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June 1, 2021

IHSA Survey: 3% of Student-Athlete COVID Cases Due to Sports

A recent survey from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) shows only three percent of COVID-19 cases found in student-athletes stemmed from athletics. The survey drew from more than 1,400 responses across 10 different sports, and showed the...


gallup
May 27, 2021

Gallup Survey: 2/3 Americans Favor Birth Gender for Sports

A majority of Americans believe that birth gender, rather than gender identity, should govern participation in competitive sports, according to a new Gallup survey with details published on UPI.com. While 61% of Americans favor allowing openly tra...


florida
May 26, 2021

Florida Basketball Players Leave HS for Pro League

High school sophomore twins, Matt and Ryan Bewley, have foregone their junior and senior seasons at West Oaks Academy in Florida to play for the newly-formed Overtime Elite professional league. The 6-foot-9 forwards are not only bypassing their fi...


transgender
May 26, 2021

New Alabama Transgender Bill May Affect Zero Youth Athletes

A bill that was signed into action last month by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey which bars transgender public school athletes from competing on teams based on the gender they identify with may affect as little as zero youth athletes in the state. That ...


illini
May 26, 2021

Illini Athletic Administrators Reflect on Past Year

Randy Ballard is the associate director of athletics for the University of Illinois. Jeremy Busch is the assistant athletic director of sports medicine for the university and also serves as the head athletic trainer for the Illini football team. I...


sycamore
May 25, 2021

San Diego HS Football Team Sanctioned for Racist Social Media Posts

A San Diego Catholic high school football team has been sanctioned after players posted racially charged photos aimed at a mostly-Latino rival high school. According to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Diego City Conference place...


disadvantaged
May 24, 2021

Study: Sports Help Disadvantaged Kids in School

According to a recent study in England, disadvantaged children experience stronger benefits from sports than their more affluent counterparts. The long-term study, entitled Investigation of the Associations Between Physical Activity, Self-Regulati...


gophers
May 21, 2021

Former Gophers Football Employee Raises Coaching Concerns

A former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers staffer has spoken out against current head coach P.J. Fleck and garnered the attention of the National College Players Association (NCPA). The whistleblower, described by WCCO CBS-Minnesota as a for...


Louisville
May 20, 2021

Former Louisville Basketball Coach Charged with Extortion

Former University of Louisville assistant men's basketball coach has been federally charged with an attempt to extort money from the Cardinals program, according to court documents and various media reports. After the Cardinals missed out on this ...


masks
May 18, 2021

Masks No Longer Necessary for MA High School Spring Sports

Masks are no longer necessary for high school outdoor athletics in Massachusetts as of May 18. After nine months of enforcing mask mandates for athletes across the Bay State amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic As...