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D'Angelo Russell, in his fourth-year in the NBA and his second with the Nets, has increased his play in nearly every stat category.

Thank You, Magic: the Lakers gave away a superstar

March 9, 2019

D’Angelo Russell’s career season with the Nets has the NBA community questioning if  Magic Johnson and the rest of the Lakers’ management gave up on the 23-year-old combo-guard prematurely, especially following Los Angeles’ recent struggles thi...

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

November 8, 2018

More often than not Michael Jordan takes the cake in the Greatest of all Time (GOAT) debate. Most people arguing in favor of this are those that have a strong knowledge in sports analytics. But most saying that Michael Jordan is the GOAT have one fau...

 Newly acquired Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson dunks during the Cavaliers' blowout win over Boston Sunday.

Don’t look now, but the Cavs seem fun again

February 20, 2018

Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be much better than they were two weeks ago. It seems that Cleveland fans have a little something to be excited about going into the second half of the season after all. A few weeks ago, I wro...

First year Erik Poulsen shooting over his defender for three points

Stand tall: hard work brings pleasant surprise

February 28, 2017

He’s a first-year student athlete who holds down the paint for Santa Rosa Junior College. Erik Poulsen has a love for basketball and a razor-sharp focus for the game. Poulsen, 20, found his focus spring 2016 when he decided to get serious about basketball....

Sophomore guard Kiel Long shooting a basket from behind the arc

Haehl Pavilion floods with three’s as the Bear Cubs improve its Big 8 conference record to 9-2

February 9, 2017

As raindrops fell outside, 3-pointers poured from the rafters inside Haehl Pavilion. Eight out of the 11 Bear Cubs splashed down a combined 51 points from behind the arc and sent the Modesto Junior College Pirates home in an 87-75 victory on Feb. 7. No....

First-year Jordan Graves passing the ball off in a tight situation

Bear Cubs hold onto first place as regular season draws near the end

February 7, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s basketball team has had quite the season, winning several recent key match-ups leading it to the top of the Big 8 Conference standings. However, two teams are biting at its heels: Diablo Valley College and San Joaquin...

First-year student guard Gabe Knight shooting from behind the arc.

Bear Cubs defend first place conference record at Diablo Valley College

February 4, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s basketball [17-7, 8-2] took home one of the most important wins of the season Feb. 3 against Diablo Valley College [18-7, 6-4] in a nail-biting 59-57 win. With a slow start in Viking Gymnasium, the Bear Cubs struggled...

Tiffany Salinas doing work in in the paint

Bear Cub women earn second league win

January 21, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College Women’s basketball defended its den against Sacramento City Friday night with a 53-45 win. After the Bear Cubs won the tip, the game started off with back to back turnovers by SRJC. The Bear Cubs switched to a full-court...

State champions!

Spencer Harris, Sports Editor

March 15, 2011

Defense wins championships. The SRJC women's basketball team proved it by beating the San Francisco City College Rams, 52-45, and shutting down the Rams' best offensive weapons in the state championship, March 13. The Lady Bear Cubs' state title is the first for women's basketball since 1988. The women won six games in a row to qualify for the state championship and beat some tough competition along the way. The team beat Mt. San Antonio College in the state semi-finals...

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