College sports

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Penn State's Bo Nickal, rear left, wrestles with Stanford's Nathan Traxler in the 197-pound championship bout of the Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions.(C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)
August 22, 2020 - 8:52 am
If all the athletes from Stanford had been their own country, they would have tied with South Korea for 11th place in the medal standings at the 2016 Olympics. It's an eye-opening statistic that has been made more jarring because of the recent decision by Stanford — a university renowned for...
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A ball catcher wearing plastic gloves amid the new coronavirus pandemic, disinfects the ball during a local championship soccer match between Nacional and Penarol in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
August 20, 2020 - 12:43 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame announced five football players have tested positive in two rounds of coronavirus testing this week. The athletic department said the football program decided to test twice this week in light of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt (14) runs a pass route during an NCAA football game in Houston. Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surratt announced his decision on social media and cited “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19.”(AP Photo/Matt Patterson, File)
August 19, 2020 - 3:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Army and Brigham Young have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the first game between the two independents slated for Sept. 19 at Michie Stadium as both schools piece together new schedules. The...
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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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