Indianapolis, Ind.: The NFL Scouting Combine is being held this week at Lucas Oil Stadium. On Sunday, Feb. 24, Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin impressed scouts and coaches by running the 40-yard dash in just 4.27 seconds, easily beating the other players. Goodwin actually competed in the long jump for the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics and qualified for the finals.
Chicago, Ill.: It has been a wacky season in the NHL. First, there was a major strike by the players that delayed the season’s start until January. Most teams have struggled to gain momentum, but not the Chicago Blackhawks. This team has made NHL history by having the best start of any team ever. The Blackhawks haven’t lost their first 19 games in regulation.
Meribel, France: Slovenian skier Tina Maze clinched the World Cup title on Sunday after winning the downhill and slalom events. Maze has been called by some the world’s current best skier, especially after winning this season, though another 9 races remain.
Miami, Fla.: The NCAA Men’s College Basketball season has seen some surprising twists in the past few weeks. The Miami Hurricanes stunned the Atlantic Coast Conference by winning 14 straight games and moving to No. 2 in rankings. But on Saturday, Feb. 23, the Hurricanes were shocked as the Wake Forest Deacon Demons upset them 80-65. Entering the game, Miami was ranked 23rd in defensive efficiency, and Wake Forest was ranked No. 244.