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How college football stars joined campus activists in the fight for justice

[ad_1] 7:05 AM ETAdam RittenbergCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.Dave WilsonCloseESPN Staff WriterDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.On June 22, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill tweeted he would no longer represent the state of Mississippi unless the Confederate battle emblem on the state
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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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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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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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Teams asking NBA if they can report directly to campus sites

[ad_1] Among marketplaces where governmental restrictions are keeping practice facilities shuttered, teams are asking the NBA whether players can bypass returns to those cities and report directly to the league's proposed campus environment for the start of training camps, sources told ESPN.Most teams in regions still adhering to stay-at-home policies amid the coronavirus pandemic have an abundance of players who left their marketplace during the shutdown and would need to
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Commissioner says no Big East sports until students are on campus

[ad_1] Big East commissioner Val Ackerman said Friday that the league won't have sports in the fall if students aren't allowed back on campus.During a conference call with reporters, Ackerman stressed that the geographic footprint of the league -- the 11 schools cover 10 states and the District of Columbia -- increases the likelihood that schools in the Big East will have "staggered entry dates" and a "patchwork outcome." But
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OSU football players allege abuse on, off campus

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who allege they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of his clients were football players from the Buckeyes' storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL.Dayton attorney Michael Wright said the abuse happened during required physical