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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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5-star guard Max Christie commits to Michigan State basketball

[ad_1] Five-star guard Max Christie told ESPN on Tuesday that he has committed to Michigan State basketball.Christie took a number of visits throughout his recruitment, but the Spartans, Duke, Villanova and Ohio State made him a priority. Northwestern was also a factor, as Christie's mother played for the Wildcats. Duke appeared to be the favorite earlier in his high school career, but Michigan State made a strong push over the
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Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton — transfer from Penn State due to coach’s ‘noose’ remark

[ad_1] Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton, who left Penn State last summer, said he transferred because coach Pat Chambers told him he had a "noose" around his neck.The comment, which Chambers acknowledged and apologized for in a statement Monday, came a day after the coach served a one-game suspension for shoving Penn State's Myles Dread during a conference game against Michigan in the 2018-19 season.pic.twitter.com/u743IUXsOL— Patrick Chambers (@Coach_Chambers) July 6,
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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy agrees to take $1M pay cut after review

[ad_1] A "humble, remorseful" Mike Gundy has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut and amend his contract after a two-week review of the football program, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said Friday."The changes were offered up by Mike Gundy and I commend them for that. It was his idea to take a million-dollar pay cut," Holder said. "I think it really demonstrates his commitment to being a
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Oklahoma State review finds Mike Gundy’s relationships with players lacking, but not racist

[ad_1] Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy needs to "invest more time in building stronger relationships with his student-athletes," according to an internal review of the program, which "uncovered no signs or indication of racism," athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Thursday night.Last month, Gundy apologized for the "pain and discomfort" he caused his players and others due to a T-shirt he was photographed wearing, and he vowed positive
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Penn State AD says idea of spring football season is a ‘last resort’

[ad_1] Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said a spring college football season "would be a last resort" to safely squeeze in the sport during the coronavirus pandemic, citing the impact it would have on the 2021 fall season as a major hurdle.Barbour said discussions about potentially playing college football in the spring began as soon as college athletics came to a screeching halt this past March because of the
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Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

[ad_1] The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11, as well as early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3.The idea was hatched during the weekend following the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protesters in Atlanta was just outside the
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Emoni Bates, 2022 top recruit, commits to Michigan State

[ad_1] 1:48 PM ETJeff BorzelloCloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaEmoni Bates, widely considered the best high school prospect in more than a decade, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Monday.Bates also announced his plans for his final two years of high
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Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

[ad_1] Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to retire the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, following widespread increased pressure that came in part from the world of sports.Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday afternoon to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the
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Oregon, Oregon State dropping ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry games

[ad_1] Oregon and Oregon State will no longer use the phrase "Civil War" to promote rivalry games between the schools.In a joint announcement Friday, the schools said they made the decision after conversations with university officials and current and former student-athletes at both schools."Changing this name is overdue as it represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery," Oregon State president Ed Ray said in a statement. "While