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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

Aug. 8, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or two potential...

Several Colorado State football players dispute allegations

Aug. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support head coach Steve Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The Rams have paused all football activities after a recent investigation started by the president of the...

Colorado State pauses football after allegations of racism

Aug. 7, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State is pausing all football activities after an investigation started by the president of the university into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes. Athletic director Joe Parker said he asked...

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

College football players, parents, unite to be heard

Aug. 7, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

As college sports leaders worked to figure out how to play football through the pandemic, former NFL star Chris Hinton and wife Mya noticed something was missing when they watched and read news coverage. It was obvious to the parents of two Division I players. “It’s all the coaches are saying this....

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Indiana's Cory Thomas (11) kicks the winning goal past Penn State's Dani Marks (18) during overtime in a Big Ten NCAA college soccer match in Bloomington, Ind. The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

Aug. 5, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Big Ten football season set to begin on Labor Day weekend

Aug. 5, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its schedule as college football navigates how to play games amid the...

Colorado St investigates athlete claims on COVID reporting

Aug. 5, 2020 5:34 AM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms. The investigation stems from an article published in the Coloradoan on...

Senate passes bill to drastically overhaul USOPC

Aug. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would give Congress the power to dissolve the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors and would more than double the federation's funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday. The bill was written in response to multiple...