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MLB teams release minor leaguers amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken baseball away from fans. Now, the business side of the game has fallen victim as well. Teams around the league are releasing minor league players at an alarming rate because of the virus. As of today, the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rays, Nationals, Mets, Brewers, Mariners, …

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Return of MLB Gets Shaky

The hopes were MLB and the MLBPA would find an agreement this week. So far, it hasn’t happened. Comments by the players haven’t helped either. The war over dollars has instilled fear in many that there won’t be a baseball season this year. While some players returned for voluntary practice, …

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Hall of Famer and Former Florida Baseball Coach Pat McMahon Looks Back at His Time in the McKethan

In this 2020 season, Florida baseball fans got ready to enjoy one last season at the Alfred McKethan Stadium. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short. As a new stadium is being built, players, staff and fans remember their favorite memories at the McKethan. Someone who made remarkable memories …

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SEC announces return for athletes

SEC fans have been waiting for an announcement on the return of sports since March 12, when the conference suspended all in-person athletic events. Earlier today, that announcement finally came. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that universities can open for voluntary activities, starting June 8. “At this time, we are …

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NBA Closer on Deciding Possible Return; Still Facing Many Obstacles

Many sport organizations have begun the process of resuming their season as quarantine restrictions start to be dismissed. The NBA is one of the organizations whose season got cut short due to the pandemic. After weeks of uncertainty regarding the return and conclusion of the NBA playoffs, the association is now …

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Nick Saban making time for team, family while stuck at home

Life without football is an odd reality for college football coaches to deal with. They appear to eat, sleep and breathe football. Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is no exception. His many national championships make him a legend throughout the college football world. The football field is his …

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How an AD handles COVID-19

Even without sports to be played, athletic directors around the country are at work. Fall sports remain on the schedule, but there are question marks. Like professional sports, college sports need to assess if fans can come to games. Travel will be a serious consideration as a game might be …

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Are pro sports coming back to Florida?

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that his state was open for professional sports teams to resume playing and practicing. He joined Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, in being the second state to welcome sports back. DeSantis is ready No matter which sport you prefer, fans are eager to turn …

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Former Gator David Ross Talks MLB Season Hopes as New Cubs Manager

On October 24, 2019, the Chicago Cubs hired former Florida Gator David Ross as their manager. Ross replaced skipper Joe Maddon and signed him to a three-year contract. Hopes for a Return to the Diamond Ross’s first year taking on a managerial role has come to a halt due to …

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NFL Plans to Release 2020 Schedule Without Major Changes

NFL Schedule Release The NFL is not altering its plans for the fall, despite the Covid 19 pandemic.  The league will release its 2020 schedule later this week without any major changes, per ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler. Team schedules are expected to be released by May 9th. According …

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