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Power Five ADs: 'Inevitable' 2020 college football season will not be played this fall

A cancellation of the 2020 college football season this fall is unavoidable after the MAC canceled its season Saturday, two prominent Power Five athletic directors said Saturday. Both reacted to the MAC becoming the first FBS conference to cancel its fall season while referencing a lack of progress fighting the coronavirus, according to their medical professionals. (CBS Sports)

West Stanly 4-star ATH Jordan Poole commits to NC State

West Stanly 4-star football standout committed NC State on Saturday. According to the 247Sports recruiting rankings, Poole is the No. 5 player in the state. Poole chose the Wolfpack over Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Old Dominion, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. (High School OT)

Big Ten Won't Permit Full-Contact Football Practices With Pads

The Big Ten Conference league office announced Saturday morning that football practices throughout the 14 schools will not be permitted to consist of full-contact workouts/scrimmage with pads. Players will only be allowed in helmets and shorts until the Big Ten officials deem it safe to progress to the final stage of full-padded contact practices. (Sports Illustrated)

MAC becomes first FBS conference to cancel 2020 college football season

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is expected to officially cancel its 2020 college football season on Saturday because of concerns about the health and safety of its players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Stadium's Brett McMurphy. As such, the 12-member league will become the first FBS conference to decide not to play this fall. (CBS Sports)

Two players opt out of Duke's 2020 football season

During a post-practice news conference Friday, Duke football coach David Cutcliffe announced that redshirt senior long snapper Ben Wyatt and redshirt junior offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have decided not to participate in the upcoming season. Wyatt was a projected starter for the Blue Devils on special teams while Rimmer has been a deep reserve. (247 Sports)

Virginia Tech gains commitment from graduate transfer wide receiver

Villanova graduate transfer Changa Hodge, who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal four days ago, announced his commitment to Virginia Tech on Friday. In 2019, Hodge recorded 65 receptions for 1,118-yards and 13 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder transfers to Blacksburg as a graduate student and a redshirt senior who will be eligible this season. (247 Sports)

Miami lands commitment from 2022 DL Brandon Cleveland

The Miami Hurricanes have added another defensive lineman to its 2022 football recruiting class. Tampa defensive lineman Brandon Cleveland committed to the Hurricanes on Friday. Cleveland, who the industry-generated 247Sports Composite pegs as the nation's No. 13 defensive tackle recruit for the next cycle, picked Miami over Florida State. (247 Sports)

Syracuse football players sit out first practice with coronavirus concerns

Syracuse football’s players decided not to practice Thursday over concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic. Just hours before the first session of preseason camp was slated to start at 4:15 p.m., the players elected to sit out and hold a series of team meetings -- some of which included head coach Dino Babers and athletic director John Wildhack. (

Former Florida State center Michael Ojo dies of heart attack at 27

Michael Ojo died Friday after suffering a heart attack during practice. He was 27. The former Florida State basketball standout was in an individual practice with Partizan, a Serbian professional basketball team. He collapsed while running. Doctors were not able to resuscitate him. Previously, there had been no signs that Ojo had any health problems. (247 Sports)

Miami Hurricanes star DE Greg Rousseau opts out of 2020 football season

Add Miami star defensive end Gregory Rousseau to the growing list of players opting out of the upcoming college football season. UM coach Manny Diaz initially told reporters Thursday during a teleconference that he was expecting his "entire team" to be at practice Friday. A few minutes later however Diaz said that Rousseau wasn't going to risk playing. (247 Sports)
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