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Big Ten resumes college sports after pressure from players, parents and Trump

Athletics conference is hugely popular in battleground statesConference had voted to postpone season in AugustLess than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference c…

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Empty stands and virtual bands: college football in the time of coronavirus

The first big weekend of college football in the US was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, due to a pandemic that has upended the season Continue reading…

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Empty stands and virtual bands: college football in the time of coronavirus

The first big weekend of college football in the US was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, due to a pandemic that has upended the season Continue reading…

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Memphis Grizzlies hire MIT’s Sonia Raman as assistant coach

Grizzlies announce hiring of Sonia Raman as assistant coachRaman spent 12 years as women’s basketball coach at MITThe Memphis Grizzlies announced the hiring of assistant coach Sonia Raman on Friday. Related: The NBA wants female head coaches. But how f…

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John Thompson, first black coach to win NCAA basketball title, dies aged 78

Georgetown head coach’s death confirmed by familyThompson turned Hoyas into national forceJohn Thompson, the hall of famer who was the first black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball title has died aged 78, his family have confirmed.“We a…

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US judge blocks law banning trans athletes from women’s sports

Transgender athletes now free to compete in college sportsAmerican Civil Liberties Union filed lawsuit challenging lawA federal judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction to stop Idaho from enacting a law banning transgender girls and women from par…

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‘Like the Titanic’: NCAA’s experts warn of coronavirus spread in college football

NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread for college footballBig Ten and Pac-12 decided against playing earlier this weekGraham: Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease exp…

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‘Like the Titanic’: NCAA’s experts warn of coronavirus spread in college football

NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread for college footballBig Ten and Pac-12 decided against playing earlier this weekGraham: Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease exp…

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College football season on brink as Big Ten and Pac-12 says they won’t play this fall

Concerns over Covid-19 forces conference into decisionBig Ten contains some of biggest names in college sportsWhy college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19The Big Ten and PAC-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about Covid-19,…

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Trump says college football season should go ahead despite Covid-19 pandemic

Doubts growing over viability of season taking place this fallWhy Covid-19 is the perfect storm for college footballDonald Trump has tweeted his support for college football players pushing for the opportunity to compete this season despite the Covid-1…

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Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19

College football’s five wealthiest conferences face billions in lost revenue if the season is canceled due to the pandemic, which is the only reason why they have yet to pull the plugThe college football season is less than a month from kicking off on …

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Leagues ahead: why Last Chance U’s final season may be its best yet

The fifth run of the American football doc has been described as ‘vanilla’. But look closer and you’ll find a fitting ending, devoid of the toxicity and stress of oldTo the untrained eye, it may seem as if Last Chance U is going out with a whimper. You…

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Former gymnastics coach jailed for lying to police in Larry Nassar abuse case

Kathie Klages denied she knew of sexual abuse by doctorFormer MSU coach sentenced to 90 days in jailHow was Larry Nassar able to abuse gymnasts for so long?A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail …

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TCU coach Patterson sorry for using racial slur during meeting with black player

Veteran college football coach says word is ‘unacceptable’Coach repeated word while telling player not to use slurTCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized on Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the word in team m…

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TCU coach Patterson sorry for using racial slur during meeting with black player

Veteran college football coach says word is ‘unacceptable’Coach repeated word while telling player not to use slurTCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized on Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the word in team m…

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‘We are being gaslit’: College football and Covid-19 are imperiling athletes

The NCAA is moving forward with plans for a college football season despite a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, putting thousands of unpaid athletes in harm’s way“We’re just out here getting gaslit en masse by our university.”That’s how a college …

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Record-breaking college long-jumper Tony Martin shot and killed aged 19

Track and field star shot dead outside gas station on SundayRecorded seventh longest-jump of all time while in schoolTony Martin, a record-breaking long jumper for Michigan State, has been shot and killed at the age of 19.Martin shattered Michigan’s lo…

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Indians, Braves and Chiefs: what now for US sports’ other Native American names?

Leaders at Washington’s NFL team say they are changing the franchise’s name. But other teams in similar situations are in no rush to follow their exampleWashington’s NFL team announced on Monday they will no longer be called the “Redskins”, a name long…

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College football takes first hit as Big Ten scraps all nonconference games

Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fallSoccer, cross country, field hockey and volleyball also affectedSEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 all say they plan to play fall sportsThe Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play …

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Former USC and Chargers player Max Tuerk dies while hiking aged 26

Family says former NFL player died while hiking with parentsFormer college coach says he is ‘heartbroken’ by deathMax Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at the University of Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died. He was 26….