Oakland Raiders Relocate to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 7, 2017): On January 19, the Oakland Raiders, a NFL team based in California, applied to relocate to Las Vegas after years of failing to find a replacement for their home, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

However, this will take time and if it does happen, it won’t happen for at least two seasons as they are planning to build a $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas.

The Raiders have been in Oakland for more than four decades and, according to Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders, “it’s time for some change.” He said, “We have yet to find a replacement for our home coliseum, as it is one of the oldest and most decrepit stadium in the league.”

However, relocating NFL teams requires approval from at least 24 of the 32 teams. The owners are meeting in Phoenix in late March, and are expected to vote then.

Oakland Raiders are experiencing some backlash from some of their loyal fans about the move, as well as some controversy from lawmakers and business leaders. The revenue that the team has brought into Oakland has been immense and a huge asset to the economy.

Despite some of the negative comments the Raiders have received, they are still pushed forward with this plan. They plan to reach out to people of Las Vegas and build a strong base of fans there, while at the same time keeping in touch and pleasing their fan base back home. To find out more about this move, visit www.raiders.com and read more on this issue at hand.


Head Coach Al Davis has been in the professional football league for six decades. The Oakland Raiders began in 1963 with Al Davis as the head coach. A couple years later in 1965 construction began on 54,000-seat Oakland Coliseum. Since then, they have won three Super Bowls: Super Bowl XI in 1977, Super Bowl XV in 1981 and Super Bowl XVIII in 1984. For more information, contact Mark Davis at markdavis@oaklandraiders.com.

What Does it Take to be an Auburn Student?


Being a student at Auburn University may look like all fun and games, but when it comes down to it, it can get pretty tough. Friends, parties and football are great, but going to a school as hard as Auburn, can get the best of you.

So what do Auburn students do everyday? Well like most people, we wake up with a cup of coffee, or two, or three… to start our day. We then head to our classes. Depending on the year and the workload, some students have a day full of classes, while others might only have class for a few hours. As a senior, I have a smaller workload this year. Luckily, I only have two classes per day.

However, four classes can still be tricky. This is when it becomes difficult to balance a social life with an academic life. As my parents always tell me, school comes first. But as I always tell my parents, it’s not about the grades you make, but the hands you shake.

We’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong after I graduate and I’m off to the real world.

After classes, I usually spend a couple of hours dedicated to schoolwork. This is when I fit in any busy work or homework that needs to get done. However, those two hours may turn into 6 hours if it’s test week.

Tests are on a whole new level at Auburn, especially when teachers decide to give tests in the same week. All teachers’ tend to space out their tests at the same time. This makes it difficult when you have up to four tests in the same week.

After the two hours of schoolwork, I then head to lunch. This is my favorite part of the day. Auburn has so many campus dining options that make it nearly impossible to leave campus for food. The best part about this is you get to use “monopoly money” instead of real money to pay. Monopoly money is what the students refer to money their parents pay upfront at the beginning of each semester.

After lunch is when I spend most of my free time during the day. I like to get some kind of exercise in, usually either by playing tennis or running. I also enjoy going to the recreation center, which I believe is one of Auburn’s best features.

After I get some exercise in, this is when I tend to socialize. I will either go over to friends house, they will come to mine, or we will meet somewhere to sit and visit for a while.

After visiting friends, I squeeze in dinner plans. Most of time I end up cooking at home because I love a god home cooked meal, and let’s face it, they’re cheaper than going out to eat. With a college budget, this is something I pay close attention to. After dinner is when I can finally have some time to myself. Depending on the night, I either catch up on my recent Netflix addiction, watch a movie or go church. Soon after that I pass out, because I’m not much of a night owl. Then I wake up at 8 and do it all over again.

So what does it take to be an Auburn student? It takes smart decision making skills, dedication for schoolwork and an outstanding work ethic. Auburn University has seen many graduates make miraculous accomplishments and they expect nothing less, so why give them less?

Get to Know Me

My name is Courtney Erin Guidy. I am a 22-year-old from a small suburb outside of Birmingham, AL called Pinson. I always knew I wanted to go to Auburn, not because everyone in my family went there like most people from Alabama, but because I fell in love with the campus and have always been a huge Auburn football fan.

I was raised by a West Point graduate who is now a retired Colonel, so needless to say, I grew up under strict guidance. My father’s leadership laid a foundation in not only my time at Auburn but one that will continue to develop in my career path after graduation. I owe my passion, creativity, curiosity and determination to my mom. Being from Germany, she has also embellished in me a love for travel, which has inspired my plans post-graduation, to be an au pair in Germany.

I’m an extrovert, who loves a good social scene, meeting new people and traveling to new places. I’m enthusiastic about friends, family, dogs, food and The Office. In my free time, you can find me watching the Kick Six (because war eagle), catching up on the latest kid stars of The Ellen DeGeneres Show or hanging out with friends. These are just a few of the things that make me, me.

My dad first introduced me to public relations because he knew I had a passion for communication. Once I explored the possibilities of public relations and found that I could combine that with my passion for sports, I knew this was the right career path for me. In the future, I hope to combine public relations, sports and marketing in my career.