The Unbridled Underdawg

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo — MESPORTS South Paul Heyman used to say, “It’s the unbridled passion to just go into something that allows you to create something from nothing. That allows you to innovate. That allows you to take things to the extreme.” I bet most of you have never driven down Maine Route 236 and[…]

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[…]

The Power Play Rankings: XFL WEEK 1

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo MESPORTS SOUTH Week 1 of the revived XFL is in the books. While there is a lot for football fanatics to be excited about it still remains too early in the ball game to see if the XFL will be embraced enough to stand the test of time. Now that the curiosity[…]