Bluefield State to Add 12 Sports, Including Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Elwanda Tulloch

Bluefield State College Sunday announced the addition of 12 sports to its athletic department for the 2021-22 academic year, including men’s and women’s swimming.

The headline addition is football, which returns after being discontinued in 1980. Bluefield State offers 10 sports and competes in Division II. The announcement would more than double the size of the Big Blues athletic department, from 10 sports to 22 and from 150 student-athletes to an estimated 400.

In addition to football and the two swimming programs, the college will add women’s soccer, women’s golf, women’s acrobatics and tumbling, women’s bowling, wrestling and men’s and women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor).

“Making this commitment to these young people also means making a commitment to doing all the things that go with a full-bore athletics program: new and improved facilities, upgraded training, residences and meals,” interim director of athletics Derrick Price said in a college

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Coronavirus reportedly catches Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man

Elwanda Tulloch

The coronavirus may have caught up with the world’s fastest man, sprint king Usain Bolt, who announced Monday that he is self-quarantining after being tested for COVID-19.

The coronavirus may have caught up with the world’s fastest man, sprint king Usain Bolt, who announced Monday that he is self-quarantining after being tested for COVID-19.

Bolt, who did not confirm if he had received a result, spoke as governments around the world are tightening lockdowns once more, with well over 24 million people infected globally, 800,000 killed, and a vaccine still elusive.

The Reuters news agency and Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner said the country’s Health Ministry had confirmed Bolt’s test came back positive, but he had not confirmed that news on his social media accounts, which he uses heavily.

In a video posted on Twitter, the Jamaican said he had experienced no symptoms, but urged friends he had been in contact

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