Weekly sports updates and student athlete interviews
Inequity on the Ice
The United States Women’s Ice Hockey team was showered with the praise of millions across the nation in 2018 when they won their first Olympic Gold medal in two decades. Fans and new viewers alike were impressed by the incredible passion the women brought the game and their brilliant prowess they displayed in each competition.
2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship canceled
The 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship has been canceled due to COVID-19. The tournament was scheduled for May 6- May 16 in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. This marks the second straight year the tournament has been canceled. A new data and possibly location is trying to be found.
UFC returns to Vegas
The UFC returns to Las Vegas. UFC 264 will be held at T- Mobile arena with 100% capacity available. The trilogy fight of Conor McGregor- Dustin Poirier headlines the fight card.
The MLB season kicked off its season last Thursday, April 1st. The league has a full 162 game season scheduled along with fan attendance. Each stadium is only allowing a certain amount of fans into games, with the exception of the Texas Rangers who are allowing full capacity. Non-the less the 2021 MLB season is in full swing and has had plenty of exciting moments already.
The Detroit Lions trade QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for QB Jared Goff, 2022 and 2023 first-round picks, and 2021 third-round pick. This signals the NFL offseason is underway even with one game remaining. This is the first of potentially many big trades this offseason.
WNBA and NBA News of the Week
The WNBA and NBA have both had newsworthy weeks. In the WNBA free agency has begun and players are moving quickly. In the NBA, despite some games being rescheduled, they are a little over a month into the season and recently announced the players and coaches of the month from each conference.
Rest in Peace to Hank Aaron
One of the world's best major league baseball players, Hank Aaron, passed away on January 22, 2021. His dedication, skill, and sportsmanship will be remembered and are engraved in our history.
Willie O’Ree; Legacy of an Unsung Hero
Learn more about the exceptional career of Willie O’Ree, NHL’s first professional African-American hockey player. Filled with struggles and triumphs, O’Ree’s legacy is one to be admired in the history of hockey.
On Saturday, November 9th at 5:52 AM Central time, a historic event began. The 2020 Vist Panama City Beach Ironman Florida triathlon featured an inspirational, determined, champion ready to race and tackle the obstacles ahead just like he had done all his life.