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    How college football is pushing forward amid COVID-19

    All industries and occupations have been hit hard as a result of COVID-19. While some industries have started to open up according to the New York state and city guidelines, others are still in conflict about how to move forward, one of them being college football. College football is a massive financial industry in the world of sports. Different conferences have all been looking for solutions and a way forward. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has established a COVID-19 Concern Hotline where they can be contacted by athletes or parents who are concerned about their college’s return to sports. They can be emailed at covidconcerns@ncaa.org or called at 833-661-CV19 (2819).…

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    Professional sports’ journey through unprecedented circumstances

    Bubbles. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Perhaps the childhood bliss of blowing and popping them with friends. Maybe, for the more scientific minds out there, you thought about the perfect spherical shape they possess and the fact that they don’t allow any foreign substances inside. Both are relevant to “bubbles” in professional sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of today’s sports, bubbles are when athletes, coaches, and other essential staff are placed in a restricted area in a near college campus type of environment. There are typically restrictions on allowing anyone to leave, and nobody is allowed into the bubble if they are not…

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    Philadelphia Eagles Player DeSean Jackson Faces Backlash Over Anti-Semitic Instagram Post

    The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, 33, caused an uproar when he ‘mistakenly’ posted an anti-Semitic quotation to his Instagram Story, which he believed to have been the words of Adolf Hitler. Although Jackson took down the photo shortly after fans began calling him out, the aftermath of his actions is still affecting the Jewish community today.  Jackson had posted a photo of a racist and anti-Semitic quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler, which was highlighted on the page of a book. The quotation supposedly came from Hitler, claiming that he would cause World War III after his death. Hitler is known as the orchestrator of World War II, also…

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    Super Bowl 54 Introduces First Female and Openly Gay Coach, Katie Sowers

    The National Football League’s 54th Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was full of firsts.  The Chiefs, who emerged victorious by a final score of 31-20, claimed their first Lombardi trophy since the fourth-ever Super Bowl back in 1970 when the championship game was a battle between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). Patrick Maholmes, starting quarterback for Kansas City, became the youngest shot-caller to ever win the Super Bowl and Superbowl MVP honors at just 24 years of age. It can be noted that one may be overlooking a major stride in history that was made that Sunday. It…

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    Comeback Complete: Tiger Woods completes long road to redemption with 2019 Masters Victory

    From the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” to the Cleveland Cavaliers epic 3-1 comeback, we always remember where we were when the greatest moments in sports occur. This will prove to be the case with Tiger Woods, who after years of hardship, won the 2019 Masters on April 14. The win meant more than just rewriting the record books, as Woods now has 81 career PGA tour wins, one behind Sam Snead’s career record of 82. He also only trails Jack Nicklaus’s record 18 majors by three. The 2019 Masters win was the rebirth of Woods’ prominence in the golf world, as it marked his first major golf championship win in…