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Ivy League suspends all fall sports

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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

"We simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment for intercollegiate athletic competition that meets our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk," the Ivy League Council of Presidents said in a statement.

"We are entrusted to create and maintain an educational environment that is guided by health and safety considerations. There can be no greater responsibility - and that is the basis for this difficult decision."

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NC State says 5 test positive for virus

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Texas Tech signs 7-foot-1 Russian center

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech has signed 7-foot-1 Russian center Vladislav Goldin.

Coach Chris Beard announced Goldin's signing Thursday. Goldin is from Nalchik, Russia.

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Boynton kept Cunningham from leaving OSU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton kept star recruit Cade Cunningham from leaving the program, in part, because he was willing to lose him.

Cunningham, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has chose to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham was impressed with the way Boynton approached him after the NCAA handed down its decision.

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Cards halt hoops after 2 test positive

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Florida's Mann back for sophomore season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida guard Tre Mann is returning for his sophomore season.

Mann withdrew his name from the NBA draft Tuesday and plans to stay in school at least another year, a significant and somewhat expected development for fifth-year coach Mike White.

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Ex-Penn St. G: Coach made noose remark

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who said the player had a noose around his neck.

Bolton, who is Black, disclosed the reason for his departure Monday in a tweet he titled "a noose around my neck."

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Alabama agrees to 3 games with Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis will play Alabama three times over the next three seasons with two of those games in Memphis.

The deal announced Tuesday starts with an exhibition fundraiser either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 at the FedExForum in Memphis for pandemic relief efforts. Then Memphis would visit Alabama at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa during the 2021-22 season with the teams playing in Memphis during the 2022-23 season.

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Houston athletics department cuts budget

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Top hoops prospect picks HBCU Howard

WASHINGTON (AP) Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.

The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking rankings in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball.

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