"This should be our 47th year or pro racing, and to not get that year in would just be devastating," Ritchie said. "That’s been our main goal. It’s always been our main goal. We’ve got everything ready. We just need to go."
There are growing calls from around the world to postpone this summer’s Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus concerns. 16 News Now caught up with local Olympian, Hannah Roberts, who is still training for the biggest competition of her life.
“I think there’s a lot of people out there wondering why I am in the dunk contest," Connaughton said. "Some people would take that as a negative. I take it as a positive. It means they’ll be that much more impressed when they see what they have in store tonight.”
"The community can help the team by rallying around us and coming and supporting the team," Jeune said. "How we can help the community is we are providing that pathway. We are providing the opportunity for the youth of South Bend and get on the ladder of that pro soccer experience."
Penn Hockey honored veterans before and during their varsity game on Saturday night.
This is actually something Penn hockey does every year.
They'll pick a cause and honor it during the game.
By choosing to honor veterans for this year's game, many of these players are playing for something personal.
The 23-year-old was heading into his final year of school with dreams of becoming a teacher while also continuing to work with his true love, baseball, as an assistant coach at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
"It's like Christmas, man," Kinder said. "I'm so excited. It was hard to sleep last night. Even though we have busy summers with football and all of that good stuff, it's really nice because the first official day of practice you get out here and it's the actual season."