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Notre Dame's game at Wake Forest on Saturday has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine. The seventh-ranked Fighting Irish said Tuesday the game would be rescheduled. Both teams are off Oct. 3.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press September 22, 2020
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Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about.

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer September 19, 2020
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Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference.

By JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press September 16, 2020
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The University of Wisconsin chancellor said Tuesday that Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press September 15, 2020
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With the chances of the Big Ten Conference playing a football season slipping away, two of Ohio State's best players have chosen to opt out and start preparing for the NFL draft.

By MITCH STACY Associated Press September 14, 2020
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With every get-out-the-vote campaign, every shutdown of a major sport, every detailed list of actions by athletes demanding change, one new reality comes into sharper focus: The days of “shut up and play” are winding down.

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer August 29, 2020
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Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse and led the program to its lone national title in 1997, has died. He was 85.

By JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press August 28, 2020
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The College Football Playoff unveiled a revised schedule Monday for its weekly rankings, with the first set pushed back two weeks to Nov. 17 and the final list now on tap for Dec. 20.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press August 24, 2020
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The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have some fans for their football games played between the hedges. For now, anyway.

By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press August 19, 2020
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The Big Ten and Pac-12 won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press August 11, 2020
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In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer August 8, 2020
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UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates.

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer August 5, 2020
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Plans for the college football season — if it is played — should start coming into focus this week. They will trickle down from the top of major college football, with Power Five conferences putting in place revised schedules they hope will make it easier to manage potential disruptions brought on by COVID-19.

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press July 27, 2020
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The NBA has its Disney World bubble. The NHL will have two bubbles, in Toronto and Edmonton.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer July 26, 2020
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Arkansas State's opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry Mohajir knows. Mohajir has no idea who the Red Wolves will play the following week or the week after that. "I wish I could tell you something concrete," he said, echoing his counterparts at schools across the country.

By ERIC OLSON Associated Press July 21, 2020
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Men's and women's college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards, calling exams such as the SAT and ACT "longstanding forces of institutional racism."

By DAVE SKRETTA Associated Press July 16, 2020
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Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird know that they are on the tail end of their basketball careers. After missing last season due to injuries, they had to make a decision about playing this year in a short WNBA season in Florida that was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. But both say skipping the 2020 season could have meant the end of their playing days because it would have been difficult to return after two years off.

By DOUG FEINBERG Associated Press July 15, 2020
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The Yavapai College Athletic Department announced on Tuesday that it will reschedule its men’s soccer and women’s volleyball programs’ seasons from the fall to the spring 2021 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Doug Cook July 14, 2020
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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on Monday voted to move all of its member schools’ close-contact fall sports seasons to either the winter or the spring, which impacts Yavapai College in Prescott.

By Doug Cook July 13, 2020
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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced on Friday, July 10, that its Presidential Advisory Council has recommended that a majority of sporting competitions be moved to the spring semester of 2021 due to growing concerns regarding the coronavirus.

By Aaron Valdez July 11, 2020
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The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer July 10, 2020
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The NJCAA announced its 2019-20 Academic Teams of the Year on Thursday and all four Yavapai sports teams were included on the list.

By Aaron Valdez July 10, 2020
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The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press July 9, 2020
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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to say it will not play sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The league left open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the outbreak is better controlled by then.

By DOUG FEINBERG and JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press July 8, 2020

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