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NCAA talks about bringing 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…Read more »

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Chase Elliott ended a week of miserable finishes with an overdue Cup victory.  Elliott raced to his first win of the season Thursday night in the rain-postponed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a frantic 12 days for NASCAR. The event marked the fourth Cup race since the series resumed racing May 17 and…Read more »

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years. NFL owners have approved an extension of their deal with Electronic Arts, continuing a relationship that has existed for 30 years. It was also recently approved by the NFL Players Association. The current contract was…Read more »

Warriors add Nashville’s Pelczynski

Warriors add Nashville’s Pelczynski

INA, Ill. (May 27, 2020) — Nashville standout Terry Pelczynski will continue his basketball career at Rend Lake College. The former Hornet signed with the Warriors this month following a strong senior season. Pelczynski was named to the Southern Illinois River-to-River All-Conference Team and the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South Team last year. He helped…Read more »

NASCAR Cup race in Charlotte pushed back day because of rain

NASCAR Cup race in Charlotte pushed back day because of rain

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m., which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday…Read more »

Sporting goods industry hit or miss during pandemic

Sporting goods industry hit or miss during pandemic

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The sporting goods industry has been hit or miss during the coronavirus pandemic. Sales of fitness equipment rose while gyms were closed, while bicycle and golf equipment sales also climbed. On the other hand, some national chains have struggled while much of the nation has been under stay-at-home orders. Retailers selling…Read more »

Jalen Coleman-Lands Headed To Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is joining Iowa State as a graduate transfer. He averaged 11.1 points per game for the Blue Demons last season. He will be eligible immediately pending his graduation from DePaul. Coleman-Lands began his career at Illinois, where he led the team in 3-pointers made in each…Read more »

Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has a chance to win a second consecutive Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway when NASCAR races again Wednesday night. It will be the fourth race in 11 days for the the Cup Series since it returned from a 10-week shutdown. Keselowski is a free agent at the end…Read more »

Witzel Joins Staff At Gaetti Sports Academy

Witzel Joins Staff At Gaetti Sports Academy

Gaetti Sports Academy has announced another instructor with lots of experience.  Woodlawn AD Shane Witzel played high school baseball for the Cardinals before going to Murray State and the playing in the Cincinnati Reds Minor League System.  Witzel also has had successful baseball and basketball coaching careers at Woodlawn.Read more »

Burris Leaving OCC For Job With University of Indianapolis

Burris Leaving OCC For Job With University of Indianapolis

Olney Central College Blue Knights Basketball Coach Mike Burris has announced his intentions to resign as Head Coach at Olney Central College to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Indianapolis with new incoming Head Coach Paul Corsaro. Coach Burris, a former player and assistant coach at OCC, finishes up a 19 year…Read more »