The Bruin Voice

Gruden returns to the Raiders

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

History tends to repeat itself — sometimes in bad ways: world wars, economic collapse, extinction, famine. But for Oakland Raiders fans and its owner Mark Davis, history couldn’t repeat itself at a better time. Former Oakland Raider and Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden will return to...

Raiders benefit from 49er leftovers

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

November 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game

On October 16, it happened again: a revered 49er superstar — one loved by both fans and coaches — made his short and long-awaited trip to the other side of the Bay to join the Oakland Raiders. This time it was All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman, a free agent who signed to play for the Raiders after...

NFL patriotism: your tax dollars at work

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game

The world of sports and politics have collided many times Whether it be through social media or on the playing field, professional athletes have used their platform to express their political and social ideals. Recently, players kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem is a common sight...

Money, college — and fishing!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you read the headline of this column, you probably are already interested: I imagine you either want to go to college, like to make money, or like the outdoors. So yes, it’s true; you can fish to go to college. Top colleges not only in California, but throughout the entire United States, now...

Raider nation lives on

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American football, known for their dedicated and menacing fanbase and intimidating coliseum. Raider Nation had plans to move to Las Vegas, the casino capital, over the 2016 season and officially filed for relocation on...

We need a real sports hero

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, More than Just a Game, Sports

The 49ers have garnered an unusual amount of attention this season — but it’s not because of their dismal record. During the team’s preseason same against Houston, quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem — a move that prompted many other athletes to protest racial discrimination,...

Youth football leagues must stop tackle play

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

If you’ve played a contact sport — whether it be football, wrestling or hockey — you know one thing: getting injured hurts, but being embarrassed hurts unimaginably worse. No athlete wants to be called out for being a “crybaby” or “weak”: instead athletes thrive on being the toughest person...

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