College sports

FILE - In this Jan. 25 2020, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Pastner said George Floyd’s death has given everyone a chance to evaluate “the way we treat each other as human beings and what we can and should do to back up our words.”(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
June 09, 2020 - 5:58 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Soccer Hall of Fame is reopening for the first time in nearly three months. The museum in Frisco, Texas, will reopen to the public Wednesday at 50% of its usual capacity. It has been closed since...
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FILE- In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Nebraska fans fill General Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., during an NCAA college football game between Nebraska and South Alabama. Faced with the possibility college football games will be played in stadiums with reduced capacities as a safeguard against coronavirus, athletic administrators at schools with high ticket demand are making plans to determine who gets a seat. This is a particularly painful task for athletic director Bill Moos of Nebraska, which has sold out every home football game since 1962. The Cornhuskers are a year-round passion in his state. The season ticket renewal rate for the 2020 season is a robust 93 percent. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
June 09, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Athletic administrators at schools with high ticket demand for college football are making plans to determine who gets a seat if stadium capacities are reduced because of concerns about the coronavirus. This is a particularly painful task for athletic director Bill Moos of Nebraska, which has sold...
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June 09, 2020 - 3:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Multiple student-athletes at Boise State University have tested positive for COVID-19 after some teams started returning to the Idaho campus for workouts, the university said Monday. The university declined to say how many or what sport those athletes played, citing federal...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, a closed ticket office is shown at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City were due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match, in Manchester, England. Many professional sports league, such as the NFL and European soccer leagues, have lucrative television contracts and big-money corporate sponsors that fill their substantial coffers. But the domestic soccer league in the U.S. still relies heavily on ticket sales, merchandising and concessions, much like many university athletic departments, and without games their very ability to make ends meet would stretch the abilities of even the savviest of accountants. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
June 09, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Sporting Kansas City had just packed Children's Mercy Park to the brim for a 4-0 blowout of the Houston Dynamo when the coronavirus pandemic brought not just the Major League Soccer season but the entire sporting world to a standstill. Suddenly, what looked like such a dream start for the club — on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 1980, file photo, Kansas City Royals slugger George Brett, left, and Philadelphia Phillies home run champ Mike Schmidt laugh during warmups before the first game of the World Series in Philadelphia. The money, the scouting, the buzz was all different when Major League Baseball held its annual June draft a half-century ago. With this year's picking set to start Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Schmidt remembers how it was when he was chosen in 1971. (AP Photo/File)
June 09, 2020 - 3:28 am
EDITOR’S NOTE: The money, the scouting, the buzz, it was all different when Major League Baseball held its annual June draft a half-century ago. With this year’s picking set to start Wednesday night, Mike Schmidt remembers how it was when he was chosen in 1971. The Philadelphia Phillies took him in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California in San Diego. Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they described as systemic racism in the program. Ferentz made the announcement Saturday, June 6, 2020, calling it "a defining moment” for Iowa's football program in a video posted on the team's Twitter account. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
June 08, 2020 - 6:10 pm
Iowa players returned to campus Monday to prepare for voluntary workouts amid an uproar after former Hawkeyes alleged systemic racism and other mistreatment in the program, the team's strength coach was placed on administrative leave and coach Kirk Ferentz's leadership was called into question...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive backs Jared Mayden (21) and Patrick Surtain II (2) break up a pass intended for Duke wide receiver Jalon Calhoun (5) during the first half an NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. Around the country schools are taking the first cautious and detailed steps toward playing football through a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free bubbles around their teams as players begin voluntary workouts throughout June. Thousands of athletes will be tested for COVID-19 _ though not all. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 08, 2020 - 5:48 pm
College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend. Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to build...
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June 08, 2020 - 4:32 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that UConn did nothing wrong when it took away the scholarship of a soccer player who gave the middle finger to a television camera. Noriana Radwan, who eventually transferred to Hofstra, had argued that her punishment for the November 2014 incident...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Vanderbilt players and coaches celebrate with the trophy after Vanderbilt defeated Michigan to win Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. For the first time in seven decades, there is no college baseball in Omaha this summer. The eight-team College World Series would have started with opening-round games next weekend. The event has been a summer staple in Omaha since 1950. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)
June 08, 2020 - 2:11 am
There will be no Major League Baseball in London and no College World Series in Omaha because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the PGA Tour resumes its season this week without spectators at Colonial Country Club in Texas, after IndyCar joined NASCAR in getting back on the track, The Associated...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, front left, celebrates with defensive back John Lowdermilk (37) following their win in overtime against Northwestern in an NCAA college football game in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they described as systemic racism in the program. Head coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement Saturday, June 6, 2020, calling it "a defining moment” for Iowa's football program in a video posted on the team's Twitter account. (AP Photo/Brian Ray, File )
June 07, 2020 - 8:45 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle denies any “unethical behavior or bias” based on race after being accused by several former players of contributing to what they allege is systemic racism in the program. Doyle was placed on administrative leave...
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