Higher education

The Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans take the field in an empty stadium prior to an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
September 18, 2020 - 2:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — Broncos quarterback Drew Lock felt like he was at the library, whispering in the huddle at empty Empower Field so the Tennessee Titans couldn’t eavesdrop. All the vacant seats at Gillette Stadium had Patriots star Julian Edelman reminiscing about his time in junior college. Aaron...
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Memorial Stadium's north stadium video board projects the news of the return of Big Ten NCAA college football, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the Big Ten conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
September 16, 2020 - 6:57 pm
When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should've known college football would whiff on the tackle. This flimsy collection of largely autonomous fiefdoms, each concerned mainly with hoarding wealth and power, was never going to make the right call against a fearsome opponent like the...
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This Sept. 11, 2020, photo provided by the North Tonawanda Police Department in North Tonawanda, N.Y., shows University of Buffalo basketball player Malik Zachery. Zachery was charged with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival college basketball player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage on Wednesday, Sept. 9, officials said. (North Tonawanda Police Department via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 6:38 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officials said. Malik Zachery, a junior, is accused of stabbing a Canisius College player in the leg in...
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September 11, 2020 - 4:26 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Memphis has paused football practice and all group activities for the team, saying a “number of individuals” with the program have tested positive for COVID-19. The Tigers are scheduled to host Houston on Sept. 18...
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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, center, talks to players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Knoxville, Tenn. A planned scrimmage turned into a scaled-down practice at Tennessee last weekend when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was determined through contact tracing they had been exposed to the virus. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
September 11, 2020 - 5:21 am
A planned scrimmage at Tennessee last weekend turned into a scaled-down practice when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Coach Jeremy Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was...
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Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs opened the stadium to 5,000 season ticket holders to watch practice as the team plans to open the regular season with a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent of normal attendance. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 03, 2020 - 1:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs examined the layout of Arrowhead Stadium and did some math. They talked with state and local health officials, monitored the spread of COVID-19 over the summer, then did some more calculations. All that work spit out the most seemingly random number:...
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North Carolina State University students wearing face coverings walk behind Dabney Hall to the Free Expression Tunnel on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 in Raleigh, N.C. The university announced Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, it will move all undergraduate classes online starting on Monday due to COVID-19 clusters.(Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 3:37 pm
North Carolina State’s season-opener at Virginia Tech was postponed for two weeks Wednesday because of a cluster of COVID-19 cases among Wolfpack athletes. The delay comes two days after N.C. State paused all athletic activities. The school didn’t specify which programs were impacted when it...
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August 25, 2020 - 7:22 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Western Carolina University football player has called on his teammates to boycott team activities after several racist videos involving students at the school circulated on social media. Sophomore safety Jaylon McMillon said he and other members of the Catamounts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility, no matter how much they play, brings peace of mind. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
August 21, 2020 - 4:17 pm
For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility — no matter how much they play — brings peace of mind. And happy parents. “My mom’s more excited about it than I am,” said running back Deshaun...
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A sign advertises the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Some of the University of South Carolina's most prominent recent athletes are calling for the renaming of the $38.6 million complex, arguing that its namesake shouldn't be glorified for his segregationist views. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 21, 2020 - 3:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some recent standouts in University of South Carolina athletics are asking the school to change the name of its showpiece fitness center, arguing that the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond shouldn't be honored in such a way due to the segregationist views he once held. The...
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