49ers Welcome New Players on 2nd Day of NFL DraftThe San Francisco 49ers gave a warm welcome to the Niners quarterback of the future and the team's second-round pick. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-30-21)
Will Thursday's Draft Be Deja Vu For 49ers?The 49ers are set to take a quarterback with the 3rd overall pick in Thursday's draft. It will be the first time they've selected a quarterback that high since they drafted Alex Smith with the #1 pick in 2005. Dennis O'Donnell looks back on that draft and how the franchise is facing a similar dilemma this week. (4-27-21)
Stanford Student Athletes Protest Cuts To Varsity TeamsHundreds of student athletes at Stanford University are protesting sweeping cuts to the university's athletics department, after the school announced cutting 11 varsity teams at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Devin Fehely reports. (4/26/21)
Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is UnknownOnline marketplace OfferUp said Thursday the company has removed posts selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, disabled those accounts and is working with law enforcement after several attorneys general demanded action. Maria Medina reports. (4-22-21)
Save Stanford SportsStanford has one of the most successful athletic programs in the country, but now eleven programs are in danger of being eliminated at the end of the school year. Vern Glenn profiles the group trying to save Stanford sports. (4-19-21)
Warriors New President Joins Game DayWarriors President & COO Brandon Schneider joined Dennis O'Donnell on Game Day. Schnieder has worked for the organization since 2002. He will take over for Rick Welts, who is retiring at the end of the season. (4-19-21)
Marshawn Lynch Discusses Vaccine Reticence in Interview With Dr. Anthony FauciIt was an unusual matchup: Beastmode and Dr. Fauci. It turns out, they share a common goal: getting all Americans vaccinated. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-16-21)
Stanford Golfer Delivers 'Heck' Of A Performance At Augusta NationalStanford's Rachel Heck finished 3rd at the Augusta National Women's Amateur tournament last week. The final round is played on the same course as The Masters. Vern Glenn interviewed Heck when she returned to campus. (4-12-21)
Business Is Booming For Bay Area Golf CoursesGolf has become more popular than ever since being one of the first activities to re-open last spring during the pandemic. Nearly one year later, people of all ages and skill levels continue to flock to Bay Area courses.
Gary Payton II Looking To Make A Name For Himself With WarriorsGary Payton II joins Dennis O'Donnell on Game Day. He signed a 10-day contract with the Warriors last week as he continues to try and find a home in the NBA and follow in his father's footsteps. Gary Payton was a pre star at Skyline High School is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (4-12-21)
Aaron Taylor Brings "Showtime" From San Quentin To Chase CenterVern Glenn catches up with Aaron "Showtime" Taylor following his performance as the Warriors PA announcer Saturday night. Taylor practiced his announcing skills during a 26-year sentence at San Quentin State Prison. (4-12-21)
Delighted Giants Fans Return to Oracle Park on Splendid Opening DayOracle Park was buzzing with excitement all day Friday. Giants fans had a chance to sing "take me out to the ball game" while actually *being* at a ball game for the first time in more than a year. Wilson Walker reports. (4-9-21)
Police Say Tiger Woods Was Driving 40 MPH Over Speed Limit at Time of CrashRachel Kim reports on new details about February crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods released by authorities (4-7-2021)
NCAA: Homecoming Celebrates Stanford Women's Basketball's Historic VictoryThe Stanford women's basketball team was still basking in the glow of their historic victory on Monday. Maria Medina has more on the momentous homecoming for the Cardinal.
Slight Glitches Mar Oakland A's Home OpenerKen Bastida talks with Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval. (4-2-21)
Despite Drubbing, A's Fans Thrilled to Return to ColiseumBaseball is back in the Bay Area and so are the fans for the first time in over a year. Andrea Nakano reports from the Oakland Coliseum. (4-1-21)
Goodbye Cardboard Fans, A's Welcome Humans Back to ColiseumThe Athletics are opening the 2021 season at home, welcoming real, live fans back to the ballpark. Team coverage at the Coliseum from Kenny Choi and Dennis O'Donnell. (4-1-21)
College Basketball Star, Oakland Native Oscar Frayer Among Victims In Horrific Fatal Car Crash Near LodiJust days after playing in the NCAA Tournament for Grand Canyon University, Oakland native Oscar Frayer died along with two others in a horrific crash on Interstate 5 near Lodi on Tuesday. Kiet Do reports. (3/24/21)
Bishop O'Dowd's Lou Richie Protests Lack Of Diversity Among Pac-12 CoachesVern Glenn sits down with Bishop O'Dowd boys basketball coach Lou Richie following his trip to Las Vegas earlier this month. Richie attended the Pac-12 Men's Basketball tournament to protest the conference not having a single African American head coach. (3-23-21)
Mike Yastrzemski: 'The Sky Is The Limit' For Giants Offense In 2021Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski joins Dennis O'Donnell on Game Day to discuss the upcoming season, why he feels he's playing with "house money", plus his March Madness bracket. (3-23-21)
Angry Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Calls Out Sports Writer Over Tweet On DurantSteve Kerr is upset about the way a sports writer portrayed his comments on a recent podcast, during which he compared last year's50-loss rookie team to the 2019 team with Kevin Durant.
Stanford Coach VanDerveer Charges NCAA With SexismStanford coach Tara VanDerveer issued a statement Saturday night upset at “evidence of blatant sexism" by the NCAA that is “purposeful and hurtful." Jericka Duncan reports. (3-21-21)
Dan Belluomini Picks His NCAA Tournament SleepersAfter a year off, coach Dan B breaks down the brackets with no Bay Area team in the field on Gameday. (3-15-21)
49ers Beat Writer Cam Inman Optimistic About Team Re-Signing Trent WilliamsWith NFL free agency period starting this week, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group discussed whether he thinks 49ers left tackle Trent Williams will be back. (3-15-21)