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49ers Anthem Singer Shines on American Idol

Posted by Taylor Price on March 30, 2011 – 9:01 AM

At the age of 12, Thia Megia had her first taste of auditioning for a singing competition. It wasn’t quite like the contest the Hayward native is currently in, but the young singer made it through an audition process to become a 49ers National Anthem singer in 2007.

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Path to the Draft: Big-12 Week

Posted by Taylor Price on March 28, 2011 – 8:36 AM

Week four of our pre-draft coverage shifts its focus from the ACC to the Big-12. All week long we’ll take a closer look at another one of the nation’s premiere conferences and its best talent.

Starting off, we’ll examine Missouri junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert and his chances of being the No. 1 overall pick. After Gabbert, there’s plenty of talent to explore from a number of schools in the conference (including Danville native and Nebraska running back Roy Helu Jr. pictured above).

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49ers Receive Compensatory Draft Picks

Posted by Taylor Price on March 25, 2011 – 3:46 PM

The NFL announced a total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2011 NFL Draft on Friday, awarding them to 23 teams including the 49ers.

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NFL Commends California Concussion Legislation

Posted by Taylor Price on March 23, 2011 – 8:45 PM

The NFL commended the California State Assembly Committee on Education for its timely passage Wednesday of Assembly Bill 25, authored by Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) and Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), bipartisan legislation supported by the NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, youth sports organizations and health professionals to protect California’s student-athletes from sports-related head injuries.

The Assembly Education Committee, the first policy committee to hear the bill, passed it on a 9-0 vote.

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Path to the Draft: ACC Week

Posted by Taylor Price on March 21, 2011 – 8:24 AM

Our third week of previewing potential NFL Draft prospects shifts its focus to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The always competitive ACC regularly produces top-notch pro talent and this year’s crop is one of its best in years.

Not counting North Carolina’s large offering of draft hopefuls, the conference is littered with talent on both sides of the ball.

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49ers Winter Fest: Saturday

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 19, 2011 – 6:15 PM

The snowstorm in Tahoe hasn’t let up as nearly two feet of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours. That hasn’t dampened the spirits at the 49ers Winter Fest however.

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Statement From NFL Executive VP Jeff Pash

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 19, 2011 – 1:43 PM

NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash issued this statement regarding the current work stoppage:

“We are pleased now to have received a reply to the comprehensive proposal that we made eight days ago. The points made in the players’ letter are precisely the kind of points that collective bargaining is intended to address.  Debating the merits of the offer in this fashion is what collective bargaining is all about. But we would note that three facts we have consistently identified over the past week are ignored and we therefore assume acknowledged. First, the proposal called for player costs of between $19 and $20 billion over the next four seasons; second, the player cost figure in 2011 was above the actual cash spending for 2009 and 2010; and third, the economic offer, combined with other elements of the proposal, was a substantial move by the clubs to keep negotiations going and avoid a work stoppage and related litigation.

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49ers Winter Fest: Friday

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 18, 2011 – 5:11 PM

A snowstorm hit the Resort at Squaw Creek on Friday for the second day of the 49ers 11th Annual Winter Fest. But before the snow began to fall, several of the guests were able to partake in a curling tutorial with USA Olympians John Benton and Tracy Sachtjen.

“Curlers are really passionate about teaching, number one,” Benton said. “It’s great to get people who aren’t from the normal area of curling. It means that the sport of curling is growing and that’s awesome.”

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Winter Fest Kicks Off in Tahoe

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 17, 2011 – 4:54 PM

As you can see, it’s a beautiful day here at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe as the 49ers are holding their 11th Annual Winter Fest. It’s a weekend-long event to raise money for the 49ers Foundation, which helps keep kids safe, on track and in school.

This is my third straight year coming to this event and I’ll be posting blogs, photos and videos throughout the weekend.

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49ers Bracketology

Posted by Taylor Price on March 17, 2011 – 9:27 AM

Like practically everyone else in the world, I’ve filled out a NCAA basketball tournament bracket in the name of fun. Soon after, I talked our Web site manager Scott Kegley, Alumni Relations Director Guy McIntyre and Vice President of Football Affairs Keena Turner into filling out brackets as well.

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