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The Friday 5: March 26th

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NFL Blockbuster Trade

The Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers started Friday with a blockbuster trade that gives the 49ers the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. In exchange the Dolphins received the 12th overall pick, first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and 2022 third-round compensatory pick. 

But the Dolphins weren’t done. They then traded that 12th pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, so they now have the No. 6 pick in the Draft. That’s a busy morning.

All signs point to San Francisco taking a quarterback at #3, leaving questions about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers. 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that a source in the 49ers’ organization told him, “Jimmy is here to stay. He’s our guy this year.”

TBD, football fans. TBD.


NBA Trades

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and it was eventful. While the Orlando Magic bid adieux to a chunk of their team, other squads bolstered their rosters and are ready to make a run.

Rajon Rondo is headed from Atlanta to LA, as the Clippers acquired the point guard from the Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams. The Hawks also get two future second-round draft picks and cash considerations.

Meanwhile, Victor Oladipo will be welcomed to Miami, as the Heat acquired the guard from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and 2022 first-round swap rights.

All in all, there were 17 trades involving 45 different players, but you only have 15 seconds to read this slide, so…you’re welcome.


NCAA Budgets

After an inequality of resources between the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have been exposed in recent weeks, the NCAA announced yesterday that it has hired a law firm that will handle gender-equity review of championships across its divisions and sports. 

ESPN and The New York Times put in a request for budgets for this year’s tournaments, but per ESPN, the most recent data is from 2018-19, as that was the last full season. The men’s NCAA Division I basketball championship budget for 2018-19 was $28 million, which was about double the women’s, per ESPN. The men’s tournament brought in $846.6 million, with the women’s tournament losing $2.8 million, that season.

No doubt it’s a complicated discussion, but something has to change. No matter the sport and no matter the gender, NCAA athletes work incredibly hard and those athletes deserve an equity of resources to perform at the highest level.


How Sweet It Is

In San Antonio and Indianapolis this weekend, it’s a life of sweet hoop dreams, as the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments have moved to the Sweet 16. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Men’s Tournament Schedule

Women’s Tournament Schedule

Saints’ Marshon Lattimore Arrested

On Thursday night in Cleveland, Ohio, New Orleans Saints’ cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested for possessing a loaded handgun, which is believed to be stolen.

Per Cleveland.com, Lattimore was arrested around 10:30 pm but has not been formally charged. The cornerback was riding in a car that was stopped for traffic violations. The other three people in the car were arrested on gun charges, while the car’s driver was cited for driving with faulty taillights.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.