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July 7, 2020

Louisville suspends basketball activities following positive COVID tests

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:22am July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is the latest program to suspend voluntary workouts due to the coronavirus. UofL just announced that two members of the program tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a two-week quarantine period. The release from UofL: “The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended all men’s basketball voluntary activities for two…

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July 6, 2020

Eberlein Drive pulled from TBT following positive COVID test

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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Another team has been forced to drop out of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) due to a positive coronavirus test. TBT announced that Eberlein Drive, a team that includes former LSU stars Emmitt Williams and Tim Quarterman, has been removed from competition after a player tested positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period. The player is…

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July 5, 2020

NCAA athletes raise concern regarding return to campus

Abbigale Harrison 11:00am July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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Within the last few weeks, student-athletes around the country have begun to return to their respective campuses in the hopes of returning to play later this year. However, with current spikes of COVID-19 recapturing national attention, many athletes are concerned about the future of the fall season and are questioning their return to campus with…

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July 3, 2020

WATCH: Calipari, Krzyzewski, coaches urge fans to wear masks

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm July 3, 2020 7/3/20

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Earlier this week, John Calipari released a video urging Kentucky fans to wear masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Turns out he also took part in a public service announcement from the National Association of Basketball Coaches along with Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Huggins, Cuonzo Martin, Frank Martin, Jim Boeheim and Jay Wright. Check…

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July 2, 2020

The NBA is planning on a loser’s bubble in Chicago for teams who didn’t make the cut in Orlando

Jack Pilgrim 6:30pm July 2, 2020 7/2/20

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22 NBA teams are gearing up for the league’s restart set for later this month at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, but what about the other eight teams who didn’t make the cut? This afternoon, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan broke the news that the NBA is set to announce a second “bubble” in…

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LOOK: NBA practice courts are being installed in Orlando

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm July 2, 2020 7/2/20

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The NBA is set to return to action later this month, and the league is preparing for the teams’ arrivals in Orlando. Creating a makeshift bubble at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the team-specific practice floors are already being laid down. The NBA released a few photos of the Indianapolis Pacers and Miami…

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July 1, 2020

Alabama students have been trying to contract coronavirus on purpose to win money

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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In news that will shock you but probably shouldn’t, the University of Alabama student body is up to its usual nonsense. ABC confirmed on Wednesday that students from Alabama have been organizing “COVID parties” with the intention to see who can contract the coronavirus disease first; the winner would receive a pot of money. Tuscaloosa students…

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Ivy League considering moving football season to spring

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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As we all search for signs that football will return in the fall, it’s worth mentioning that the Ivy League, the first conference to cancel its basketball tournament at the start of the pandemic, is considering punting to the spring. According to Adam Zagoria, on July 8, the Ivy League will likely announce plans to…

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June 30, 2020

UK Athletics doctor expects coronavirus testing to expand soon

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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Last week, we found out that Kentucky is one of at least three SEC schools that is only requiring its football players to take the antibody test for the coronavirus unless they are symptomatic or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Six of the 106 players that returned to campus tested…

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Minor League Baseball officially cancels 2020 season

Maggie Davis 5:11pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20 Comments Disabled

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There will not be minor league baseball in 2020. Reports of the shelved season have been ongoing throughout day on Tuesday, but the league made things official during a 5 p.m. press conference and subsequent press release. In Kentucky, the news means the Lexington Legends, the Louisville Bats and the Bowling Green Hot Rods are…

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July 11, 2020

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey not optimistic about football this fall: “The direct reality is not good.”

Nick Roush 11:30am July 11, 2020 7/11/20

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“We are running out of time to correct and get things right.” Greg Sankey’s words on Saturday morning’s edition of Marty and McGee cast doubt on the likelihood of college football being played this fall. The statement comes on the heels of the Big Ten and Pac-12’s decisions to exclusively play conference games this fall.…

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July 10, 2020

Pac-12 moving to conference-only football season

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Just one day after the Big Ten made its announcement, the Pac-12 is following suit. On Friday afternoon, the Pac-12 announced through a press release that several fall sports will participate in conference-only schedules in order to secure a more safe-to-play environment. Among the sports included are football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball.…

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Jockey pulled from Keeneland after testing positive for coronavirus

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Luis Saez, one of the country’s top riders, has been pulled from his mounts at Keeneland. According to the Daily Racing Forum, Saez has been ruled out indefinitely after testing positive for the coronavirus following his race on Friday. Saez’s agent, Kiaran McLaughlin, who is a Lexington native, told DRF that her client had presented…

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July 9, 2020

Where Kentuckians WILL and WILL NOT have to wear a mask

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians will be required to wear masks in public with certain exceptions. Governor Andy Beshear’s office released the full list of where you will and will not have to mask up for the next month, so get familiar with it. REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK While inside, or waiting in…

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Governor Andy Beshear issues mask mandate for Kentucky

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:52pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians must wear a mask or facial covering in indoor and outdoor public spaces across the state. Governor Andy Beshear announced the news this afternoon at his press briefing in Frankfort. “Today, I signed an executive order that is, starting tomorrow at 5 p.m. I’m going to mandate that Kentuckians…

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ACC Olympic Sports Delayed until at least Sept. 1

Nick Roush 1:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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A day after the Ivy League delayed any athletic activities until Jan. 1 of 2021, a Power Five conference is making moves, just a little less drastic. The ACC announced Thursday morning that all fall Olympic sports will not participate in competitions until at least Sept. 1. This ruling applies to men’s and women’s cross…

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More than 75% of Power Five Athletic Directors Believe College Football Season will be Delayed

Nick Roush 12:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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As coronavirus cases rise across the country, athletic directors’ optimism is waning for an on-time start to the college football season. “Everyone is pessimistic,” one Power Five administrator told 247 Sports‘ Brandon Marcello earlier this week. After conversations with a few officials, Marcello expected the big leagues to make decisions on the season’s start time…

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July 8, 2020

Ivy League cancels fall sports, will reevaluate schedule in January 2021

Maggie Davis 11:00pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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If there is football in the fall, the Ivy League programs won’t be participating. That goes for the entire slate of fall sports, too. The league has cancelled fall sports for the 2020 season, but there is still a chance these sports could resume in the spring. The conference will reevaluate the possibility of sports…

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Baltimore Ravens will reduce stadium capacity to fewer than 14,000 fans

Nick Roush 2:40pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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Speculation swirls daily surrounding the return of sports in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest development comes from the NFL and it casts an ominous cloud for fans who wish to be in the stands to watch their favorite football team this fall. In an address to season ticket holders, the Ravens announced…

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Jimmie Johnson Cleared to Return to Racing at Kentucky Speedway

Nick Roush 11:00am July 8, 2020 7/8/20 Comments Disabled

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One of NASCAR’s biggest stars sill return to the track this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Jimmie Johnson missed last week’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after self-reporting a positive test for COVID-19, becoming the first driver sidelined by coronavirus. Today Hendrick Motorsports announced Johnson has passed the criteria to return to racing, which requires two…

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