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Utah football assistant Morgan Scalley retains job, but takes pay cut, after review of racial slur

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will retain his position after the school conducted an external review into his use of a racial slur in a 2013 text message, but he will take a significant pay cut and Utah has rescinded its offer for Scalley to become the head-coach-in-waiting at his alma mater, the school announced Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

105 University of Washington students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

More than 100 students living in fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. At least 105 residents in 15 fraternity houses reported testing positive. The outbreak, along with cases among student athletes, is a troubling sign of what may be in store if colleges reopen in the fall. (CBS News)

Kansas State football players end boycott after steps taken to address controversial tweet

Football players at Kansas State have ended their threat to boycott the program a week after a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd prompted outrage by several students. Players shared a letter on social media saying they are pleased with how the school's leadership has reacted to the controversial tweet. (ESPN.com)

Is It Too Soon To Worry if We'll Have A 2020 Football Season?

Based on my conversations with athletics directors, one thing is for sure: If we do have a 2020 football season it will not look like anything we have ever seen. If you want things in the college football world to go back to normal, you’ll have to wait. There will be nothing normal about this year. The word moving forward is ‘flexible,’” said Clemson AD Dan Radakovich. (TMG College Sports)

NCAA places Texas A&M football on one-year probation, Jimbo Fisher gets six-month show-cause order

Texas A&M football was placed on probation for a year and coach Jimbo Fisher was given a six-month show-cause order after he and the program were found to have violated NCAA recruiting and athletic-related activity rules. The findings stemmed from violations between January 2018 and February 2019. Fisher was found to have "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance." (ESPN.com)

Joanne McCallie won't return as Duke's women's basketball coach

After 13 seasons, Joanne P. McCallie will not return as the women's basketball coach at Duke because of what she described as uncertainty over a contract extension as she entered the final year of her current deal. In a video posted on Thursday morning to the team's official Twitter account, McCallie said she is healthy and she spoke about her reasoning. (ESPN.com)

N.J. man’s attic yields treasure trove of signed vintage baseball cards potentially worth millions

After James Micioni passed away at 97 years old this March, he left quite a surprise for his relatives who went through his possessions: One of the most incredible private collections of baseball memorabilia the world has ever seen. Micioni, who was known around his hometown of Boonton as “Uncle Jimmy,” had a collection of more than 1,000 cards and collectibles. (NJ.com)

NC State lands versatile 2-star running back Demie Sumo

Do-it-all running back Demie Sumo from Willingboro (N.J.) High announced his commitment to NC State Wolfpack football on Wednesday. In 12 games as a junior, Sumo carried 65 times for 648 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 430 yards and eight TDs. He averaged 24.8 yards on eight kickoff returns, running one back the distance. (Rivals.com)

Kansas State football players announce boycott in wake of offensive social media post by student

Kansas State players will not play, practice or meet until a student at the university is dismissed for a tweet posted earlier this week. Several players, including sophomore all-purpose receiver Joshua Youngblood, posted an image on Twitter with a statement announcing the boycott on Saturday. The boycott stems from a tweet posted by Kansas State student Jaden McNeil. (CBS Sports)

Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 season due to the coronavirus

Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said over half of the 160 teams are in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body, made the announcement. (ESPN.com)
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