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    LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Lehigh University is suspending athletics training and practices after some student-athletes came in close contact with students who tested positive for COVID-19. The university says the close contact resulted from shared local personal travel and contact at informal gatherings, including meals. “At this time, given the number of student-athletes across several teams who were identified as close contacts requiring quarantine, we have temporarily suspended all athletics training and practices. This decision will be reviewed as new information becomes available,” the university said in a statement. Over the last two days, the university has seen the first positive COVID-19 cases in students living on campus and four new off-campus student cases. Two students who were living...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Late Tuesday afternoon, three west suburban parents filed a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association. The lawsuit, filed in DuPage County,  is on behalf of student athletes whose seasons have been so far, ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2’s Meredith Barrack reports on what the families are asking for. The plaintiffs believe the IHSA Board of Directors broke its own rules when it changed the 2020-2021 sports seasons earlier this year because of COVID. The guidelines, according to the lawsuit, include an outright ban on certain sports including football, boys soccer and girls volleyball during what was supposed to be their current season. The lawsuit argues those changes violate the IHSA constitution. The...
    Illinois is the only state in the Midwest not allowing high school football this fall. Some parents and athletes have had enough. A class action lawsuit is being filed this week in DuPage County against the Illinois High School Association seeking for all fall sports around the state to resume. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel most fall sports, including football, soccer and volleyball. The IHSA, along with Gov. J.B. Pritzker, have remained adamant that contact sports like football, soccer and volleyball should be pushed to the spring as a result of the pandemic. Pritzker says the decision to postpone those sports is based on the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A group of student athletes and parents have sued the Illinois High School Association, demanding the return of fall sports.In their lawsuit, the group claims the guidelines issued by the IHSA moving falls sports like football to the spring violate the IHSA's own bylaws. The plaintiffs claim the "amendments to the IHSA by-laws were not enacted through the legislative process that the IHSA Constitution requires."Parents, students to file lawsuit against IHSA for canceling fall sports due to COVID-19The group is asking the court to declare the Return to Play and Contact Day guidelines invalid and void because they change the by-laws, and to issue a temporary restraining order.Dave Ruggles, the lead plaintiff on the class-action lawsuit, said...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A lawsuit is soon expected to be filed by some parents in hopes of putting Illinois student athletes back in play. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported Monday night, the attorney representing a few dozen students said this could mean much more for thousands. It is a fight to let student athletes play in Illinois. Most high school students have been sidelined since the coronavirus pandemic started in March. Former Chicago Public Schools senior Myles Mooyoung moved to Michigan so he could get a football season. “I felt like it was the best decision for me and my family and my future, and I’m sad I couldn’t play the senior year with my teammates and, and I...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — As thousands of high school athletes in Illinois sit out this season there is also a monetary cost of three major fall sports — football, boys soccer and girls volleyball — being sidelined. If they thought there was some blackjack luck to being the class of ’21, seniors in high school are folding that notion, particularly those whose further education hinged on showcasing their fall talents to recruits as access to scholarship money is slipping away. “I couldn’t play volleyball last fall because Chicago was on strike,” said Lizabeth Barajas, a senior at Solorio Academy High School in Chicago. And it happened again this year. “Because the state governor doesn’t allow us to because of COVID,” said Lizabeth....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student athletes and their parents are filing a class-action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association regarding the cancellation of fall sports due to COVID-19.The lawsuit could be filed as early as Monday. In the suit, the plaintiffs plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel most fall sports, including football, soccer and volleyball.A group of athletes and their parents gathered in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's home in the Gold Coast Sunday. They believe not being able to play hurts their chances of earning college scholarships, while affecting their mental health.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring due to fears of COVID-19, but they are happening now...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents and students in Illinois plan to put more pressure on state leaders and education officials to reopen schools and start fall sports, even going so far as to file a class action lawsuit to get back on the field. In recent months groups have held a series of rallies to convince Gov. JB Pritzker to end remote learning. Parents and students say missing out on sports is having a negative impact on the students’ social and emotional health. However, the governor has repeatedly said he will let science dictate his decision making and letting students back in class and on the field right now is too risky to everyone’s health.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents said Sunday they are filing a class-action lawsuit regarding the cancellation of fall sports this week.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They gathered Sunday morning in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home, to discuss their plans and said the suit would be filed Monday.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents are expected to announce a class-action lawsuit regarding the cancellation of fall sports.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They gathered Sunday morning in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home, to discuss their plans.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring over fears of COVID-19, but they are happening now in many...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents plan to announce a class-action lawsuit Sunday morning regarding the cancellation of fall sports.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They will gather in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring over fears of COVID-19, but they are happening now in many other states.Local athletes say...
    Taylors family joins protesters in Louisville Early Walmart drone program pilots will deliver groceries and COVID-19 tests to customers. Heres everything you need to know about the retailers delivery trials. How and why HBO Real Sports pulled a segment on transgender student athletes On September 15th, a Warner Media press release went out touting the September episode of HBO Real Sports, which was set to air the next week (this past Tuesday). In that release, one segment was listed as the following: © Provided by Awful Announcing Transgender Athletes. Correspondent Bernie Goldberg explores the controversial debate over whether it’s fair for transgender girls and women to compete in scholastic athletics, and what it means for transgender athletes who want to...
    The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, has become the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Mountain West have done over the last 10 days, MAC leaders on Friday voted to reverse their August decision to kick football to spring and tee it up during its usual season. Just like the other conferences returning to fall ball, the MAC cited advancements in COVID-19 antigen testing as key to the change of direction. The conference will begin testing athletes four times per week, starting Oct 5. The MACtion will...
