- Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 20, 2020. It’s Sunday. Bi Awareness Week continues!
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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
Out and proud LGBTQ athletes compete in basketball and soccer on national television and streaming services this afternoon. Scroll down to view the sports calendar for ESPN and ABC-TV coverage of the WNBA Semifinals, and NWSL Fall Series action on CBS All Access and Twitch!
- Read the Semifinals Preview at SwishAppeal by clicking here!
- Read the Royals-Thorns Preview at RSL SoapBox by clicking here!
Trans athlete and college freshman Andraya Yearwood appears in ”Joy Run” a new film by Tourmaline, from Chromat. Paper reports: Chromat Is Championing Queer Representation in Team Sports
- NBC News: Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy
- Alternet: Betsy Devos’ Dept. of Education threatens to withhold $18 million from schools that let transgender athletes compete
Is Bowser Bisexual? Sports Grind Entertainment says so: Super Mario 64’s ‘Gay Bowser’ is gone on Nintendo Switch
Also new this morning...
The GO! SPACE Facebook and Equality Coaching Alliance groups welcome a new member: Thomas Vanderbrook
“Hello everyone. I hope y’all are doing well during this time. My name is Thomas Vanderbrook and I’m a Senior at Indiana University. I’m a swimmer studying media/creative advertising. I find joy in hiking, photography, and graphic design, and hanging with friends. I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Played soccer and track along with swimming in high school (but always had a secret passion for beach volleyball). I’m really excited to be joining ECA/Go Space and to meet new faces!” Thanks to Galen Dodd for posting.
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:
Caption contest! Here’s the entry by the USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris:
Easy... this one is for my kiddo’s...— Ashlyn Harris (@Ashlyn_Harris) September 20, 2020
“The wheels on the bus go round and round
round and round
round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
all through the town”
Amirite @sydneyleroux https://t.co/t5rj5yfvwR
Speaking of the USWNT:
Speaking of women’s soccer:
These women are ready to be seen. Listen to the commissioner!
Take a break from today and tune in to @WNBA semifinals on @ESPN at 1 pm ET for @ConnecticutSun vs. #1 seed @LVAces and then on @ABC at 3 pm ET with @minnesotalynx vs. #2 seed @seattlestorm https://t.co/BfQTbboC5c— Cathy Engelbert (@CathyEngelbert) September 20, 2020
“A lot of people weren’t expecting us to even be where we are, so we kind of use that as fuel and just keep going.” - @_ajawilson22— WNBA (@WNBA) September 20, 2020
Tune in to @espn at 1pm/et to watch @LVAces and @ConnecticutSun in Game 1 of the Semis! #ATTPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/gYZFywFWCv
Podcast Du Jour
The Big Ten Football Conference will be played this fall after all. Does this mean the athletes win, or that non-revenue sports will no longer be on the chopping block? Not so fast. On this week’s show, Alex chats with advocate and former college football player Akil Patterson about the Big Ten’s reversal and what’s at stake. Listen here!
Today’s Sports Calendar
Click here for ESPN’s NFL schedule for Week 2.
NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS: NO GAME SCHEDULED
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:
- Chicago Red Stars vs. Harrison NJ Sky Blue FC at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS All Access
- Portland Thorns FC vs. Utah Royals FC at 3 p.m. EDT on Twitch
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of other soccer action today.
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