A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.
Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote the date of what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.
The Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]