Category: Pro Sports

New CTE findings, local mission earns grant for athletic gear

A living patient has been diagnosed with CTE brain disease. That’s the disease some professional football players have been struggling with as a result of head trauma. The Downtown Ministry Football Program in Athens is looking into this using the 100 thousand dollar grant it just received. The Downtown Ministry football program suggests programs invest…

UGA Football Coach and Athletic Director React to Former Player’s Death in Fire

MONROE, Ga.,-Former University of Georgia defensive end (2003-2006) and Miami Dolphins linebacker (2007-2010), Quentin Moses, died Sunday morning in Walton County. 31- year-old Andrea Goddard and her 10-year-old daughter, Jasmine Goddard, were also killed in the fire. According to police reports via the Walton Tribune, Monroe firefighters were called to the home on Shamrock Drive.…

Rio Diaries: Bem vindo ao Brasil

Two planes, two continents and an overnight flight later, I finally made it to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Paralympic Games! There are four former University of Georgia students competing in this year’s games.  Current UGA volunteer track coach Jarryd Wallace will be competing in athletics, Lindsay Grogan in swimming, Amanda Dennis in goal…

5 Things to Watch Wednesday

Here at Grady Newsource, it is the LAST class for the Monday/Wednesday news-team. We have loved our time here and learned a lot. Here is the last “5 Things to Watch Wednesday” (p.s: tune in LIVE @5PM for our last show!) No Guns Please- Yet another anti-campus carry rally will take place at the UGA arch…

Mental Health Awareness Week shines light on student-athletes

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee recognizes this week as Student-Athlete Mental Health Awareness Week. This means that student-athletes will be meditating. watching documentaries on mental health, enjoying a carnival, and having open discussions at breakfast. While this week is all about celebration, the stigma of mental illness has not always had a light shining on…

Attitudes changing towards Transgender Athletes

Transgender athletes should be able to compete at the Olympic Games and other international events without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery, according to the International Olympic Committee. Female-to-male athletes can compete “without restriction,” while male-to-female athletes must undergo hormone therapy in order to adapt to current scientific, social, and legal attitudes on transgender people. “Our bodies…