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Group of Pac-12 football players threatening to boycott, has demands for safety, compensation, racial injusti – OregonLive

The Pac-12 says it has not been contacted by this group of unidentified players, nor has any of its members’ athletics departments.

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A group of Pac-12 football players is attempting to unify and threaten to boycott preseason practices and games until their demands for safety, racial injustice and compensation are met by the conference.
A graphic circulating among players within the conference, and obtained and publicized by The Athletic, ESPN and Yahoo Sports, states a public announcement will be made Monday via The Players Tribune and social media from the group of unidentified players, reportedly numbering into the hundred…

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NFL can’t enforce bubble per collectively bargained agreement, Vikings’ GM, coach say – Fox News

As major sports continue to make a comeback in the midst of a pandemic, one thing seems to hold true: a bubble is the most practical way to ensure player safety.

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As major sports continue to make a comeback in the midst of a pandemic, one thing seems to hold true: a bubble is the most practical way to ensure player safety.
MLB has been plagued with several COVID-19 outbreaks, most recently within the St. Louis Cardinals organization, since the abbreviated season began last month. By contrast, the NBA announced only a handful of cases in its early weeks in Orlando while the NHL confirmed Monday that there were zero positive cases since teams arrived in Ca…

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247Sports Big Ten Hoops Preseason Poll: Post-NBA Draft Deadline – 247Sports

Who is the Big Ten basketball favorite for the 2020-21 season? 247Sports polled 14 Big Ten reporters for their predicted conference order of finish.

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(Photo: Bruce Thorson, 247Sports)
High vote: 13th | Low vote: 14th | Average rank: 13.6
Last year’s record: 7-25 overall (2-18 Big Ten)
Key losses: F Kevin Cross (7.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), G Cam Mack (12.0 ppg, 6.4 apg), G Dachon Burke Jr. (12.2 ppg), G Haanif Cheatham (13.1 ppg), G Jervay Green (8.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg), G Matej Kavas (5.3 ppg),
Key returners: F Thorir Thorbjarnarson (8.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg), F Yvan Ouedraogo (5.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg), F Akol Arop (1.0 ppg), Shamiel Stevenson (transfer), Dalano Banto…

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TCU coach Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur – ESPN

TCU coach Gary Patterson has apologized for repeating a racial slur when instructing a player to stop using the word in team meetings, which led to a group of players to skip practice.

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TCU coach Gary Patterson apologized Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when instructing a player to stop using the word in team meetings, which led to a group of players to skip practice Monday.
Horned Frogs linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during an incident Sunday in practice.
“I met with our Seniors and Leadership Council last night about how we move forward as a team, together,” Patterson said in a statement on Twitter. “We are committed as individual…

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