Sports Illustrated: ‘I Think There’s a Better Way’: Can—and Should—College Football Change Its Approach to Contact Tracing?

Sports Illustrated: ‘I Think There’s a Better Way’: Can—and Should—College Football Change Its Approach to Contact Tracing?. “In college football, a player who is exposed to COVID-19 can’t ‘test out’ of quarantine, regardless of whether he ever tested positive himself. Some believe that will change soon. But should it?”

Buckeye Xtra: Ohio State marching band to stage prerecorded performances for football games

Buckeye Xtra: Ohio State marching band to stage prerecorded performances for football games. “Ohio State’s marching band will not be at football games this fall, but it will conduct pre-recorded pregame and halftime routines.”

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life

Toledo Blade: Decimated secondary ticket market hanging on for life. “Whether it’s phone calls to brokers, searching StubHub’s online database, or buying from a scalper outside the stadium, college football fans have become accustomed to having an outlet to purchase tickets. The secondary market is part of the college football ecosystem, with an estimated market value of $4.2 billion (Power Five conference only).”

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19

CNN: 18 members of Yale’s men’s ice hockey team test positive for Covid-19. “Eighteen members of Yale University’s men’s hockey team have been instructed to isolate after testing positive for coronavirus. Collectively, the cluster raised the school’s Covid-19 alert status from green, which notes ‘lower risk’ to yellow, which signals ‘low to moderate risk of viral transmission.'”

LSU-Florida has been postponed after Gators’ coronavirus outbreak; tentative date: Dec. 12 (The Advocate)

The Advocate: LSU-Florida has been postponed after Gators’ coronavirus outbreak; tentative date: Dec. 12. “The rivalry week began with a plea, a brash call for a packed crowd amid a global pandemic, and it ended, days later, when a coronavirus outbreak forced LSU and Florida to postpone their high-profile football game for a date two months down the line.”

CNN: University of Florida head football coach tests positive for Covid-19

CNN: University of Florida head football coach tests positive for Covid-19. “University of Florida head football coach Dan Mullen tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement he posted on Twitter on Saturday. ‘I’m continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all remain healthy, and am following the guidelines set forth by UF Health, the CDC and our public health officials,’ Mullen tweeted.”

Washington Post: Alabama football coach Nick Saban tests positive for coronavirus

Washington Post: Alabama football coach Nick Saban tests positive for coronavirus. “The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that football coach Nick Saban tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Saban, 68, said that he would work from home while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian oversees team operations at the Crimson Tide’s facility.”

Big Red Today: Nebraska track team suspends practice amid COVID-19 outbreak

Big Red Today: Nebraska track team suspends practice amid COVID-19 outbreak. “The Nebraska track and field team has had an outbreak of COVID-19 significant enough to close practice for the rest of the week, coach Gary Pepin confirmed Wednesday. According to a source, a number of athletes on the team tested positive this week. The team’s roster includes more than 100 athletes.”

Grieving parents share warning as more colleges mull football season: “We took the risk” (CBS News)

CBS News: Grieving parents share warning as more colleges mull football season: “We took the risk”. “Two of college football’s biggest conferences, the Pac-12 and the Big 10, are now rethinking their plans to suspend the season over coronavirus concerns as more and more students return to school. However some people, like the parents of 20-year-old Jamain Stephens, are worried the schools are rushing towards potentially devastating risks.”

LSU coach Ed Orgeron: ‘Most’ of team has contracted coronavirus (ESPN)

ESPN: LSU coach Ed Orgeron: ‘Most’ of team has contracted coronavirus. “LSU football coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday that most of his team has contracted COVID-19. ‘Not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it,’ Orgeron told reporters. ‘I think that hopefully they won’t catch it again, and hopefully they’re not out for games.'”

CNN: At least 2 college football games scheduled for this weekend postponed because of Covid-19

CNN: At least 2 college football games scheduled for this weekend postponed because of Covid-19. “The Baylor Bears and Houston Cougars will not be playing college football on Saturday due to Covid-19 concerns on Baylor’s team. The postponement comes after Baylor was unable to meet the Big 12 conference Covid-19 game cancellation thresholds. The teams have agreed to honor their planned “home and home” games and will look for future scheduling opportunities.”

Mercury News: USC, UCLA band together to get clarity on lifting of restrictions in L.A. County

Mercury News: USC, UCLA band together to get clarity on lifting of restrictions in L.A. County. “An unprecedented situation called for an unusual maneuver. The athletic directors at USC and UCLA joined forces and held a joint Zoom call with Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday evening to clear a path for the football teams to begin practicing, according to sources familiar with the discussions. And it worked.”

White House offered tests to Big Ten to resume football: Sources (ABC News)

ABC News: White House offered tests to Big Ten to resume football: Sources. “As President Donald Trump pushed the Big Ten in recent weeks to restart college football amid the coronavirus pandemic, the White House offered to provide the college athletic conference with enough COVID-19 tests for play to begin, a university official briefed on the matter and a senior Trump administration official said. The Big Ten ultimately sourced the tests from a private company instead, the officials said.”

Washington Post: Memphis shuts down football after coronavirus outbreak, and a party bus might be to blame

Washington Post: Memphis shuts down football after coronavirus outbreak, and a party bus might be to blame. “The Memphis Tigers football team has paused all practice and group activities after experiencing a novel coronavirus outbreak, saying in a statement that most of the cases as ‘primarily linked to social events outside of official football activities.’ A party bus is reportedly to blame.”

Yahoo Sports: Iowa State, in the worst city for COVID-19 in the country, will let 25,000 fans attend season opener

Yahoo Sports: Iowa State, in the worst city for COVID-19 in the country, will let 25,000 fans attend season opener. “Ames, Iowa, is the hottest city in the country for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cyclones, however, are still planning to let fans attend football games this fall. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard announced on Monday that they will allow about 25,000 fans to attend their season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette at Jack Trice Stadium on Sept. 12.”