NCAA Swimmer Who Finished Behind Lia Thomas Releases Statement

Lia Thomas in the NCAA championships.

Lia Thomas in the NCAA championships.

An NCAA swimmer who finished one spot out of the finals in the 500 meter freestyle, which was won by Lia Thomas, has released a statement.

Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy, a two-time ACC champion and All-American, finished in 17th in the qualifying of the 500 meter freestyle. Only the top 16 finishers made it to the finals.

Gyorgy has released a statement on the situation surrounding Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer from Penn.

Thomas, who previously competed for the Penn men’s team, has transitioned and undergone hormone therapy. She won the 500 meter freestyle and competed in other events at the NCAA Championships this week.

Gyorgy is calling on the NCAA to take another look at the situation with Thomas and transgender athletes.

“Every event that transgender athletes participated in was one spot taken away from biological females throughout the meet,” she wrote.

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Paul Finebaum Releases His New College Football Top 4

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

It was another wild weekend of college football that saw national title contenders Texas A&M and Clemson get stunned by Arkansas and NC State respectively. With the title picture once again shaken up, college football analyst Paul Finebaum has released his new top 4.

Appearing on SportsCenter this morning, Finebaum listed off his new top 4. Naturally, he had SEC powerhouses Alabama and Georgia at the top of the list. Filling up the final two spots are Oregon and Penn State, who boast some of the most impressive wins of the season to date.

However, Finebaum made it clear that he isn’t totally sold on the Nittany Lions just yet. He didn’t love how they looked against Villanova on Saturday, and feels that they’re wins over Wisconsin and Auburn don’t feel

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Madden NFL 22 Releases Schedule for Ratings Reveal of Top Positions | Bleacher Report

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Player ratings for the Madden NFL 22 video game are set to debut as part of “Madden Ratings Week” on ESPN beginning Sunday. 

EA Sports announced Wednesday select positions will be highlighted each day along with members of the “99 Club”—the players who’ve achieved the highest possible overall rating in this year’s game, who’ll be revealed on Get Up each day.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the other ratings:


Sunday (July 25)

Kickoff Special at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN


Monday (July 26)

Top 10 wide receivers with Chad Johnson on First Take

Full wide receiver ratings on SportsCenter


Tuesday (July 27)

Top 10 defensive linemen with Vince Wilfork on First Take

Top 10 edge rushers on SportsCenter and NFL Live


Wednesday (July 28)

Top 10 running backs with Marshawn Lynch on First Take

Full running back ratings on SportsCenter and NFL Live

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