College sports

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, North Shore Mustangs running back Zachary Evans (3) rushes for a touchdown chased by Atascocita Eagles Daniel Onwuachi (4) during the first half of the high school football playoff game at Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium in Houston, Texas. Evans reportedly signed with Georgia but got released from his letter of intent and was connected to a few different schools before eventually becoming the first five-star recruit ever to sign with TCU. Evans rushed for nearly 5,000 career yards at North Shore High in Houston and was the nation’s No. 16 overall recruit according to the 247Sports Composite. (Tim Warner/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
September 06, 2020 - 11:18 pm
Figuring out which true freshmen could make an impact is more challenging than usual this year with the coronavirus pandemic having such an impact on the preseason. Much of the offseason focused on the viability of having a season all rather than detailing which newcomers were making a statement...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Houston Baptist running back Ean Beek (2) takes a hand-off from quarterback Bailey Zappe (4) during the first half of an NCAA football game against UTEP in El Paso, Texas. Houston Baptist still had three games scheduled for its eighth football season when its FCS Southland Conference decided only a few weeks ago to not play league games this fall. Even with expanded protocols and more costly virus testing, the Huskies are moving forward with their remaining games. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
September 05, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Houston Baptist still had three games scheduled for only its eighth football season when the FCS Southland Conference decided a few weeks ago to not play league games this fall. Then came the expanded protocols and increased costly testing necessary to play upper-division schools during a pandemic...
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In this image from video, Lou Holtz speaks from Orlando, Fla., during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
September 04, 2020 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to longtime football coach Lou Holtz. Trump made the announcement at the White House as Holtz looked on. The president did not announce a date for the...
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A waiter in a face mask delivers food to the tables outside of a local restaurant during lunch on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 04, 2020 - 1:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend amid warnings from public health officials not to make the same mistakes they did over Memorial Day and July Fourth. The fear is that backyard parties, crowded bars and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, officials from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission visit St., George, Utah, to examine the route of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. The project is one of dozens that the Trump administration has targeted for fast-tracked environmental review during the COVID-19 emergency. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
September 01, 2020 - 5:03 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. __ The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in multiple states, according to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in the Big Ten's court filing in response to the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 01, 2020 - 10:03 am
The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. “Had a very...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) blocks LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) during an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Leatherwood was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 01, 2020 - 8:01 am
Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, the lesson found a receptive audience going into this season. The preseason No. 3 Crimson Tide received that program’...
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Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 31, 2020 - 7:38 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte,...
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A procession of vehicles drive past photos of Detroit victims of COVID-19, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. Families have a chance to take one last public look at their lost loved ones in the nation's first citywide memorial to honor victims of the pandemic. Mourners will join 14 consecutive funeral processions to drive past nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of their loved ones staked around the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 31, 2020 - 5:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit island park was transformed Monday into a drive-thru COVID-19 victims memorial as policy makers across the U.S. moved forward with plans to reopen schools and public spaces. Hearses led processions around Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River, where more than 900 large...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase scores past Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Chase was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 31, 2020 - 4:40 pm
LSU record-setting receiver Ja’Marr Chase announced his decision to opt out of the 2020 college season on Monday. A person familiar with the situation says defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin, who started 13 games last season, also has told coaches he will opt out. The person spoke on condition of...
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