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Penn State's Shaka Toney leaves the field after Indiana defeated Penn State in overtime of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

Oct. 30, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week. No. 18 Penn State was upset by Indiana so instead of returning to Happy Valley to host No. 3 Ohio State with an unbeaten record, the Nittany Lions are trying to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2013. No Big Ten team has tested Ohio State...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) catches a pass as Texas A&M defensive back Jaylon Jones (17) defends during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

No. 10 Florida plays 1st game in 3 weeks, hosts hot Missouri

Oct. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate). Line: Florida by 12 1/2. Series record: Missouri leads 5-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Florida returns to the field for the first time in three weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak. More than 30 players and coaches tested...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. No. 10 Florida resumed meetings and practices for the first time in two weeks Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. They got back to work after a COVID-19 outbreak caused the Southeastern Conference to postpone two of the team’s games. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning, File)

No. 10 Florida will be rested, could be rusty against Mizzou

Oct. 29, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker James Houston arranged chairs in his living room to simulate blockers and placed a tennis ball on top of a garbage can to work on his hands. Running back Malik Davis slid his bed against one wall to create extra space to practice plays. Quarterback Kyle Trask...

A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

Oct. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing, quarantine...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Virginia in Miami Gardens, Fla. No. 10 Florida resumed meetings and practices for the first time in two weeks Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. They got back to work after a COVID-19 outbreak caused the Southeastern Conference to postpone two of the team’s games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

No. 10 Florida, Mullen return to work after COVID outbreak

Oct. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida resumed meetings and practices for the first time in two weeks Monday, getting back to work after a COVID-19 outbreak caused the Southeastern Conference to postpone two of the team’s games. The Gators (2-1) are scheduled to host Missouri (2-2) on Saturday,...

South Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn (1) celebrates an interception against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Humbled LSU eyeing QB contingency vs surging South Carolina

Oct. 22, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron was grateful for an extra week to help the Tigers confront considerable challenges on both sides of the ball. He’ll have to hope that’s enough time for the unranked Tigers (1-2, 1-2 SEC) to turn back South Carolina (2-2, 2-2), which is riding high...

Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mullen was given several more chances Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, to walk back bizarre comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, brushing aside criticism and insisting he's focused on defending national champion LSU.  (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

Oct. 21, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded congested as he...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Oct. 20 The Orlando Sentinel on Gov. Ron DeSantis' actions at a recent Trump rally: Mark down Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, as the date when Ron DeSantis officially stopped pretending that public health was more important than politics. That’s when Florida’s...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...

Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with wide receivers Kadarius Toney (1) and Jacob Copeland (15) during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, Pool)

Florida's Mullen joins players in testing positive for virus

Oct. 17, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen, who last week wanted 90,000 fans packed inside the stadium amid a pandemic, says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mullen made the announcement Saturday on Twitter, saying his initial positive result was confirmed by a second test. The 10th-ranked...