NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte; WNBA Players Support Black Lives Matter

Sports Talk

DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.

This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies; and Sandra Geringer, Acting Director of Sports Studies, will discuss the recent decision by the National Basketball Association (NBA) to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N.C., and issues surrounding the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

To view the program live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page at
Sports Talk features commentary on a wide range of current events in the sporting world, usually in a panel-discussion forum with Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy, serving as moderator.

In addition to being available live, the program will be available for viewing afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube site at

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit