Black Girls Talk Sports

Black Girls Talk Sports

Black Girls Talk Sports, hosted by Rekaya Gibson, is a podcast where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

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May 9, 2021 32 min

Host Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss 2021 NFL Draft picks by teams. They share their thoughts about no HBCU players being selected in this year’s draft. They give some NFL Draft facts. They shout-out the 259th draft pick, “2021 Mr. Irrelevant,” selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Lewis, S. (2021, May 1). “LSU Nose Tackle Tyler Shelvin Selected by Bengals in 4th Round of NFL Draft.” KATC. https://www...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NFL Draft order, NFL Draft prospects, and mock draft picks. They share their thoughts about Louisiana State University (LSU) Pro Day. They also predict how many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) players will be selected in this year’s draft. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Arvoy, J. (2021, April 23). “When is 2021 NFL Draft: Dates, schedule, start time, TV channel, draft ...

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Host Rekaya Gibson has a conversation with Marisa Moseley, head coach for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, about equity in women’s college basketball. She discusses why gender equality is important in sports; what needs to be done to promote gender equity in sports; and her role to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion at her Big Ten school. She also shares her thoughts about equal pay for women in sports; the...

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In honor of National Student-Athlete Day, hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears highlight student athletes on April 6. They include Donta’ Williams, University of Arizona; Azzi Fudd, St. John’s College High School; Trevor Lawrence, Clemson University; Jazzleen McRae, Choppin State University; and Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State. They also pay homage to Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina, for advocating for student athletes. #K...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss some of their favorite NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament games of all times. #MarchMadness #KeepItSporty

Sources:

March Madness. (2020, March 23). Indiana vs. Syracuse: 1987 National Championship | Full Game. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrh_hTDNtM

Norlander, M. (2020, April 6). March Madness immortalized: The 101 greatest NCAA Tournament games in modern colle...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. They mention upsets in college basketball during March Madness. They highlight Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball, this year’s bracket buster and Cinderella team. They share their predictions for the Sweet 16 matchups. They also project the winner of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Curtis, J. (2021, Marc...

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Host Rekaya Gibson discusses the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament matchups for March Madness. She shares her predictions for the first round, Final Four, and the championship games. She highlights two teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who made the tournament: North Carolina A&T and Jackson State University. #KeepItSporty

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HBCU Game Day. (2021, March 16). A&T women to f...

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In honor of National Women’s History Month, host Rekaya Gibson shares 11 facts about Renee Powell who became the second African American woman to compete on the LPGA Tour. She participated in over 250 professional golf events and won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia. Powell was born on May 4, 1946, in Canton, Ohio. She is the daughter of William J. Powell, the first African American to build, own, and operate ...

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In honor of Women’s History Month, host Rekaya Gibson highlights Luci Collins (Cummings), an American gymnast from Inglewood, California. In 1980, She became the first Black gymnast to qualify for the United States women’s Olympic team. That same year, the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Collins, an African American of Creole heritage, did not get to compete. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Ford, B.D. and Roenigk, A. (2020, July 18). Ho...

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February 22, 2021 30 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with Jazmyn Jackson, an outfielder for Athletes Unlimited and the California Commotion. She discusses her journey as a Black woman in softball. She explains the difference between fast pitch and slow pitch softball. She also talks about the docuseries “Hitting Home: Diversity in Softball, Examining Social Issues in Professional Sports.” #KeepItSporty

About Jazmyn Jackson

Jaz...

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February 13, 2021 29 min

Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFL Super Bowl LV Championship on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears recap the matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. They share their thoughts about the game and give some facts about Super Bowl 55. They also react to the Super Bowl halftime show performance by The Weeknd.

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ESPN

Pro Sports Outlook

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give an update on NCAA Men’s College Basketball. They discuss teams in the Top 25 College Basketball Ranking as of February 4, 2021. They share their thoughts about March Madness being held in Indianapolis, Indiana. #KeepItSporty

Mentioned in This Episode:

Black Girls Talk Sports Episode - Men’s College Basketball: Teams and Players to Watch (2020-21 season), December 7, 2020.

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February 5, 2021 33 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the Super Bowl LV (55) matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, in Tampa Bay, Florida. They share their thoughts about the game and give their Super Bowl predictions. They mention how to watch the 2021 Super Bowl, kickoff time, spread, points total, and the Super Bowl halftime show. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

CBS Sports Staff. (2021, January 29). “2021 Super Bowl...

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January 24, 2021 25 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Sports discusses the start of the 2020-21 National Basketball Association (NBA) Season. They give an overview about its structure and the NBA game postponements due to the pandemic. They share their thoughts and predictions about teams and players in the Eastern and Western Conferences. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

USA Today Sports, For the Win

The Athletic

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Nadkarni, R. (2021, Jan...

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January 16, 2021 36 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round for the AFC and NFC. They share their game predictions for the Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills,

Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints. In other news, they give their initial reactions to James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets. #KeepItSporty

Source: NFL Divisional ...

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January 11, 2021 33 min

Host Rekaya Gibson has a great conversation with Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight who is the president of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF). Knight is the first African American woman inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. She discusses WSF’s goals for 2021. Also, she shares why she recently launched PSK Collective, a clothing line that promotes inclusivity, empowerment, and equality.

About Phaidra Knight

Phaidra Knight, ...

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January 2, 2021 28 min

Black Girl Talk Sports Podcast celebrates its 4-year anniversary. Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spear reflect on the year in sports 2020. They discuss their favorite podcast episodes. They also mention the NFL Internship program and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee Business Connect Lunch and Learn. #KeepItSporty

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December 19, 2020 31 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share an update on the National Football League (NFL) Week 15. They give their predictions for this week’s games. They discuss the current NFL Playoff picture. They mention some NFL facts about players and teams. #KeepItSporty

Podcast Items of Interest:

Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports

Join Us on Facebook (Women only) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackGi...

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Host Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears chat with special guest Edniesha Curry, the assistant coach for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. She shares an inspiring story about her father, playing basketball professionally, and being one of only two women coaching for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball. She also mentions being a panelist for BreakThrough Summit, a free digital summit for women in sports, scheduled for December...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the start of the 2020-2021 NCAA men’s college basketball season. They highlight teams in the AP Top 25 Poll and mention players to watch. They also share their thoughts about games being affected by COVID-19. #KeepItSporty

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Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports

Join Us on Facebook (Women only) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bla...

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