    (CNN)The University of Notre Dame was forced to postpone its football game against Wake Forest on Saturday after multiple student-athletes tested positive for Covid-19.Seven out of 94 football players on the Fighting Irish tested positive, Notre Dame said in a news release Tuesday. Those individuals are in isolation and contact tracing is underway.In a statement, Notre Dame Athletics announced that the football program has decided to pause all football-related activities until further testing can be completed. Combined with testing results from last week, a total of 13 football players are now in isolation with 10 in quarantine. At least 2 college football games scheduled for this weekend postponed because of Covid-19"With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted” at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends,” according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of student athletes accepted to the top UC schools. “This is a significant problem that the university needs to deal with,” State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a telephone interview. The audit examined admissions policies and practices over a six-year period at four of the UC’s nine campuses — UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. It reviewed the academic years of 2013-14 through 2018-19. Auditors found that 22 applicants were falsely designated as student-athlete recruits...
    A state audit released Tuesday revealed that the University of California wrongly admitted 64 wealthy students over the past six years, some under the premise of being athletes. Campus staff admitted 22 applicants whose families were well connected and doled out hefty donations to the university, falsely designating them as student-athlete recruits. At the University of California, Berkeley campus, admissions accepted 42 applicants through its regular admissions process based on connections to staff, leadership, and donors, but those applicants were not as qualified as others who were not admitted, the audit found. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Vandana Rambaran is a reporter covering news and politics at foxnews.com. She can be found on...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There will be a football season at UMass after all. The university announced Monday that it intends to schedule and play a limited number of football games starting in mid-October, calling an audible on its decision to postpone the season in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes as several conferences in college football reverse their decisions to postpone the 2020-21 season until the spring. UMass reached its decision following a positive review of the football program’s stringent COVID-19 safety protocols and rigorous testing regimen, in place since players’ return to campus in June. The school is working to develop a schedule that will start in mid-October. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches...
    As school districts everywhere make decisions about how to safely offer student athletics, one city has broken down which sports post the greatest and least risk of spreading COVID-19. The New Haven School District produced a list of low-risk, moderate-risk, and high-risk sports The district has decided that high-risk sports will not be held this fall, while moderate-risk activities can go on with some modifications. Here is how the sports broke down: LOW-RISK - activities that can be done with social distancing or solo without shared equipment. - Cross country - Fencing - Sideline Cheering - Track - Swimming - Ice Skating MODERATE-RISK - activities with close intermittent or sustained contact and protective equipment that may reduce the likelihood...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Student athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center Saturday as part of an ongoing push to let them play fall sports despite ongoing coronavirus concerns. As CBS 2’s Vi Nguyen reported, the student athletes had a message for both Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois High School Association. The athletes who attended the rally Saturday morning were from across the city and suburbs. “As athletes, sports means more to us than just a game with taking away fall sports,” said Jaylen Brown, a senior football player at Wheaton South High School. “You’re taking away our chances to learn valuable lessons and build lifelong relationships.” Student athletes across the state have not been able to play sports for months...
    Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he was happy for college football and student-athletes after the Big Ten Conference reversed course and announced it will have a fall sports season after all. He told ESPN on Friday that it will be interesting to see how the postseason in the sport plays out. COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREVIEW: TOP 25 TEAMS LOAD UP THE SCHEDULE WITH LOUISVILLE-MIAMI AS THE MARQUEE MATCHUP “That's going to be the hardest thing this year, some teams playing more games than others,” he said. “Even in our league, if we have somebody that has an issue and can't play a game, how do you determine when you don't have equality across the board who goes to...
    The Big Ten Conference on Saturday announced its schedule for the 2020 college football season. The 14 schools will begin a conference-only schedule Oct. 24 and games will run through Dec. 12. The Big Ten Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 between the top teams in the East and the West. BIG TEN WILL ‘GIVE IT A GO’ AFTER NFL, OTHER CONFERENCES’ SUCCESS BUT WILL FACE CHALLENGES, JIM GRAY SAYS One of the most intriguing matchups always on the schedule is between Ohio State and Michigan. That game will be Dec. 12 in Columbus, Ohio, and broadcast on FOX. Earlier in the week, the Big Ten Conference announced it would resume the football season and put in place a slew...
    WACO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Saturday’s football game between Baylor and Houston has been postponed due to the Bears “not meeting Big 12 Conference COVID-19 game cancellation thresholds.” Baylor announced the postponement Friday afternoon. The game against the Cougars was one of two games involving Big 12 teams this weekend. Baylor-Houston Match-Up Postponed » https://t.co/XpouuQJDCZ pic.twitter.com/xsaSQXGKnl — Baylor Football (@BUFootball) September 18, 2020 Details on why the Bears did not meet the threshold were not immediately released. The school said both teams agreed to honor the future home and home schedule and to monitor dates to reschedule the game. “The loss of this game is a devastating blow, but in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,...
    NCAA athletes will not be required to practice or play on November 3 to allow them to participate on Election Day.   The NCAA's Division I Council's voted Wednesday to prohibit top-level colleges from organizing athletic activities on the first Tuesday of November, when voting traditionally takes place in the United States.   The legislation was proposed by the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and will begin this year. According to the NCAA, this is the first SAAC-proposed legislation since the group was given voting rights at every level of the organization. Many universities were already planning to give student athletes the day off on November 3, including USC, Oregon, Gonzaga, and Georgia Tech, according to ESPN. NCAA President Mark Emmert...
