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Temple's Patrick Kraft hired as Boston College AD

Boston College is hiring Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft to be its new athletic director

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 1976, file photo, University of Pittsburgh head coach Johnny Majors is shown with All-American halfback Heisman Trophy candidate Tony Dorsett, right, and middle guard Al Romano, left, during Fan Appreciation Day at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85. Majors died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. (AP Photo/MK, File)

Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died

Notre Dame-Navy football opener moved from Ireland to U.S.

The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the cornavirus pandemic

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye is shown in Jacksonville, Fla. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta

COLUMNS

If baseball stays dark, why would we ever return to the ballpark?

The NBA, NHL and NFL are making it work. Baseball can't.

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

Golfers, courses, adjusting to new restrictions and safety measures.

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, athletic director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Bowling Green's Neil Lambert bats during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Kent Sate in Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green recently announced that it is dropping baseball. Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX, which requires the equitable treatment of remaining men's and women's programs. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX

Chris Dufresne, heralded college football writer, dies at 62

In this Dec. 5, 2015 photo, Los Angeles Times sportswriter, Chris Dufresne poses near the end zone before the Pac-12 championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, died suddenly Monday while dining with his family at home in Chino Hills, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a Times staff memo posted Tuesday, May 26, 2020, on Facebook. He was 62. (Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times via AP)

Chris Dufresne, an award-winning former sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has died at age 62

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn football announces future games with FIU, Temple, Wyoming

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The UConn football team has entered into agreements to play Florida International, Temple and Wyoming in future years, the school announced Wednesday.

UConn football lands national TV deal with CBS Sports Network

UConn's Kevon Jones (48) leads the Huskies onto the field prior to last season's season opener against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. UConn announced Monday that four of its 2020 home games will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network and the school has a TV deal with the network to televise the rest of its home games through 2023. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn took a significant step to bolster its football program as it becomes an independent this fall. CBS Sports Network has agreed to televise four home games during the 2020 season and all home games through 2023.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Brees' anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 in an NFL football game in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, Fle)

Drew Brees is being sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, after the Saints quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem

MLS, players reach new labor deal

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Major League Soccer and its players’ union have reached an agreement that paves the way for a tournament in Florida after the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic

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