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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)

Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for 10-game football schedule

Jul. 31, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by three weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 announced July 10 it would eliminate nonconference games to give its 12 member schools...

FILE - in this Nov. 13, 2006 file photo, former Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler talks to the media in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dozens of more victims who claim they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, July 30, 2020, including a former football player who said he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in the early 1980s. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Former student: Schembechler knew of abuse at U of Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of more victims who claim they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, including a former student who said he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in the early 1980s. It’s the first time that a victim has...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz talks with Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta before an NCAA college football game against Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Iowa football program's culture has suffered from racial bias against Black players and bullying by a small number of current and former coaches, according to an investigation report released Thursday, July 30, 2020 (AP Photo/Brian Ray, File)

Inquiry finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football program

Jul. 30, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Facing a scathing report that detailed racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Thursday he would not be making any staffing changes as he apologized and promised to overhaul some of his policies....

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

FILE - In this  Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, center, runs off the field following warm-ups before an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 home football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game against Iowa. The Cyclones and Cardinals will play Sept. 12. Ball State was available because its game at Michigan was canceled as part of the Big Ten's decision to play conference games only. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Cyclones add Ball St to replace canceled game against Iowa

Jul. 28, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa. The Cyclones announced Tuesday they would play the Cardinals Sept. 12 at Jack Trice Stadium. Ball State was available because its game at Michigan was canceled as part of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, the championship logo is seen on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta. There are more bowl games scheduled for the coming season than ever before in major college football: 42, not including the College Football Playoff championship. College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans to attempt to play a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it is even possible, everyone anticipates there will be disruptions, added expenses and loads of stress just to get through it.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

NCAA heeds Division I's pleas for patience on fall sports

Jul. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Heeding pleas for patience from college sports leaders, the NCAA Board of Governors held off on making any decisions about whether to hold championship events in fall sports during the coronavirus pandemic. “Today the Board of Governors and I agreed that we must continue to thoughtfully and aggressively...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl president and CEO, right, talks with Washington's Chico McClatcher during media day for the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Stokan is considering multiple contingency plans for three kickoff games planned in Atlanta, but there is one bottom line: If it's not safe for fans, the three games, Florida State-West Virginia, Georgia-Virginia and North Carolina-Auburn, won't be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Fans are key factor to save 3 kickoff games in Atlanta

Jul. 23, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no room for negotiation on one key point as Atlanta organizers consider multiple contingency plans for three season-opening games during the coronavirus pandemic: Without fans, the games can't be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan, whose...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Rays announced the move Thursday night, July 16. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

Jul. 17, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis quarterback Brady White, center, celebrates after his team defeated Cincinnati in an NCAA college football game for the American Athletic Conference championship, in Memphis, Tenn. The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.
The announcement Thursday, July 16, 2020, by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations for testing before games from the NCAA. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NCAA lays out plan for playing but warns of surging pandemic

Jul. 16, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before they...

Iowa's Djimon Colbert celebrates after his team's 48-31 win against Minnesota after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Minneapolis. The death of George Floyd followed by revelations of mistreatment of Black players in the Iowa football program prompted Djimon Colbert to confront important issues he had mostly put to the side before this summer, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

In summer of unrest, Hawkeyes tackling race issues

Jul. 16, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The death of George Floyd followed by revelations of mistreatment of Black players in the Iowa football program prompted Djimon Colbert to confront issues he had mostly put to the side before this summer. Colbert joined Hawkeyes teammates in protests in downtown Iowa City last month,...