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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Oklahoma State announces 3 COVID-19 cases

Jun. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three. Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, for public schools reopening in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework for reopening schools lists several factors for individual districts to consider as they reopen. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Oklahoma schools reopening plan recommends wearing masks

Jun. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance Wednesday for how public schools could reopen in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework...

Temple's Patrick Kraft hired as Boston College AD

Jun. 3, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

Boston College hired Patrick Kraft as its new athletic director on Wednesday, bringing in the former Temple AD to replace Martin Jarmond a month after he left for UCLA. BC hopes the new hire can shore up a program that has struggled to gain attention in a region dominated by its professional sports teams. Under...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Rutgers head coach Kristen Butler, right, argues a call with the home plate umpire during an NCAA college softball game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the results of a seven-month investigation into allegations of physical and emotional abuse in the Rutgers University softball program has found examples of inappropriate behavior but stops short of imposing discipline on the coaches. The probe released followed allegations that Butler and assistant coach Marcus Smith, her husband, fostered a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse. (AP Photo/ Michael Wyke, File)

Report: Rutgers softball needs change, but not discipline

Jun. 2, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

A law firm released a report Tuesday on allegations of physical and emotional abuse in Rutgers University's softball program that described inappropriate behavior by coaches and a lack of communication on the part of administrators but stopped short of recommending discipline. The release of the report, which had...

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)

The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut

Jun. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate baseball...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses the media in Indianapolis after it was announced that the remainder of the Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament had been canceled. Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. Warren announced Monday, June 1, 2020, the formation of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, with athletes, coaches, athletic director and university chancellors and presidents. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

Jun. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. Warren announced Monday the formation of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, with athletes, coaches, athletic...

Marshall announces virus cases as athletes return

Jun. 1, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have tested positive for the coronavirus at Marshall University as the college is allowing athletes to return to campus for training, officials said Monday. A news release from the school said two student athletes and one staffer tested positive over the weekend. They...

Wyoming coach part of NCAA talks on football amid COVID-19

May. 31, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Craig Bohl is spending more time than most coaches these days dabbling in technology. Not only does Wyoming’s coach have his own assistants and players to keep tabs on, but he’s also a member of the NCAA’s Division I Football Competition Committee and serves on the...

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, Athletic Director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

May. 30, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. Research by The Associated Press found a total of 97 teams eliminated at four-year schools through Friday. The count...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Kentucky governor reports sudden upswing in virus cases

May. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported an upswing in coronavirus cases across Kentucky on Friday, but cautioned that it's too soon to reach any conclusions about the sudden surge. The governor announced 283 more virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,460 cases since the...