ESPN 98.1 FM – 850 AM WRUF http://www.wruf.com ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF Thu, 12 Mar 2020 23:23:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 http://www.wruf.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-ESPN-LOGO-32x32.png ESPN 98.1 FM – 850 AM WRUF http://www.wruf.com 32 32 MLB Suspends Operations, Delays Opening Day http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/mlb-suspends-operations-delays-opening-day/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 20:41:40 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288704 The MLB will suspend all operations in response to the coronavirus outbreak, following suit of other major leagues. In addition to suspending all spring training games, this move will result in a delayed opening day. Official Statement After multiple days of deliberation over how to properly handle the developing crisis, the league came out with …

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March Madness Latest Domino Among Coronavirus Cancellations http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/march-madness-latest-domino-among-coronavirus-cancellations/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 20:27:35 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288706 The coronavirus continues to dominate the news cycle. Now, we’re seeing more preventative action taken in the realm of sports. Multiple sports and their respective leagues are essentially on hold for the foreseeable future. We’ve seen basketball tournaments canceled, entire regular seasons paused and the status of future sporting events come into question. March Madness …

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NBA Suspends Play http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/nba-suspends-play/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:48:42 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288648 Minutes before tipoff of the Jazz vs. Thunder NBA game Wednesday night, the game was postponed due to the belief that Rudy Gobert was infected with the Coronavirus. Gobert was taken to the hospital and confirmed to have the virus along with All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell. The original idea for the NBA was to play …

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SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Canceled Due to Coronavirus http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/sec-mens-basketball-tournament-canceled-due-to-coronavirus/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:31:13 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288578 Gators men's basketballThe world of sports is falling like dominoes. League suspensions and cancelations are dropping rapidly across all platforms. It was a matter of time before the Southeastern Conference took action. This morning, the Southeastern Conference announced the remainder of the 2020 SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, has been canceled due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. …

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SEC Suspends Competition For Teams in All Sports Amidst COVID-19 http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/sec-suspends-competition-for-teams-in-all-sports-amidst-covid-19/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:00:54 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288582 Minute by minute, things are changing rapidly for athletes and sports fans all over the world. Yesterday, the Southeastern Conference announced its plans to conduct the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament with only essential staff and media members in attendance. Just now, the SEC instead elected to suspend regular-season competitions for teams in all sports. The …

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Georgia nabs impressive win http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/georgia-nabs-impressive-win/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:06:38 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288478 The SEC tournament kicked off in Music City yesterday. For some of these teams, an impressive showing could get them a spot in the dance. The Georgia Bulldogs had their opening game against the Ole Miss Rebels – and Georgia came out hot. They blew out Ole Miss 81-63. Rayshaun Hammonds shines for Georgia Four …

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UF athletics undergoing changes amid coronavirus pandemic http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/uf-athletics-undergoing-changes-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:37:37 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288414 As all the buzz in the sports world surrounds COVID-19, college athletic departments have to address the concerns regarding the virus. Changes include canceled games, crowd restrictions and other drastic alterations to the landscape of college sports. Some of these changes are coming to UF athletics. Lacrosse games wiped off of slate Fans can not …

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SEC Responds to COVID-19 Concerns http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/sec-responds-to-covid-19-concerns/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:26:55 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288412 The SEC responds to the coronavirus, COVID-19, with the decision to suspend activities due to growing fears. UPDATE (12:40 p.m.): The SEC announced that all regular season and championship competition have been suspended until March 30. Fans Restricted SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday night that league events would continue but without the presence of …

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Gator Softball Uses Pair of Two-Run Homers to Top No. 12 FSU 5-2 http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/gator-softball-uses-pair-of-two-run-homers-to-top-no-12-fsu-5-2/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:45:20 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=288152 Gators team cheers on LindamanTwo balls, two strikes and two outs with the score knotted at two. Deuces were wild for Kendyl Lindaman in the bottom of the fifth inning against Florida State on Wednesday night. Then, the Gator slugger slapped a ball to right-center that sank over the SEC Champions sign for a two-run homer. After the game, …

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Key’shaun Williams — An all-around student-athlete for Hawthorne http://www.wruf.com/headlines/2020/03/12/keyshaun-williams-an-all-around-student-athlete-for-hawthorne/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:41:46 +0000 http://www.wruf.com/?p=287740 Key'shaun Williams poses with basketballBy: Michael Kennedy Syltavius Kelley All athletes perform well on the field, but it’s oftentimes rare to see them excel both on and off it. Key’shaun Williams, a senior at Hawthorne High School, is a perfect example of an all-around student-athlete. Not only is Key’shaun an excellent two-sport athlete, but he also has a 3.9 …

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