Nick Saban cleared to return to coach Saturday’s game against Georgia

From ESPN: Alabama coach Nick Saban has been cleared to coach in Saturday’s game against No. 3 Georgiafollowing a third negative COVID-19 test Saturday, the school announced. Alabama team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson said in a statement that Saban, who turns 69 later this month, had negative tests Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an initial positive test Wednesday. The school added that two additional tests, from Thursday and Friday, were found to be negative at a separate lab. “Due to the fact that Coach Saban has remained completely symptom-free and had five…

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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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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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Washington State’s Bryce Beekman dead at 22

Though we don’t cover much collegiate sports outside of our HBCU coverage , but tragedy has struck college football with the untimely and premature passing of Washington State safety Bryce Beekman at only 22 years of age. from 24/7 sports : HEARTBREAKING NEWS HAS ARRIVEDto Washington State. On Wednesday morning, CF.C confirmed WSU safety Bryce Beekman, getting ready to embark on his final season with the football team, passed away.  Members of the team took to social media late Tuesday evening and delivered multiple emotional tweets, some including ’26’ in them,…

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Illinois breaks off 1st year HC Cubit

The University of Illinois now has an opening for a head football coach. In a move that caught many off guard, new Athletic Director Josh Whitman fired 1st year coach Bill Cubit. The move happened just a week before the Illini were set to commence spring practice. The practices are postponed until a replacement can be found.   Whitman released a statement earlier today and it was chock full of admin-speak in which he said this: “I appreciate the leadership that Bill Cubit provided our football program during what has…

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