Higher education

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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November 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm
The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. The Tigers learned a day earlier one of their players tested positive for COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation...
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File-This Oct. 16, 2020, file photo shows Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking during an event with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich. Whitmer's administration on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports — including the football playoffs — in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases. The restrictions will begin Wednesday and last three weeks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 15, 2020 - 9:24 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports — including the football playoffs — in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) spins the ball out of his hands after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C. The defense for No. 4 Notre Dame has been solid all season during a 6-0 start. It is about to face its biggest challenge. The Fighting Irish will host top-ranked Clemson on Saturday. The Tigers will be without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers have top running back Travis Etienne. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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November 05, 2020 - 4:16 pm
No. 1 Clemson (7-0, 6-0 ACC) at No. 4 Notre Dame (6-0, 5-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (NBC). Line: Clemson by 5 1/2. Series record: Clemson leads 3-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? In what could be the first of several meetings between the two this season, the winner puts itself in the driver’s seat for a...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)
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October 31, 2020 - 5:32 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play for the top-ranked Tigers at No. 4 Notre Dame next week after testing positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Lawrence would miss his second straight week because of the virus. Swinney was informed Thursday of...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)
October 30, 2020 - 6:02 pm
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College. That's the situation for the Tigers, however, after Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. He is out against the Eagles (4-2, 3-2...
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A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 27, 2020 - 4:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, fans join in singing "The Eyes of Texas" after Texas defeated UTEP 59-3 in an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, he expects players to “stand together as a unified group” to show appreciation for the school and fans during the playing of the school song “The Eyes of Texas” after games, but didn't say what will happen if they refuse. The song has exploded into a thorny controversy after several football players and other athletes said over the summer they no longer wanted to sing it because of its uncomfortable connections to racist elements of the school's past. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
AP
October 23, 2020 - 2:17 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge to the hallowed school song is quite another. A controversy over “The Eyes of Texas” has lingered for weeks now at Texas, with some players refusing to sing it after games or even stand for it given its...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
October 19, 2020 - 9:37 pm
The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is shown. A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in January, the last step for the association to change its rules but not the last word on how name, image and likeness compensation will work. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 15, 2020 - 3:35 pm
As the NCAA moves toward landmark changes that will empower athletes more than ever, the next big debate within college sports is on the horizon: How to reform and restructure Division I? A survey of college sports leaders, including university presidents, conference commissioners and athletic...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor, Strauss, bringing the total settlements so far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
AP
October 14, 2020 - 4:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and the Big Ten conference to investigate the university and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future, suggesting that the school face sanctions even harsher than...
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