland Athletics squad, even with season-ending injuries to AJ Griffin and Jarrod Parker, he has been reduced,  to the role of Triple-A insurance policy. The A’s have been the league’s most dominant team this year, at least according to...
Via Brush Back Pitch
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Lease Could be Detrimental to the Raiders Stadium Bid

I recently interviewed Raiders Ultimate fan, Ray “Dr. Death” Perez and at that time there were not many details of the new Oakland Athletics lease available. Since then, I have seen a copy of the lease and there is concern for the future of the Raiders in Oakland. I must point out that only the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has approved this lease so far. It still has to be approved...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A's sign lease with O.co Coliseum, will stay put for 10 years

he Oakland Athletics will be playing in O.co Coliseum for the next 10 years, the club announced in a press release Thursday. The talk of perhaps moving to San Jose or elsewhere is effectively put to bed and from the sounds of things, the A's won't be getting a new stadium in Oakland for at least 10 years. "After much diligence and cooperation from both parties, we are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Nation Holds Rally to Keep Team in Oakland

On Saturday, May 10, members of Raider Nation participated in a rally organized by Super-fan Ray “Dr. Death” Perez. I was on hand for the event. The purpose was to show support and thanks to the Davis Family for their commitment to stay in Oakland and to convince Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland to move forward with building a new stadium for the Raiders as soon as possible...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Nation salute to the veterans

Members of the Raider Nation held events in multiple states for veterans including California on February 15, 2014. The event in California was held in the Oakland City Hall and was attended by many of the most well known members of the Raider Nation. These week long events were held for the sole purpose of honoring our military veterans. In Oakland, veterans and their families who...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Majok powers Ball St past Oakland City, 94-58

Majok Majok scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to power Ball State past Division-II Oakland City, 94-58, Friday night. Coming off an 18-point, 14-rebound effort against James Madison in his last game, Majok blocked a pair of shots and was 7 of 10 from the field. He was 11 of 12 from the free throw line - scoring 18 points in the first half, sparking...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lipscomb defeats Oakland City 88-78

Martin Smith and Carter Sanderson scored 19 points each to lead Lipscomb to an 88-78 win over Oakland City Monday. Malcom Smith had a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for the Bison. This was the first win for Lipscomb's new head coach Casey Alexander. The Bison are now 1-1. Lipscomb jumped out to an early lead, pushed it to 54-34 at the half and...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Peay powers past Oakland City 84-69

Ed Dyson scored 17 points as Austin Peay's front court led the team to an 84-69 win over Oakland City. Austin Peay bullied Oakland City, outscoring the Mighty Oaks 40-22 in the paint, outrebounding them 46-27 and earning twice as many free throws. Governors' center Chris Horton pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in addition to 10 points. Forward Will Triggs also added...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Evansville 103, Oakland City 69

DJ Balentine scored 17 points and Evansville never trailed Tuesday night in defeating Division II Oakland City 103-69. Ned Cox and Ryan Sawvell scored 16 points apiece for the Purple Aces (7-4). Lewis Jones added 11 points for Evansville. Eleven players scored for the Aces, who led 48-29 at halftime. They shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded Oakland City 47-26. Mitch...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Austin Peay 88, Oakland City 63

Chris Horton set career highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Austin Peay beat National Christian College Athletic Association school Oakland City 88-63 Wednesday night. The freshman was 10 of 12 from the field as he earned his first career double-double. Travis Betran added 18 points, Anthony Campbell 13 and Chris Freeman 10 for the Governors (4-4) Cameron LeFear led the Might...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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