College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games in arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was strange and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, swarmed audiences, masked cheerleaders, socially distant couches – the…

Whicker: Kevin Rooney’s first year off the sidelines has been as strange as all of ours

Whicker: Kevin Rooney’s first year off the sidelines has been as strange as all of ours

There is never enough time until there is too much. Kevin Rooney had no intention of retiring when he did. For 40 years he coached Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, winning four titles in the southern section. His players were asked to get good…

Liberal Journalists’ Strange Relationship with the Trump Administration

Liberal Journalists’ Strange Relationship with the Trump Administration

President Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., September 3, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Closing out the week: Matt Taibbi has quietly turned into one of the least predictable and most interesting columnists of the Trump era, and he…

NFL training camps’ look defines strange times

NFL training camps’ look defines strange times

Don’t expect any footballs — or players — on fields at NFL training camps anytime too soon. No blocking sleds. No pass-rush drills. No whistles. As teams adhere to the medical protocols that wisely and necessarily have been ordered by the league and the players’…

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