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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...

FILE - Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, Guard Wyatt Davis and cornerback Shaun Wade, have decided to stay and play football for the Buckeyes this year. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Wait a minute: Stars Wade, Davis decide to return to Ohio St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season. The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. The former Georgia lineman has had his appeal for an immediate transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, Tennessee was told Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Now the Southeastern Conference needs to approve the transfer between league schools. Tennessee opens the season Sept. 26 at South Carolina. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

NCAA approves Cade Mays' waiver appeal for No. 15 Tennessee

Sep. 17, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to play immediately has been approved. Now it's up to the Southeastern Conference and Commissioner Greg Sankey to allow Mays to transfer inside the league after the lineman started...

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

Sep. 17, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Thursday that Wolfolk “fell behind” in his graduate work during the past semester. He had graduated in December...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Jeff Hafley speaks at a news conference where he was introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Boston College in Boston. Hafley makes his Eagles debut Saturday when Boston College visits Duke.
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Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

Sep. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games. “Looking back,” Hafley said, “I was kind of jealous that those guys all got to play and that we...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart, center, talks to his players during a timeout in the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga. There will be much interest in possible changes coming to No. 4 Georgia’s offense with a new quarterback, who is expected to be Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman, and a new coordinator, Todd Monken. Still, Smart’s Bulldogs may lean on their experienced defense in the pandemic-delayed season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia coach Smart, wife donate $1 million to university

Sep. 17, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs supporting social justice and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an expansion of the Bulldogs' football facility. The Smarts joined Detroit Lions quarterback...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Michigan State wide receiver Julian Barnett (2) makes a catch in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Whitmer: Mask order applies to Big Ten, but may be changed

Sep. 17, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order. Her office said it will talk to the conference...

FILE - North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches his team warm up prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Ball State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Doeren said the team had three positive coronavirus tests over 2½ months before students returned. Clusters followed and the school soon paused all athletics activities, including football practices for about a week before postponing this weekend's game at Virginia Tech to Sept. 26.  (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren’s squad finally gets its turn to play on...

FILE - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. South Carolina and coach Will Muschamp haven't had a true quarterback competition since 2016 _ and he's taking much of the way through camp as Ryan Hilinski, Collin Hill and Luke Doty try to become the Gamecocks' passer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Grad transfer Collin Hill to start as South Carolina QB

Sep. 17, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Graduate transfer Collin Hill will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens against No. 15 Tennessee on Sept. 26. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced the decision Thursday. Hill arrived at South Carolina from Colorado State and beat out last year's freshman starter,...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to fend off Texas defensive back Montrell Estell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State plays Tulsa this week. The game was initially scheduled Sept. 12, but was postponed five days before that to allow the virus-affected Golden Hurricane more time to prepare for the season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

One week later, Oklahoma State ready to take on Tulsa

Sep. 17, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — One week after its originally scheduled season opener was supposed to take place, No. 11 Oklahoma State will finally take the field this weekend. After Tulsa had several players test positive for COVID-19 earlier in camp, the Golden Hurricane had requested an extra week of...