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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast (without the #RedskinsTalk): DMV Valentine's Day restaurant guide

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast (without the #RedskinsTalk): DMV Valentine's Day restaurant guide

JP Finlay takes a quick break from Redskins discussion to talk with Jack Kogod about great D.C. area restaurants to try with Valentine's Day fast approaching.

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5 things to know about Olympic wrestler Kyle Snyder ahead of Tokyo 2020

5 things to know about Olympic wrestler Kyle Snyder ahead of Tokyo 2020

You can't describe United States Olympic wrestling without bringing up the name Kyle Snyder.

The 24-year-old is already a legend in the sport. He captured his first Olympic gold medal in 2016 while he was still college, and is a multiple-time high school and NCAA Division I champion.

Snyder looks to defend his gold medal from four years ago when he returns to the Olympics this summer in Tokyo.

Here are five things to know about Snyder.

1. Snyder was 179-0 in high school.

Yes, you read that right. 

Snyder attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., competing in the most competitive athletic conference in the area. His domination was incredible. 

He was a winner of three Prep championships, and according to the Washington Post, only allowed one takedown over his three years. 

Snyder did not wrestle his senior year as he chose to train at the United States Olympic Training Center and competing in Junior World Championships.

2. At Ohio State, Snyder finished 75-5 with only one loss his final three seasons.

Snyder's dominance in high school directly translated to the college ranks. As a true freshman, Snyder finished 30-4, finishing runner-up to Iowa State's Kyven Gadson, who was four years older than him. The Buckeyes won the NCAA Division I team championship that season.

Over the next three years, Snyder went 45-1. He is a three-time NCAA Division I national champion.

3. Snyder won three of wrestling's most prestigious events before his 21st birthday.

At age 19, Snyder became the United States' youngest World Champion ever, taking home first place in the 2015 World Wrestling Championships. There, he defeated the reigning world champion, Russia’s Abdusalam Gadisov. 

Just weeks after that, Snyder returned to Ohio State and captured his first individual NCAA title, defeating N.C. State's Nickolos Gwiazdowski. 

He concluded his remarkable run that summer when he took home the gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio for the 97 kg. weight class.

4. President Trump appointed Snyder to the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition in 2018.

Snyder was one of 20 members selected by the president to serve on the council.

Other notable names include former Yankees star Johnny Damon and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Mariano Rivera, Herschel Walker and Misty May-Treanor were named co-chairs of the Council.

5. Snyder left Ohio State to train with Nittany Lion Wrestling Club at Penn State this past October.

The move shocked many in the wrestling world.

Snyder, who was apparently unhappy with his third-place finish in September's World Wrestling Championships, decided to leave the program for one of its rivals.

The 2020 Olympics will be a good measure if the move paid off or not.

2.20.20 Rick Horrow sits down with former NBA All-Star Dan Majerle

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2.20.20 Rick Horrow sits down with former NBA All-Star Dan Majerle

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In the latest edition of Rick Horrow's Sports Business Podcast, Rick Horrow sits down with former NBA All-Star Dan Majerle and takes you through the top sports business stories of the past week.

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MLB stands beside USA Softball Women’s National Team as presenting sponsor of “Stand Beside Her” Tour. Chicks (and fellas) who dig the long ball have something else to pay attention to right now besides burgeoning activity in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. USA Softball is proud to announce that Major League Baseball has stepped up to the plate as the presenting sponsor of the “Stand Beside Her” tour. As the presenting sponsor of the “Stand Beside Her” tour, MLB proudly stands alongside members of the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team as they embark on a nation-wide tour that will hit over 35 cities as the team prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with training and exhibition contests. Like baseball, softball was almost shuttered by international Olympic governance during the last decade, but global fan and player outcry and renewed investment by the pros in the amateur development of the sports helped solidify the bat swinging sports’ place in the Games. And it looks like they’re here to stay – especially after what should be a very high profile turn this summer in baseball crazy Japan.

 

SINC2020 kicks off this weekend. The 2020 Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference will be held February 21-22 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Rick looks forward to leading a session on Saturday, and keynote speakers include Sarah Hirshland, CEO, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee; Sport Business Handbook contributor Zach Leonsis, Senior VP Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports &amp; Entertainment and GM, Monumental Sports Network; Max Siegel, CEO USA Track &amp; Field; and JoAnn Scott, NCAA&#39;s Managing Director for Division I Men's Basketball Championships. More than 100 sports business professionals from teams, leagues, agencies, collegiate athletics, sports media, esports, corporate sponsors, and sporting goods manufacturers participate and share trends, best practices, and advice for young professionals and those

 

The Inaugural class at LeBron James' high school will receive free tuition to Kent State. According to CNN, all 193 students, who are currently high school juniors, will have their college tuition covered. The kids attend James' I Promise School located in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. When they were visiting the Kent State campus, they were told of the donation and erupted in cheers while many of their parents, watching from a live feed in a separate room, burst into tears. The included donation from James comprises free tuition for four years as well as one year of a free room and meal plan. If admitted to Kent State, students need to remain in good academic standing, take part in a required number of community service or volunteer hours, and complete a minimum number of credit hours per year in order to remain eligible. James’ legacy has long been cemented on the court – now he’s solidifying his philanthropic efforts and post-basketball identity even before leaving the league.