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Israel Mukuamu named to Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list

The Thorpe Award preseason watch list includes 49 of the nation's best defensive backs, representing 10 conferences. The preseason watch list is selected by a screening committee whose members compile a list of up to 50 players.

SEC to honor scholarships of athletes sitting out fall due to COVID-19

Southeastern Conference student-athletes who elect to not participate in intercollegiate athletics during the fall 2020 academic semester because of health and/or safety concerns related to COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team, the Conference announced Friday.

ESPN: Some coaches share colleges' burden amid coronavirus pandemic

NEARLY HALF OF major college football and men's basketball coaches have taken voluntary pay cuts in response to the financial crisis facing higher education because of the coronavirus pandemic, but most of the highest-paid coaches have not, an ESPN survey found.

NCAA: Test all athletes for COVID-19 within 72 hours of game

The NCAA says college football players should be tested for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before a game, players with high-risk exposures to the coronavirus should be quarantined for 14 days and everybody on the sideline should wear a mask.

Braves and Marlins to play exhibition games

The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play a pair of exhibition games on July 21 and July 22 at Truist Park in Atlanta, prior to the start of the 2020 regular season.

Gamecocks mourn the passing of King Dixon

Dixon served as South Carolina's Athletics Director from 1988 until 1992. He was a running back for the Gamecocks from 1956-1958 and served as a co-captain during his senior year. 

WATCH: Gov. McMaster threatens no football if COVID cases don't decline

Gov. Henry McMaster said during a press conference Wednesday that if cases of Coronavirus don't decline across the state of South Carolina, he'll have no choice but to leave restrictions in place for large gatherings, effectively canceling college football in the state.

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