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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes during an NCAA gymnastics meet in Anaheim, Calif. Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday, May 28, as the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

"Athlete A" gymnast Nichols, OU QB Hurts Big 12 top athletes

May. 28, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Maggie Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years. It was the second time for...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - This Sept. 31, 2019 photo shows Southern California quarterback JT Daniels in an NCAA football game against Fresno State in Los Angeles. Daniels has entered the transfer portal. He announced his plan Thursday, April 16, 2020. Coach Clay Helton says the door is still open for Daniels to stay at USC, where Kedon Slovis took advantage of Daniels' knee injury to become the Trojans' starting quarterback last season. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

USC's Daniels heading to Georgia to compete for QB job

May. 28, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer to compete for its starting quarterback job, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels. Daniels started for the Trojans in 2018, but lost his job to Kedon Slovis after going down last season with a knee injury. He announced...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart speaks with the media on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Athens, Ga. As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart says they'll be safer working out in supervised conditions but are free to stay away if they don't feel comfortable. He also urged fans to take necessary precautions against the coronavirus if they

Georgia's Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

May. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they'll be safer working out under the school's supervision than on their own. Smart also called on fans to comply with guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, warning that a...

Conference USA sets bowl lineup for 2020-25

May. 28, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Conference USA has secured its bowl lineup through the 2025 season, with seven guaranteed postseason appearances each year. The league on Thursday announced its agreements with a number of bowl games. Conference USA will annually send teams to the Bahamas Bowl to face a Mid-American...

Michigan House passes bills to let college athletes be paid

May. 27, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration. The measures would prohibit in-state schools, the NCAA and...

KU Athletics imposing new pay cuts, furloughs to cut costs

May. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas athletic department has imposed pay cuts and furloughs for all employees in response to financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic Director Jeff Long announced the moves in an email to donors Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reports. Long,...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

May. 26, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard is telling Cyclones fans that football home games will be played at no more than 50% capacity at Jack Trice Stadium, pending a change in state and local health guidelines. That means no...

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12: Voluntary workouts can resume on campus on June 15

May. 26, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday. The decision was made by the presidents and chancellors of the conference schools...

In this Dec. 5, 2015 photo, Los Angeles Times sportswriter, Chris Dufresne poses near the end zone before the Pac-12 championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, died suddenly Monday while dining with his family at home in Chino Hills, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a Times staff memo posted Tuesday, May 26, 2020, on Facebook. He was 62. (Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times via AP)

Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

May. 26, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died. He was 62. He died suddenly Monday while dining with his family at home in Chino Hills, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a Times staff memo posted Tuesday on Facebook. “Chris had...