FGCU unveils Eagles Against Injustice initiative in support of Black Lives Matter

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FGCU athletic director Ken Kavanagh held a video conference call with area media on a variety of topics on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

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About six weeks ago, former FGCU basketball star Zach Johnson started a bit of a Twitter firestorm when he said that his alma mater had not been vocal enough regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

After the tweets from Johnson and others, FGCU athletic director Ken Kavanagh did make a statement that the school did support the movement and had been having internal meetings on the subject.

In an interview soon after, Kavanagh reiterated what he had said, that meetings and town halls continued regarding social and racial injustice, and had ramped up since student-athletes returned to campus. 

But with fall sports canceled, no announcements had been made.

“We wanted in some instances for the students to be back to start school, and

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Readers warn me about a new pickleball kick. It might be too late

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Kellen Flanigan (left) and Hudson Buth play pickleball with Riley Buth and Colleen Flanigan on the first day of Gov. Doug Ducey’s “stay at home” order on April 1, 2020, at G.R. Herberger Park in Phoenix. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

Taking up pickleball has ushered me into a world I didn’t know existed.

USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport, offered to send me a T-shirt. I’ve received advice, recommendations about paddles, and offers to play across the state. This all after one lesson.

You are serious about your pickleball.

“Let me know when you need a fourth to fill in!” Arlene Chin, of Tempe, wrote. Ron Steinhilber said firefighters at Fire Station 303 in Surprise play every shift.

Dan Fellner, of Scottsdale, started playing five years ago and was instantly hooked.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if you become afflicted with the same addiction,” he wrote. “When

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Be “Clutch like Sue Bird” and get your t-shirt today!

Some of you may have noticed before the start of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings that Russell Wilson wore a Sue Bird jersey on his way into CenturyLink Field. The Seattle Storm legend narrated the SNF on NBC pregame montage:



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“Some seasons, you just know a player’s on their way… Yeah I said it, Russ for MVP.”

Then after Wilson engineered a 94-yard touchdown drive to shock the Vikes, Wilson had this to say to the media:

“I feel like Sue Bird in the clutch.”

Earlier that week, Bird and the Storm swept the Las Vegas Aces to win the franchise’s fourth WNBA championship and their third title-winning sweep. At 39 years old she broke the WNBA Finals record for assists with 16 in Seattle’s game 1 victory. Her achievements dating back to her days at the University of Connecticut are almost too long to list: Two

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Ricki Lake sports a black T-shirt and leggings for a pet store run with her beloved dog Mama

Ricki Lake sports a black T-shirt and leggings for a pet store run with her beloved dog Mama

She broke into the world of documentaries in 2008 with the release of her film The Business of Being Born after a storied career in front of the camera.

And Ricki Lake proved to be just like the rest of us as she picked up a few treats for her beloved pet pooch Mama in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

The 52-year-old actress sported a black T-shirt and matching leggings while leaving the Healthy Spot in the seaside community of Marina del Rey. 

Errands: Ricki Lake proved to be just like the rest of us as she picked up a few treats for her beloved pet pooch Mama in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon

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