Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 9, 2020. It’s Wednesday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
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Ravens vs. Cowboys final recap: No X’s, but a W: Final score Baltimore 34, Dallas 17
Congrats to GO! SPACE member and Bradley University graduate Jordan Prosser, named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2021, according to the Peoria Journal Star. Thanks to Outsports legend and 2017 NLGJA Journalist of the Year Erik Hall for the tip!
UCLA softball coach and Equality Coaching Alliance co-founder Kirk Walker reminds us that tomorrow is the day the National Fastpitch Coaches Association begins holding its annual conference, virtually and online, of course:
Kirk writes: NFCA Coaches who signed up for the convention this week: Don’t forget to join us Thursday Dec 9th, 2:30 p.m. EST / 11:30 a.m. PST.
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:
Out HIV+ rugby legend Gareth Thomas shared some good news about an effort in the U.K. to outlaw homophobia in the sport that we call soccer:
Thanks from everyone to @DamianCollins for keeping this fight going, it was over three years ago I raised this issue for an amendment. I mean, that’s 1095 days , 26280 hours ago, and we won’t go away till it’s done. https://t.co/XagLdiCAK8— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) December 8, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Karleigh Chardonnay Webb and I discuss the Sports Illustrated selections for Sportspersons of the Year — namely the selection of Breanna Stewart, a white WNBA player who earned recognition but not at the expense of every Black player — plus Tucker Carlson’s unending transphobia. We also welcome newly out trans amateur bowler Christine Rebstock to The Trans Sporter Room! She tells her moving coming out story. And later, I have a SPOILER ALERT about this week’s Star Trek: Discovery episode! Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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