Wonder Boys picked third in GAC Eastern | Sports

For the first time since Mark Downey last patrolled the sidelines in Tucker Coliseum, the Arkansas Tech University men’s basketball team will play its conference schedule in a divisional format as the Great American Conference has temporarily-formed divisions for the 2020-21 season.

Competing this coming year in the GAC Eastern Division, the Wonder Boys have been picked to finish in a tie for third with Arkansas-Monticello according to the preseason poll announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Ahead of the Wonder Boys and Boll Weevils in the Eastern Division preseason poll are Southern Arkansas and Henderson State. SAU is picked to win the division and received four of the six first-place votes. HSU garnered the remaining two first-place votes.

Come early January, a new(ish) era of Wonder Boys basketball will get underway as Downey returns to the sidelines following a 10-year absence from his first stint in Russellville. That

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Malaika Arora Looks Fiery Hot in Orange Sports Bra And Tights, Wears Rs 12K Sneakers to Pilates Class

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Malaika Arora spotted outside her gym (Picture credit: Viral Bhayani)

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Malaika Arora spotted outside her gym (Picture credit: Viral Bhayani)

Actor Malaika Arora is a fitness freak. She is often papped by the shutterbugs outside the gym, airport, restaurants, walking her dog, or visiting a doctor’s clinic. Malaika makes sure that she always puts her stylish foot forward. She was spotted by the paparazzi in Mumbai’s suburbs outside Yashmin Karachiwala’s studio for her pilates class. Malaika opted for an orange sports bra and bra for her gym class, she looked fiery hot!

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Malaika Arora spotted outside her gym (Picture credit: Viral Bhayani)

She teamed up her look with black and orange sports shoes from the brand Reebok’s Zig Kinetica range. The shoes are worth Rs 11,999.

Check out Malaika’s look here:

Malaika tied her hair in a simple plait and sported a black facemask.

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WVSU basketball: 3 Jackets named to Division II preseason team | MEC Sports

The start of the season is on hold until January, but preseason accolades are rolling in for the West Virginia State University men’s basketball team.

WVSU’s Anthony Pittman, a former Capital High School standout, and Glen Abram were named Thursday to the Black College Sports Network’s HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) NCAA Division II preseason first team.

A third Yellow Jacket, Jeremiah Moore, was named to the second team.

WVSU coach Bryan Poore said the recognition comes at a good time for the Yellow Jackets.

“It’s really nice, good for the guys, good for the team, they needed a positive, uplifting note,” said Poore, who enters his 22nd season at State’s head coach. “They’re all leery, there’s so much uncertainty to the season, and with this coming out it gives us the feeling that we’re really gonna play.”

That wasn’t a sure thing as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the

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College football games on CBS Sports Network — Watch Air Force vs. Utah State live stream, TV channel

Buffalo jumped into the driver’s seat in the MAC’s East division with a 70-41 win over Kent State last week and will look to stay there on Saturday when the Bulls play at Ohio in one of six games on CBS Sports Network this weekend. But the 2-1 Bobcats should have a pretty good idea of how to slow Buffalo down, because it’s a recipe that has worked for them the past two seasons. It’s all about stopping Jaret Patterson.

A junior running back coming off a 1,799-yard season, Patterson made his name known around the country last week when he tied an FBS record with eight rushing touchdowns against Kent State. In all, he finished with 409 yards on the ground, falling just short of another FBS record. But in two career games against Ohio, Patterson has run for just 75 yards on 21 carries.

The Bobcats will be

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Three Michigan high school seniors crack Sports Illustrated’s top 99 prospect list

Jaden Akins, Pierre Brooks and Kobe Bufkin rank among the nation’s top basketball players for the Class of 2021.

That’s according to Sports Illustrated, which has released its SI99. The list consists of the top 99 senior basketball prospects from across the United States, and it included the three Michigan players mentioned above.

All 99 seniors have earned the distinction of being named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate. Please click here to see all 99 players.

