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August 3, 2020

COVID-19 testing has started on UK’s campus

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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Classes begin at the University of Kentucky on August 17, and those students electing to take classes on campus must first pass a coronavirus test. Testing began today at five different spots around campus, including the parking lot at Kroger Field, as pictured above by @WUKY. From now through August 22, students can schedule an…

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August 1, 2020

SEC players to league leaders: “As much as you guys don’t know … it’s not good enough”

Jack Pilgrim 2:15pm August 1, 2020 8/1/20

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On a call with Southeastern Conference officials and medical advisers, several football players expressed concern over their safety and well-being during the upcoming season. In an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post, players were told that there would be outbreaks of COVID-19 within teams and the league “can’t prevent it.” “There are going to…

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Texas A&M planning for 50 percent capacity at Kyle Field

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm August 1, 2020 8/1/20

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Texas A&M is planning to fill Kyle Field up halfway when college football kicks off this fall. In a teleconference with the media on Friday, Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork said the school is planning on fans in attendance at 50% capacity this season, with official plans set to be unveiled at some point…

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July 31, 2020

Pac-12 planning 10-game conference-only schedule

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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The Pac-12 is following in the footsteps of the SEC, moving forward with a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season. This afternoon, the league announced it will begin its 10-game season on September 26, the same date and plan the SEC announced on Thursday. In an added twist to the scheduling process,…

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Another MLB game postponed due to positive COVID tests

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:23am July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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Here we go again. According to Jon Heyman, members of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of today’s game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are currently isolating in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee. These are the first positive tests in the MLB outside of the East…

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July 30, 2020

NCAA allows student-athletes to wear patches and statements on jerseys supporting social justice

Jack Pilgrim 1:15pm July 30, 2020 7/30/20

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The NCAA will allow rules student-athletes in all sports to wear patches on their uniforms for commemorative and memorial purposes, as well as to support social justice issues. After meeting by videoconference last week, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted to allow student-athletes two places on the uniform, one on the front and one…

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July 28, 2020

MLB puts Miami Marlins season on pause after COVID-19 outbreak within team

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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Not even a week into MLB’s 2020 revised season, an entire team has been forced to shut down. After as many as 15 players and two staff members within the Miami Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus, the franchise’s season has been put on hold. The positive tests came within a five-day span and they’ll…

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Nerlens Noel forced to sit out Tuesday’s exhibition after missing daily COVID-19 test

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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Someone send Nerlens Noel an alarm clock. According to Joe Mussato of The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Thunder center was held out of Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Portland Trail Blazers after he missed his daily coronavirus test. The game tipped off at 6 p.m. EST. “Nerlens was extremely remorseful,” Thunder head coach Billy Donovan…

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July 27, 2020

Stores are already closing for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm July 27, 2020 7/27/20

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If one of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions is to get a head start on Black Friday shopping on Thursday night, it’s time to start coming up with other evening plans. This afternoon, Target announced it would be closing its doors on Thanksgiving due to the hectic crowds that come with holiday shopping. “Let’s face it:…

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Life for Sports Fans Inside a Stadium During a Pandemic

Nick Roush 6:00pm July 27, 2020 7/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The familiar buzz was back in the air. Fans filed into parking lots with unusual ease. The warm summer evening was the ideal setting for a soccer match. Never had a half-empty stadium felt better. Saturday night Louisville City FC won their first match at the brand new Lynn Family Stadium, where just three games…

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July 9, 2020

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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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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