Oh NO! Not YOU Again?!?! (NCAA Penalties Rick Pitino Could Face At Iona)

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC 51 days removed from being named the new coach at Iona, former Louisville Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino is already under intense NCAA scrutiny as the findings of a scandal investigation dating back to his tenure at Louisville come to light. On Monday, the NCAA released its long-expected Notice of Allegations (NOA) related to his[…]

COVID-19 and Sports: Black Athletes Should Not Be Subject to a New Tuskegee Experiment

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC On March 11, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, in the midst of his first all-star season, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Afterward, the NBA suspended the season “until further notice.” The day after that, Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell, also an all-star, tested positive. Around the same time, the impact of[…]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Media

Mark Bacon—Main Event Sports DC As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress worldwide, many are trying to better understand how the virus is affecting everyday life. The novel coronavirus has affected the sports world like nothing before in its history. Usually when there is a significant world event, sports serve as a distraction and a[…]

‘Skins Midseason Report 2019

Mark R. Bacon—Main Event Sports DC First half in two words: COMPLETE DISASTER. The Redskins fired coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. They failed to trade holdout tackle Trent Williams, leading to harsh words by the Pro Bowler after he reported. They lost key players to injuries (tight end Jordan Reed and running back Chris Thompson) and, at 1-8,[…]