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Eric Sugarman, Viking Trainer
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Lindsey Peterson
July 27, 2020 - 12:50 pm
The man responsible for handling coronavirus within the Minnesota Viking organization has tested postitive for the virus according to a statement from the team. Eric Sugarman, who is the team's head training, Vice President of Sports Medicine and the team's Infection Control Officer, announced he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis quarterback Brady White, center, celebrates after his team defeated Cincinnati in an NCAA college football game for the American Athletic Conference championship, in Memphis, Tenn. The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition. The announcement Thursday, July 16, 2020, by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations for testing before games from the NCAA. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
AP
July 16, 2020 - 6:01 pm
The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours...
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St. Thomas Football
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Lindsey Peterson
July 15, 2020 - 3:56 pm
After months of waiting, the University of St. Thomas has becomee the first program in the NCAA’s modern era to reclassify directly from Division III to Division I college athletics. The NCAA on Wednesday approved a motion granting St. Thomas the ability to make the jump to D-I. With the decision,...
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Gopher helmet
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Lindsey Peterson
July 09, 2020 - 2:46 pm
The ever evolving plans of both amateur and professional sports during the coronavirus pandemic has taken another turn, as the Big Ten Conference could announce as early as Thursday that it's members will play only conference opponents during the 2020 fall football season, according to reports from...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly walks on the field during the NCAA college football team's spring practice in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA's football oversight committee expects to finalize a plan on Thursday to allow teams to conduct up to 12 unpadded, slow-speed practices, also know as walk-throughs, during the 14 days before the typical preseason begins in August. Kelly said the extra time on the field with a ball will be valuable for teaching schemes, but not necessarily for assessing player development. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
AP
June 10, 2020 - 1:31 am
After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two weeks could help coaches and players make up for the lost time. The NCAA's football oversight committee expects to finalize a plan on Thursday to allow teams to conduct up...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, speaks to the media during the owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL is planning to play a full season though it’s uncertain what that will look like. "The schedule will come out as normal, but we’re doing reasonable and responsible planning as we always do, inside of game operations,” league executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
AP
April 30, 2020 - 9:03 pm
The NFL is planning to play a full season though it’s uncertain what that will look like. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that since January the 2020 schedule was intended for release after the draft. It is planned for release by the end of next week, with the date for the kickoff...
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