Aug. 27, 2020
Former Boise State head coach Christine Mabile has found her next landing spot, with Division III Whitworth University announcing her on Wednesday as a new assistant coach for the 2020-2021 season. Mabile was out of a job with the July 2 announcement that Boise State was eliminating its women’s swimming & diving team where she was the head coach . In spite of an early pledge drive that raised almost $700,000 toward saving the swimming & diving and baseball programs at Boise State, on July 23, supporters posted on a GoFundMe page posted a message that they received “final confirmation ...
April 3, 2020
Idaho governor Brad Little signed the controversial House Bill 500 – called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” by supporters – into law Monday. At the same time, he signed HB 509 , which prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. HB 500 bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s and girls’ sports at the high school and collegiate level in Idaho, making the state the first in the country to pass legislation against transgender students. The bill applies to ” interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic tea ...
Jan. 13, 2021
While the NCAA announced in April that it intends to “modernize” rules regarding athletes being allowed to earn money off of their names, images, and likeness, the Division I Council announced today that it would delay a vote that was supposed to be held this week regarding the new rules. According to the press release, the Division I Council remains committed to adopting new rules, but that “several external factors, including recent correspondence with the U.S. Department of Justice, prompted members to delay voting on the proposals.” The NCAA Board of Governors had initially instr ...
July 9, 2020
Stanford University announced it will discontinue 11 varsity sports after the 2020-21 school year with synchronized swimming being one of the aquatic sports victimized by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an open letter sent out by the university , the university will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. All of these teams will have the opportunity to compete in their upcoming 2020-21 seasons, should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 allow it, befor ...
June 4, 2020
Every U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, since they were first held in 1904, has always seen favorites fail and underdogs rise to the occasion. The big story of the 1960 Olympic Trials in Detroit, Mich., was Jeff Farrell’s “miracle.” For those who don’t know the story, Farrell, the American record holder in the 100 meter free, won the gold medal in that event at the 1959 Pan American Games. He also was the national champion in the 100 and 200 free for long course as well as short course yards in 1959 and 1960. He was America’s great hope for taking back the 100 freestyle title from the Au ...
March 6, 2020
SCAD won a hard-fought battle against Keiser to open Thursday night’s finals session, edging the Seahawks by .06 to win the 200 free relay with 1:33.32. The Bees led off with Anna Kate McGinty (23.36) and followed with Spencer Sheridan (23.48), Chloe Hui (23.79), and Sloan Sizemore (22.69). Keiser’s Elianna Kennon led off with 23.37, essentially finishing even with SCAD’s McGinty.
March 7, 2020
Keiser sophomore Pol Roch took 1.45 seconds off the NAIA Meet Record in the 400 IM on Day 3 of the 2020 NAIA National Swimming and Diving Championship in Knoxville, swimming a personal-best 3:52.02 to win the event for the second year in a row. Roch set the meet record last year , too, going 3:53.47. Roch and his teammate, freshman Marti Ranea , both crashed through the 3:53 barrier in the final after having swum 3:59.77 and 3:57.80, respectively, in prelims.