The ESPY Awards are always a night of remembering tremendous athletic accomplishments from the past year. There are also memorable moments at the ESPYs that are never forgotten. This summer, the standout ESPYs speakers were UConn rising sophomore Paige Bueckers and inspirational triathlete Chri... Read More

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 is undoubtedly a groundbreaking day in college athletics. Due to a great deal of work surrounding several state laws and changes to the NCAA rule book, college athletes are now able to profit off their name, image and likeness with things like college athlete appearances.&nb... Read More

While more celebrities and prominent figures are opening up and being well received as mental health speakers, some athletes say it is still difficult to share more about their hardships. On a recent episode of “Mind Matters TODAY,” TODAY’s Carson Daly sat down with four NFL players who are working... Read More

Thousands of people in the community turned out despite the rain to celebrate Black history, culture, and freedom for Flint, Michigan’s 2021 Juneteenth event, which included a tribute to Flint’s native daughter, Claressa Shields. Shields, a boxing champion turned MMA fighter, made an appearance that... Read More

Top sports keynote speaker Sarah Thomas, a University of Mobile alumna, broke barriers to become the first female official in the National Football League. During her commencement speech to the UM Class of 2021, Thomas shared lessons learned along the way.Thomas received the Doctor of Humane Letters... Read More

Over the years, three-time gold medalist and 2016 Olympian, Ryan Murphy, has battled migraine headaches that worsen with stress, making training much more difficult than just having to compete against the best in the nation. These migraines have proven to be Murphy’s toughest opponent.To cope with h... Read More

It is not easy to be compared to a legend like Michael Phelps, but after winning a gold medal at London 2012 and five golds at the 2015 World Championships, Katie Ledecky was well her way to gaining the kind of acclaim reserved for the most decorated Olympian of all-time. After four golds at the Rio... Read More

Women Sports Speakers Who Will Dominate the Next Decade

Women have broken numerous barriers in all sports in 2020. In a major college football game, Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score. Becky Hammon made history by becoming the first female head coach in an NBA game. The WNBA and its players’ union signed a landmark eight-year collective agreeme... Read More

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