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The Scoop - Sunday September 13, 2020

Sunday September 13, 2020


As the Big Ten Turns: The league's presidents and chancellors met and talked about advances in protocols and there is now growing optimism for an October Big Ten start, per reports.

#Nuggets: For one day in college football, it was the Sun Belt's world and the rest of us were just living in it.

Big Ten: Ahead of a monumental presentation to the league's presidents later today, ESPN is reporting the group will also hear from the competition subcommittee, as well as subcommittees on scheduling and TV. B1G football back?

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly and some of his assistants have agreed to contract extensions. Here are the details.

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

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.

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.