The Seawanhaka Sports Run Down is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in sports news at the local, state, national, and international levels.
By: MADISON MCCARTHY / SPORTS CO-EDITOR
Tagovailoa Out of Concussion Protocol
Miami Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed all the required steps in the NFL concussion protocol and was cleared to return to play. However, Tagovailoa was not in the line up this weekend but is on track to return for the Dolphins game on Oct. 22 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This return is significant for the league, as the protocols were revised after the young quarterback was cleared to play prematurely. Along with Tagovailoa, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is also cleared to return after clearing concussion protocols.
MLB Playoffs Heating Up
The MLB playoffs are well underway, with the defending World Series Champion Atlanta Braves knocked out by the Phillies. In a four game series, the Braves returned home from Philadelphia with a season ending 8-3 loss. The Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners in the Mariners first home playoff game in over twenty years. The Astros took home a clean sweep, for an easy continuation of their postseason run. After a 111 win season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were knocked out in game four by the San Diego Padres. In the American League, the matchup of the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians has yet to be determined. The winner will be determined in a winner take all game in the Bronx on Monday, October 17th.
Tennessee Defeats Alabama
After 15 years the Tennessee Vols finally beat the Alabama Crimson Tide. In a 52-49 upset, the Vols shot up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, knocking the Tide down three places for a 6th place standing. Aside from the power moves on the field, the whole city of Knoxville was alive after the victory. The game held an attendance of almost 102,000, or 99% of Neyland Stadium’s capacity. After storming the field, Tennessee fans removed the goal post, then proceeded to parade the post through the city, ending with the pole being launched in the Tennessee River.
Jets off to a Solid Start
It’s a great time to be a New York Jets fan. The Jets have their first three game win streak since 2019, beating the Green Bay Packers 27-10. The Jets are now only the second team to have a winning record through six games despite being the underdog in all six games. (ESPN Stats & Information Research). Rookie running back Breece Hall led the team with 116 rushing yards and a touchdown.
LIU Rowing Start the Season Strong
In Rowing’s inaugural season, the sharks are off to an amazing start. Over the weekend the team finished in first place in all three event races. The men's team of Aaron Munford, Sean Barry, Daniel Tellerman, Matthew Ciniglio and coxswain Shervin Keypour produced a time of 13:39.0, over the entry from Stony Brook. In the Women's 4+ event, LIU finished first and second. The winning team of Kylee Gross, Leah Bowlby, Kathrine Hansen, Emily Hughes and Lily Fisher finished with a time of 14:17.8. The second place team of Isabella Kolstad Khan, Cassidy Heister, Sarah Ronessi, Kara de Bruin and Melanie Campos finished with a time of 15.11.1.