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Top High School Basketball Star Commits to Howard University
July 9, 2020
Five-star high school basketball player Makur Maker has committed to play for Howard University. He chose Howard to encourage other top basketball prospects to commit to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He turned down the likes of UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis. ... read more »
The Future of D1 Helps Student Athletes Get to College
July 9, 2020
Preparing a child to qualify for a division I scholarship can be a complicated process. Parents and guardians must figure out what events, programs and teams are best for their child. The Future of D1 is a resource that helps parents and students understand the college recruiting process. ... read more »
Clippers Aim to Protect Their Contending Run in NBA Restart
July 9, 2020
Before the threat of COVID-19 stopped the 2019-2020 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers were ranked second in the Western Conference. They are ready to battle for an NBA title as they travel this week to Florida for the season restart set to tip-off on July 30. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Host Mental Health Panel to Discuss Social Justice, COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a panel for student athletes called: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness During Times of Social Unrest. The virtual panel was conducted to help youth process the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and of racial inequality in America. ... 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 »
NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Will not Back Down from Racism
June 25, 2020
After a NASCAR race at Talladega was postponed to Monday, a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. on Sunday. Wallace is the only African American that is a full-time NASCAR driver. ... read more »
UCLA Athletics Welcomes Student Athletes Back on Campus under COVID-19 Protocols
June 25, 2020
On Friday, UCLA released a four-phase plan to get their student athletes back on campus to prep for their new school year. The athletic department are allowing student athletes who live locally to return on campus starting this past Monday. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Deiarie Banks
June 25, 2020
View Park junior Deiarie Banks knows way more than just how to outrun her opponent. Being captain of the Knights’ track and field team, she learned how to boost the morale of her teammates while performing at a high level. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Eric Peacock
June 18, 2020
Senior guard Eric Peacock was part of a transformative era in King/Drew boys’ basketball history. During his time there, he helped the Golden Eagles win a City Section Championship in 2018 and make their first Open Division appearance this past season. ... read more »
Dodgers Foundation Host Drive Thru to Help RBI Players
June 18, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is aiding the families of their Dodgers RBI baseball and softball players by hosting a Dodgers Day Drive-Thru presented by ARCO. Saturday marked the first of five Drive-Thrus where registered Dodgers RBI players are given food, resources and treats while social distancing. ... read more »
Sparks player Tierra Ruffin-Pratt shares wisdom on how to Fight for Social Justice
June 16, 2020
Professional athletes have been maintaining the momentum of fighting against police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Los Angeles Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt endured through the tragedy of an officer-involved shooting and is using her personal knowledge to fight. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Lindsey Black-Ross
June 11, 2020
Hamilton freshmen Lindsey Black-Ross just started her basketball career with the Yankees girls’ basketball team. Her knowledge and experience with dance helped her as she gained more knowledge of basketball. ... read more »
Unique Wisdom Make Young Sparks Players an Asset to the Team
June 4, 2020
Although there is no finalized start date for the 2020 WNBA season, players are preparing for the season via virtual training camp. ... 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 »
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