    Getty Matthew Stafford and his teammates take a knee before Lions-Bears. Matthew Stafford made some big statements this offseason regarding where he stands in the ongoing conversation regarding race in America, and that continued last weekend. Stafford, along with plenty of his Detroit Lions teammates, took a knee before Sunday’s Week 1 opener. It was a bold statement by the quarterback right in line with plenty of his others from the offseason, and it caught the attention of his teammates, specifically safety Will Harris. As Harris said, it only brought the team closer to Stafford to see him continue to share his emotions in a meaningful way. Lions S Will Harris on Matthew Stafford taking a knee for...
    Herschel Walker played his college football in the Southeastern Conference, but he's as happy as the next fan that Big Ten football is back after some presidential persuasion. The former Georgia Bulldog, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL great posted a video on his Twitter sharing his thoughts about the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voting unanimously Tuesday to start the football season Oct. 23 despite the coronavirus pandemic. “Big Ten football is back,” Walker said. “I think that’s wonderful. So, I want to say good luck to all of the players. Your voices got heard. The president became the voice for the voiceless. He made a lot of calls. So, I want to thank President Trump. “Also,...
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) — Fifty more student-athletes at Penn State University tested positive for the coronavirus for the testing period of Sept. 5-11, the college announced Wednesday in its weekly COVID-19 report. Penn State administered 859 tests last week with roughly 5.8% of them coming back positive. The college said its athletics reporting numbers are included in its dashboard. This comes one week after the university paused “several programs” after reporting 48 new COVID-19 cases for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Last week, Penn State didn’t reveal which programs were affected. Meanwhile, the Big Ten announced Wednesday its Return to Play plan for football. The conference’s football season is slated to begin during the weekend of Oct. 23-24....
    Savannah Rychcik September 16, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is praising himself after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season in October. “Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives,” Trump said. He added, “Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!” Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020 According to a statement released by...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City There will be football in Piscataway this year, after all. The Big Ten Conference, which features Rutgers University, announced on Wednesday that it will, in fact, play football this season with a start date of Oct. 23-24. This comes after the conference originally canceled their season back in August amid COVID-19 concerns, citing the health and safety of their players and staff as the reason for such a decision. Things have obviously changed since then to warrant such a turnaround, but protocols in place seem to be paving the way for the major conference to return to action this year. “Everyone...
    It's official. Big Ten college football will return in October. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced Wednesday after a unanimous vote that the conference's football season will resume on the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The announcement follows reports that a proposal had been approved for the league to resume play and a hot mic moment from the University of Nebraska's president suggesting an announcement was imminent. Each school is to play eight games in a nine-week window, with the league title game tentatively set for Dec. 19, the Journal Sentinel reported. The decision on whether fans will be able to attend the games will likely be left up to individual schools. In August, the...
    (CNN)Game on.The Big Ten Conference will play football this fall after all. On Wednesday, the conference reversed its postponement decision made last month, saying play would start the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.The Big Ten decision came after months of pressure from coaches, parents, players, politicians, and even the President of the United States, who called on the conference to reopen both on Twitter and at rallies.President Donald Trump welcomed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying, "Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!"The conference will require student-athletes, coaches, trainers and...
    Big Ten football is back. Just weeks after announcing the postponement of all fall semester sports, the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to resume the football season beginning on Oct. 23. “Our focus with the Task Force over the last six weeks was to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement Wednesday morning. “Our goal has always been to return to competition so all student-athletes can realize their dream of competing in the sports they love. We are incredibly grateful for the collaborative work that our Return to Competition Task Force have accomplished to ensure the health, safety and wellness of student-athletes,...
    The Big Ten plans to begin the 2020 season on October 23. The conference overturned an initial decision to delay football season until spring 2021, which followed the lead of the Ivy League, Pac-12 and several other conferences who cited concerns related to health and safety tied to the coronavirus pandemic. But with daily antigen testing available to all "student-athletes, coaches, trainers and other individuals that are on the field for all practices and games" the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors decided football can be played. A full conference game schedule is expected to be established by the end of next week. The Big Ten had planned in August to play only conference games. Among the underlined Big...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff STATE COLLEGE (KDKA) – The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors have announced that Big Ten Football will return on October 23 and 24. The council is adopting significant medical protocols that include daily antigen screening, enhanced cardiac screening and a data-driven approach when making decisions about practices and games. “Everyone associated with the Big Ten should be very proud of the groundbreaking steps that are now being taken to better protect the health and safety of the student-athletes and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Jim Borchers, Head Team Physician, The Ohio State University and co-chair of the Return to Competition Task Force medical subcommittee. Daily testing will begin by September 30. ...
    NBA champion Chris Bosh penned a story for The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday outlining why he believes all NCAA student-athletes should be given Election Day off to vote. He said the NCAA will vote Wednesday on a proposal mandating coaches excuse players from practice and don’t schedule games on Election Day. Bosh, who attended Georgia Tech before his decorated pro career, recalled his parents taking him to Selma, Ala., when he was a child to teach him about the civil rights movement. Peaceful Black protesters were attacked by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma while marching for equal voting rights in 1965. The visit showed Bosh the importance of exercising one’s right to vote and inspired his high-profile push to clear Election...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — As the 2020 election inches closer, Towson University student-athletes are working to whip up excitement among their fellow peers about voting. Towson University associate woman’s basketball coach Zach Kancher recently hosted a virtual town hall for student-athletes, teaching them about voting. “I’m kind of walking them through the entire election process,” Kancher said. It’s meant to help student-athletes understand the 2020 election on the local, state and national levels. “Student-athletes don’t realize that the changes and reforms they want to see actually occur at the state and local levels first, and it’s really important to be engaged in that process,” Kancher said. Student-athlete LaKaitlin Wright said she is grateful for her coach hosting a virtual town...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Students and their families from Northern Colorado high schools traveled to the offices of Colorado High School Activities Association leaders on Monday to call on a change in policies for fall sports during the COVID-19 pandemic so they include football and volleyball.  “I thought it was important to be here because every voice matters and I think the more voices that can be heard, the bigger change that we have,” said Sara Wiley, a senior at Akron High School.  “There are going to be risks no matter what we do and if we take the proper precautions that we should be able to have a season.”  (credit: CBS) Students waved and held signs on all corners of...
