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Sports Update

Author: Austin Gatlin

Posted October 19th, 2020

NFL:

    This week featured a heartwarming, exciting moment for many and maybe all NFL fans. In the second quarter of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Washington State’s football team, Alex Smith took the field for the first time since November 18, 2018, when he broke his fibula and tibia in his right leg which resulted in a gruesome leg injury. Smith has gone through 17 surgeries and many consider it a miracle that he can still play.

    But no week is perfect in the NFL, and with a heartwarming moment comes a heartbreak as well. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered an ankle injury Sunday night. Prescott was carted off the field with his ankle twisted sideways. It was released that Prescott has suffered an ankle compound fracture and dislocation on his right ankle.

    In other non-injury news, the Atlanta Falcons fired head coach, Dan Quinn, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Current Falcons defensive coordinator and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Raheem Morris, will serve as interim head coach.

 

 


 

NCAA Football:

    The LSU Tigers and Flordia Gators were set to play Saturday but the game has been postponed after an outbreak of COVID- 19 cases on the Flordia Gators. Twenty-one total players have tested positive for the virus. The game has been rescheduled to December 12th.

    Head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide Nick Saban has tested positive for coronavirus as well as Alabama athletic director Greg Bryne. The #2 ranked Crimson Tide are set to face off against the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will head preparations of Saturday’s game.

MAA:

    Though there is limited news in the MAA this week, there is one thing that has been making headlines; Connor McGregor is coming out of retirement once again. He will be fighting Dustin Poier at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. However, the fight agreement is only verbal and no official agreement has been made.

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