college football

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi watches drills during an NCAA college football practice in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi shut down practice for a day last week when several players self-reported symptoms associated with COVID-19. All of them tested negative, but it provided an eye-opening insight into what coaching is like during a pandemic.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 17, 2020 - 2:05 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a different time, the way a number of Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's players felt when they woke up last Thursday morning would not have been overly alarming. It is 2020. Headache. Body ache. When the players self-reported the symptoms as they've been instructed in the age of...
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Gates leading into Memorial Stadium are padlocked, in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move was announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 16, 2020 - 4:49 pm
The NCAA’s chief medical officer says there is a narrow path to playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic and if testing nationwide does not improve, it cannot be done. Meanwhile, one of college football's biggest stars sent out a petition Sunday, calling on the Big Ten to play...
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August 15, 2020 - 1:18 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a break in preseason camp. Coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement during a Zoom call Saturday. Riley announced on Aug. 8 that the...
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Medical personnel prepare a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Antonio. Coronavirus testing in Texas has dropped significantly, mirroring nationwide trends, just as schools reopen and football teams charge ahead with plans to play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 15, 2020 - 11:05 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anyone can get a coronavirus test at the CentroMed clinic in San Antonio, but on a recent day, the drive-thru was empty. Finally two masked people in a maroon SUV pulled straight on through with no wait. With hundreds of deaths reported each day, students returning to class and...
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An exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass., shown Tuesday, June 23, 2020, features images of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among nine people, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, in California. The museum is scheduled to reopen in the beginning of July 2020 after a renovation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 14, 2020 - 1:19 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.” The Crimson Tide star and other veterans have preached caution to teammates while also...
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August 13, 2020 - 1:34 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Southern Conference has canceled its fall conference seasons, shifting competition to the spring because of the pandemic. The NCAA Division I league’s Council of Presidents voted on the move Thursday. The...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 13, 2020 - 7:36 am
A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and...
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Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading "Deutschland" (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2020 - 5:29 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the...
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FILE - Fans cheer as the Michigan team takes the field at Michigan Stadium for an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits, college football, has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
August 12, 2020 - 2:21 pm
Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated "Hotty Toddy” in The...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an event called "Kids First: Getting America's Children Safely Back to School" in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 12, 2020 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON — At a White House event on reopening schools, President Donald Trump said he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Louisiana State University coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season. Lawrence has helped spearhead the #WeWantToPlay movement, a...
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