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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri watches his players practice before an NCAA college baseball game against Indiana, in Baton Rouge, La. The widely praised NCAA decision to extend the eligibility of spring sports athletes who had their seasons abruptly end because of the coronavirus pandemic creates headaches for baseball and softball coaches who have to manage rosters that could become unwieldy. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, Fle)

NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Mar. 31, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches. Ohio State's Greg Beals said Tuesday he isn't worried about 2021, when the 35-man roster...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is viewed. The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes _ such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players _ who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday, March 30, 2020, to give spring sport athletes regardless of their year in school a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid to the current crop of seniors if they return to play next year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

Mar. 30, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes regardless of their...

FILE - In this June 14, 2019, file photo, the College World Series logo is partially painted at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., as Vanderbilt players practice ahead of their College World Series game against Louisville. The NCAA's decision to canceled winter and spring sports championships means the College World Series will not be held for the first time in its 73-year history. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

College World Series among spring events axed by virus

Mar. 12, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments shook the nation Thursday, but more than two dozen other men's and women's championships won't be contested this winter and spring, either — and that doesn't include all the sports in Divisions II and III. The biggest of those...

This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus-related sports cancellations leave little to bet on

Mar. 12, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball, hockey, pro...

A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

Virus impact on US sports grows; more restrictions in Europe

Mar. 11, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new restrictions to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be played without...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan meets with umpires before the team's NCAA college baseball game against Florida A&M in Gainesville, Fla. The top-ranked Gators are off to a program-record 16-0 start and the only unbeaten team in Division I. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

16-0 Gators face tough week with SEC opener against Georgia

Mar. 9, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

Florida is looking like its old self through the first four weeks of the season. Maybe even better. The top-ranked Gators are off to a program-record 16-0 start and the only unbeaten team in Division I. That's quite a rebound from last season, when they struggled on the mound, won their fewest games since 2013...

No. 20 Indiana advances to 1st Big Ten semis since 2006

Mar. 6, 2020 4:52 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Patberg scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 20 Indiana advanced to its first Big Ten tournament semifinal since 2006 with a 78-60 victory over Rutgers on Friday. Patberg scored 14 straight Indiana points in the opening quarter for the first double-digit lead of the...

Merrill carries load as Utah St. eliminates New Mexico

Mar. 6, 2020 12:11 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Justin Bean had a double-double and Utah State beat New Mexico 75-70 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Merrill scored seven straight as he made four free throws and a 3-pointer. The free...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, Long Beach outfielder Calvin Estrada (30) bats against Nevada during an NCAA college baseball game in Long Beach, Calif. On this date one year ago, Long Beach State was 0-10 and on its way to a 14-41 record. With most of the same players back, the Dirtbags begin this week 8-3 and coming off three straight weekend series wins, the last two against nationally ranked Wake Forest and Mississippi State.(AP Photo/Hiro Ueno, File)

Fast start lets Long Beach State put miserable 2019 behind

Mar. 2, 2020 2:24 PM EST

On this date one year ago, Long Beach State was 0-10 and on its way to a 14-41 record. With most of the same players back, the Dirtbags are 8-3 and coming off three straight weekend series wins, the last two against nationally ranked Wake Forest and Mississippi State. “They're really good players. That's...

Oklahoma's Dane Acker pitches no-hitter in 1-0 win over LSU

Mar. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Oklahoma's Dane Acker pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over LSU on Sunday in the Shiners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Acker struck out 11, walked one and hit two batters in the Sooners' first individual, nine-inning no-hitter since Jim Husling tossed one...