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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)

NCAA board hands call on fall championships to each division

Aug. 5, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently by Aug. 21 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. The board had been considering what to...

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 12:27 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...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass.  UConn has canceled its 2020-2021 football season, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

Aug. 5, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with high infection rates....

Newly independent UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

Aug. 5, 2020 9:20 AM EDT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Newly independent UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus.

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...

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)

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov. for help

Aug. 4, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility. Meanwhile, the NCAA's highest governing body put off a decision on...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) turns upfield against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football gam in Tampa, Fla. Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus, forgoing his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Gophers WR Bateman skips season amid virus worries, goes pro

Aug. 4, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated — and threatened — by the pandemic. Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, TCU coach Gary Patterson watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. TCU’s chancellor said coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

TCU's Patterson sorry for repeating racial slur to player

Aug. 4, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized for himself Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Patterson's tweet came a day after school Chancellor Victor Boschini said the nearly 20-year leader of TCU's program, who is...

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 responds to football players threatening opt-outs

Aug. 3, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week. A letter from Pac-12...