Ravens-Steelers game moved to Sunday

Wednesday the National Football League announced that the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers game that was initially set to be played on Thanksgiving has now been pushed back to Sunday. The League had this to say in a statement: “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,”  The NFL has had to move several games around this season due to COVID-19 concerns and positive tests and this Steelers-Ravens game…

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Alabama’s Nick Sabah reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

from ESPN.com: Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19, team sources tell ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. Saban was informed of the poisitive test by the training staff today. Saban left the football facility immediately. No. 2 Alabama plays No. 3 Georgia Saturday night.

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Multiple positive COVID-19 tests causes Saturday’s LSU v Florida game to be postponed

from ESPN.com: Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and LSU at “The Swamp” has been postponed after the Gators have seen a surge in positive COVID-19 tests this week, it was announced Wednesday. The game has tentatively been rescheduled for the SEC’s built-in bye week on Dec. 12, which is the week before the SEC championship. The SEC said on Twitter that the game was postponed after “positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals with the Florida FB program.” Florida has 18 positives among scholarship players and three walk-ons, athletic director Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. He…

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Patriots v Chiefs postponed amid positive COVID-19 tests

from nfl.com’s Michael Baca: Sunday’s Week 4 game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs has been postponed in wake of multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the league announced Saturday. “The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams,” the league announced in a statement. “In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments.…

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Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

From Michael Baca of nfl.com : New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the reserve/COVID list on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Newton has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. Rapoport adds that this is an isolated case, as of right now. Patriots players were alerted this morning to come in and get a POC test because a player had tested positive. The immediate results sho67yw no more positives, according to Rapoport, but…

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SEC will play conference-only schedule in 2020

from cbssports.com’s Adam Silverstein With college football schedules across the country in flux amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEC will announce Thursday afternoon that it will move to a 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season, according to AL.com and Sports Illustrated. The SEC will also push the start of its season to Saturday, Sept. 26, what was originally scheduled to be Week 4 of the 2020 campaign. It is unknown at this time how the SEC will fill out the additional two games of its conference-only schedule. League members traditionally play eight…

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Report alleges 15 women sexually by members of Redskins staff

From cbssports By Jordan Dajani 12m ago4 min read On Thursday evening, the Washington Postpublished a disturbing exclusive which gave us an inside look at the culture of Washington’s NFL franchise. According to Will Hobson and Liz Clarke, 15 former Washington employees told The Post that they were sexually harassed during their time at the club. Over the past week as The Post presented detailed allegations and findings to Washington’s NFL franchise, three team employees accused of improper behavior abruptly departed, including Larry Michael, the club’s longtime radio voice.  In a statement, the team said…

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Redskins to retire name and logo

From John Keim of ESPN : The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they will be retiring their nickname and logo after completing a thorough review that began on July 3. “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review,” the team said in a statement. “Dan Snyder and Coach [Ron] Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100…

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Southern and Grambling added to future LSU schedules

Courtesy LSU Athletics: BATON ROUGE – LSU has added Southern and Grambling State to its future football schedule marking the first time the Tigers will face the two historic in-state opponents, athletic director Scott Woodward officially announced. LSU will host Southern on Sept. 10, 2022 in Tiger Stadium, while the Tigers will face Grambling on Sept. 9, 2023 in Tiger Stadium.  “This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only…

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FAMU legend and NFL great Ken Riley passes at 72

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The football world and the Florida A&M University family lost a legend. Ken Riley, former FAMU football standout, former head coach and athletics director, passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 72. “FAMU Athletics and the entire Rattler Nation is deeply saddened of the passing of former FAMU football player, Head Coach, Athletics Director and NFL great Ken Riley,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha said. “We wish his family our deepest condolences.” “I woke up this morning with a heavy…

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