Cardinals announce the passing of Larry Wilson, Hall of Fame safety and longtime team executive

The Arizona Cardinals have announced the passing of Hall of Fame safety and longtime team executive Larry Wilson. Wilson, who spent over 40 years with the organization, was 82 years old. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell, in a statement issued by the team on Friday, said that, outside of his father, Read more

Patriots draft safety Kyle Dugger: Bill Belichick fills sneaky need, adds heir to Patrick Chung

It’s all right if you were scratching your head when the Patriots selected safety Kyle Dugger out of Lenoir–Rhyne. After all, the 6-foot-1, 217 pounder played his college ball at the D-II level, so he wasn’t as accessible to the common college football fan as the likes of fellow safely Read more

Adam Silver: NBA to consider delaying start of next season, may finish 2019-20 but safety is priority

The NBA’s board of governors met on Friday to discuss the fallout of COVID-19 and how the league might approach a potential resumption of the season, but in a conference call with media that followed, commissioner Adam Silver offered no firm plans or decisions. The priority, as first reported by Read more

Ohio State AD Gene Smith has 50 million reasons to not want games without fans, but player safety is at top

Ohio State is in the process of evaluating a possible $50 million loss in revenue from playing a season without fans in the nation’s sixth-largest college football stadium.    Buckeyes’ Athletic Director Gene Smith put that possibility in perspective at the end of a Friday morning conference call with the media. Read more

Coronavirus: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donates 900 pairs of safety goggles to alma mater UCLA

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made facial protection famous during his long playing career. After scratching his left cornea during a collegiate game, be began wearing protective goggles on the court as a precautionary measure. But now, as the coronavirus has made facial protection a necessity worldwide, Abdul-Jabbar is working to help get Read more