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ESPN’s Bilas Talks Return of College Hoops

ESPN’s Jay Bilas joined Steve Russell’s Sports Scene to discuss the challenges facing college basketball due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bubbles? Last week, the NCAA Division I Council announced that men’s and women’s college basketball can start Nov. 25th. Unlike football, many officials think that bubble environments can be utilized …

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Coach John Thompson Dies at Age 78

On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, Legendary Georgetown men’s basketball coach, John Thompson, died at the age of 78. Thompson is the first African American coach to win an NCAA championship. Today, we mourn the loss of inspirational leader and legendary coach John R. Thompson Jr. (1941 – 2020), whose contributions …

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Centralized Conference Realignment

How many different ways has it been said that this year has been a dumpster fire? For college athletics, the chaos of 2020 has unearthed deep cracks in a system of dysfunctional leadership divided by geography, politics, and mixed messaging. A single multi-billion dollar business in which a multitude of …

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NCAA cancels some Fall championships

On Thursday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said there will be no championships for Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball. These sports fell below the 50 percent participation line that Emmert said was needed to have a truly viable championship. With conferences and schools beginning to bow out of fall sports, the …

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Mississippi Changes Flag

On Sunday, the Mississippi State Legislature voted to change the state’s flag. Mississippi’s abandonment of the flag means that all state flags in America are Confederate-emblem free. The vote to remove the flag was an overwhelming “yes.” The resolution passed in the House 91-23. It passed in the Senate 37-14. …

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