• Maryland football cancels workouts after nine positive COVID-19 tests

    Sportsnaut "This is becoming an alarming theme around the college football world with the 2020 season slated to get going late next month. Multiple football teams seeing outbreaks of COVID-19 during workouts. We can add another Big Ten squad to the mix. Despite this being about a 5%..." July 11

  • SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey: 'We Are Running out of Time' for 2020 Football Season

    Bleacher Report "SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Saturday the power brokers of college football are "running out of time to correct and get things right" to complete the 2020 season during the coronavirus pandemic. Sankey said on ESPN Radio's Marty and McGee (h/t Andrea..." July 11

  • No fans in fall or stall college football until spring? Clemson polls supporters about season

    USA Today "As a college football fan, would you rather the season unfold this fall with no fans in attendance or kick off in the spring in front of fans? In an effort to help formulate its game plan, the Clemson Athletics Department would like to know. That question — framed as a..." July 11

  • Michigan football gets commit from 2021 four-star receiver Xavier Worthy

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football just landed one of the nation's fastest wide receiver recruits. Four-star receiver Xavier Worthy committed to the Wolverines' 2021 class in a ceremony broadcast on Instagram Live, becoming the latest prospect to pick U-M during the..." July 11

  • Kansas JUCO the landing spot for Oregon transfer LB Ge’mon Eaford

    College Football Talk "An erstwhile member of the Oregon football program has decided on a new collegiate home. And at a much lower level of the sport. According to James Crepea of The Oregonian, Ge’mon Eaford has elected to transfer to Fort Scott Community College in the..." July 11

  • Toledo announces creation of GoFundMe page to assist the family of Jahneil Douglas, who was shot and killed

    MSN.com "Toledo is doing what it can for those close to one of its fallen football players. According to reports coming out of the area Wednesday, a man was shot dead following an argument outside of a pizza joint in the city.  It was subsequently confirmed that the..." July 10

  • Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott tests positive for coronavirus with mild flu-like symptoms

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pac-12 announced on Friday that commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus, but it sounds like he is doing OK. The conference released a statement about the situation, saying Scott got tested after experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. " July 10

  • Conference-Only Power 5 Schedules Come at a Steep Price to Group of Five Schools

    SI "In one of the gloomiest days in recent college football memory, Troy Dannen, if he looks hard enough, can find the glass at least fractionally full. In these dark pandemic times, he’ll accept even a small trace of liquid lining the bottom of the cup. As Tulane’s..." July 10

  • Conferences Should Get Creative After Canceling Non-Conference Games

    The Big Lead "The Pac-12 followed the Big Ten's lead and has canceled non-conference athletic events for the fall. The decision was made during a Friday conference call and an official announcement followed. The sports impacted include football, men's and women's soccer and women's..." July 10

  • Pac-12 To Play Conference-Only Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "College football continues to grapple with the coronavirus. A day after the Big Ten became the first Power 5 conference to announce it will only play conference games, the Pac-12 revealed it will also limit its fall sports to conference-only slates. Pac-12 commissioner Larry..." July 10

  • Howard one of seven finalists for highest-rated recruit in the Class of 2021

    College Football Talk "Here’s something you don’t see every recruiting cycle: Howard and a five-star prospect in the same story.  Yet, here we are. This week, touted 2021 defensive end Korey Foreman revealed the seven schools that are finalists for his talent.  And one of the..." July 10

  • Duke football coach David Cutcliffe favors playing only conference games in 2020

    ESPN "Duke football coach David Cutcliffe said he remains "very optimistic" there will be college football this season, but he doubts it will look much like a normal season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "It's going to be disrupted," Cutcliffe..." July 10

  • Lou Holtz Angry at 'Fighting Irish' Criticism

    TMZ "Lou Holtz does NOT want his beloved Notre Dame to drop its "Fighting Irish" nickname ... claiming it stems from a group of students who battled the KKK back in the day. One tiny little problem -- it's not exactly true, Lou! Here's the deal ... the..." July 10

  • College Football Playoff committee will 'Choose the best four teams based on protocol'

    USA Today "If mirrored across the rest of the Bowl Subdivision, the decision made by the Big Ten to play only league opponents during the coming season will remove the non-conference games that help inform the national reputations of teams and conferences. In the end, these sorts..." July 09

  • Administrators upset by Big Ten’s ‘covert’ announcement

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big Ten announced on Thursday that they will be playing a conference-only schedule for college football in the fall. Their announcement reportedly bothered other school administrators. SI’s Ross Dellenger reported on Thursday that some administrators were..." July 09

  • After Big Ten's Decision, All Non-Conference Football is Likely Out in 2020

    The Big Lead "The Big Ten has announced it will cancel all non-conference sporting events this fall and proceed with conference-only scheduling. It's a move many predicted and it is almost certain to force the rest of country to follow suit. Obviously this will have the biggest impact..." July 09

