100 Wildcats Earn a Place on the SEC Fall Sports Academic Honor Roll

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A total of 100 University of Kentucky student-athletes earned a place on the 2020 Fall Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. UK had the second-highest number of honorees in the league. 
The 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall terms. UK had seven representatives from men’s cross country, 10 from women’s cross country, 37 from football, 19 from men’s soccer, 17 from women’s soccer and 10 from volleyball.  Among other qualifications, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 grade-point average for the preceding academic year or a cumulative 3.0 GPA in order to be named to the list. 
In addition to the academic success, Kentucky teams also had success on the fields of competition in the fall – much of which is carrying over to the spring.

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‘Devastated’ After Budget Fails, Parents Rally For Sports, Music

RIVERHEAD, NY — A group of parents both heartbroken and furious that the Riverhead Central School District’s 2020 to 2021 budget was voted down for a second time have refused to give up on their children’s dreams: They’ve come together to find ways to provide students with the sports and electives slashed from the district’s contingency budget.

Because the budget failed at the revote Tuesday by 2,108 to 2,049 — the budget failed for the first time in June — the district will continue to operate under a $144,831,131 contingency budget that represents a 0.27 percent budget-to-budget increase, which was guided by education law, the district said.

The budget includes a freeze on equipment purchases and salary increases for individually contracted staff. The athletics program ($963,978), clubs, musical performances ($186,006) and after-school buses ($317,947) have been eliminated.

Other areas slashed include computer technology ($100,000), high school electives ($151,108), the science

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Tentative Summer Workout Date For NJ High School Sports Set

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – New Jersey high school athletes should be able to start summer workouts for the 2020-2021 school year beginning in mid-July, the NJSIAA announced Friday.

The summer workouts, formally known as the summer recesses period, are anticipated to be opened on July 13, the state high school sports governing body said.

The start dates for fall sports seasons remain unchanged, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association said.

“NJSIAA has established direct communication with the governor’s office, the state departments of health and education, and other state associations that are in similar situations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Colleen Maguire, NJSIAA chief operating officer. “While we’re hopeful school-based athletics will start soon, the public needs to understand that high school sports are unique in that, unlike recreational programs, they must be in sync with our schools. Scholastic sports are part of the curriculum; they

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Nominees for Charlotte Observer boys spring sports all-star team announced

It’s June. Usually, around this time, the Observer would begin to name its all-star teams for spring sports.

Only this year, COVID-19 basically took them away.

Most area athletes played five or fewer games, and all of their practice, all of their preparation, all of their hopes, were taken away. We feel the pain of these student-athletes and wanted to do something to honor them.

So we are still going to name all-star teams — with a twist.

We won’t name them by sport. So no baseball and softball and soccer all-stars. But we are going to release the entire list of boys and girls candidates that were sent in by the area schools. We normally don’t do this, but we wanted as many athletes as possible to have their accomplishments honored.

Since we didn’t have stats or accomplishments or all-conference teams to go by, we asked schools to nominate

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