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The Latest: Ohio State unsure when team can resume practice

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Ohio State officials say they’re not sure when the team can practice again because of the outbreak of COVID-19 cases that forced cancellation of Saturday’s game at Illinois.

“It’s kind of fluid,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said.

Dr. Jim Borchers, the team physician, said the decision to cancel Saturday’s game came on Friday as the numbers increased. He said the program did not meet the threshold for cases that would have forced a seven-day pause of team activities.

The third-ranked Buckeyes

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Saban to sit out Iron Bowl…Trevor Lawrence returns for what could be final home game

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama hosts No. 22 Auburn Saturday in the Iron Bowl, which will have a different feel in this pandemic year with just 20,000 people in Bryant-Denny Stadium. This game won’t be the usual regular-season finale for the teams. And Alabama will be without coach Nick Saban, who tested positive for COVID -19 on Wednesday and had mild symptoms.

A win keeps Alabama squarely on the path toward the Southeastern Championship game and a potential playoff shot. It’s

The Latest: Virus KOs Boise St-San Jose St football game

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The Mountain West Conference canceled Saturday’s game between Boise State and San Jose State because of an “upward trend of COVID-19 cases and contact tracing” in the Broncos program.

The cancellation came a few hours before kickoff. The game was to have featured two of the three unbeaten teams in conference play. It could have been a key decider in the race for a spot in the conference championship game.

The conference said the game would be declared a no contest and there is no plan to reschedule.

The Latest: Colts’ Jonathan Taylor put on COVID list

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The Indianapolis Colts will be without running back Jonathan Taylor on Sunday after the rookie was put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

He is one of three Indy starters sitting out because of COVID when Indianapolis as Indy hosts Tennessee for the AFC South lead.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner went on the COVID list earlier this week and defensive end Denico Autry has not yet been activated after going on the COVID list last week. Autry leads the Colts with six sacks.

Coach Frank Reich also has

Davidson, Texas meet in Maui Invitational

Texas (1-0) vs. Davidson (1-0)

Maui Invitational , Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Texas and Davidson are set to collide in the Maui Invitational. Davidson earned an 82-73 win over High Point in its most recent game, while Texas won easily 91-55 against Texas Rio Grande Valley in its last outing.

DID YOU KNOW: Texas went 10-3 against non-conference teams last season. In those 13 games, the Longhorns gave up only 61.5 points per game while scoring 68.8 per outing. Davidson went 6-6 in non-conference play, averaging 70.3 points and

WCU squares off against Piedmont

Piedmont vs. Western Carolina (1-1)

Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Monday, 11 a.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Western Carolina Catamounts will be taking on the Lions of Division III Piedmont. Western Carolina lost 66-64 to Troy in its most recent game.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Mason Faulkner has averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and four assists this year for Western Carolina. Complementing Faulkner is Xavier Cork, who is averaging 16 points and 2.5 blocks per game.JUMPING FOR JOLLY: Ryan Jolly has connected on 40 percent of the five 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 33.3 percent of his

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Saban to sit out Iron Bowl…Trevor Lawrence returns for what could be final home game

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama hosts No. 22 Auburn Saturday in the Iron Bowl, which will have a different feel in this pandemic year with just 20,000 people in Bryant-Denny Stadium. This game won’t be the usual regular-season finale for the teams. And Alabama will be without coach Nick Saban, who tested positive for COVID -19 on Wednesday and had mild symptoms.

A win keeps Alabama squarely on the path toward the Southeastern Championship game and a potential playoff shot. It’s

Belmont looks to remain perfect

Queens University vs. Belmont (2-0)

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Belmont Bruins will be taking on the Royals of Division II Queens University. Belmont is coming off a 77-67 win over George Mason in its most recent game.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Luke Smith has averaged 18 points and 3.5 steals for the Bruins, while Nick Muszynski has recorded 16 points and five rebounds per game.LEAPING FOR LUKE: Smith has connected on 41.7 percent of the 12 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 77.8 percent of his free throws this season.

Troy squares up against UNCW

Troy (1-0) vs. UNC Wilmington (1-1)

Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Troy and UNC Wilmington both look to put winning streaks together . Troy won 66-64 over Western Carolina in its last outing. UNC Wilmington is coming off a 76-68 win at UNC-Asheville in its most recent game.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: .WATCH OUT FOR WOODS: Kam Woods has connected on 33.3 percent of the three 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 60 percent of his free throws this season.

DID YOU KNOW: Troy went 2-7 against non-conference schools last season. In those nine games, the

Santa Clara squares off against Nicholls St.

Nicholls State (2-0) vs. Santa Clara (2-0)

Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State and Santa Clara both look to put winning streaks together . Nicholls State blew out Idaho State by 19 in its last outing. Santa Clara is coming off a 66-63 win at home over UC Davis in its most recent game.

STEPPING UP: Santa Clara’s Josip Vrankic has averaged 18 points and six rebounds while Jalen Williams has put up 13.5 points and 2.5 steals. For the Colonels, Ty Gordon has averaged 19.5 points, five assists and two steals while Najee Garvin has put up 15