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Big Ten goes conference only — What it means, what’s next and what about Notre Dame?

[ad_1] 6:30 PM ETHeather DinichCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana UniversityMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe Big Ten athletic directors and presidents on Thursday decided to move all fall sports to a conference-only model, a decision that will have a snowball effect on the rest of college football.It will
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Source — Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

[ad_1] 3:18 PM ETHeather DinichCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana UniversityMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe Big Ten decided on Thursday that a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, is the most likely outcome, a source with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.If college football can be
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ACC delaying start of all fall sports until at least Sept. 1

[ad_1] The ACC will delay the start of competition for all fall sports until at least Sept. 1, the league announced Thursday. The move, which follows a similar decision by the Patriot League, will affect several sports, including soccer and field hockey, but not football.The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC board of directors.2 RelatedThe league said that affected games might be rescheduled and that there's an understanding that
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Ohio State pauses voluntary on-campus workouts after positive virus tests

[ad_1] Ohio State has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes, the school announced on Wednesday, but it didn't release the number of positive tests, citing a concern it could "lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy."The scope extends beyond football, as seven teams were impacted by the pause: men's and women's basketball, field hockey,
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Ivy League rules out playing all sports this fall due to coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] The Ivy League announced Wednesday that it has ruled out playing all sports this fall, becoming the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports that semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.No decision has been made about winter or spring Ivy sports or whether fall sports could be played in the spring of 2021."The campus policies make it impractical for competition to occur, at least through
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Toledo Rockets DL Jahneil Douglas, 22, dies after being shot outside of pizza restaurant

[ad_1] Jahneil Douglas, a 22-year-old defensive lineman with the Toledo Rockets, was shot and killed late Tuesday night.According to a report from local station WTOL, Douglas was shot outside Gino's Pizza around 11:30 p.m. after police said a fight broke out between two men. No arrests have been made.Jahneil Douglas, 22, was shot and killed on Tuesday. He played defensive line for the Toledo Rockets. Courtesy Toledo RocketsDouglas, a junior, grew
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College football’s top quarterback-coach combos

[ad_1] With years of reimagining offenses in college football under his belt, Mike Leach has coached a lot of big-time quarterbacks. He's produced college superstars such as Graham Harrell and Kliff Kingsbury. He's developed under-the-radar transfers into record-setters, like Gardner Minshew and Anthony Gordon. In all, he's had 12 seasons of a QB throwing for at least 4,000 yards.Something Leach has never had though? A QB with the natural talent
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What will the Ivy League’s fall sports decision mean for college football?

[ad_1] The first impactful decision regarding college sports' return to play this fall is almost upon us.On Wednesday, the Ivy League will announce its plans for fall sports, which could include a shortened schedule or postponing the season until the spring.Back on March 10, the Ivy League presidents decided to cancel their men's and women's basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was dismissed by many -- including some
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Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian is recovering from heart procedure

[ad_1] Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian underwent heart surgery last week and is expected to make a full recovery, the school announced on Tuesday.The 46-year-old's condition was discovered during an annual physical."During Coach Sarkisian's physical last week, it was determined that he needed a procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular anomaly before it became an issue," the statement said. "Coach Sarkisian underwent a successful procedure this past Thursday (July 2)
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QB Caleb Williams, No. 15 in ESPN 300, commits to Oklahoma Sooners

[ad_1] Oklahoma had a few extra fireworks Saturday when ESPN 300 quarterback Caleb Williams committed to the Sooners.Williams is the No. 15 prospect overall and chose Oklahoma over LSU and Maryland. He's a 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect out of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., and had nearly every major program after him throughout his recruitment.As the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class, Williams -- who made the announcement in