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Mandatory college football practices at time of pandemic are nuts
July 9, 2020
The experience of Texas and Florida and Arizona in reopening suggests that it may not even be safe to reopen college campuses with thousands of students gathering together in dorms, classes, parties and bars, much less begin practices on a football field. ... read more »
Chiefs, Mahomes agree to 10-year, $503 million extension
July 6, 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they'll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as possible. ... read more »
Rams Host Leadership Summit for High School Coaches
July 2, 2020
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay recently hosted a “Chalk Talk” virtual leadership summit for Southern California High School football coaches. ... read more »
USC Welcomes Reggie Bush Back as 10-Year Ban Expires
June 11, 2020
Former USC football star Reggie Bush was welcomed back into the Trojan family today as his 10-year, NCAA-mandated ban from the school over a recruiting scandal officially expired.     In a letter to Bush, USC President Carol L. Folt wrote, ``I am pleased to inform you that all restrictions and prohibitions on your involvement in our athletics program are officially removed and you will be afforded the privileges and courtesies extended to all Trojan football alumni.''  ... read more »
Leagues, teams wary of rising stadium expenses amid pandemic
June 11, 2020
Sporting Kansas City had just packed Children’s Mercy Park to the brim for a 4-0 blowout of the Houston Dynamo when the coronavirus pandemic brought not just the Major League Soccer season but the entire sporting world to a standstill.  ... read more »
Athletes Speak Out Against Racism in Wake of George Floyd Murder
June 4, 2020
The video footage of George Floyd being murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has outraged people throughout and beyond the United States. During this tragedy, countless athletes brazenly showed their disdain for the existence of racism in various ways. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Orion Peters
June 4, 2020
As his teammates can count on him to make big plays, his classmates count on him for assistance in math. Inglewood High School Junior Orion Peters helped the Sentinels football team to a 10-1 overall record and a 5-0 record in the Pioneer League. Peters recently committed to Washington State University. ... read more »
Pro Football Player Jerimiah Spicer Continues to Bet on Himself
May 28, 2020
Jerimiah Spicer, a Los Angeles native, has dedicated his life manifesting his dreams of playing in the NFL, a reality. The 29-year-old has overcome his fair share of adversity from experiencing multiple bouts of homelessness and the loss of his grandmother, who was his only stable parental figure. ... read more »
Safe at Work: Pro Franchises Open Facilities to Players
May 21, 2020
The training facilities for Los Angeles professional teams opened recently, giving a glimmer of hope that sporting events will resume soon. ... read more »
L.A. Rams Sebastian Joseph-Day hosted an Instagram Quarantine Donation party to raise money for medical workers.
May 14, 2020
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day hosted an Instagram Quarantine donation party to raise money and support local medical workers. ... read more »
Rams and Chargers Reinvent Themselves in NFL Draft
April 30, 2020
Last week, the NFL broadcasted their 2020 virtual Draft. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced draft picks from his basement with videos of cheering fans being streamed on a monitor behind him. First-round draft picks, coaches, and general managers had cameras set up in their homes for viewers to watch them celebrate as picks were announced. ... read more »
XFL Succumbs to COVID-19
April 16, 2020
On April 10, the XFL suspended their operations and laid off nearly all of their staff. League owner and WWE CEO Vince McMahon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing $10 million to $50 in debts and assets. ... read more »
“Full Dissidence” Examines Racial Disparity in America
April 9, 2020
Senior ESPN writer and author Howard Bryant released his ninth book “Full Dissidence: Notes From an Uneven Playing Field” earlier this year. The book consists of ten essays that explain the different ways in which American Society shows their disdain for Blackness and Black people. ... read more »
Bridgewater ready to be a starting QB again in Carolina
April 2, 2020
Teddy Bridgewater can't throw passes yet with his new Carolina Panthers teammates. He can't even meet them because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Panthers' new $63 million quarterback is trying to get to know the tendencies of guys such as Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel by simulating playing with them on Madden video games.  ... read more »
NFL great Michael Vick Featured in ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary
April 2, 2020
In a time of self-quarantine and social distancing, there is no better time to relive the great moments of sports through the countless documentaries available to be watched and streamed. ... read more »
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