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Alabama Coach Nick Saban Tests Positive, Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach Saturday’s game against Auburn. According to a statement released by the university, Saban received the positive test Wednesday morning and is showing “very mild symptoms.” Because Saban is symptomatic, the test will not be categorized as a false positive. “He will follow…
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Illinois, Iowa Tip-off Basketball Season on Wednesday

Tenth-ranked Illinois is set to open its season tonight by taking on North Carolina A&T at the State Farm Center. The game is part of a multi-team event that also includes Chicago State and Ohio. All four teams will play three games in three days. The Illini have posted an all-time record of 101-and-14 in…
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Knox College Announces Change in Head Football Coaching Position

In a press release from Knox College, Director of Athletics Daniella Irle has announced that Damon Tomeo will not be returning as the Knox College head football coach. In the release Irle said, “Knox College Athletics is sincerely grateful to Damon Tomeo for all he has done for the football program. We wish him, his…
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Iowa Beats Penn State; Nittany Lions 0-5 for First Time

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Spencer Petras smiled and admitted he’s not the strongest runner when he has the football in his hands. But Iowa’s quarterback doesn’t have to be, especially when the 300-pounders in front of him do most of the hard work like they did on Saturday in Iowa’s 41-21 win over Penn State.…
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Illini Win 2nd in Row 41-23 Over Turnover-Plagued Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — For most teams that come into Memorial Stadium, beating Nebraska doesn’t mean as much as it used to considering the Cornhuskers’ fall from the upper echelon of college football the last two decades. You couldn’t tell that to Illinois coach Lovie Smith after his team left with a 41-23 win Saturday. “You…
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Auburn Men’s Basketball Self-Imposes Postseason Ban for 2020-21

Auburn men’s basketball has self-imposed a postseason ban this season as part of an investigation into bribery charges brought against former assistant coach Chuck Person, the school announced Sunday. The athletic department, university administration and head coach Bruce Pearl reached the decision, according to the statement, “in light of the ongoing matter that surfaced in…
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Texas-Kansas Among 6 Major College Games Postponed by Virus, At Least 14 in Total

No. 22 Texas at Kansas was among six games postponed Wednesday by COVID-19 problems as the virus took another chunk out of this weekend’s major college football schedule. Overall, 14 out of 62 games involving Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled for this week have been called off. Last week, 15 of the 59 games scheduled were…
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Western Illinois Women’s Basketball: Women’s Basketball Alters Season Opener

MACOMB, Ill. – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team will now begin the 2020-21 season at the Compass Challenge on Dec. 4 against Southern Illinois.  The Leathernecks’ original opponent, Bellarmine, will engage in discussions with its first six opponents about the possibility of rescheduling games. Mid-December is the earliest the Knights anticipate being able…
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IHSA Temporarily Pauses Sports & Activities Under New State Mitigations

After Illinois Governor Pritzker’s announcement on Tuesday that the state of Illinois is moving to Tier 3 mitigations today and all youth sports were being totally put on hold until at least January, it was no surprise that the IHSA followed suit at their virtual board meeting on Thursday. Here’s the press release from the…
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Sources: Wrigley Field to be given federal landmark status

CHICAGO — Seven years after filing the paperwork, Wrigley Field is to be given federal landmark status in the National Register of Historic Places, according to sources. The move will give owners of the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts family, access to federal income tax credits on the recently completed refurbishing of the 106-year-old ballpark. The…
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Illinois and Seven Other Top Men’s College Basketball Teams Headline 2 Big Events in DecemberE

Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men’s Classic at the start of December. ESPN announced the details for the two non-conference events on Wednesday. The State Farm Champions Classic is set for Dec. 1, featuring No. 9…
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