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Colorado State halts football activities after allegations of racism and verbal abuse

Colorado State University has paused all football-related activities indefinitely, the school’s director of athletics said, after learning of racism and verbal abuse allegations from within the Rams’ athletic administration and in the football program. This comes after Colorado State had announced earlier in the week that it had launched an investigation into its athletic department…MORE

6 Maryland football players opt out of fall season, including last year’s starting quarterback

University of Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley announced Friday that six players are opting out of the 2020 season, including last year’s starting quarterback. The players are defensive lineman Jalen Alexander, defensive back Vincent Flythe, offensive guard Austin Fontaine, quarterback Josh Jackson, offensive lineman Johnny Jordan and linebacker T.J. Kautai. Jackson, Jordan and Fontaine…MORE

NHL’s Seattle Kraken hire the league’s first Black full-time play-by-play announcer

The NHL’s newest team just hired the league’s first full-time Black play-by-play announcer. Everett Fitzhugh, 31, will serve as the Seattle Kraken’s lead team broadcaster, NHL.com reported. Fitzhugh spent the past five hockey seasons with the Buffalo Sabres’ ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones. “Everett has established himself as a unique and leading voice for hockey,”…MORE

He’s been stung 1,000 times — for science

Justin Schmidt is in the business of pain. The entomologist and chemist gets stung by insects to understand the pain they produce, why they produce it and how they produce it. It’s all in the name of science. “I’ve been called many things over my lifetime, but I think some of my favorites are ‘King…MORE