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Baylor University's McLane Stadium is shown Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Aranda optimistic Baylor will play Big 12 opener vs Kansas

Sep. 21, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda expressed optimism Monday that his team will be able to play its Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday after having to call off a game last weekend because of positive COVID-19 tests that affected a position group. Declining to discuss specifics, Aranda said...

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Coach Fuente hopes Hokies 'able to play' Wolfpack this week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

First it was North Carolina State that couldn’t play Virginia Tech because of positive coronavirus tests, and then it was the Hokies who had to pull out of a game against Virginia because of the virus. Coach Justin Fuente's team is preparing to finally play its opener against the Wolfpack, but after all...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story. Swinney is concerned that the top-ranked Tigers' bye week — especially with players getting Friday and Saturday off — could result in the team having more contact with people and increase...

Man claims self defense in fatal shooting of basketball star

Sep. 21, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the midday shooting of a college basketball star on a Hartford street claimed self defense at his arraignment on Monday. Jason Stone, 33, of East Hartford turned himself in to police after 24-year-old Jaqhawn Walters was shot shortly after noon on...

Louisville challenges NCAA over recruiting allegations

Sep. 21, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has refuted NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program in the wake of a federal corruption scandal, requesting that the highest-level violation be reclassified. The university also is challenging that former coach Rick Pitino failed to promote an atmosphere of...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano looks for a receiver during an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Knoxville, Tenn. Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons can help a quarterback. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

QB Guarantano opens as undisputed starter for No. 16 Vols

Sep. 21, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons. The quarterback who lost his starting job last season and even received death threats has had a full offseason to better learn what Jim Chaney...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Mullen had several players miss the team’s opening training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

No. 5 Florida will open season without starting O-lineman

Sep. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Florida will open the season short-handed up front. Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that center/guard Ethan White had knee surgery and will miss Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. Mullen added “we expect him to be back shortly, though.” White was expected to start...

A doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: UMass to play football this fall, reversing call

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UMass says it will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone the season until the spring. One of few independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school says it will start in mid-October. Games...

North Texas safety Makyle Sanders (10) puts SMU's running back Ulysses Bentley IV, left, on his head with a strong tackle during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Denton, Texas. (Al Key/The Denton Record-Chronicle via AP)

STAT WATCH: Bentley's 227-yard day ranks among best for SMU

Sep. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

SMU's Ulysses Bentley IV already has made his mark for a program that has produced some of the biggest-name running backs in college football history. The redshirt freshman ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the Mustangs' 65-35 win over North Texas for the top rushing performance in the...

Deion Sanders smiles as he is introduced as Jackson State's head football coach at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

Sep. 21, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. “I have a commitment to excellence in each and every thing I...