Get to know the top Canadians in the NBA Playoffs
Get to know the top Canadians in the NBA Playoffs
This feature is the third in a season-long partnership with the NBA, where, alongside their REPRESENT campaign, we’re celebrating the next generation of Canadian NBA stars. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the NBA Playoffs. Even without the Toronto Raptors in the mix, there’s plenty of Canadian talent to cheer for. The Play-In tournament featuring two Canadians begins today, with 12 other Canucks waiting for their turn to throw down in the first round. So, let’s get to know the top Canadians expected to make waves.
April 15, 2024
🤸 The eye of the Tigers
LSU’s women and Stanford’s men win NCAA gymnastics championships
The NCAA winter sports season officially wrapped when the LSU Tiger women and Stanford Cardinal men won their respective gymnastics championships on Saturday.
April 22, 2024
🏛️ Department of Education updates Title IX’s due process provision
The Department of Education’s Title IX updates allow student-athletes accused of sexual misconduct to compete during investigations
The U.S. Department of Education released updates to Title IX regulations that allow student-athletes accused of sexual misconduct to avoid suspension until university investigations conclude.
April 22, 2024
🏀 Call an ambulance…for everyone
Superstar injuries take center stage in the NBA Playoffs
The Play-In Tournament is done and dusted, and the first round Game 1s are already in the books, but superstar injuries are taking center stage as the high-stakes hoopla continues.
April 22, 2024
🇨🇦 Oh, Canada
New data on Canadian women’s sports fans provides valuable insights for U.S. expansion
Canadian Women & Sport released its latest data on Canadian fans today: “It’s Time: Unlocking the Power of Pro Women’s Sports Fans.” While the initial “It’s Time” report in 2023 mapped out the Canadian landscape for women’s sports development, this edition presents insight into the unique attributes of women’s sports fans in Canada.
April 22, 2024
🥵 The impact on sports
What the sporting world is doing to combat this impending global crisis
That’s right, tomorrow is Earth Day, marked annually on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
April 21, 2024
⚙️ How it works
Everything you need to know about the 2023–24 NHL Playoffs
After grinding through 82 regular season games, it’s time to wipe the slate clean. Only 16 wins stand between 16 NHL playoff teams and the Stanley Cup, the hardest trophy to win in sports.
April 20, 2024
📈 Caitlin Fever runs high
Caitlin Clark’s marketability continues to rise
April 22, 2024
Caitlin Clark continues to dominate headlines as she heads into her first WNBA season. While we wait for Clark to bring her game to the Indiana Fever’s court, here’s the latest on how she’s changing the women’s basketball (business) game.
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Ep #359

NHL playoff preview & the latest on Jontay Porter

April 18, 2024
NHL playoff preview & the latest on Jontay Porter


It’s Christmas in April for co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz, with the NHL Playoff picture all but set ahead of Saturday’s postseason puck drop. Today’s episode includes a deep dive on all things playoff hockey, from why the Stanley Cup is arguably the hardest trophy to win in sports to the gals’ picks to win it all.

Then after the break, El and Steph shift gears to cover an unfortunate NBA story: Now former Toronto Raptor Jontay Porter has been banned from the NBA for life after making illegal sports bets on league games and disclosing confidential health information to a bettor in order for them to profit off a parlay. And it’s just the latest instance of pro sports entangling with sports gambling.

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🏀 Feeling hot, hot, hot
Injuries plague NBA Play-In Tournament doubleheader finale
The GIST: Win and advance or lose and go home — the stakes couldn’t be higher ahead of tonight’s Play-In Tournament finale, with two No. 8 seeds up for grabs before the first playoff round tips off tomorrow. No time to waste.
April 19, 2024
🏛️ Change is the only constant
The NCAA removed restrictions on the transfer portal and school-assisted NIL deals this week
The NCAA’s Division I Council made major moves to reduce restrictions on name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals and the transfer portal this week, changes the org’s implementing to try and keep up with the ever-changing college sports world.
April 19, 2024
🤸 Let’s flipping go
The NCAA women’s and men’s gymnastics seasons culminate in Saturday’s national championships
A massive upset rocked last night’s women’s gymnastics national semifinals, leaving the field wide open for tomorrow’s championship meet.
April 19, 2024
👟 Caitlin Clark steps up her shoe game
Caitlin Clark reportedly nearing eight-figure Nike shoe deal
We’ve got news for the “Caitlin Clark is taking a pay cut” crowd: She’s expected to hit another payday as she steps into the WNBA limelight. Recent reports indicate Clark is close to signing an eight-figure signature shoe deal with Nike worth over $20M with the potential for bonuses.
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📈 Merch madness
WNBA, NWSL seeing boosts in merch sales and product development
The business of women’s sports is exploding across the board, including for merchandise, which women’s sports fans are 1.5x more likely to buy. Supporters are lining up to buy expanded merch options, which is presenting tricky logistical issues for manufacturers. Here are some current examples showing how supply doesn’t meet demand.
April 19, 2024