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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

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: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

Oct. 19, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday. Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus...

MAC season starts with full slate of games Wednesday, Nov. 4

Oct. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

The Mid-American Conference will begin its six-game regular season with every team in the conference scheduled to play Wednesday, Nov. 4. The MAC, which was the first FBS conference to postpone fall football and the last to reverse course, released its schedule Wednesday. The conference will stick to its...

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State, left, and Michigan players line up at the line of scrimmage in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

AP Top 25: Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual poll

Sep. 27, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season. At the top of the rankings this week, Clemson remained No. 1 with 55 first-place votes, followed by Alabama at No. 2...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson throws a pass during the first half against Troy in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Wilson throws for 392 yards, No. 18 BYU routs Troy 48-7

Sep. 27, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 18 BYU to a 48-7 victory over Troy on Saturday night. Wilson’s previous career high was 317 passing yards against Western Michigan in the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Against Troy, he completed 23 of...

d FILE- In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami of Ohio wide receiver Jack Sorenson (13) attempts to catch a pass as Central Michigan defensive lineman LaQuan Johnson (11) defends during the first half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference announced Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, that it will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play this fall.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

Sep. 25, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Mountain West have done over the last 10...

The Mid-American Conference will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play this fall

Sep. 25, 2020 5:01 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference will have a 6-game football season, meaning all 10 major conferences will play this fall.
File-Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a news conference Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell said this week he's asymptomatic, for the coronavirus and planned to help with preparation and monitor practices remotely. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will fill in for him Saturday.
(AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

Cardinals, Panthers renew old rivalry to highlight Week 3

Sep. 24, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 24 Louisville at No. 21 Pittsburgh. The Cardinals (1-1, 0-1 ACC) dropped six spots in the Top 25 after losing a shootout at No. 12 Miami, 47-34, and they are back on the road again this week. Louisville lost despite...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Houston coach Dana Holgorsen watches during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against SMU in Houston. Holgorsen, in his second year at Houston, and the Cougars face Baylor this week, in the first meeting between the schools since 1995. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games

Sep. 23, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out three more major college football games Wednesday. The latest team to bail on Houston was North Texas, which said it would not be able to field a team for Saturday's road game after four...

A doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: UMass to play football this fall, reversing call

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UMass says it will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone the season until the spring. One of few independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school says it will start in mid-October. Games...