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The University of Iowa made the startling decision to cut its swimming and diving programs this week in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravish the United States. Swimming World has since called for the 2021 Men’s NCAA swimming and diving championships to be moved from Iowa City to a location where swimming & diving will be supported.
The NCAA has approved an extra year of eligibility for Division I athletes in fall sports that have had their seasons affected by COVID-19 out of their control.
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The Week That Was #5: Anthony Nesty Named Member of SEC Council on Racial Equality & Social Justice
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By Andy Ross
The University of Florida’s men’s men’s swimming and diving head coach Anthony Nesty and men’s … Read More
At present, the whole world is facing severe problem of COVID-19 epidemic. To get rid of its infection, sports institutes have issued guidelines. The World Badminton Federation has announced the standard operating procedure for restoring the game in the midst of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. It states that all players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 check in all tournaments and major championships of the World Tour.
Players have been asked to take special precautions in view of the continuous increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. The World Badminton Federation said, ‘In order to provide the safest atmosphere for players and staff, the World Badminton Federation will mandate COVID-19 screening in every major championships and world tour tournaments. All players and support staff must conduct COVID-19 screening in every major championship and world tour tournament.
Also, at least one check will be … Read More
After months of a world without professional sports, the leagues, elite athletes and their sponsors hope that pandemic-weary consumers will tune in now that games are finally restarting. But where endorsement deals will go from here is another story altogether.
Some have greeted the delayed start of the National Basketball Association’s season and current playoff rounds with a shrug. The season may be short-lived anyway though, as it’s been reported several NBA players are discussing a boycott following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc., on Sunday. On Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks players didn’t take to the floor for their game against the Orlando Magic, and following that, the NBA postponed the night’s two other playoff games. (Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers as well as four WNBA teams later joined the NBA teams’ stance and called off their Wednesday games.)
Others are wary of how the recent spikes in … Read More