The most recent news from the NCAA:JULY 30Notre Dame will partner with the ACC for the upcoming college football season but according to the school's athletic director, the decision was made due to the coronavirus pandemic rather than "Notre Dame's long-term assessment of independence." Read more here.Sept. 5. is likely the opening date for the Big Ten season and that a full schedule could be out before Sunday. Read more here.The Sec will begin a 10-game conference-only slate that kicks off on Sept. 26. Winners of the two divisions will meet for the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 19. Read more here.The Big 12 announced it's canceling its virtual media day scheduled for Aug. 3. Read more here.The NCAA Board of Governors is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to discuss how and if college sports are possible with coronavirus cases rising throughout the U.S. One of the options is canceling fall sports. Read more here.JULY 29Penn State athletics confirmed that at least eight student-athletes returned positive coronavirus results during the university's latest testing round. PSU completed 466 tests among student-athletes as of July 24. Results of 66 of those tests were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. Staff members weren't included in this testing data. Read more here.Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley has elected to skip any version of a college football season held amid the coronavirus pandemic so he can prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Read more here.The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline for players to pull out of the 2020 draft class is August 3. However, the NBA is allowing early entrants to declare up until August 17, since the draft itself has been postponed until October. As a result, an NCAA underclassman who is struggling with his decision could withdraw by August 3, then re-enter by August 17 if he has change of heart. At that point, he’d be forgoing his remaining college eligibility, but it would essentially give him an extra two weeks to make up his mind. Read more here.The ACC has finalized its model for the football season, which includes 10 in-conference games and one nonconference game. Notre Dame will also play under these league rules and, thus, will be eligible to compete in the ACC Championship Game. Read more here.JULY 28Stadium's Brett McMurphy reported if Ohio State can have football fans, they will be required to wear masks and the stadium capacity will likely be limited to 20 percent. Read more here.The Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball program halted workouts for 14 days following a pair of coronavirus test results among players. Read more here.The Arizona Wildcats football program has suspended redshirt junior offensive lineman Edgar Burrola after he failed to follow COVID-19 protocols. According to Michael Lev of Tucson.com, Burrola was resistant to adhering to protocols like using a mask and distancing. That led to fears within the program that, without taking action, it could end up having to quarantine everyone like Michigan State and Rutgers were forced to do after outbreaks within their programs. Read more here.The NCAA has granted all major college football programs the right to start their seasons on Aug. 29, also known as "Week Zero," per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN). Teams previously not scheduled to play in August were set to open campaigns over Labor Day weekend. Read more here.JULY 27Michigan State announced that 16 student-athletes and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the school's latest round of testing. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported that 122 student-athletes, as well as other personnel, were tested over the last week. All MSU athletes who test positive, as well as those who have contact with infected individuals, must quarantine for two weeks. Read more here.JULY 25The entire Rutgers football program is quarantining for 14 days after learning of six positive COVID-19 results in its latest weekly testing cycle. The Rutgers news comes just one day after Michigan State was forced to enact the same protocol. Read more here.The Oklahoma Sooners football team announced that they have moved up the date of their first game of the season. Oklahoma and Missouri State have agreed to play on Aug. 29, which is a week earlier than they initially planned to play. The reason they bumped up the game is to allow for as much flexibility as possible regarding their season as they navigate the issues related to the coronavirus. Read more here.JULY 24In stunning news, the Michigan State football program announced Friday that the entire team will quarantine for 14 days. This news comes on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that workouts had been suspended following a positive COVID-19 test. Read more here.The NCAA has announced the body will not cancel college football or other fall sports, or make a decision on championships before the end of July, saying the situation will be revisited in August. Read more here.JULY 23The Pac-12 announced recently that it will play a conference-only football schedule in 2020, and we now know that the start of the season will be a bit delayed. According to Jon Wilner of The Mercury News, the Pac-12 is preparing for teams to play 10-game schedules beginning on Sept 19. Read more here.The ACC is coming up with plans for a modified college football schedule this fall. According to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, the ACC is considering an 11-game schedule. The schedule would include 10 conference games and one nonconference game, and it would not start on time. Read more here.JULY 22New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to New Mexico and New Mexico State asking