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Arizona pauses plan for athletes’ return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and its impact on the local healthcare system.The school started bringing back athletes June 15 for voluntary workouts in groups of approximately 20, with new groups arriving each week. Arizona said Monday that it has received only one positive COVID-19 result after testing 83 athletes in the past few
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Why Draymond Green believes ‘the entire system is broken’ for college athletes

[ad_1] It started eight months ago with a tweet: Chris Murphy, a Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut, told the world how much he enjoyed Draymond Green's op-ed in The Washington Post labeling the NCAA "a dictatorship" and calling for increased compensation to college athletes.Green reached out to Murphy's office to thank him for the tweet. Murphy is a huge sports fan -- the Boston Celtics are his NBA team --
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NBA 2K to feature three cover athletes; reveal coming next week

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis has revealed that three new cover athletes for NBA 2K21 will be announced over a three-day period next week.In a TikTok video posted by NBA 2K, Davis, the cover athlete for NBA 2K20, teased that three cover athletes for the upcoming yearly release will be announced daily on June 30, July 1 and July 2. More NBA 2K21 information will be released throughout
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Texas athletes push for changes to campus, school song to be more racially inclusive

[ad_1] Texas Longhorns athletes are requesting the removal of "The Eyes of Texas" as the school song and changes to names of campus buildings in an effort to make the Austin campus more inclusive to the black community.Without these changes, athletes said they would practice and participate in team activities but "will not be participating in the recruitment of incoming players or other alumni events.""The recent events across the country
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How college athletes are facing the coronavirus pandemic, in their own words

[ad_1] Major college athletes rarely go home. Aside from a few weeks during the summer, and a short break or two during the academic year, they're on campus, training and competing.But since the coronavirus pandemic began in the middle of March, they have lived a different reality in quarantine: classes and team meetings online, rehab and workouts at home or in private gyms, extra family time but also the challenges
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Florida name, image, likeness bill now a law; state athletes can profit from endorsements next summer

[ad_1] A new Florida law will allow college athletes in the state to make money from endorsements starting next summer.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill Friday afternoon, adding an expected increase in urgency to the nationwide movement toward creating more opportunities for athletes to benefit from the billions of dollars generated each year by the college sports industry.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on athlete name, image and
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NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

[ad_1] The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring athletes back to campus during a pandemic.The Resocialization of Collegiate Sports: Action Plan Considerations was announced as schools across the country prepare for the return of football players as early as June 8.The NCAA's Division I Council voted last week to lift a moratorium on athletic activities starting Monday. That cleared the way for voluntary workouts
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Reggie Bush says paying college athletes will ‘destroy some people’

[ad_1] Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush voiced strong concerns over the NCAA's recent support of a player endorsement plan, saying that paying college athletes for their names and likenesses is "going to destroy some people."Bush, whose outstanding career at USC was marred by his eventual forfeiture of the 2005 Heisman Trophy, touched on the subject of paying college athletes during a recent interview with Playboy.The NCAA's board of governors announced
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SEC to allow athletes to use facilities June 8

[ad_1] The SEC announced Friday that athletes can begin using facilities on campus for voluntary workouts June 8 under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each university.Presidents and chancellors from the SEC's 14 universities are the ones who made the final call after extensive conversations within the league involving commissioner Greg Sankey, athletic directors and medical officials.The NCAA Division I Council had already lifted the
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School is cool – Notable athletes who returned for their college degrees

[ad_1] 1:00 AM ETTory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.At this point of the coronavirus pandemic, you're well aware that these are uncertain times. But for would-be graduates, these are also uniquely disappointing times. COVID-19 has forced the Class of 2020 to miss