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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Lee said Monday that Vanderbilt has an opportunity to put its money where its mouth is and prove its commitment to football as they search for a new football coach to replace Derek Mason, who was fired Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

AD: Vandy coaching search chance to show winning commitment

Nov. 30, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Lee sees her first coaching search as a chance for the Commodores to start showing how committed they are to competing in Southeastern Conference football. “We have an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is," Lee said Monday. ...

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Outbreak puts Ohio State's championship hopes in jeopardy

Nov. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce embraces wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) after Kelce scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chiefs to help Missouri schools with purpose-based athletics

Nov. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs are joining with the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the NFL Foundation to launch a state chapter of InsideOut, a national initiative that is designed to empower and equip school communities to implement purpose-based athletics. Since its inception in 2015, the...

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

COVID-19 causes Gophers to cancel game with No. 18 Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2020 10:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in 114 years, the Minnesota-Wisconsin game has been bumped off the schedule. Minnesota called off its annual battle with Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan's Axe — which was slated for Saturday afternoon — due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases within the program. The...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signals to his players during the second quarter against Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

FSU's Norvell: 'Right decision' to postpone Clemson game

Nov. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Norvell is standing by the decision to postpone the Seminoles game Saturday against No. 4 Clemson after the Tigers reported a positive player test following their arrival on campus, adding that even though he and his team wanted to play there were safety...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Clemson's Swinney: COVID-19 FSU "excuse to cancel game"

Nov. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EST

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team met the medical standard to play against Florida State and believes the Seminoles called off the game because of reasons other than COVID-19. “This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game," an angry Swinney said Sunday...

Sheriff: Florida teacher faces 408 child porn charges

Nov. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school teacher, soccer coach and church youth leader has been charged with 408 counts of child pornography possession, authorities said Saturday. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference that 46-year-old Shawn Fitzgerald possessed hundreds of...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Clemson at Florida State postponed hours before start

Nov. 21, 2020 12:25 PM EST

The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. The Tigers learned a day earlier one of their players tested positive for COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation told The...

Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford celebrates his touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

The Latest: Pac-12 cancels Washington State-Stanford game

Nov. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington State athletic director Pat Chun says the school has nine football players in COVID-19 protocols and four players had to be put into the protocol Friday morning leading to the cancellation of the Cougars' game at...

Ex-high school coach charged with having sex with student

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 AM EST

PINEHURST, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia high school coach and teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student in a 2016 incident. David Lamberth, who was the head baseball coach at Crisp County High School until he resigned on Oct. 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with assaulting a Dooly...