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Centralized Conference Realignment

How many different ways has it been said that this year has been a dumpster fire? For college athletics, the chaos of 2020 has unearthed deep cracks in a system of dysfunctional leadership divided by geography, politics, and mixed messaging. A single multi-billion dollar business in which a multitude of …

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NCAA cancels some Fall championships

On Thursday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said there will be no championships for Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball. These sports fell below the 50 percent participation line that Emmert said was needed to have a truly viable championship. With conferences and schools beginning to bow out of fall sports, the …

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NCAA releases COVID-19 guidelines

The NCAA has released guidelines on medical testing to reduce the risk of COVID-19. This is an attempt to create uniformity across Power 5 conferences. According to CBS Sports, those minimum guidelines include testing requirements, response strategies, contact-tracing methods and specific protocols for games to be canceled amid numerous positive …

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Nembhard backs out of draft, announces transfer from Florida

Nembhard celebrates with teammate

Florida fans accepted the initial departure of point guard Andrew Nembhard. Losing him twice, however, is a sucker punch to the gut. On Saturday, Jeff Goodman reported via Twitter that Nembhard planned to withdraw from the NBA Draft and transfer. He also declared for the draft after his freshman year …

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SEC: weighing the effects of the recent vote to open athletic facilities

It just means more in the SEC. Nothing means more to the conference at this moment than the recent decision to open up campuses for athletes. On May 22, the SEC voted to allow schools to open their athletic facilities for individual workouts for football and basketball players. SEC commissioner …

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SEC announces return for athletes

SEC fans have been waiting for an announcement on the return of sports since March 12, when the conference suspended all in-person athletic events. Earlier today, that announcement finally came. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that universities can open for voluntary activities, starting June 8. “At this time, we are …

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