For starters, revamped Rams defense showed a lot of promise against Dallas

In 2016, Brandon Staley called defensive plays for John Carroll University in an NCAA Division III semifinal playoff game against Wisconsin Oshkosh. The 10-3 defeat marked the last time Staley called plays in a game before making his NFL debut in the role during the Rams’ season-opening victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Staley, who replaced […]

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Tom Jernstedt, an Architect of March Madness, Dies at 75

Tom Jernstedt, who helped transform the N.C.A.A. men’s college basketball tournament into the major annual sports attraction known as March Madness, died on Saturday outside his home in Tequesta, Fla. He was 75. His wife, Kristine Kellam Jernstedt, said he had finished exercising and died in his car while reading a newspaper. Mr. Jernstedt joined […]

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College football embarks on uncertain season of COVID-19

Notre Dame Stadium is shown during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Notre Dame and Michigan State in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. What is most commonly referred to as major college football (aka NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision or FBS) is compromised of 130 teams and 10 conferences. […]

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NCAA considers giving fall athletes an extra year of eligibility

West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, who is part of the NCAA DI Council, would like to allow athletes in all fall sports to get an extra year of eligibility and competition. | Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP Calling 2020 a free year for fall sport athletes would mimic what the NCAA did after the […]

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NCAA could make decision on basketball in September

The NCAA won’t make any decisions about the basketball season until September at the earliest. | Keith Srakocic/AP NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said Monday that mid-September will likely see the first of many decisions about the 2020-21 season. INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA will likely decide next month whether to start the […]

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First Take discusses Mark Emmert’s comments that there won’t be fall sports championships

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss NCAA President Mark Emmert saying there will be no championships for college sports in the fall other than FBS football. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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NCAA cancellations create frustration for Olympic sports athletes at USC and UCLA

Kaylie Collins watched from the sideline as the USC women’s soccer team won the NCAA championship in 2016. The goalkeeper was redshirting her freshman year when the Trojans won their second NCAA title. Since then, she’s made it her goal to help the program win its third. Now a senior, Collins is not sure if […]

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NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

In this March 30, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question during a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. | David J. Phillip/AP The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not effect major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s […]

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NCAA cancels fall championships, although some football conferences march on

By RALPH D. RUSSO The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not effect some major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in video posted on Twitter, but it […]

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NCAA creates hotline to report misconduct of COVID-19 protocols | Parting Shots | Outside the Lines

In this week’s Parting Shots on Outside the Lines, Jen Lada discusses the NCAA creating a hotline to report mismanagement of COVID-19 protocols. Jason Fitz weighs in on Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady admitting it has been difficult learning a new playbook and the challenges that are facing the New England Patriots ahead of […]

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NCCA President Mark Emmert suggests delaying the start of fall sports | Get Up

Heather Dinich, Paul Finebaum and Tim Hasselbeck react to NCAA President Mark Emmert’s comments about the impact of the Miami Marlins’ outbreak on college football. The crew also weighs in on how student-athletes view playing football after 26 NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season and discuss how not playing sports in the […]

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Paul Finebaum calls for NCAA president Mark Emmert to be fired | Get Up

Paul Finebaum sounds off on NCAA president Mark Emmert’s handling of NCAA’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and calls for his firing. #NCAA #GetUp ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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N.C.A.A. Updates Guidelines and Says Return of Sports Depends on Spread

The N.C.A.A. on Thursday updated its guidelines for bringing back college sports this fall, and they included universal masking on all sidelines, daily coronavirus symptom checks and social distancing on and off the field. But if there are going to be sports this fall, the pandemic has to be more under control. And it’s not […]

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Over 150 College Athletes Contracted Coronavirus After Being Pressured to Practice

More than 150 players at NCAA Division I revenue sports have tested positive for coronavirus, weeks after returning to their university campuses for voluntary workouts in early June. While not every program is disclosing positive test numbers, Clemson, Kansas State, the University of Texas, and the University of Iowa each report more than a dozen […]

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Cade Cunningham Will Stay Committed to Oklahoma State

When the N.C.A.A. barred the Oklahoma State men’s basketball program from the 2020-21 postseason as part of a series of penalties earlier this month, it suddenly thrust Cade Cunningham into a state of limbo. Cunningham, a 6-foot-7 point guard from Arlington, Texas, who is ranked among the top players in his high school class, could […]

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Cade Cunningham Will Stay Committed to Oklahoma State

When the N.C.A.A. barred the Oklahoma State men’s basketball program from the 2020-21 postseason as part of a series of penalties earlier this month, it suddenly thrust Cade Cunningham into a state of limbo. Cunningham, a 6-foot-7 point guard from Arlington, Texas, who is ranked among the top players in his high school class, could […]

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NCAA bars states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting all title events

The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events. The current ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined championship sites, such as men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy. The Confederate battle flag […]

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Oklahoma State gets postseason ban, $10,000 fine in corruption case

An NCAA infractions committee panel announced that former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes from financial advisers. | Kevin Hagen/AP NCAA found that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to choose certain financial […]

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NCAA presents plan to bring athletes back to campus

The NCAA is taking steps to allow athletes to return to campus. | Keith Srakocic/AP 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 and training to begin at team facilities.  The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to […]

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Former USC quarterback JT Daniels is transferring to Georgia

When JT Daniels entered the NCAA transfer portal last month, the former five-star quarterback left the door open for a return to USC if immediate eligibility weren’t possible elsewhere. But even after the NCAA tabled a possible one-time transfer exception last week, Daniels still made his exit from USC official. Daniels announced Thursday he will […]

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Get Up reacts to Mark Emmert saying he doesn’t envision sports without students on campus

Laura Rutledge, Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears join Get Up and react to NCAA president Mark Emmert’s recent statement saying he can’t envision sports starting if college students aren’t allowed on campus. #GetUp ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN […]

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ViacomCBS sees streaming revenue rise despite no ‘March Madness’

ViacomCBS delivered a narrower-than-expected profit drop despite the cancellation of the NCAA “March Madness” men’s basketball championship that had been slated to air on CBS. The New York-based media giant — which also owns the Paramount movie studio and cable channels Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV — saw sharp gains in its streaming-video business, as house-bound […]

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Iona’s Rick Pitino hit with NCAA violation from Louisville scandal

Don’t be so sure you’ll see Rick Pitino at Iona’s season-opener. The NCAA handed multiple Notice of Allegations against Louisville on Monday — stemming from the Cardinals’ 2017 pay-for-play scandal, which led to Pitino’s ousting after 16 seasons as coach — and it could result in the recently hired Iona coach being suspended for as […]

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The winners and losers of college basketball’s offseason

There was no NCAA Tournament this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and far fewer coaching changes, which meant the silly season was all transfers, all the time. It’s been a busy couple of months since the college basketball season ended prematurely, full of player turnover and roster upheaval. Though there are still changes […]

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Coronavirus will cost sports at least $12 billion

On March 12, the sports world stopped. The NCAA Tournament was canceled. The NBA, NHL, MLS and PGA all suspended play. MLB pushed back Opening Day indefinitely. The unthinkable occurrence in sports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a loss of at least $12 billion across the country — and more than double […]

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Five key issues regarding NCAA athlete profiting proposal

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced it is supporting new rules suggested by its working group that would finally allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. The Post’s Zach Braziller answers five key questions: Q: Is there a limit to how much money student-athletes can make? What would stop, say, quarterback Trevor Lawrence […]

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