College sports

A Herriman player wear a mask during a high school football against Davis on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Utah is among the states going forward with high school football this fall despite concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that led other states and many college football conferences to postpone games in hopes of instead playing in the spring. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 18, 2020 - 3:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas A&M has established a reduced capacity, distanced seating plan designed to host fans at Kyle Field as safely as possible. The university's plan focuses on the recommended health protocols and ensures...
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August 17, 2020 - 11:55 pm
Whether college football players play a lot in the fall, a little in the spring or not all over the next 10 moths, some athletic administrators want to give them a mulligan on the 2020-21 season. The NCAA Division I Council meets Wednesday with two important issues on the agenda: — What will happen...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs with teammates during an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 17, 2020 - 3:27 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Kansas City Chiefs will limit capacity of Arrowhead Stadium to 22% when they begin defense of their Super Bowl title, which equates to about 17,000 fans at what is considered one of the toughest environments...
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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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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. On Aug. 7, 2020, Falwell stepped down, at least temporarily, from his role as the president of the school. (Jay Westcott/The News & Advance via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 10:33 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has been toppled, at least temporarily, from the presidency of evangelical Liberty University, but whether he will break permanently with the Christian institution that is synonymous with his family name is another matter. Falwell apologized after posting a...
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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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