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February 26, 2021


In an announcement on Wednesday, the Division III (DIII) Membership Committee recommended waiving the sports sponsorship requirement for spring sports. If approved by the DIII Administrative Committee, there will be no minimum number of rostered players required for teams to be sponsored. This waiver was passed back in August for fall and winter athletics when many DIII schools and conferences were cancelling competition; therefore, this does not bode well for the possibility of a spring season of intercollegiate competition.


The National Hockey League (NHL) hosted two outdoor games at Lake Tahoe this past weekend, with the Colorado Avalanche facing the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday and the Boston Bruins facing the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Both games were scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST; however, intense sunlight during the Saturday game caused the ice surface to melt. That game was delayed after the first period, and play resumed almost nine hours late. In response, the Sunday game was moved later in the day. Like many NHL games this season, there were no fans—a sharp departure from the record-holding attendances at other outdoor games in NHL history. The Saturday game ended with the Avalanche winning 3-2, and the Sunday game finished with a 7-3 Bruins win.


Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion and winner of a record-tying 82 PGA Tour tournaments, was severely injured in a car wreck in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Although the injuries were not fatal, Woods was immediately transferred to a hospital to receive surgery on his right leg and ankle. Doctors report that he had multiple complete fractures in his lower leg and ankle, but he is awake and recovering. Police have reported that it was a single-car accident on a section of road that has a high frequency of accidents. Woods was already recovering from a back injury at the time, so any return to the links will be a long and arduous process.


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