Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 4, 2020. It’s Wednesday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Here are the winners of our 2 unscientific Twitter polls from Election Day, asking followers to vote for their favorite Outsports stories

Revisiting some of our favorite Outsports stories of 2020:

Former NFL player Martin Jenkins comes out, gets nominated to California Supreme Court

Now engaged to the love of his life, gay former college swimmer still comes out each day

This gay college rowing coach has had 9 athletes come out to him

Also new this morning…

John Elway and Joe Ellis test positive for COVID-19

2020 NFL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Jimmy Garoppolo in process of gathering multiple opinions before deciding on ankle surgery

Tennessee Titans tell linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. he’ll be released Wednesday

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Canceled Due to Badgers’ 27 Active COVID-19 Cases

Here are the Gold Glove Award winners

NBA season start date down to Dec. 22 or Jan. 18, to be decided this week: Sources tell The Athletic

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona’s brain surgery successful, in recovery; fans swarm streets:


GO! SPACE shines its member spotlight today on Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell, who currently lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell

McQuilkin-Bell attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth & Community Sciences with a minor in Health Science Promotion. Her international accolades include placing 24th at the IAAF World Mountain Running Champs and 4th place at the Oceania Athletics 3000 meter Steeple Championships. She is currently the track and cross country coach at CMB Running Academy, Canterbury College, and Jimboomba Little Athletics Club.

If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.

Highlights from Social Media:

Roxane Gay and Megan Rapinoe sum up the feelings of a lot of us:

Our friend Joe Altenau posted this image to his Instagram from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. which yesterday hosted voters instead of athletes. Can you see the word these folks spelled out with their bodies?

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#Vote2020 at @prucenter ✅ 📸 @ajmaclean

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Out runner Ryan Figgins of Omaha posted this with the Instagram hashtag #gayathlete six weeks ago, but the message is still good: “Live for today.”

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. This morning, Karleigh Webb and I are beam up ESPN’s award-winning awesome writer Katie Barnes to The Trans Sporter Room. I’ll post the podcast as soon as we’re done recording it!

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

Today’s Sports Calendar


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