    McCOOK, Ill. (CBS) — COVID-19 has delayed the start of the fall sports season, and now, student athletes are rallying with a demand to get back on the field. Hundreds of students and parents from the city and suburbs attended a rally to push for the reopening of schools and sports. They gathered at the MAX, or McCook Athletic & Exposition facility, in west suburban McCook. The students and coaches said activities and outdoor athletics are about more than wins and losses. They said sports can help students’ physical and mental wellbeing during these challenging times. “Activities and sports essentially shape who we are, and when that gets taken away, you’re not just taking away an activity or a sport...
    The federal government is threatening to withhold millions of dollars from Connecticut schools if they don’t change their policies on transgender athletes. New Haven’s magnet school program allows transgender students to play on any sports team they choose. The federal government wants New Haven to ban this choice. The Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Grant Program has vowed to withhold $6 million from the city’s magnet schools, according to WNPR. New Haven magnet schools include Davis Street, King/Robinson, and High School in the Community. The funds could be withheld due to a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights that said allowing transgender students to choose whether they play on boys or girls’ teams discriminates...
    By Anne M. Peterson, AP Sports Writer BERKELEY (AP) — While the Pac-12 will soon be able to rapidly test athletes, hopes that a fall football season might be salvaged remain premature. Navigating the coronavirus has been uneven among the league’s athletic programs, often because of a patchwork of local regulations. There is also disagreement about whether test results among student-athletes should be made public. The argument is that revealing test results violates federal privacy laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Both are designed to protect the privacy of an individual’s health records. But the laws don’t appear to preclude general information about the number of positive cases....
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    While the Pac-12 will soon be able to rapidly test athletes, hopes that a fall football season might be salvaged remain premature. Navigating the coronavirus has been uneven among the league’s athletic programs, often because of a patchwork of local regulations. There is also disagreement about whether test results among student-athletes should be made public. The argument is that revealing test results violates federal privacy laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Both are designed to protect the privacy of an individual’s health records. But the laws don’t appear to preclude general information about the number of positive cases. That will leave many questions unanswered once...
    WACO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM)  – The scheduled football season opener between Baylor and Louisiana Tech has been postponed, and will not be played on Saturday, September 12. Reports are that Louisiana Tech had dozens of players test positive for COVID-19 in the wake of Hurricane Laura. Several other players would have been out due to contact-tracing. Baylor and LA Tech have agreed to monitor dates throughout the season to potentially make up the game. “We are incredibly disappointed to announce the postponement of our upcoming football game against Louisiana Tech,” said Baylor Director of Athletics Mack B. Rhoades. “However, in the interest of the health and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, we are confident in this unfortunate but necessary...
    By Alisha Ebrahimji | CNN A new study of the economics of college sports found that affluent White students are profiting off the labor of poor Black students. The study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published August 31, analyzed revenue data for all 65 athletic departments in the Power Five conferences, home to the NCAA’s top Division I men’s football and basketball programs, from 2006 to 2019. The researchers also collected data from student rosters across all sports in those departments in 2018, including data on the players’ ethnicity and hometowns. The report found that the money generated by football and basketball programs — whose majority of players are Black — pays for the salaries of coaches and...
    California pastor holds rally in defiance of COVID guidelines Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Tulsa-Oklahoma State moved back one week due to COVID-19 protocols The Tulsa-Oklahoma State college football game at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater has been moved from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19, the universities announced on Monday night. It’s the season opener for both schools. © Provided by The Comeback Tulsa explained in a statement that the football team “had a nine-day pause due to multiple positive [COVID-19] tests and was limited to seven practices in the 17 days of preseason camp,” which began on Aug. 7. Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg added, “Without time to properly prepare physically we would be putting...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Athletics officials at Texas universities spent months planning for a fall football season during a pandemic. As conferences deliberated how teams could safely compete in the age of coronavirus, proponents hoped enhanced coronavirus testing for athletes would ease any lingering doubts. It worked. Within the month, five major Texas football programs are slated to play. In football and other high contact sports like soccer and volleyball, athletes will be tested three times a week, according to directives from the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference. For teams competing on a Saturday, that might mean...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona could return to athletic activities next week after retests of COVID-19 for 13 student-athletes have shown 11 false positives. There also were four false positives among 12 non-athletes tested at the campus health center in retests reported Sunday. The lab conducting the tests attributed the incorrect results to an instrumentation error and will perform a full audit of the testing process. Arizona suspended all women’s soccer activities for two weeks after seven players tested positive for the coronavirus last week. All athletic activities also were suspended until Tuesday after 13 student-athletes tested positive and six more had six inconclusive positives. The school plans to retest student-athletes on Tuesday and all sports programs,...
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — The Uniontown Area High School football and soccer teams were back on the field this week after the school board reversed its decision to cancel their seasons. In early August, the school board unanimously voted to cancel football and soccer, both contact sports, after Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation that schools beginning the year online cancel fall sports. Classes within the Uniontown Area School District are online for the first nine weeks. “For the kids’ sake, I wanted them to play. But when the district said this is the direction we’re going in, I agreed with that,” said Uniontown football coach Cedric Lloyd. Once the PIAA gave the green light for fall sports, Uniontown Area Superintendent Charles...
