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North Carolina's Jeremiah Gemmell (44) stops Notre Dame's Kyren Williams during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

Nov. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept No. 2 Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Fighting Irish defense locked down Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina's potent offense for the final three quarters in a 31-17 victory on Friday. Book threw for 279 yards and a score and ran for 48 yards for the...

FILE - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle.  The New England Patriots host the Cardinals on Sunday Nov. 29. With a win, Arizona can also add yet another blow to the New England’s fading playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

The Latest: Middle Tennessee-FAU football game canceled

Nov. 27, 2020 7:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Middle Tennessee has canceled Saturday’s home football game against Florida Atlantic due to COVID-19 cases, contact tracing and injuries inside the Blue Raiders. No makeup date has been set yet, and Middle Tennessee will...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates the team's win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall's late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Nov. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State didn't fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Day tests positive, won't coach vs. Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 5:41 PM EST

Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game against the Illini was still on, but the Buckeyes were not traveling on...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller looks on during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Woman soccer player will dress, poised to play for Vandy

Nov. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women’s soccer player Sarah Fuller will don a football uniform Saturday for Vanderbilt and is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores visit Missouri. “Let's make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a...

Louisville wide receiver Jordan Watkins (80) runs the ball during an NCAA college football game against Virginia Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Louisville, Boston College make it to field at last (maybe)

Nov. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Even making it to Thanksgiving without a single positive COVID-19 test didn’t spare Boston College from the schedule shuffling that has hit college football this season. The Eagles’ game against Louisville has filled four different slots on the schedule. If the teams make it to...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt goalkeeper Sarah Fuller kicks a goal kick during an NCAA college soccer game against South Carolina on Oct. 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri on Sarturday. (Eric Glemser/Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Column: Sports hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar

Nov. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EST

The games will go on, hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar. Even as the coronavirus rages out of control over wide swaths of the country, and some facets of society are beginning to shut down again in hopes of stemming the deadly tide, there are no plans to shutter sports like they did back in March. Too...

Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak (8), Drake Heismeyer (69) and Cade Musser (87) walk off the field after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Vandy-Mizzou back on after SEC continues COVID-19 juggling

Nov. 27, 2020 5:03 PM EST

Missouri and Vanderbilt were supposed to play each other last month, only to have a combination of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing force the Southeastern Conference to juggle the schedule. The juggling continued this week: In the most 2020 combination of events, the Tigers had their game against...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Revitalized Illinois hosts undefeated No. 3 Ohio State

Nov. 27, 2020 4:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and Ohio State are scoring points by the truckload, as expected, but cracks in the defense have made for some unsatisfying finishes of late for the No. 3 Buckeyes. They haven't let one slip by yet, but Indiana got close last week. Down 35-7 early in the second half, the...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass 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)

No. 3 Ohio State goes on the road to face revitalized Illini

Nov. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EST

No. 3 Ohio State (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) at Illinois (2-3, 2-3), Saturday at noon EST (FS1). Line: Ohio State by 28. Series record: Ohio State leads 68–30–4. WHAT’S AT STAKE Ohio State is putting up the points as expected but has shown some worrying vulnerability in closing out games....