The Medic: How leagues handled the pandemic reflects value on players

As we head into the final column of “The Medic,” I wanted to note how illuminating this experience was writing these biweekly pieces, as it uncovered how all our formidable sports organizations and leagues like the NBA, NFL and NCAA truly operate.  What I mean by this is how prepared these organizations were to manage […]

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The Medic: With youth athletics restarting, COVID cases are on the rise

As we approach the end of the collegiate sports season, especially with the “madness” of the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments, I wanted to shift gears to talk about growing concerns for youth sports.  With vaccination efforts increasing every day and President Biden’s announcement that all adults will be eligible for a vaccine by […]

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The Medic: College sports are facing their last COVID-19 hurdles in the postseason

In my last column, I highlighted my reservations about starting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament without taking a one-week break after all the conference tournaments ended. Even though the NCAA ensured only players and personnel who tested negative throughout the start of March and during conference tournaments could go to Indianapolis, coronavirus cases began rising […]

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The Medic: NCAA’s March Madness offers real threat for pandemic madness

A couple of columns ago, I talked about my hesitation toward the month of March in the college basketball world. More specifically, I was worried about the dangers the conference tournaments pose right before the Indianapolis bubble NCAA men’s tournament.  Unfortunately, it looks like some of my worries are starting to come true, most notably […]

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