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Advocacy Group Asking NCAA to Move 2021 Basketball Tournament Out of Idaho After Law Bans Transgender Women from Competing in Women’s Sports

Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move the first and second rounds of the 2021 men’s basketball tournament out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter sent and signed by a list of professional athletes including Megan…

MLB Makes Another Attempt to Start Baseball Season with 76-Game Regular Season Proposal

Major League Baseball made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries. Players have refused cuts beyond what they agreed to in March shortly after the pandemic began, part of baseball’s…

NCAA Releases Plan to Help Schools Bring Athletes Back to Campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic. The move comes as schools across the country prepare for the return of athletes as early as June 8. The NCAA last week lifted a moratorium on athletic activities starting Monday. That cleared the way for voluntary workouts and training…

Many Mourn the Death of Lee Dual-sport Star, UAB Football Signee Jamari “Chop” Smith

Many people around the area are saddened by the drowning death of Lee basketball and football star Jamari Smith. Smith drowned Wednesday afternoon at Chewacla State Park in Auburn. There have been an abundance of post on social media mourning Smith’s death. UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark (Smith was signed to play football at UAB), MPS, Former Lee Generals,…

Competency Hearing Rescheduled for Man Charged with Killing Family of Montgomery Biscuits Pitcher Blake Bivens

A competency hearing has been delayed for fourth time for a Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. According to reports, the hearing for Matthew Bernard was scheduled for Wednesday. The review was pushed to October. Bernard’s attorney says the delay is for further review of his treatment. Police have…

Former NBA Champion Mo Williams Named New ASU Head Basketball Coach

Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennier Lynne Williams announced Maurice “Mo” Williams as the next head coach of the Alabama State men’s basketball program on Tuesday, May 12. “We are excited about the direction of our men’s basketball program as we moved forward into this new era,” Williams said. “Mo Williams checked the boxes that we were looking for…

NCAA Board Supports Name, Image and Likeness Compensation for Athletes

The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media. The NCAA Board of Governors gave its support to a plan that permits athletes to cash in on their names, images and likenesses as never before and without involvement from the…

Vanessa Bryant Sues Helicopter Operator for Deaths of Kobe and Gianna

The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. The pilot was…