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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. 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 announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

Aug. 12, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and athletic directors. When it looked...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Ohio State players celebrate the team's 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. 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 announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

Aug. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of...

Former assistant basketball coach sued over fatal punch

Aug. 10, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

The mother of a New York tourist who was fatally punched has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former assistant men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest University as well as the school itself. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New York. Donna Kent of Raleigh is...

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, CSKA Moscow's Kyle Hines, right, tries to score as Red Star's Michael Ojo block him during their Euroleague basketball match in Belgrade, Serbia. Former Florida State center Michael Ojo has died after collapsing during training in Serbia. Serbian Media and his former teammates say the 27-year-old Nigerian-born basketball player was on Friday taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to revive him. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Basketball player dies during training in Serbia

Aug. 7, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27. The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Colorado's McKinley Wright IV (25) drives up the court against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament in Las Vegas. Wright has decided to return for his senior season after testing out the NBA draft process. He was a member of the All-Pac-12 first team and all-defensive team in a season that was shut down just before the NCAA tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Wright direction: Standout senior guard returns to Colorado

Aug. 5, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

McKinley Wright IV will be back for season No. 4 with the Colorado Buffaloes. The point guard tested the NBA draft process before announcing a return for his senior year. It’s a big boost for a Buffaloes team that's coming off a 21-11 mark in 2019-20 and was potentially looking at an NCAA Tournament bid...

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) works around LSU guard Skylar Mays (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama's Petty announces his return for senior season

Aug. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama guard John Petty Jr. is staying in school instead of entering the NBA draft. The Crimson Tide junior announced his decision to return for his senior season Monday on Twitter, proclaiming: “I'm back.” Petty, the Tide's top 3-point shooter, averaged 14.5 points...

Candles melt in the sun at an impromptu memorial for Fedonta

Document sheds light on shooting death of basketball recruit

Aug. 5, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — College basketball recruit Fedonta White pleaded with friends to help him survive after being shot in an altercation at a house party on the outskirts of Santa Fe. He also named the person who shot him before departing for a hospital where he would die, according to a summary of...

Candles melt in the sun at an impromptu memorial for Fedonta

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in athlete's death

Aug. 3, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District Attorney Marco Serna said Monday. Serna said the district attorney's office filed a petition in juvenile...

No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft. “I'm back,” Pons announced Monday on Twitter. Pons was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year after tying...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski, rear, reaches for the ball against Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili (23), during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb. Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mamukelashvili opts out of NBA draft, returns to Seton Hall

Aug. 3, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year. Mamukelashvili announced his decision over the weekend after thinking about the draft for months. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia, averaged 11.9 points and 6 rebounds in...