Leagues continue to try to figure out how to proceed in the current climate of things. MLB is considering playing all of its games in one state. The NFL is preparing teams for a unique draft process.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
– G David Sloan entered the transfer portal after his one season with the Wildcats. Sloan backed up G Cartier Diarra to begin the season. Sloan’s announcement came shortly after the Wildcats received a commitment from a JUCO point guard.
IN THE NEWS…
– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams informing them that the league office and team facilities will remain closed indefinitely. Goodell told teams to prepare to hold the draft remotely and with employees in different locations.
– Major League Baseball is considering starting the season exclusively in Arizona. All teams would play in Arizona in either one of the spring training stadiums or Chase Field which is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
– The Masters was rescheduled to November 9-15.
– Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey passed away from complications from the Wuhan Chinese coronavirus. Dempsey set what was then a record 63-yard field goal on November 8, 1970 in a win over the Detroit Lions. Dempsey battle Alzheimer’s and dementia since 2013.
– PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott will take a 20% pay cut and conference senior staff members will take a 10% pay cut through June. The Pac-12 Network will also cut 8% of its workforce.
PODCAST: Sunday’s podcast went into when and how leagues are going to get started back up. That and all of the news of the past week is now available wherever you get your podcasts.
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