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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) scores against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Salt Lake City. Authorities say Jordan died at a hospital in the Dallas area after accidently shooting himself. University officials announced Ty Jordan’s death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 27, 2020 - 4:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself, authorities said Sunday. University officials announced Jordan's death Saturday, a day after he was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year, but did not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle. Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife, pop singer Ciara, are putting their money and celebrity behind rebranding a charter school, which advocates hope will boost the troubled Washington state charter school sector that has suffered from enrollment problems after years of legal challenges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 28, 2020 - 1:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an "electronic communication" threat from California during this game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan threatening a shooting and vowing to hurt players on the football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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October 27, 2020 - 12:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down sentence of one year and a...
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Georgia coach Kirby Smart, left, and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, right, meet after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
October 08, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey is threatening schools with $100,000 fines and individuals with suspensions if coaches fail to keep masks on during games as the league tries to play through the coronavirus pandemic. A memo from Sankey to conference coaches and athletic directors,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, a fan holds a sign "Even COVID can't stop Dawgmation" before an NCAA college football game, in Athens, Ga. Coaches wearing masks around their chins. Fans not wearing masks at all while cheering from their seats. One school deciding to drop the safety checks it was requiring for those entering the stadium to cut down on long lines. College football is sending plenty of alarming signals at it attempts to get through a tenuous season amid a pandemic. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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October 06, 2020 - 4:39 pm
C'mon, college football, you've got to do better. Coaches must set an example by wearing their masks. Fans shouldn't be cheering from their seats or mugging for the cameras without face coverings. Schools must mandate safety checks for anyone entering the stadium. That's the only way they're going...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an "electronic communication" threat from California during this game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan threatening a shooting and vowing to hurt players on the football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
October 02, 2020 - 9:51 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer has been scheduled for sentencing later this month. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in...
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September 30, 2020 - 5:00 am
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Georgia have arrested a Georgetown University football player accused of killing a man in Washington, D.C. Federal agents took Dijon Williams, 21, into custody at a Lawrenceville home Monday, U.S. Marshals spokesman Inspector Frank Lempka told news outlets...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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September 29, 2020 - 4:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts...
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September 15, 2020 - 2:41 pm
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school reversed the suspension of two football players who defied administrators by carrying flags that signal support for law enforcement at the start of a game. A day after Ohio’s Little Miami High School told the players they would not be allowed to practice...
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September 10, 2020 - 9:15 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University football player was arrested and accused of abusing his girlfriend and destroying her personal items, authorities said. Ray Parker, 20, was charged Wednesday with battery of a dating partner and simple criminal damage to property, news outlets...
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