Sport The Portal and The Importer - June 10
MLB updates COVID protocols for vaccinated players, staff
Most notably, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be tested for COVID-19 unless they have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. © Omar Ornelas via Imagn Content Services, LLC The handling of fully vaccinated individuals drew some attention last month after Nationals starter Erick Fedde tested positive for the coronavirus. Fedde, who had been fully vaccinated and was asymptomatic, was forced to go on the injured list. (Between his initial isolation period and subsequent rehab, he ultimately missed just more than three weeks of action.
The Portal And The Importer
Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman has been deemed “The Importer” by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Rothstein is known for his tweets that almost seemed scheduled after an Arkansas win.
Eric Musselman. The Importer.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein)
The Arkansas staff contacted 70 transfers last recruiting cycle and that’s just the ones that were reported.
Each week I will update this with the new contacts Arkansas has made in the portal. Plus, updates on commitments and cut lists.
Something to remember about the transfer portal. Just because Arkansas has contacted a player doesn’t mean they are a top priority. If there’s anything we have learned about this staff is they are thorough. It is realistic to think that they have a list of their top priorities and then backups.
NCAA baseball tournament 2021: Full regionals bracket, TV schedule for Road to College World Series
Here's a complete guide to the 2021 NCAA baseball tournament, including a full TV schedule and bracket for regionals as 64 teams try to reach the College World Series.The conference championships have wrapped up across the nation and the top 16 teams have been selected by the NCAA. Now, those 64 teams will compete in the regionals hoping for a chance to move on to the super regionals and a spot in Omaha for the first time in two years.
Another thing to remember is just because Arkansas makes a cut list for a recruit means they would take them. Recruits often add top programs to their cut lists for notoriety.
Things have really slowed down to in the portal for Arkansas. Obviously, they added Trey Wade on Tuesday, but with new contacts it is quiet.
There are still a few contacts that Arkansas has made that have not committed. So here is an update on who has committed elsewhere and who is still available.
Updated Commitments and Cut Lists
Greg Lee committed to Penn St.
Jacob Young committed to Oregon.
Dusan Mahorcic committed to Utah.
Marvin Johnson committed to Oklahoma.
Bryce Hamilton elected to return to UNLV.
Committed to Arkansas
Chris Lykes – Miami (FL)
15.4 points, 1.1 steals, and 38.1% 3P%.
Jaxson Robinson – Texas A&M
2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds.
Au’Diese Toney – Pittsburgh
14.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 46.4% FG%, and 34.0% 3P%.
Stanley Umude – South Dakota
21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 35.5% 3P%.
Trey Wade – Wichita St.
6.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 31.1% 3P%.
Contacted By Arkansas
Yor Anei – SMU
6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks.
Marcus Bagley – Arizona St.
10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 34.7% 3P%
Brandon Mahan – UCF
12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 43.8 3P%
Darryl Morsell – Maryland
9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds
Meikkel Murray – Central Michigan
15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds
Bryson Williams – UTEP
15.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 83.6% FT%
Contacts That Eliminated Arkansas
Paul Atkinson – Yale —> Notre Dame
Jamison Battle – George Washington —> Minnesota
Christopher Bishop – Creighton —> Texas
Can Ohio State basketball disregard high school recruiting for the transfer portal?
And is this the way to go for all teams?According to college basketball insider and former Ohio State assistant coach Fran Fraschilla, at least one top program in the country feels that they can do this successfully year in and year out.
Rasir Bolton – Iowa St. —> Gonzaga
A.J. Bramah - Robert Morris —> Arizona St.
Izaiah Brockington – Penn St. —> Iowa St.
Nimari Burnett – Texas Tech —> Alabama
Sardaar Calhoun – Florida St. —> Texas Tech
David Collins – USF —> Clemson
Matt Cross – Miami —> Louisville
Antonio Daye Jr. – Florida International —> Fordham
Ronnie DeGray – UMASS —> Missouri
Dylan Disu – Vanderbilt —> Texas
Danilo Djuricic – Harvard —> Santa Clara
C.J. Felder – Boston College —> Florida
Plandrous Fleming – Charleston Southern —> Florida
Parker Fox – Northern St.(D2) —> Minnesota
Greg Gantt Jr. – Providence —> North Carolina St.
Jayden Gardner – East Carolina —> Virginia
Myron Gordon – Samford —> Bowling Green
Ty Gordon – Elected to stay at Nicholls St.
Tanner Groves – Eastern Washington —> Oklahoma
Quincy Guerrier – Syracuse —> Oregon
Noah Gurley – Furman —> Alabama
Jordan Hall – St. Joseph’s —> Texas A&M
Bryce Hamilton – Elected to return to UNLV
De’Vion Harmon – Oklahoma —> Oregon
Jamir Harris – American —> Seton Hall
Cam Holden – UT-Martin —> Towson
Marreon Jackson – Toledo —> Arizona St.
Juneteenth and 2021 celebrations: What to know about the holiday
Juneteenth, an annual holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation, will be celebrated in person this year.While Juneteenth celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation, which only freed slaves in the South, the 13th Amendment is what officially ended slavery in the U.S.
Zep Jasper – College of Charleston —> Auburn
DaVante Jones – Coastal Carolina —> Michigan
Myreon Jones – Penn St. —> Florida
Chandler Lawson – Oregon —> Memphis
Greg Lee – Western Michigan —> Penn St.
Noah Locke – Florida —> Louisville
Te’Jon Lucas – Milwaukee —> BYU
Seth Lundy – Elected to stay at Penn St.
Dusan Mahorcic – Illinois St. —> Utah
Brady Manek – Oklahoma —> North Carolina
Charles Manning Jr. – LSU —> South Alabama
Caleb Mills – Houston —> Florida St.
Damari Monsanto – East Tennessee St. —> Wake Forest
Taze Moore – Cal State-Bakersfield —> Houston
Zach Nutall – Sam Houston St. —> SMU
Ody Oguama – Wake Forest —> Cincinnati
Xavier Pinson – Missouri —> LSU
Justin Powell – Auburn —> Tennessee
Sean Rhea – Texas-Rio Grande Valley —> Cal Poly
Marlon Ruffin – Omaha —> Portland St.
Fatts Russell – Rhode Island —> Maryland
Stef Smith – Vermont —> St. John’s
Parker Stewart – UT-Martin —> Indiana
Kevion Taylor – Winona St.(D2) —> Valparaiso
Taryn Todd – TCU —> New Mexico
Jase Townsend – Denver —> San Diego
Tyson Walker – Northeastern —> Michigan St.
Davion Warren – Hampton —> Texas Tech
Alondes Williams – Oklahoma —> Wake Forest
Donavan Williams – Texas —> UNLV
Alexis Yetna – South Florida —> Seton Hall
Jacob Young – Rutgers —> Oregon
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Opinion: The NFL needs to use Juneteenth to examine its race-norming past .
The NFL celebrates Juneteenth but the league should do is use this day to reflect on why it used race-norming against its Black players.In a memo to all teams that was destined to be leaked to the media, Goodell, in part, wrote: "This year, as we work together as a family and in our communities to combat the racial injustices that remain deeply rooted into the fabric of our society, the NFL will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th as a recognized holiday and our league offices will be closed. It is a day to reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future.