  • SEC commish issues statement in wake of Big Ten’s seismic announcement

    College Football Talk "It didn’t take long for the most powerful man in SEC football country to respond to what the B1G wrought. As you may have heard, the Big Ten confirmed Thursday afternoon that it will be going with a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season.  That was..." July 09

  • ACC delaying start of all fall sports until at least Sept. 1

    Yahoo! Sports "The ACC has decided to delay the start of competition for fall sports until at least Sept. 1, the conference announced Thursday.  The decision, which was unanimously approved by the ACC Board of Directors, affects Olympic sports like cross country, field hockey, men’s and..." July 09

  • Big Ten expected to use conference-only football schedule this fall

    Sportsnaut "The Big Ten is expected to announce it will use a conference-only schedule for the upcoming college football season, becoming the first Power 5 school to change its schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just days after Rutgers University president Jonathan Holloway said the Big..." July 09

  • Ohio State AD 'very concerned' about fall sports

    The Score "Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is no longer cautiously optimistic about the prospect of team sports in the fall. In a teleconference with reporters Thursday, Smith expressed doubt about the college football season taking place as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spike in..." July 09

  • Oklahoma announces no new COVID-19 cases among football players

    MSN.com "Courtesy of Oklahoma football, there’s actually some good news on the coronavirus testing front. July 1, Oklahoma football players officially kicked off their voluntary on-campus workouts.  The development came two weeks after schools from the Big 12..." July 09

  • Florida, NC State announce future home-and-home series

    College Football Talk "Florida and NC State have given us a bit of Power Five scheduling news on which to chew. Both the ACC and SEC programs announced Thursday that they have agreed to a future home-and-home series.  Florida will travel to Raleigh in 2026 to face NC State in the first of the two..." July 09

  • Notre Dame athletic director: 'Less likely' that football season starts on time

    ESPN "Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Thursday he thinks it's "less likely" the college football season starts on time, citing growing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "It has grown more pessimistic over the past two weeks, but..." July 09

  • Friday Night Lights may be out for 2020

    Pro Football Talk "With pro and college football in 2020 currently hanging in a balance influenced largely the ability and willingness of non-athletes to do what needs to be done to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one of the hotbeds of American high school football may not have high school football in 2020...." July 09

  • Will the rest of college athletics follow the Ivy League's lead?

    The Score "Four months ago, the Ivy League was ahead of the curve. On March 10, it canceled its men's and women's basketball conference tournaments because of growing concern about the coronavirus. Two days later, after the Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 and the..." July 09

  • UNC football pauses workouts after high number of positive COVID-19 tests among athletic teams

    The News & Observer "UNC-Chapel Hill announced an outbreak of COVID-19 among its athletic department on Wednesday that will halt the football team’s voluntary off-season workouts. In a press release, the school said it conducted 429 tests of athletes, coaches and staff and 37 tests came back..." July 09

  • Ivy League postponing fall sports does not mean college football won’t happen in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Back in March, the Ivy League was the first to cancel its college basketball conference tournament, setting off a chain reaction of many other conferences doing the same amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately, March Madness was canceled. On Wednesday, the Ivy League announced that..." July 08

  • Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

    The Week "The Ivy League on Wednesday suspended all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first Division I conference to do so. The decision affects football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and cross country, and could influence other leagues as they decide how to..." July 08

  • Ohio State pauses voluntary workouts after COVID-19 testing

    The Score "The Ohio State athletics department has paused all voluntary workouts after recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes on seven teams. The school's football team, men's and women's basketball teams... " July 08

  • Ex-College Football Player Phillip Blanks Catching Child From Burning Building

    BroBible "Philip Banks, a 28-year-old former college receiver and former US Marine, knew he needed to help when he saw an apartment in his complex full engulfed in flames. Banks ran outside barefoot when he heard a commotion and arrive to find a woman preparing to toss her young son off the..." July 08

  • Jim Harbaugh says pandemic derailed contract extension talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh is definitely still in Michigan’s good graces, if his comments on Wednesday are any indication. The Wolverines head coach said he was close to a contract extension with the school before the COVID-19 pandemic put the discussions on the..." July 08

  • 2020 Northwestern-Wisconsin football game relocated from Wrigley Field

    Yardbarker "On Wednesday, Northwestern University confirmed that the football team's Nov. 7 game against Big Ten opponent Wisconsin scheduled to occur at Wrigley Field has been moved from the home of the Chicago Cubs because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   " July 08

  • U. Of Toledo Football Player Jahneil Douglas Killed In Pizza Joint Shooting

    TMZ "A University of Toleda football player was shot and killed outside of a pizza restaurant in Ohio Tuesday ... and cops are still on the hunt for the killer. The victim is 22-year-old Jahneil Douglas -- a defensive lineman for the Rockets who was expected to have a big role on..." July 08

  • Jim Harbaugh: Sports Won't Make COVID-19 Situation Worse

    The Big Lead "America continues to trudge ahead with life despite COVID-19 ravaging the country. The college football community is going about its business as usual, waiting for August to come so practices and games can start up. Given the circumstances are, in fact, getting worse rather than better, the..." July 08

  • Big Ten to decide fate of college football season in two weeks?

