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SJPD officer who made anti-BLM remarks, won’t be back at De Anza College

Phillip White's twitter statements against the Black Lives Matter movement in December 2014

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

July 21, 2020

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who got in trouble for sending antagonistic anti-Black Lives Matter tweets in 2014, has been back at De Anza College to help with the basketball team since that time, and was about to be approved to return for the 2020-2021 season. But Dean of Physical Education ...

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against West Valley College defenders in a 60-54 home loss Jan. 24.

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In a home game in which all of the proceeds will go to the Coaches vs Cancer Society, the De Anza men’s basketball team lost 60-54 to conference opponents West Valley College on Jan. 24. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said West Valley did a really good job on rebounding and taking his team out of their...

Women’s basketball starts off strong: First place in conference

De Anza women's basketball team warming up before game against San Jose City College.

Travis Wynn, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

After an overtime loss against Cabrillo College, the De Anza women’s basketball has an overall record of 11-9. Cleo Goodwin, 19, guard, said the team is stronger than ever. With their most recent loss, the team is at 3-1 in the conference. The head coach, Michael Allen said the team is looking good ...

Men’s basketball push for strong season finish

Jordan Alexander, 22, business major, takes a 3-point shot during a 73-67 win against Gavilan College as the defender is late to contest.

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

De Anza Colleges men’s basketball team is eight games away from possibly claiming the Conference Champion title and a shot at the state playoffs. Although the team went through some rough patches earlier in the season, Head Coach Jason Damjanovic said that the team has recovered. With eight game...

De Anza men’s basketball take down San Jose City College thanks to effort on the defensive end

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major going up for a contested against San Jose City College on Jan. 15.

Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The De Anza Men’s Basketball team pulled out a win over local opponents San Jose City College on Jan. 15, beating them 72-65. The game’s atmosphere was intense right before tipoff as each team’s crowd cheered them on. De Anza fans quickly went silent as the team trailed by 11 in the first...

Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Sophomore wing Ajay Singh attempts a layup during the Feb. 22 game against Hartnell College.

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

De Anza College’s men’s basketball team concluded their season on Feb. 22 with an overall score of 11-17 and several individual accolades. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said the team made improvements individually and collectively, also adding that several players stepped up to lead, including some fr...

Women’s basketball displays strong team spirit despite multiple adversities

Key injuries to team players left coach Mike Allen with a tactical headache during a home game on Jan. 11.

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

With a current standing of 3-13, De Anza College’s women’s basketball team is dealing with an increasing number of adversities as the season continues. However, head coach Mike Allen remains upbeat about his team’s position. “I’m trying to stay away from the negatives and focus on th...

Dons edge Vikings, 68-65

Jarra Gojolo, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017

Forward Nemanja Rajic scored the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds left as the De Anza College Dons defeated the West Valley Vikings 68-65 Wednesday, Feb. 1. Rajic, 18, computer science major, scored 14 points on four of four shooting to go along with four blocks. “Before going into the second half...