them to suspend their football seasons, according to Geoff Grammar of the Albuquerque Journal. In her letter, Lujan Grisham cited the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state among young people ages 20-39. Read more here.Toledo head football coach Jason Candle confirmed that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Candle will self-isolate until he returns negative coronavirus test results and is cleared to rejoin team sessions. Read more here.The Pac-12 announced its annual China basketball game has been canceled this year due to the pandemic. The Washington Huskies and Tulane Green Wave were scheduled to meet in China this November. Read more here.JULY 21New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that spectators can't attend collegiate fall sports competitions in the state if seasons begin in that state amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo did, however, give the go-ahead for games to occur and air on television and radio. Read more here.Jack Swarbrick, who has been Notre Dame’s AD since 2008, wants the college football season to begin later than scheduled. “The value of starting later is you really get to see how your university has done. You have the benefit of all of that information and knowledge, and so I’d like to start a little later,” Swarbrick told ESPN’s Heather Dinich. Read more here.JULY 20ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Monday that his NFL sources have told him “several star players could sit out the collegiate season.” Read more here.The Pac-12 postponed football media days "until further notice" and announced a later date for media availability will be determined. Read more here.The Texas Longhorns are preparing for a football season that will include fans at home games. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte emailed season ticket holders and said that Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium may be filled up to 50% capacity for contests, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN). Read more here.Auburn will need a new opponent for Week 1 of the college football season now that the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced that it is postponing all fall sports. The Tigers were scheduled to host Alcorn State on Saturday, Sept. 5 to begin their season. That game will not be happening. Read more here.JULY 18Gary Stokan, President and CEO of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and the annual Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game tweeted he heard a Notre Dame-Alabama Week 1 matchup has been "floated" as a possibility. Read more here.Kirk Herbstreit said he would be “surprised” to see the entire college football season canceled, believing instead that schools and conferences will simply keep postponing things if it comes to that. Read more here.JULY 17The America East Conference and Atlantic 10 Conference became the latest collegiate bodies to cancel fall sports due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.The Indiana Hoosiers football team has paused workouts after six individuals tested positive for COVID-19. As ESPN's Tom VanHaaren wrote, this pause affects only the football program. Read more here.The SEC announced that student-athletes on scholarships who don't wish to participate in seasons amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic will have those scholarships honored by member universities. Read more here.JULY 16NCAA president Mark Emmert is questioning whether there will be fall sports at all, saying in an official statement: "Today, sadly, the data point in the wrong direction. If there is to be college sports in the fall, we need to get a much better handle on the pandemic." Read more here.The Colonial Athletic Association is expected to cancel the 2020 college football season, per The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Read more here.The Horizon League confirmed that all fall sports competitions within the conference are suspended through the end of September, at least, due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced it has indefinitely suspended all fall sports. The MEAC added that no decision has been made on potentially moving the fall sports calendar to next spring. Read more here.UNC football head coach Mack Brown is frustrated with the NCAA, telling Paul Finebaum: "I really wish we’d have a commissioner of college football. We wouldn’t have different leagues doing different things and so much uncertainty." Read more here.JULY 15The University of Michigan has announced there will be no season tickets for the upcoming college football season. The school announced that all season tickets will be put on pause until next year, meaning that fans won't have to risk their safety just to hold onto their season tickets. If games are allowed to be played in front of fans at all, season-ticket holders will have an opportunity to buy tickets to the game and no tickets will go on sale to the general public. Read more here.LSU coach Ed Orgeron says that America needs football more than ever and that it absolutely should not be canceled. "We need to play. This state needs it; this country needs it," Orgeron said. Read more here.Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly doesn’t expect the coronavirus to stop college football players from taking the field. During an interview on ESPN’s “Get Up”, Kelly essentially guaranteed a 2020 college football season, only noting that it was a question of when the games will take place. Read more here.Wearing masks has become a controversial subject. However, Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz has one simple request for fans: wear masks. Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Drinkwitz believes wearing masks can help save the 2020 college football season, which is now in doubt. Read more here.The Rose Bowl Game remains on the college football schedule even though the 2021 Rose Bowl Parade is now canceled due to the uncontrolled virus outbreak, via ESPN's Andrea Adelson. Read more here.Although the Pac-12 and Big Ten announced that they were going to conference-only schedules, the SEC might not follow suit. Despite league commissioner Greg Sankey saying they need health trends related to the coronavirus to improve, he says they are still considering a full schedule for football. Sankey told Adam Schein that a full schedule was on the table during an interview on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. Read more here.JULY 14Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is holding on to any glimmer of hope for college football, even if it means pushing games back to early 2021. "I just can't imagine a scenario (where we don't play)," Riley said. "Whether it's something we do in the fall, whether it's a shortened season, whether it's spring, there's nothing we should take off the table." Read more here.Per an official statement, the SEC postponed volleyball, soccer and cross country competitions through the end of August. Read more here.Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin told reporters that he's recovered after testing positive for the coronavirus last month. Per ESPN's Andrea Adelson, Stricklin explained that he dealt with mild symptoms and quarantined for 10 days. Additionally, Stricklin was non-committal when speaking about college football and other fall sports starting and completing seasons as scheduled. "Right now, there's no way of really knowing." Read more here. JULY 13The Patriot League has announced that it will be cancel fall sports, with a decision on winter sports being made at a later time. The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy are exempt from the cancellation, and their superintendents will be responsible for making any decisions in regard to competitive sports. Read more here.Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk is committed to continuing the tradition of his program facing Army, even this season. "If there's only one game we're going to play, it's the Army-Navy game. Unless the pandemic is such at the time that we're precluded by the city of Philadelphia to play that game, we have every intention of playing Army-Navy." Navy is scheduled to face Army at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 12. Read more here.Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard provided a look at how much revenue his school could lose this year. In an open letter, Pollard estimated that Iowa State's athletic department would incur approximately $40 million "in unfunded expenses in the next six months" if fall sports are canceled. Read more here.SEC commissioner Greg Sankey appeared on "The Paul Finebaum Show" and said, "time is an asset that's rapidly slipping away" regarding the college football season. Sankey is not yet ready to make a final determination when it comes to scheduling, saying that he will decide later this month. Read more here.JULY 12The 2020 JUCO football season is expected to be pushed to the spring, per The Athletic’s Max Olson. The decision comes after NJCAA president and CEO sided with the NJCAA’s presidential advisory council in their recent recommendation to move fall sports to next spring. For some of the top JUCO recruits in the 2020 class, this could lead to them transferring before the junior college football season begins. Read more here.The uncertainty surrounding the 2020 CFB season has some top players thinking ahead. Many top draft-eligible prospects could jump ship if fall sports are moved to next spring. Per The Athletic's Ben Standig, agents are talking to high-profile stars, and it now looks increasingly likely that multiple players could skip the season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Read more here.JULY 11The Maryland Terps football team has canceled voluntary workouts after nine of 158 student-athletes tested returned positive results. Despite this being about a 5% positive test rate, those in charge at Maryland decided canceling workouts made the most sense. Read more here.SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is now admitting football could be in jeopardy. During an interview on ESPN Radio’s "Marty & McGee," Sankey admitted that his concern for the upcoming football season is “high to very high.” Given SEC teams will open their schedules in the first week of September, he also admitted that the conference is running out of time to get things done. Read more here.Major conferences going to conference-only schedules leaves independents such as Notre Dame in a rough spot. Stadium's Brett McMurphy reports the ACC says that it will help the Fighting Irish schedule games. Notre Dame has six games scheduled in 2020 against ACC teams (Wake Forest, Pitt, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Louisville), but its other six games against teams whose conferences shifted to a conference-only schedule were canceled. Read more here.JULY 10UConn has reported zero positive COVID-19 results among 150 student-athletes tested since June 19. Read more here.The Pac-12 announced conference-only schedules for football and other fall sports. The conference also temporarily postponed mandatory athletic activities. Football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball are all affected by this announcement. Read more here.Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus. The conference released a statement about the situation, saying Scott got tested after experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. Scott is said to be self-quarantining while continuing to operate in his role as commissioner. Read more here.JULY 9A recent survey of all 130 FBS athletic directors was conducted by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy. Of the 130 ADs polled, 73 percent indicated they expect the 2020 college football season to be delayed. Even more alarming for Power 5 conference, only 22 percent of their athletic directors believe the season will start on schedule. Read more here.Division III’s Centennial Conference became the latest sports league to suspend sports this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centennial Conference, home to 11 programs, announced that it will suspend all sports for the remainder of the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.Stanford announced it is cutting 11 varsity sports programs due to ramifications from the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs include men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. Read more here.The Big Ten conference has announced that fall sports will play conference-only games, if the seasons happen at all. Additionally, the Big Ten also added that member institutions will honor the scholarships of student-athletes who decide not to participate in their respective sports this season due to coronavirus-related concerns. Read more here.Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren told reporters he's "very concerned" about the outlook for the 2020 CFB season, via Peter Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith echoed those thoughts, also saying he's "very concerned" for the state of fall college sports, via ESPN Cleveland. Read more about Warren's thoughts here, and check out what else Smith said here.Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick is also skeptical about 2020 college football, telling ESPN's Heather Dinich it's "less likely" the season starts on time. Read more here.JULY 8The Ivy League has canceled football and all other fall sports, per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. No fall sports will be played until at least the start of the new year. The conference will provide an update on winter sports in "mid-July." Stadium's Brett McMurphy added that the Ivy League football campaign could be pushed back to the spring, or that the conference's next season may not begin until the fall of 2021. Read more here.Carnegie Mellon has decided to cancel fall sports. Athletic director Josh Centor told students in an email on Wednesday: "We cannot appropriately return to sport at this time." Read more here.Ohio State announced it is pausing voluntary workouts after positive COVID-19 tests. "Seven teams’ workouts are affected by this pause: men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball," the statement read. It's not known when Ohio State intends to resume training sessions. Read more here.JULY 7Stadium's Brett McMurphy tweeted that zero of the 103 Notre Dame football players tested returned positive results last week. To date, only one player has tested positive, while the school has accumulated 251 negative tests among personnel. Read more here.JULY 6Fordham’s athletic department announced that it is canceling its game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The matchup was scheduled to take place on Sept. 12 at Aloha Stadium. Read more here.JULY 5As uncertainty grows regarding the 2020 college football season, there is "increased momentum" to delay the campaign until the spring, per New York Post's Howie Kussoy and Zach Braziller, who reported that one Power Five athletic director said: "What's most sensible is the spring." Read more here.JULY 4Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is no longer feeling optimistic about the 2020 CFB season. "I think the situation’s a lot more perilous than it was a few weeks ago," Scott said, via the NCAA. The U.S. is currently seeing a massive spike in several areas of the country, most notably Florida, California and Arizona. Read more here.JULY 3Kansas’ athletic department announced Friday that it is suspending voluntary workouts for the football team indefinitely after 12 players tested positive for COVID-19. In the statement, the university said it will require every football player and staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days, following the CDC’s guidelines for those in close contact with a person carrying the virus. Read more here.ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum continues to be pessimistic regarding the state of the 2020 college football season. Finebaum stated the chances of the season getting played is "below 50 percent." Read more here.JULY 2The administration for USC sent a letter to its student body earlier this week, recommending that students take classes online and avoid housing themselves on or near campus. The administration did leave open the possibility of low-density activities on campus. That could obviously include the Trojans football team, but for now, this is not great news as it relates to the 2020 college football season. Read more here.JULY 1New Iona basketball coach Rick Pitino tweeted some thoughts about the upcoming CBB campaign, urging the NCAA to delay the start of 2020 CBB season until January. Additionally, he suggests team play only league games as an additional safety measure. As it relates to his ideas, Pitino said: "Although I can’t wait to be back on the sidelines, the health of my players and staff is what’s really important." Read more here.Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway is throwing cold water on the possibility of playing a college football season this year. Holloway spoke with NJ Advance Media’s Adam Clark and said: I think we are far from certain that we are going to have a college football season in the fall. Maybe in the spring, but even then we are just guessing right now." Read more here.As it pertains to spring college football, count Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour among those who are against that idea. Per ESPN's Heather Dinich, Barbour said: "One of the biggest challenges [of a spring season] — and it's probably the biggest one in my mind — is the proximity to next season, and frankly a second lost spring ball." Read more here.Add Oklahoma Sooners football to the list of college teams experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. Bruce Feldman from The Athletic reported there are 12 players who have active cases of the coronavirus, plus two others who have recovered. There’s also two cases among the coaching staff. Read more here.JUNE 30Earlier this week, a report emerged indicating that some universities have requested that football players and other student-athletes sign coronavirus-related waivers that exonerate schools if any COVID-19 claims are later filed, per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Cory Booker introduced legislation on Tuesday to prohibit those waivers, per Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated. Read more here.JUNE 29Southeast Missouri and Dayton have announced that their matchup on Sept. 3 is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the decision is mutual, Dayton cited challenges created by the pandemic as the reasoning to cancel the game. Specifically, the Flyers wouldn’t have enough time to prepare themselves for the season with practice time dramatically limited by the worsening pandemic. Read more here.JUNE 26Morehouse College will not have a football or cross country season this fall due to COVID-19 concerns, the school announced Friday. President David A. Thomas released a statement saying that the college will not compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions not only to keep athletes safe, but everyone else on campus as well. Read more here.Texas Tech University’s athletic department announced that it conducted 197 COVID-19 tests of football players and staff. The results determined that 23 members of the Red Raiders’ football program had the coronavirus. While the 23 cases is among the highest figures to be reported by colleges thus far, none of those with the virus have been hospitalized and 21 have recovered. Read more here.Clemson has announced that 14 additional football players have tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the total up to 37 cases. Read more here.JUNE 25As several schools have been forced to eliminate sports programs, Michigan might be next. Michigan, one of the most recognized schools in the U.S. and a powerhouse in athletics, estimates a $26.1 million budget deficit for the 2020-21 academic year. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel is projecting a dire situation for the Wolverines, as he described to The Detroit News. It could become even worse if there is no college football season this year. Read more here.JUNE 24The University of Connecticut is officially eliminating four of its sports programs, becoming the latest school to make significant cuts from its athletics program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The board made the cuts official, per the Hartford Courant’s Alexa Philippou, approving the new budget on Wednesday. As a result, the Huskies will eliminate their men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s rowing programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. Read more here.Penn State head coach James Franklin has announced that he will be isolating himself away from his family this season. Franklin told HBO's "Real Sports" that his family will remain in Florida while he coaches the Nittany Lions to protect his 12-year-old daughter, who suffers from sickle cell disease and is therefore considered a high-risk individual for COVID-19. Franklin is unlikely the only college coach to have an immediate family fall into that category. Perhaps other coaches will follow suit. Read more here.Regarding fan attendance, Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he is "planning on a full stadium." As for his thinking, he believes it's easier to prepare for the high-end scenario and adjust down than the other way around. Read more here. JUNE 23Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials are urging Iowa State University to make a significant sacrifice this fall. The Story County Board of Health has asked Iowa State not to allow fans to attend any games, including football, this fall. As health officials described, according to to WeAreIowa.com, there is likely no way events with mass gatherings can be held and stay remotely safe for the general public. Read more here.The University of Florida has become the latest school to see a spike in the coronavirus, confirming that 11 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here.JUNE 20At least 30 LSU football players are now in quarantine due to a COVID-19 outbreak, according to Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger. The Athletic's Brody Miller reported that there are at least a dozen positive cases on the football team. Read more here.JUNE 19Clemson announced that 28 student-athletes returned positive COVID-19 results out of 315 tests. The Athletic's Grace Raynor reported 23 of those 28 athletes are football players. Most individuals were described to be asymptomatic. None required hospitalization as of the start of the weekend. Read more here.JUNE 18Colorado discovered two of its football players tested positive for COVID-19, reports Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. Read more here.JUNE 17According to Chip Brown of 247 Sports, the Texas Longhorns had six players test positive for the coronavirus. Due to contact tracing, there are “at least 15” players in quarantine at this time. Last week, half the team was tested, resulting in two positive results. This week, the other half of the team was tested. Read more here.