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Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin eligible for Kentucky Wildcats after NCAA transfer waivers

Kentucky Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin have been granted waivers and are eligible to play basketball immediately for the Wildcats this season. Sarr, a transfer from Wake Forest, was arguably the nation's best transfer last spring, and Toppin, a transfer from Rhode Island, is the younger brother of former Dayton star and projected lottery pick Obi Toppin. (

After a yearlong wait and summer health scare, Seventh Woods eager to play for South Carolina

is done waiting. Done worrying. Done watching from the sidelines. The redshirt senior is fit, motivated, and poised to make a significant contribution at South Carolina. Every time he’s asked about Woods, coach Frank Martin gushes about the guard’s progress and practices over the past year, the way he’s carried himself, and his work ethic. (

ECU Implements Furloughs, Salary Cuts For Athletics Staff

East Carolina University is implementing temporary furloughs or salary reductions for the entire athletics staff due to COVID-19-related budget issues. Coaches and staff members, based on their annual salary, will be taking temporary salary reductions/furloughs effective November 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The following actions will be taken: (East Carolina Pirates)

Video: ACC Football Top 5 Plays Of Week 6

Week 6 of ACC football had all the action that football fans crave. There were unbelievable interceptions, unlikely touchdown runs, and players really using their heads. Watch and see which play was named the top play of the week in the ACC. Read More...

NC State quarterback Devin Leary likely to miss rest of the season

Duke’s hit on NC State quarterback Devin Leary sounded bad during the game Saturday. The news from NC State on Sunday confirmed the worst. The sophomore quarterback will be out four to eight weeks with a broken left fibula. Leary, who is 3-0 as the Wolfpack starter this season, was injured with 55 seconds left in the third quarter of Saturday’s win. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen, 21 players test positive for COVID-19

Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, the latest hit to a football program that has been severely affected by the coronavirus spread. As of Wednesday, 21 players and two coaches had tested positive. Florida paused all football activities and its game against LSU was postponed. (

Jerry Stackhouse focuses on controlling the controllables in year two with Vanderbilt basketball

Controlling the controllables will be a theme for Vanderbilt basketball this season. But despite the pandemic altering preseason activity, coach perceives much more can be controlled in preparation for this year than one may think. In his second season, what Stackhouse can control is setting players up to be more competitive. (Nashville Tennessean)

Sources: Multiple SEC schools to lose conference revenues for not following proper COVID-19 protocol

Multiple SEC schools will have revenue from the conference deducted for not following proper COVID-19 protocols. According to a memo sent by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, schools would have their conference revenue distribution cut by $100,000 for each week they did not follow protocol. Suspensions would be considered for failure to comply. (

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility for all winter sport athletes, voids .500 rule for bowl teams

Winter athletes in NCAA Division I sports will be given an additional year of eligibility, and all football programs will be allowed to compete in bowl games, regardless of their records, as part of one-time rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA's Division I Council voted to approve both measures this week during its annual meetings. (

Alabama football coach Nick Saban, athletic director Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

Alabama football coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is isolating at home, the university announced. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne also tested positive Wednesday, according to the school. "I found out this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19," Saban said. "I immediately left work and isolated at home." (
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