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August 4, 2020

NCAA will vote on fall championships this afternoon

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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The NCAA Board of Governors will meet today to decide the fate of fall sports, and even though the FBS has its own championship outside of the organization’s structure, the decision could have huge ramifications on the future of college athletics. This afternoon, the board will vote on whether or not to hold championships for…

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August 3, 2020

Big 12 announces 9-plus-1 college football schedule

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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The Big 12 has announced a nine-plus-one schedule for the upcoming college football season. This evening, the Big 12 Board of Directors announced the league’s football programs would play nine conference games and one non-conference home game. According to the release, the start of conference play will be solidified and announced in the coming weeks,…

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With a baby on the way, Terry Wilson says he has “[a] lot to think about”

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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As sports quickly return to our television screens, along with others slowly inching closer, athletes have decided to opt out of their respective seasons and restarts due to the uncertainty and health concerns that come with the coronavirus pandemic. Some have opted out due to personal concerns and/or health issues, while others have done so…

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Recruiting Roundup: Official Written Offers

Adam Luckett 8:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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Crootin’ season never stops in the college football world and here at KSR we are going to keep you updated on all of the ins and outs with Kentucky’s class of 2021 in addition to what you need to know nationally. COVID-19 has slowed down everything, but somehow it has helped speed up recruiting. KSR’s…

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LSU’s splash shields “like breathing in a Ziploc bag”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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On Friday, LSU’s equipment staff sent out pictures of the team’s new “splash shields” designed to protect players from coronavirus. The early reviews are in and they are not kind. Yesterday, two LSU players complained about the shields on TikTok, with offensive lineman Austin Deculus claiming wearing one was “like breathing in a Ziploc bag.”…

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SEC Quarterback Preseason Rankings

John Reecer 3:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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  For the next few weeks leading to the start of the College Football season (here’s hoping!), I will be previewing different teams, players, and more from the SEC. Up first is the position that gets all the headlines: Quarterback. While superstars Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa have gone on to the pros, there is…

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The Pac-12 moves one step closer to unionizing college football

Nick Roush 1:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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The eyes of college football are on the Pac-12 and it’s not for their play on the field. The headlines are sensational. The quotes are shocking. The reactions by pundits are completely over the top. But what exactly is happening in the college football world west of the Mississippi? In short, players are using their…

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The Rock is buying the XFL for $15 million

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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It looked like the XFL was dead and gone, but The Rock is here to save the day. This morning, the WWE legend teamed up with RedBird Capital and his business parter/ex-wife Dany Garcia to buy the league out of bankruptcy for $15 million just one hour before it was set to hit the auction…

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Kentucky Makes College Football News Preseason Top 25

Nick Roush 10:00am August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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Even though schedules remain in flux for all but one of the Power Five conferences, it’s not slowing down the production of preseason college football rankings. College Football News is previewing the bizarre 2020 season by ranking all 130 FBS teams. In Pete Fiutak’s rankings Kentucky makes the top 25 cut by coming in at…

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August 2, 2020

PAC-12 players outline demands in Players’ Tribune Letter

Brent Wainscott 11:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20

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On Saturday, it was reported the players of the PAC-12 were threatening to opt-out of playing if the league didn’t offer them protection and benefits. As expected in the report, the demands were made public as players in the PAC-12 sent out this letter titled #WeAreUnited in the Players’ Tribune Sunday morning. In the letter,…

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August 5, 2020

John Schlarman tells ESPN he plans on coach Kentucky this fall… as of now

Nick Roush 3:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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Most of the focus on how college football will safely operate during the coronavirus pandemic has been focused on the players. Of the 150 or so players, support staff and coaches on the sideline for any given home football game, there is a higher percentage of coaches who fall in the at-risk category. Today ESPN…

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NCAA instructs divisions to decide on fall sports by August 21

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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As expected, the NCAA is pushing the decision on fall sports back even further. The Board of Governors just announced that each of the organization’s three divisions (Divisions I, II, III) will have until August 21 to determine whether or not they can meet the requirements to hold fall championships in cross country, soccer, field…

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1,000 Big Ten football players demand better COVID-19 safety plan

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:35am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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This morning, the Big Ten released its schedule for the 2020 season, which calls for games to begin as early as September 3. Only a few hours later, a group of over 1,000 Big Ten football players is calling upon the conference and the NCAA to put a better COVID-19 plan in place to ensure…

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EKU kicker leaves team due to staff’s lack of COVID-19 protocols, testing: “[They] do not care about player safety”

Jack Pilgrim 11:14am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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The Eastern Kentucky football is under fire after one of the team’s kickers, Landon White, announced Tuesday he was leaving the program due to a lack of care for player safety within the team. White, a redshirt junior, posted on his Instagram page that he is resigning from the team because the team’s head coach,…

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11 Personnel E54: Opting Out, Practice Schedules and Pac-12 Unity

KSR 11:00am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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As we barrel closer to the start of the college football season, players are opting out and forming unions. News is flying off the shelves faster than ever. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are prepared to discuss it all. A brief summary of the topics covered in the latest edition of 11 Personnel… — We’re…

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Today on KSR: Fall Weather, Football Uncertainty, BBNBA Showdown

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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Greetings, friends. Congrats on making it halfway through another week. Have you stepped outside this morning? It is absolutely glorious. Five days into August and it feels like fall out there. At least we’ve got that going for us. There is actually a ton of sports news this morning, so let’s jump right in. Surprise:…

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August 4, 2020

Could the Raiders use Lynn Bowden Jr. at quarterback? “Don’t be surprised”

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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After taking over the quarterback position in his third and final year at Kentucky, Lynn Bowden Jr. managed to break the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,369 in eight games) and most 100-yard rushing games in a single season by a QB (seven) en route to First-Team All-America and All-SEC honors.…

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SEC Changes Football Training Camp Rules

Nick Roush 2:28pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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In the SEC, it just means more waiting. Before the SEC announced a 10-game conference schedule would be played this fall, the Kentucky football team was preparing for preseason practice to begin tomorrow. Now they will have to wait almost two more weeks before they can put on pads. In the latest report from Sports…

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Majority of Idaho football players don’t want to play this fall

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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Several big name college football players are opting out of this season, but according to a new report, almost the entire Idaho football team doesn’t want to play this fall due to coronavirus concerns. Over at WatchStadium.com, Brett McMurphy shared the results of a confidential poll conducted by the players. Sixty of the eighty two…

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Another College Football Star Opts Out of 2020 Season

Nick Roush 11:35am August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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Another college football star will not take the college football field during the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman announced he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. A preseason first team All-Big Ten wide receiver, even without a 2020 season on tape The Draft Network projects Bateman…

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