Hello and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 28, 2021. It’s Thursday, or as out former college basketball player Robin Roberts likes to say at Good Morning America: It’s Friday Eve!
It’s also the 35th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, one of the biggest stories I’ve covered in my 38-year journalism career. Scroll down to read a moving sports-related Challenger story even I didn’t know about, from ESPN’s Tonya Simpson.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
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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:
Congrats to tennis couple Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen who got engaged for Christmas and today celebrated 5 years together at the Billie Jean King cup!
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, UK wrestling announcer and WrestleTalk contributor Dave Bradshaw joins our Brian Bell on the Outsports podcast, LGBT In The Ring, to discuss his recent coming out. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro hockey action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
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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