    Cornell University is restricting student gatherings after reporting a cluster of at least 39 coronavirus cases at its upstate Ithaca campus — mostly student athletes who violated safety rules. Cornell officials said the cluster is “related to student gatherings where masks were not worn nor physical distancing observed” at its Ithaca campus In a message sent to students and faculty on Thursday, the Ivy League school said 36 of the 39 infected COVID-19 were student athletes. The Cornell cluster comes on the heels of COVID-19 outbreaks reported at New York’s other public and private colleges. The State University of New York at Oneonta scrapped in-person classes and moved all classes online after an outbreak of 300 cases. “The president’s leadership...
    The University of Maryland suspended all training activities after 46 student-athletes tested positive for the coronavirus. The students are on 10 different sports teams on campus, according to a news release. The cases are the most reported within Maryland Athletics since the university began testing its students and student-athletes over the summer. The university did not name any specific teams or players. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the University Health Center tested 5 01 student-athletes. Student-athletes will be tested again on Sept 8. Use of the athletic training facility and team activities are temporary suspended as a precautionary measure as Maryland officials wait for the new test results come in. “We continue to educate our student-athletes and staff about...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Athletics department announced on Thursday that all training has been temporarily suspended after the latest round of COVID-19 testing. On August 31 and September 1, the University Health Center conducted on-campus screening for 501 student-athletes. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines A total of 46 student-athletes tested positive, affecting 10 different teams, according to the University’s athletic department. Student-athletes will be tested again on Tuesday, September 8. University of Maryland Athletic Director Damon Evans issued the following statement: “As we experience an unprecedented year in college athletics and across the entire country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Pac-12 Conference announced a partnership Thursday with a diagnostic firm aimed at providing possibly daily coronavirus testing for student-athletes in contact sports. The conference, which includes UCLA and USC, canceled the fall sports season last month due to health concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. Officials did indicate that should unspecified conditions improve, they may consider a return to competition for impacted sports after Jan. 1, 2021 – a spring season for football. Conference officials noted that a major part of that decision was the lack of a robust testing program providing frequent tests and rapid results and said, however, the partnership opens the door to a possibly earlier return of the impacted sports, including football....
    Between 30 and 35 percent of student athletes who have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus also have myocarditis, which is a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart muscle. Director of athletic medicine at Penn State Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, speaking at a board meeting this week, said that cardiac MRI scans revealed the numbers, and connection between the conditions. “When we looked at our COVID-positive athletes, whether they were symptomatic or not, 30 to roughly 35 percent of their heart muscles (were) inflamed,” he said, according to a report from State College, PA newspaper Centre Daily Times. “We really just don’t know what to do with it right now. It’s still very early in the infection. Some of that...
    The University of Minnesota has recorded 43 positive COVID-19 cases among 1,406 total tests, the Gophers athletics department reported Tuesday. The University of Minnesota has not said which sports the positive tests came from and didn’t identify if those positive tests were student-athletes or athletics department staff members. The school said contract tracing was conducted and anyone who was potentially exposed was asked to quarantine to help prevent spread of the coronavirus. This is the first report from the U since June 30, when the school said there were seven student-athletes from multiple sports to test positive among 170 total tests. The U said Tuesday the athletes who test positive enter into a protocol and self-isolate while they communicate with...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Two more student athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 at Michigan State. In the department’s latest round of testing, 176 students and 30 staff members were tested. All department staff tested negative. Since June, 36 MSU student athletes and five staff members have tested positive for Covid-19. More than a thousand coronavirus tests have been administered. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing changes to the fanfare of being recruited by any college team but especially smaller schools on a budget. With the safety measures in place much of the pomp and circumstance won’t happen for high student athletes looking to play at the next level. Technology is allowing athletic departments to think outside the box. “Look at the NBA. No one ever talked about a bubble before but you have to think outside the box and try to be creative in the way you go about things,” Point Park University Director of Athletics John Ashaolu said. Ashaolu said most recruiting is now virtual. From Zoom calls to virtual visits but their location allows...
    Eight University of Nebraska football players are suing the Big Ten over the conference’s decision not to have a season this fall. "This is a case in which a powerful collegiate athletic conference contends that its student athletes have no rights,” the lawsuit says. “Even though its decision significantly and directly affects the rights and opportunities of student athletes at its member institutions, the Big Ten has rejected calls for transparency and refuses to provide documents supporting its claim that a vote was taken or that a proper process was followed.” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said on Aug. 19 that the “vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors was overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and...
    (CNN)Eight players from the University of Nebraska football team are suing the Big Ten Conference, requesting an order to invalidate the Big Ten's decision to not play football this fall.The 13-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in Lancaster County District Court in Nebraska.The plaintiffs in the suit are Nebraska football players Garrett Snodgrass, Garrett Nelson, Ethan Piper, Noa Pola Gates, Alante Brown, Brant Banks, Brig Banks and Jackson Hannah. They are seeking damages of less than $75,000 and for the fall season to be restored, the lawsuit says.While Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren has previously said that the vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors was "overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and will not be revisited,"...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Ravens are doing their part to make sure athletes are staying safe during the game. They’re partnering with Xenith to donate more than 100 helmets to Baltimore-area high schools. It’s part of the team’s commitment to the future of the sport and safety of student-athletes. The Ravens Youth Football Grant Program has donated equipment to more than 4,500 student-athletes.