Here’s a closer look at the three Michigan players:

Ypsi Prep Academy vs. Team Sizzle

Ypsi Prep Academy’s Jaden Akins (right) guards a Team Sizzle player during a high school basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo used with permission from Who’s Next HS, @whosnexths)

*Akins, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard, is a four-star prospect from Farmington who has committed to Michigan State. Akins averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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Sports Personality of the Year: Voting to open for BBC World Sport Star 2020 award

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Voting is set to open for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year 2020 award at 07:00 GMT on Friday.

Voting will stay open until Tuesday, 15 December at 12:00 GMT and the awards will be presented at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show live on BBC One on Sunday, 20 December.

Further details for this year’s Sports Personality show are available here.

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Who are the World Sport Star contenders?

Armand Duplantis, 21, athletics

The Swedish pole vaulter scaled new heights in 2020 – breaking the world record twice in a week in February. The second of those saw the athlete, nicknamed Mondo, vault 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. In September, he set the highest outdoor mark of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.

LeBron James, 35, basketball

Named the most valuable player in the NBA Finals as the American star inspired his Los Angeles Lakers side to victory over

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College sports watchdog believes FBS college football teams should break away from NCAA

The Knight Commission on Thursday recommended separating major-college football and the College Football Playoff from the NCAA as part of a sweeping reform of college athletics. 

The new football entity would be called the National College Football Association. The NCFA – made up of the 130 current Football Bowl Subdivision schools — would be funded by the CFP. The new group would manage all issues related to education, health, safety, litigation, eligibility, enforcement and revenue distribution in major-college football.

The NCAA would then govern only basketball as major revenue-generating sport in Division I. It would continue to oversee the other so-called minor sports. The NCAA is made up of approximately 1,100 schools, 350-plus of those play Division I basketball. The recommendations were shared with NCAA president Mark Emmert earlier Thursday. The association and CFP did not immediately have comment. 

The 31-year old Knight Commission is a reform-minded college athletics watchdog

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USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 14

On a weekend that was supposed to be the final one of the college football season, the schedule looks more like one you would see in September. There’s some quality games, but nothing that would appear to have much influence on the top teams. 

Clemson passes Ohio State in Amway Coaches Poll



The biggest test for the College Football Playoff contenders sees No. 6 Texas A&M travel to Auburn. The Aggies need an impressive win to bolster their case with  the committee, but they struggled last week to put away LSU. The Tigers have the ability to making things difficult, especially if quarterback Bo Nix can put together four consistent quarters.

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Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams (18) is tackled by Texas A&M defensive back Demani Richardson during their 2019 game at Kyle Field.

There’s a big game in the

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2020 sports schedule: Four Top 25 college basketball games on deck; An updated look at this year’s calendar

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This year has been like any other due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the sports season. When the pandemic hit in March, sporting events around the world were canceled or postponed. Some leagues and tournaments were forced to cancel, others paused with the hope of restarting, but all had to adjust in some way.

As the world continues to navigate the pandemic, many sports leagues that paused in March have since created a plan to restart found a safe way to carry out their season. For instance, the NBA and NHL had “bubbles” for players to live in. In other sports, fans are not permitted at many events and new health protocols have been put in place.

Stay up to date with what games are on by checking out our daily schedule of sporting events.

Today’s sporting events:

Thursday, December 3

Men’s College Basketball

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SquadLocker Releases 10th Episode of Youth Sports Leadership Podcast, On the Whistle

WARWICK, R.I., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, released the 10th  episode of its podcast, “On the Whistle,” hosted by Gary Goldberg, CEO of SquadLocker. The most recent episode features guest Digit Murphy who elevates the conversation around the role of women in sports. On the Whistle is sponsored by SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company and the leading provider of Sport Relationship Management software.


On the Whistle explores the positive impact that coaches and mentors from schools and sports has on the lives of youth.

“It has been an honor and such fun to speak with some of the most loved coaches and mentors who are having an enormously positive impact on youth in sports programs across the U.S.,” said Gary Goldberg. “We are just getting

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