Up to 15% of college-age student-athletes experience heart inflammation after battling COVID-19. According to UPI, the results of a new study have been reported by sports media outlets for weeks. The study looked at football, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball players as well as track and field athletes at Ohio State University. In the analysis, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, revealed evidence of myocarditis in four of 26 athletes. Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, can cause irregular heartbeat and affect the ability to pump blood.
Happy Birthday, 2 Chainz!. Tauheed Epps turns 43 years old today. Here are five things you may not have known about the rapper. 1. He changed his rap name to be more family friendly. 2. He played basketball at Alabama State. 3. He wrote a cookbook to go with his album, 'B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,’ called ‘Meal Time.’. 4. 2 Chainz is a Grammy-winning artist. 5. He has expressed interest in running for the mayor of his hometown, College Park. Happy Birthday, 2 Chainz!
With the November election just two months away, and colleges returning the session (both in-person and virtually), there's an increased focus on getting students registered to vote -- but after they register, what's next? Zach Kancher, an associate head basketball coach at Towson University, started two new efforts to ensure student-athletes get and stay civically engaged. He joined Jim Lokay on The Final 5 to explain why he took on the job.
The NCAA has filed an application to trademark "Battle in the Bubble" ahead of what will be a very different college basketball season. Caroline Darney, editorial manager at SB Nation, discusses what a college bubble could look like.
One of the greats among college basketball coaches is gone: John Thompson, who became the first Black head coach to win a national championship, has died at 78, reports ESPN and WJLA . No cause of death has been released. Thompson coached the Georgetown Hoyas from 1972-99, per CBS News , and...
Last Thursday, NCAA President Mark Emmert discussed the potential of moving towards a bubble model to conduct championships across college sports. This is the first hint at such a move from the governing body of college athletics, one which could pave the way for a safer return of collegiate sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kyle Boone, basketball writer at CBS Sports, believes the NCAA Tournament will be played in 2021 and not be canceled for a second straight year. Boone also discusses the different standard for college football players who will be practicing and playing on campus while the rest of the student body studies remotely.