    BEDFORD, N.H. – Bedford, New Hampshire, High School football players are keeping their skills sharp while they stay optimistic about the possibility of a fall season. “It’s everything to me my senior year, and for a lot of us, it’s more than just a sport,” said Bedford High School Senior Solomon Sanchez. Student athletes in Bedford, New Hampshire, are making the case that fall sports should proceed. (WBZ-TV) Sanchez and his fellow Bulldog captains are so passionate about playing they came up with a proposal and pitched to the administration. “Talking to the school board. We sent a lot of emails, a lot of opinions to our coaches, the athletic director,” said Bedford High School Senior Dylan Kumdani. “One of...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A group of high school student athletes from several Dallas ISD schools on Monday staged a protest outside the district’s headquarters as sports activities have been postponed. When Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa announced there will be no on-campus learning until October, that also meant no football or other high school sports. “Let us play! Let us play! Let us play!” students yelled at Monday’s protest. The delay of on-campus activities has generated backlash from some student athletes, like 16-year-old Carter Sido of Hillcrest High School, and their parents. “Everybody around us is playing. I don’t understand why we’re the only district not going to play,” Sido said. Sido and others are pleading their case to Hinojosa. “Even...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There is no official Friday Night Lights this fall for the 17 private schools in the Southwest Preparatory Conference. For St. Mark’s School of Texas linebacker Abe Echt, the news was a devastating blow to a much-anticipated senior year. “It was both shock and disappointment that it would all in a moment be taken away from us,” he said. It’s a feeling freshman Joseph Day shared – his first opportunity to play high school football now sidelined. “I was looking forward to working together with the whole team to become one unit, and I was working pretty hard this summer training, getting ready for football,” he said. It’s not just football that’s cancelled. Field hockey, cross country,...
    HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — This Be Kind To Humankind Week, and some students certainly exhibited some kindness on Sunday. The students are athletes at Oak Forest High School, and COVID-19 has sidelined their sports for the fall. But they turned their own disappointment into something special for a lucky 6-year-old boy. The boy’s name is Wilmer, and he is from Harvey. His birthday was just last week, but the recent storms knocked out electricity and there wasn’t much celebrating going on at his house. That is where members of the Oak Forest Bengals come in. They surprised Wilmer with a brand new bicycle and a $100 check he can donate to the charity of his choice. The Bengals said they...
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (WLS) -- A group of parents from all over the Midwest are trying to put pressure on the Big Ten to bring back sports this fall.They say their children's future in athletics depends on it.The Big Ten Conference is moving its fall sports season to the spring to keep players and staff members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.But a group of parents in Rosemont gathered Friday to say they are not happy with that decision, and want to get their kids back on the field.The decision to stop Big Ten sports this fall and move it to the spring came last week.Since then, parents have been voicing their opposition."The lack of transparency is a problem for parents," one...
    The University of Connecticut's football team got sacked by COVID-19. UConn announced that the school was pausing football activities after six student-athletes on the team tested positive for COVID-19. According to the school, the student-athletes have entered into UConn’s isolation protocols that were designed based on guidance from state and federal health officials. While the team is shut down, strength and conditioning training will be the only activity permitted for those who are not in medical quarantine or isolation.  That training will take place within small groups while everyone adheres to physical distancing and masking protocols. Team meetings will continue to take place in a virtual setting. "Following these most recent test results, we feel that temporarily pausing...
    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has paused fall sports as it gets set to meet with the state Department of Health to review recommendations on school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, much to the disappointment of student-athletes, coaches and parents. The CIAC previously planned on moving forward with fall sports, but announced last week that it would follow health officials’ recommendations to pause in-person fall sports, including conditioning programs, until at least Monday, Aug. 24. According to the Department of Health, any moderate or high-risk sports, including football and volleyball, should be postponed until the spring, though the CIAC previously put the decision in the hands of each school district. Earlier story - COVID-19: CT Moves Forward With Fall Sports,...
    Both contact and non-contact sports can proceed this year at high schools across Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said on Tuesday. However, spectators will largely be barred from attending sporting events. Only parents and those with a direct connection to a student involved can attend, the governor said during a news conference. Additional details will be included in an order that could be released on Wednesday, DeWine said. “I hope that the desire to have a season will inspire our young people, our athletes, our student athletes, 24/7, to be as careful as they can,” DeWine said. “And I hope also that our coaches ... will use this as an opportunity to focus on helping these young people...
    COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that he will sign a new Ohio Department of Health order that permits contact sports, including the fall sports of soccer and football, to move forward with games against other schools. The Governor confirmed support for Ohio’s coaches to inspire their student-athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played. Field hockey, soccer and football now join the OHSAA’s previously approved fall sports of girls and boys golf, girls tennis, volleyball, and girls and boys cross country. With the majority of high schools in Ohio wanting to play sports this fall, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has been working with the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department...
    On Monday, a judge appointed to Idaho’s federal bench by President Trump issued an injunction to block the state’s “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which had blocked men claiming they are women from competing in women’s student athletics. On March 30, 2020, Idaho Governor Bradley Little had signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act into law. Judge David C. Nye wrote: The primary question before the Court—whether the Court should enjoin the State of Idaho from enforcing a newly enacted law which precludes transgender female athletes from participating on women’s sports—involves complex issues relating to the rights of student athletes, physiological differences between the sexes, an individual’s ability to challenge the gender of other student athletes, female athlete’s rights to...
    Boise, Idaho — A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting a law banning transgender girls and women from participating in women's sports while a legal challenge moves forward.  The ruling means transgender athletes wanting to participate in sports that match their gender identity can do so this fall at the college and secondary school level, The Idaho Statesman reported. U.S. District Judge David Nye, in Idaho, ruled that a preliminary injunction is warranted because the plaintiffs are likely to win in court as part of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the constitutionality of the law. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The...
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The coronavirus has led to some school districts and leagues to cancel sports until next year. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday gave the green light to fall outdoor sports. Eyewitness News caught up with a South Jersey high school athletic director on what this means for athletes and coaches. It’s the decision they’ve been waiting to hear for months. The athletic director says the virus is a tough opponent but they’re going to take it one day at a time. “We are making it clear that whether a student-athlete is participating in remote learning or in-person instruction, their ability to participate with their team will not be altered in any way,” Gov. Murphy...
