On Thursday, the NCAA announced the tournament’s cancellation for the first time in the history of its existence due to the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Crist supports that decision to protect players and fans.
Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and state Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees highlighted the role the Florida Department of Health has in battling human trafficking. Florida will play host to the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl on Sunday in Miami Gardens.
Moody said Florida is about to see increased human trafficking. The key to cracking down on it will be enlisting the public’s help. In particular, law enforcement has been working with truckers. Moody said that interstate highways are the main arteries to bring victims into the state.
The freshman congressman insisted the bill will “ensure that women and girls are allowed a fair playing field in competitive sports by prohibiting the use of Title IX funds to support women’s sports in which biological male athletes are allowed to participate against biological women athletes.”
The Gators did not cover the spread but handled its business against Virginia in the Orange Bowl. Now, the Gators can set their sights on their real goals: winning the SEC East and the SEC Championship.
When we last visited the U’s program back in November, the Hurricanes were fresh off a loss to crosstown little brother Florida Atlantic and most thought it could not get worse. Then the Hurricanes went to the Independence Bowl and were held scoreless by Louisiana Tech. Yes, Louisiana Tech!
“According to the International Labor Organization, forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry globally with an estimated 40.3 million victims worldwide. With Florida hosting multiple high-profile events in the coming months, human traffickers may try to take advantage of the festivities to profit off the pain of others,” Moody’s office noted.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., teamed up on the “Congressional Advisory Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (CACIA) Act" which would create a “Blue-ribbon Congressional Commission to identify and examine issues of national concern related to the conduct of intercollegiate athletics and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).”
On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to the CEP of NBC Universal and the president of NBC Olympics urging them to “put human rights over profits” by requesting that the International Olympic Committee re-bid the 2022 Olympics, which is being hosted in Communist China, or refuse to air the 2022 games.
All during the regular season, I listen to pundits and fans alike calling for an eight-team playoff Why? College football is the greatest sport there is because there is nothing else like it.