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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

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

COLUMNS

Are the Chicken Littles going to win at UConn?

State U is hardly alone nationally in its financial quagmire. But trying to solve it as if there's...

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

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

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

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

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing, who was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, has returned home, his family announced Monday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Patrick Ewing’s son says the Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, Eddie Sutton, head coach at Oklahoma State between 1990-2006, is honored at halftime of the Oklahoma State basketball game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla. Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died

Historically black schools hit hard by academic penalties

Historically black colleges and universities have once again been hit disproportionately with NCAA-imposed penalties based on Academic Progress Rate scores

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.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women won't play Louisville next season

It was Louisville coach Jeff Walz who first spoke last November of the possibility his Cardinals would play the UConn women’s basketball team in a neutral-site contest during the 2020-21 season.

Big East planning a variety of scenarios for upcoming year

Big East commissioner Val Ackerson talks with UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley at Madison Square Garden in New York last June when it was announced the Huskies would be returning to the conference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Big East has insurance that covers a pandemic, which softened the blow of prematurely ending its men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden in March.

Lister resigns as UConn women's assistant

Jasmine Lister has resigned and will not return for a third year on Geno Auriemma's staff.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

CEBA looks to fill the void for Legion baseball

Organizers hope to start the CT Elite Baseball Association LLC. later this month to fill the void left by the Connecticut State American Legion cancelling its season due to COVID-19.

PROFESSIONAL

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

Brad Keselowski (2) drives to victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASCAR is beginning to hear calls for fans to come back after two successful weeks of racing

FIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

FIFA has urged soccer competition organizers to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players over in-game expressions of solidarity with George Floyd

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