Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Week

The Ivy League on Wednesday suspended all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first Division I conference to do so.

The decision affects football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and cross country, and could influence other leagues as they decide how to proceed with sports during the pandemic.

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Ohio State pauses voluntary workouts after COVID-19 testing

The Score

The Ohio State athletics department has paused all voluntary workouts after recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes on seven teams.

The school's football team, men's and women's basketball teams…

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LSU Tigers Debut 3 Massive Championship Rings, Check Out The Rocks!


Huge day for the national champs … the LSU Tigers just debuted their 3 title rings from the 2019 season … and they're HUGE!!!

The Tigers got 3 rings total — one for their SEC Championship, one from the College Football Playoff championship (provided by the CFP), and one commemorating their national championship (provided by the school).

The program handed out the hardware in gold-plated cases on Tuesday.

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Utah State football suspends player for racist social media exchange

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah State offensive lineman Ty Shaw has been suspended while the university investigates racist remarks he made on social media.

USU suspended Shaw, a senior out of Herriman High in South Jordan, in response to an online exchange he had with former Herriman and Snow College player Dylan Bennet.

“This will not be tolerated and we have suspended the player immediately,” according to a joint statement released Sunday by athletic director John Hartwell and head coach Gary Andersen, “and pending investigation will take immediate action.”

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Alabama announces offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had heart surgery

Saturday Down South

Scary news out of Alabama as offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had to undergo heart surgery last week after a routine physical detected an issue.

The team announced the news on Tuesday. The good news is the Alabama assistant coach is expected to make a full recovery.

If you recall, Sarkisian received interest regarding the Colorado head coaching position this offseason after Mel Tucker left the program for Michigan State.

Here is the statement issued by Alabama on Tuesday:

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Ivy League coaches anticipate postponing fall sports

Pro Football Talk

The Ivy League drew some criticism in March when they canceled their basketball tournament, the first conference to do so. Then, everyone else did too.

So many are watching this week’s anticipated announcement by the conference regarding fall sports, some see it as a fait accompli.

According to Bruce Feldman and Nicole Auerbach of TheAthletic.com, multiple Ivy League coaches anticipate that fall sports will be pushed back to next spring.

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Uber driver charged with murder in death of former Tennessee lineman Jeremy Shadrick

USA Today

Jeremy Shadrick, a backup offensive lineman at Tennessee in the mid-1990s, died when an Uber driver ran him over, according to police. He was 44.

According to Tulsa (Oklahoma) police, Shadrick and Omar Baabbad had gotten into an altercation in Baabad's car on June 26 around 2 a.m. 

Police said that after Shadrick left the vehicle and began walking away, Baabbad ran him over in a parking lot. Police said Baabbad claimed Shadrick had threatened him with a gun. No gun was found at the scene. 

Shadrick was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Baabbad, 32, has been charged with first-degree murder.

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‘Increased momentum’ to move 2020 college football season to spring?


The 2020 college football season is just a few months away with thousands of athletes on campus preparing to hit the gridiron this fall. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic worsening, the odds of seeing college football this year are dwindling.

The NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary workouts for student-athletes beginning on June 1. A move that was supposed to be a major step toward college football being played this fall, has turned into a major factor in COVID-19 spreading across over a hundred collegiate athletes.

As cases skyrocketed across universities, the virus also hit some of the biggest states across the country. States like Florida, California and Texas reported record-highs for new daily cases seemingly every other day. On July 2, the United States set the global record for new COVID-19 cases recorded in a single day.

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Austin Peay coach Mark Hudspeth resigns after 11-win season


Austin Peay football coach Mark Hudspeth, who led the program to a record 11 wins and an Ohio Valley Conference championship last season, resigned abruptly Friday.

In a statement from the university, Hudspeth cited a need to spend more time with his family and said he would return to coaching "at the right time."

Hudspeth, 51, spent just one season at Austin Peay, leading the program to its first postseason appearance and winning OVC Coach of the Year honors. He spent the previous seven seasons at Louisiana.

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Oregon reels in 4-star wideout Isaiah Brevard


Four-star wide receiver Isaiah Brevard announced his commitment to Oregon on Saturday.

Brevard, ranked 61st overall on the ESPN 300, was the top-rated recruit from Mississippi. He chose the Ducks over in-state schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State, along with other teams across the country.

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