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The Scoop - Saturday September 12, 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020


Big Ten: Following a presentation of the league's Return to Competition task force, Big Ten presidents will vote on a plan as soon as tomorrow. More here.

Houston: Houston's trip to Memphis, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, has been postponed. The Cougars will instead play Baylor next week, according to multiple reports. Baylor was originally scheduled to host Louisiana Tech today, but that game was canceled due to covid issues in Ruston.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly has agreed to a contract extension. Here are the details.

Innovative coaching decision: After being forced to quarantine due to Covid issue, this high school head coach came up with very creative solution allowing him to call the gotta see this.

Oklahoma State: Nine of Mike Gundy's 10 assistants were exempt from department-wide pay cuts, according to The Oklahoman. Details here.

Virginia-Virginia Tech: The Commonwealth Cup game, scheduled for Sept. 19, has been postponed at Tech's request. The teams' next mutual off date is Dec. 12. This is Virginia Tech's second postponement; they were originally scheduled to play NC State today and will now do that next Saturday. Virginia will now open its season Oct. 3 against Clemson. Update: Virginia will now host Duke on Sept. 26. The teams previously shared an open date on Nov. 14.

Epic 9-lateral game winner: Down 2 with under 3 seconds to go, needing about 60 yards, an Alabama high school pulled off an epic 9-lateral (1 fumble) game winner.

Myocarditis: Heart concerns should not be a reason to cancel college sports, according to one of the nation's leading experts on cardiovascular performance.

Baylor: Baylor has exhausted all possibilities for finding a replacement game on Sept. 19 but the possibility is "very slim," according to David Smoak of SicEm365 Radio. The Bears were supposed to host Louisiana Tech today before the Bulldogs endured a Covid outbreak following Hurricane Laura.

Washington State: Wazzu has announced 15 percent pay cuts for AD Pat Chun, head coach Nick Rolovich and others. The group had previously taken 5 percent cuts. Assistant coaches will take 10 percent cuts. “As you would imagine, our coaches and staff have displayed tremendous commitment and sacrifice. I can’t thank our coaches and staff enough for their continued grit, passion and dedication. I give them a heartfelt applause for their efforts as we continue to tackle the unknown challenges brought on by this pandemic," Chun said.

Big Ten: In case you missed it, here's the latest episode of As the Big Ten Turns, involving surprise votes and new legal stunts.