    Getty Kelly Stafford and Matthew Stafford at an event. Kelly Stafford had time to reflect on the mission of Colin Kaepernick and those demanding social justice in America and she has a simple message. I am sorry. Stafford, on the heels of a major donation along with her husband Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford, took time to explain her thinking on Instagram and as she said, she had a lot to reflect on and learn about in the last few years as things have played out. Here’s what Stafford wrote in her post: “This is something that Matthew and I have been thinking about and talking about for several months now. When Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem,...
    Matthew Stafford and Kirby Smart are giving back to their community in a major way.Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart have pitched in to help social justice initiatives for student-athletes at the university. In total, the two donated $500,000 on Friday, which is only part of the larger gifts made by the Staffords and the Smarts. In a press release, Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said that the donation will allow “The Athletic Association to implement strategic initiatives in diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.” The Staffords donated $350,000 while the Smarts donated $150,000. Lions QB Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly, along with Georgia HC Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth, have endowed $500k...
    Getty Matthew Stafford during a game with the Broncos. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is putting his money where his mouth is in terms of getting involved in a positive way regarding the race conversation in America. Stafford along with his wife Kelly have pledged $350,000 to the University of Georgia to help kick-start a social justice program for student athletes at the school. They were joined by Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth, who donated $150,000. Together, the amount reaches $500,000. Lions QB Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly, along with Georgia HC Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth, have endowed $500k to a social justice program supporting UGA student athletes. Both the...
    Alabama remains ready to play football in the fall, athletic director Greg Byrne said Thursday. The SEC has not changed its plans regarding its fall sports schedule. The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power 5 conferences to postpone their fall schedule earlier this week. PURDUE'S JEFF BROHM PRESENTS PLAN TO GET BIG TEN FOOTBALL STARTED IN FEBRUARY Byrne told reporters during a video conference call that their plan will remain the same and will be flexible with any roadblocks, according to 24/7 Sports. “Our goal is to play this fall right now,” Byrne said. “We’ve adjusted since March, and we’ll continue to evolve and adjust as is necessary.” Part of the reason why the two conferences put their...
    MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — The debate about whether to resume in-person learning and extracurricular activities amid the pandemic is happening all around the country. On Thursday, those in favor of physically reopening schools and playing sports gathered in Delaware County. The kids are saying their voices are not being heard by Gov. Tom Wolf or by anyone in decision-making positions. They want to get back into the classroom and to the playing field. “For five months we have been shut down, we have listened, we have done everything our Pennsylvania governor has asked,” one attendee said. “We’ve decided today that this needs to end.” Upset parents and players in Delco are giving the kids a chance to voice their opinion....
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — Officials with the West Coast Conference announced Thursday that all fall sports competition would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the health and safety of student-athletes and everyone connected with the West Coast Conference guiding all discussions, the WCC has postponed all conference fall competition,” read the announcement posted on USF Dons Sports website. The cancellation will affect athletes in fall sports at four Bay Area WCC colleges: the University of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s College, University of the Pacific and Santa Clara University. The statement said that the decision was made by the WCC Presidents’ Council after discussions and consultations over the past several weeks with the 10 respective WCC school athletic directors...
    Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-California) as well as fellow senators Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) are leading a group of democratic lawmakers in laying the framework for college sports legislation intended to protect student athletes' rights and create opportunities for players to profit. The proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights was revealed Thursday following the Pac-12 and Big Ten's decisions to postpone their fall sports seasons, including football, until springtime due to coronavirus. The senators' proposal would provide students with a larger voice in such decisions while improving health and safety protocols, as well as access to educational opportunities. The proposal includes a revenue-sharing system, similar to professional sports, and offers players the chance to earn...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he wants to see college football played this year if the health and safety of student-athletes can be guaranteed. Kemp’s series of tweets came after the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences became the first of the Power 5 conferences to postpone the fall sports schedule, including college football. Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia Southern are among the Football Bowl Subdivision schools whose seasons are still on. TRUMP SPEAKS WITH CLEMSON'S TREVOR LAWRENCE, LSU'S ED ORGERON AS CONFERENCES POSTPONE COLLEGE FOOTBALL “Across the South, college football is a sacred tradition, and I want to see it played this year if we can ensure the safety of players, coaches, and staff,” Kemp wrote. “Based on recent...
    Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask added his voice to the growing number of student-athletes advocating for playing football this season despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Trask tweeted a message in support of playing Wednesday, following the likes of Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields. The message came after the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announced that the fall sports season was postponed. RYAN DAY'S PLAN FOR OHIO STATE, BIG TEN FOOTBALL: 8-GAME SCHEDULE STARTING IN JANUARY “We are in unprecedented time as a country and as student-athletes,” the tweeted statement read. “As such, we, the leadership committee of the University of Florida football team, want to make our voices heard… WE WANT TO PLAY! Kyle Trask of the...
    Former Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett called on his alma mater to apply some pressure on the Big Ten Conference in the wake of the college football season being postponed. Bennett, who played for the Buckeyes from 2011 to 2014 and later played in the NFL, tweeted his own frustrations Wednesday. OHIO STATE'S JUSTIN FIELDS GIVES THREE-LETTER RESPONSE TO BIG TEN POSTPONING FOOTBALL SEASON “You can’t convince me the Big10 does more for Ohio State than Ohio State does for the Big10. Flex a little muscle and lead the pack,” he wrote. He also defended Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who appeared to be getting the brunt of the criticism from football fans who disagreed with the Big...