    Sportsnaut "The fate of the 2020 college football season hangs in the balance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It could only be a matter of time before the Big Ten conference decides whether or not it will play football this fall. As more college football games are wiped off the 2020..." July 08

  • LSU Tigers Debut 3 Massive Championship Rings, Check Out The Rocks!

    TMZ "Huge day for the national champs ... the LSU Tigers just debuted their 3 title rings from the 2019 season ... and they're HUGE!!! The Tigers got 3 rings total -- one for their SEC Championship, one from the College Football Playoff championship (provided by the CFP), and one..." July 07

  • Utah State football suspends player for racist social media exchange

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah State offensive lineman Ty Shaw has been suspended while the university investigates racist remarks he made on social media. USU suspended Shaw, a senior out of Herriman High in South Jordan, in response to an online exchange he had with former Herriman and Snow College player..." July 07

  • Alabama announces offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had heart surgery

    Saturday Down South "Scary news out of Alabama as offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had to undergo heart surgery last week after a routine physical detected an issue. The team announced the news on Tuesday. The good news is the Alabama assistant coach is expected to make a full recovery. If..." July 07

  • Son Of NFL Legend Ray Lewis Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    The Spun "Rahsaan Lewis, son of NFL legend Ray Lewis, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Rahsaan’s collegiate career hasn’t panned out the way he’s hoped thus far. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound transfer spent his freshman year at UCF where he played primarily at defensive back...." July 07

  • Cornell commit has football offer revoked after being caught on camera using racial slur

    USA Today "Cornell football recruit Nate Panza had his offer to play for the Big Red revoked after he was caught on camera using a racial slur that spread over social media. On Monday, it was reported Panza will no longer attend the university.  Cornell director of athletics Andy Noel said..." July 07

  • Granted a sixth season in March, Tulane RB Corey Dauphine suffers torn Achilles in July

    College Football Talk "As one Tulane football player has learned, football is the cruelest of mistresses. In early March, Tulane football announced that Corey Dauphine had been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA.  The waiver would’ve allowed the running back to..." July 07

  • NC State football hires former ECU coach Ruffin McNeill

    The News & Observer "Already back in his home state for family reasons, Ruffin McNeill is returning to the state’s college football circles. On Tuesday, N.C. State announced that McNeill, the Lumberton native and former East Carolina University head coach, will be joining the staff as the special..." July 07

  • Oklahoma-Texas college football game will not be impacted by cancellation of 2020 State Fair of Texas

    KVUE " The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19. In a press release, fair officials said it was the first time the fair has been canceled since World War II.  Naturally, the first slew of circulating questions online surround the idea of what the..." July 07

  • Former South Carolina RB, athletic director King Dixon dies at 83

    Charlotte Observer "King Dixon, a longtime fixture of South Carolina athletics who helped transition the Gamecocks to the Southeastern Conference, died Monday night from complications caused by pancreatic cancer. Gamecocks broadcaster Tommy Moody confirmed the news to The State late Monday night...." July 07

  • Jimbo Fisher needs to prove his worth as Texas A&M coach in the 2020 college football season

    CBS Sports "Jimbo Fisher replaced Kevin Sumlin as Texas A&M coach prior to the 2018 season with one definitive goal: win a national championship. As if that goal wasn't made apparent by the lucrative 10-year, $75 million contract Fisher received, Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp..." July 07

  • Former MSU WR Andre Rison says assistant coach struck him

    Michigan Live "One of Michigan State’s most notable former players says he was struck by an assistant coach during his playing career more than three decades ago. Andre Rison, the Flint native who went on to become a first-round draft pick and NFL-All Pro, told ESPN this week that he..." July 07

  • Missouri receiver Khmari Thompson announces decision to enter transfer portal

    Saturday Down South "Mizzou’s depth at receiver looks to be taking a hit this week as sophomore Khmari Thompson has announced his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Thompson, a native of Lawrenceville, Ga., has yet to catch a pass for the Tigers in his two seasons with the program (one of..." July 07

  • Concerned Power 5 leaders remain in wait-and-see mode about on-time start for college football

    ESPN "As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb throughout the country, the level of concern among college football's decision-makers has risen, too, but the Power 5 conference leaders have told ESPN they still aren't ready to make any major changes to the sport's calendar,..." July 07

  • Kyler Murray congratulates 5-star QB Caleb Williams on commitment to Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners picked up a big commitment over the weekend when 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams announced his intent to attend the school. Williams was considered by 247 Sports to be the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and a top-10 recruit in the 2021 recruiting class...." July 07

  • Auburn football shows off new LED lighting inside Jordan-Hare Stadium

    CBS Sports "Alabama and Georgia added high-tech LED light systems to their home stadiums last year, and now Auburn is joining the club. The school showed off the new system that was recently installed at Jordan-Hare Stadium on its Twitter account on Monday..." July 07