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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford is retiring after the 2020-21 academic year, ending his tenure after 24 years. 
Swofford, 71, has been commissioner of the ACC since 1997, the longest run in that position in the history of the 67-year-old conference. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

ACC Commissioner John Swofford stepping down after 24 years

Jun. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

When John Swofford became commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1997, the league was basketball-centric and North Carolina-focused. In the 23 years since, the conference has grown into a 15-school behemoth spanning 10 states. Swofford brought stability and unity to the ACC at a time when it seemed...

In-person homecoming events canceled except football game

Jun. 23, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — All in-person homecoming activities will be canceled this year at West Virginia State University due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday. The university said that homecoming activities schedule between Sept. 24-26, including class reunions and a parade, would be...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive backs Jared Mayden (21) and Patrick Surtain II (2) break up a pass intended for Duke wide receiver Jalon Calhoun (5) during the first half an NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. Around the country schools are taking the first cautious and detailed steps toward playing football through a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free bubbles around their teams as players begin voluntary workouts throughout June. Thousands of athletes will be tested for COVID-19 _ though not all. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Building bubbles: Cautious 1st steps toward football season

Jun. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend. Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free...

Notre Dame-Navy football opener moved from Ireland to U.S.

Jun. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the cornavirus pandemic. The Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to meet in Dublin on Aug. 29, but instead will seek to play at the Naval Academy during the Labor Day weekend. The...

FILE - In this is an April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis is viewed. College sports programs are already being cut and more are likely on the chopping block. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered fears of an economic meltdown on campuses around the country. The cancellation of the NCAA men's basketball tournament cost schools $375 million and more losses are expected, especially if football season is disrupted in the fall. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

May. 20, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This decision...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept.22, 2018, file photo, Northern Illinois quarterback Marcus Childers is sacked by Florida State's Marvin Wilson (21), Fredrick Jones (55) and Dontavious Jackson during an NCAA college football game, in Tallahassee Fla. The road trip to Tallahassee came with a $1.6 million payout to NIU. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Bye buy games? G5 could lose millions in Power 5 payouts

May. 16, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

In 2018, with his school facing the possibility of cutting staff to make up a huge shortfall in state funding, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier added a football game at Florida State to the Huskies' schedule. The road trip came with a $1.6 million payout to NIU. “Florida State, essentially,...