Panther City loses, but gets a SportsCenter Top Play on ESPN


Panther City Lacrosse Club’s Phil Caputo, right, and Nathan Grenon, left, celebrate a goal during their 15-12 loss to the Seals in San Diego Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Panther City Lacrosse Club)

Photo courtesy Panther City Lacrosse Club

The Panther City Lacrosse Club is still searching for the franchise’s first win, but the team got its first Top Play on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Playing its first game following a scheduled three-week break, Panther City faced a high-scoring San Diego Seals offense at Pechanga Arena Saturday night. Both teams’ regular goalies were scratches due to COVID-19 protocols, and the result was a high-scoring 15-12 Seals’ victory.

The loss leaves Panther City at 0-4, and just one of two National Lacrosse League (NLL) teams still searching for their first win. But the Fort Worth-based club got a victory, of sorts, when the team’s leading scorer found the back of the net

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Michigan Boxing loses their appeal to be reinstated as a club sport

This past December, after a 10-month battle with the University of Michigan both the Office of Risk Management and Recreational Sports, the historic Michigan Boxing Club was at last stripped of its club-status after losing its appeal. 

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes to go online in March, the University decided to remove the club-status from both the Michigan Boxing and Taekwondo teams due to the possible risk of student-athletes incurring head injuries in both sports.

Once the shocking news arrived to the boxing team, club members, coaches and alumni began organizing their appeal of the decision. Granted an extension of the original deadline on Apr. 1, they had more time to prepare their defense.

On Oct. 1, a 60-page report was submitted to the University, featuring countless studies about the sport, a long list of health and safety rules and guidelines already in place and arguments about the

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Alabama Women’s Basketball Loses Overtime Heartbreaker to No. 25 Georgia 83-76

For the fifth time in the last seven meetings between the Alabama and Georgia women’s basketball teams, the game went to overtime. And for the fifth time, the Bulldogs came away with the overtime victory, this time by a 83-76 final in Coleman Coliseum Thursday night. 

“That’s just two really good teams,” Alabama coach Kristy Curry said. “That’s tough to be on this side of the way the ball bounced down the stretch.”

Destiny Rice had the opportunity to take a 76-75 lead in overtime for Alabama if she could make her two free throws. Instead she missed both and No. 25 Georgia closed the game on a 8-2 run to seal it. 

Rice had her best game of the year, finishing with a season high 12 points.

Another big turning point in overtime was senior forward Ariyah Copeland fouling out with four minutes left after getting called for fouls

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