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NCAA announces an extra year of eligibility for spring athletes

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NCAA announces an extra year of eligibility for spring athletes

The NCAA announced Monday evening they will allow spring athletes an extra year of eligibility after the spring season was upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

After the announcement was made, many fans immediately noticed that this was only for spring athletes (baseball, softball, lacrosse, etc.) and not for winter athletes. Winter athletes, including basketball, had their seasons suddenly cut short as the pandemic dramatically increased in severity in February and March, right as these teams were entering postseason play.

In their official statement, the NCAA cited excluding winter athletes from the extension because their regular season had either ended or had been nearly completed. 

Winter sports were not included in the decision. Council members declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or much of their regular seasons were completed.

Former Blackhawk Daniel Carcillo has a question for Netflix's ‘Tiger King’ star

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Former Blackhawk Daniel Carcillo has a question for Netflix's ‘Tiger King’ star

Retired Blackhawks’ winger Daniel Carcillo has apparently spent his quarantine the same way the rest of us have, binging Netflix's iconic docuseries "Tiger King." One of the principal subjects of the series is Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist and nemesis of Joe Exotic, also known as Tiger King.

While Carole’s life mission to rescue large cats is admirable, the documentary doesn't paint her as innocently as she’d like. Episode Three, titled "The Secret," discusses the disappearance of Carole’s second husband, Don, in the 90s, leaving many viewers to believe that Carole murdered her husband and fed his body (which has never been found) to her tigers. 

Carole actively rebukes these accusations, but it hasn’t stopped people from speculating. Including Daniel Carcillo, who Tweeted at Carole’s rescue organization to ask where Don’s body is. 

I mean... we all want to know. 

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Under Center Podcast: Olin Kreutz on the new Bears, and win now for Nagy and Pace

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Under Center Podcast: Olin Kreutz on the new Bears, and win now for Nagy and Pace

Olin Kreutz joins the podcast to discuss the new additions to the offensive line, if the bears will commit to the run in 2020, and how the Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky competition will play out this season. Plus, Olin explains why the 2020 season might feel a little like Last Chance U, and how the potential lack of an offseason program will impact the Bears. 

(1:18) How will Germaine Ifedi fit into the offensive line

(3:54) The state of the Bears run game

(10:47) Why Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace need to win now

(15:40) Olin on the QB competition

(16:57) How Robert Quinn and Nick Foles put the Bears in competition for the NFC North 

(20:19) Olin compares Halas Hall to “Last Chance U”

(22:14) The impact of potentially not having an offseason program

Listen here or in the embedded player below. 

Under Center Podcast

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