Sports betting roundup: NBA, NHL playoffs rolling on; NFL rookie of the year odds set

Sports betting roundup: NBA, NHL playoffs rolling on; NFL rookie of the year odds set

The NBA and NHL playoffs are nearing the end of their first-round series, and 76ers-Knicks has been among the most entertaining so far. The Knicks lead the series 3-1, but all games have been decided by fewer than 12 points, including two by fewer than six points. 76ers big man Joel Embiid scored 50 points … Read more

Appeals court overturns West Virginia law banning transgender girls from sports teams

A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned the West Virginia law banning transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams, finding that it violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools. The ruling comes amid a wave of anti-trans legislation cropping up across the country, as well as efforts … Read more

UHSAA sanctions esports as an official high school activity

From Salt Lake City, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) reveals its plan to officially include esports as a high school activity, starting from the school year 2025-26. The sanction, which was unanimously approved by the UHSAA Board of Trustees, paves the way for statewide organized esports events that will have the backing of … Read more

It’s March Madness and more people than ever can legally bet on basketball games

Residents of North Carolina have a new opportunity to participate in legal sports betting during this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. For the first time, they can place bets on the games using their smartphones and computers. Since the last March Madness tournament, the number of states permitting legal sports betting has increased. … Read more

‘HNN Overtime’ talks UH spring game, NBA All-Star weekend and fast food favorites

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – In the latest episode of “HNN Overtime,” hosts Kyle Chinen, Cienna Pilotin, and Davis Pitner discuss the recent sports news in Hawaii. The team covers UH football’s upcoming spring game and their involvement in the EA Sports NCAA Football game, as well as highlights from NBA All-Star Weekend. Additionally, they share some … Read more

Sports betting industry posts record $11B in 2023 revenue

By DOUG GREENBERG via <a href=”” title=”ESPN” class=”espn_sc_byline”>ESPN </a> via February 20, 2024, 1:59 PM ET • 3 min read As the American sports betting industry continues to expand, it has reached a high water mark, posting a record $10.92 billion in revenue for 2023, according to the American Gaming Association’s annual report. The huge … Read more

Smith helps lead WKU Esports to division championships | Sentinel News

The varsity Esports program at WKU had a triumphant fall semester, with both the Varsity League of Legends and Rocket League teams securing division championships. The team of League of Legends clinched the fall division national championship in the College League of Legends tournament, which was hosted by Riot Games. They locked horns with teams … Read more

What is America’s favorite sport?

In new findings released Monday, Pew Research Center has found that “America’s favorite pastime” is no longer necessarily America’s favorite sport. What the survey said In a survey conducted in August 2023 of 12,000 U.S adults, participants were asked, “If you had to choose one sport as being ‘America’s sport,’ even if you don’t personally … Read more

Place your bets

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Legal online sports bettering is set to kick off March 11. This comes more than seven months after the law legalizing online sports betting for the state was signed. In that time, the N.C. State Lottery Commission has worked to establish rules and regulations. It’s also received applications from sports betting operators. It’s an … Read more