    St. John’s and Seton Hall backed the Big East’s decision to cancel its fall sports season Wednesday, a move that won’t affect basketball but further highlights the grim reality college sports face in the coronavirus era. Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t take place in 2020, though the conference said it will “assess alternative options to stage fall sports contests during the spring of 2021.” The Big East, which does not participate in Division I football, made its announcement a day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 canceled their fall seasons — including football, the money-maker often responsible for covering the costs of smaller fall and spring sports. Big East men’s...
    The Big East Conference said Wednesday that it will postpone its fall sports season, joining the Pac-12 and Big Ten in pausing play out of concern for the welfare of student-athletes during the coronavirus pandemic. “This very difficult decision came after an exhaustive review by our Presidents and Athletics Directors and followed consideration of NCAA guidance, COVID-19 case counts and trend lines nationally and in BIG EAST communities, and the many unknowns surrounding testing availability, turnaround time and travel restrictions in our 11 locales,” said Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman. “We take pride in the high-level competition and experiences we provide to our fall sports student-athletes, and we share their deep disappointment that this will not be a normal year.” The...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania school sports’ governing body has told Gov. Tom Wolf it wants to talk with his aides about “possible options for fall sports” among its member schools. The letter from Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association executive director Robert Lombardi provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday argued that school-sanctioned sports are in a better position than recreational leagues to ensure compliance with pandemic safety measures. “While, due to outbreaks in different areas of the state, some schools may not be able to play some or all sports, we believe there remains a viable path to permit students in many schools the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics in a controlled, healthy and safe manner,” Lombardi wrote in...
    The Big 12 Conference on Wednesday announced that it will proceed with sports in the fall despite the coronavirus pandemic that prompted other major conferences like the Big Ten and Pac-12 to call off their respective sports seasons. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we’ve seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions’ ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing and surveillance, hospital quality sanitation and mitigation practices that optimize the health and safety of our student-athletes,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement on the plan to resume athletics. “Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season and it...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne University says there were no incidents of police or law enforcement “misconduct or negligence” on the night a student fell to his death from a campus apartment building in 2018. The law firm representing Duquesne University in the case involving the death of student athlete, Marquis Jaylen “J.B.” Brown, held a news conference Wednesday morning on their latest findings. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “We did a thorough and detailed investigation,” attorney Dave Fawcett, with Reed Smith law firm, said. The investigation, according to Reed Smith attorneys, included numerous witnesses, video recordings, audio recordings and an account from Brown’s roommate. “What J.B. did that night that caused his death was also completely shocking to everyone. No one could’ve...
    Don’t mistake the Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelling all fall sports for the end of college football in 2020. At least not yet. If you need more proof that the sport is geographical and controlled by conferences rather than the overarching NCAA, consider the Big 12’s renewed commitment Wednesday to moving forward with all fall sports. “Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season,” commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement, “and it is up to all of us to deliver a safe, medically sound, and structured academic and athletic environment for accomplishing that outcome.” The Big 12 is revamping college football schedules to include nine conference games plus one non-conference...
    Don’t mistake the Big Ten and Pac-12 cancelling all fall sports for the end of college football in 2020. At least not yet. If you need more proof that the sport is geographical and controlled by conferences rather than the overarching NCAA, consider the Big 12’s renewed commitment Wednesday to moving forward with all fall sports. “Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season,” commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement, “and it is up to all of us to deliver a safe, medically sound, and structured academic and athletic environment for accomplishing that outcome.” The Big 12 is revamping college football schedules to include nine conference games plus one non-conference matchup....
    The Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports with the possibility of moving the schedule to the spring put one of the country’s best quarterbacks on the sidelines. Ohio State’s Justin Fields will no longer be able to play because of the Big Ten’s decision to put the season on hold due to the coronavirus. The quarterback had a three-letter reaction to the news. PAC-12 JOINS BIG TEN IN POSTPONING FOOTBALL SEASON, OTHER FALL SPORTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS “Smh..” he tweeted Tuesday. While it’s possible Fields could transfer to a school that does decide to play during the fall, the more likely option is that he declares for the NFL Draft and forgoes his NCAA eligibility. Fields is likely to be...
    Pac-12 men’s and women’s basketball will not include nonconference games this season, the conference said Tuesday. “We know that this is a difficult day for our student-athletes, and our hearts go out to them and their families,” Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “We have made clear that all of their scholarships will be guaranteed, and that as a conference we are strongly encouraging the NCAA to grant them an additional year of eligibility.” On the same day the league announced college football season would be postponed until spring because of medical concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, athletic directors also opted to push back the start of the college basketball season by eliminating non-conference travel and games....
    The Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone their upcoming fall football season, the collegiate athletic conference announced Tuesday. The move came less than two hours after the Big Ten announced that they would also postpone their season, becoming the first major athletic conference in the U.S. to take such a step because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 was expected to follow suit given that local coronavirus restrictions made meeting for practice difficult for some teams. Last week, dozens of players from the Pac-12 penned an open letter calling for better health policies and rights for athletes in order for a season to proceed.  "The health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports has been our number...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area athletes reacted immediately on Tuesday to the PAC-12's unanimous decision to postpone all sports until 2021.The Conference's decision was rumored to be happening for days before becoming reality on Tuesday."The decision was made after consultation with athletics directors and with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee who expressed concern with moving forward with contact practice," the PAC-12's CEO Group stated in a press release.RELATED: Pac-12 postpones fall sports, eyeing spring return"Ultimately, our decision was guided by science and a deep commitment to the health and welfare of student-athletes. We certainly hope that the Pac-12 will be able to return to competition in the New Year," said Michael H. Schill, president of the University of...