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Join Huntsville Item sports editor Josh Criswell and KSAM 101.7 sports director Rob Hipp for the latest episode of Huntsville Sports Weekly, which will go live at roughly 6:30 p.m.

As uncertainty continues to loom over the 2020 college football season, the preseason Amway Coaches Poll has arrived to provide fans with a dose of non-coronavirus-related content.

Sam Houston State is scheduled to begin training camp for the 2020 football season later this week. However, according to the latest update from the NCAA, it could be two more weeks before the Bearkats and other FCS programs even know what they’re playing for.

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The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday directed each division of the association to decide independently by Aug. 21 whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic.

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PHOENIX — José Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

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STORRS, Conn. — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with hi…

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA's bubble.

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Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place.

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Folks that hunt with me will concur that I have a habit of ignoring smart, precautionary measures to keep myself safe from critters in the outdoors.

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At the start of spring practice, days before the COVID-19 pandemic began to alter the sports world as we knew it, Sam Houston State head coach K.C. Keeler remarked that “rebuilding the offensive line is going to be the single most important part” in the Bearkats’ pursuit of a championship.

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The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths.

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HOUSTON — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston's Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa.

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Looking back on well over a half-century spent as a very active participant in all sorts of hunting and fishing endeavors, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s more fun to diversify than stick with one method of hunting or, fishing for that matter. 

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A local motocross racer is set to compete against some of the best in the country next month, as he goes for his shot at a national title.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn struck out nine in six sharp innings and the Texas Rangers inaugurated their new retractable-roof stadium with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

The NFL has offered opt-out guidelines to players who do not want to participate in the upcoming season because of the coronavirus, two people with knowledge of the offer told The Associated Press on Friday.

More than two dozen Division I conferences have urged the NCAA Board of Governors to hold off on making any decision about conducting fall championships until a majority of leagues determine whether to hold regular-season competition during the pandemic.

Chiefs, 49ers, Saints, Ravens. All powerhouses last season. All in excellent position to be so again if the NFL actually gets to play during the coronavirus pandemic.

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic.

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College coaches might be kept away from high school campuses at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Huntsville defensive lineman Ed Bobino from gaining interest from teams at the next level.

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For many years, I had access to hunt and fish on a couple hundred acres situated about three-quarters of a mile from my home. The place is an outdoor paradise, rough country with plenty of water and always an ample supply of wild hogs that I dearly love to hunt, butcher and turn into tasty m…

Just as sure as someone could take advantage of this year’s pandemic-truncated, 60-game Major League Baseball schedule to hit .400, there are bound to be players who end up with much worse stats than they’d like.

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The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country -- and they are far more complicated.

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The Sam Houston State bowling team recently placed four student-athletes on the NTCA All-Academic team, with the Bearkats being named as one of the team recipients of the national award.

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Sam Houston State head coach K.C. Keeler recently joined the Item Insider podcast to discuss the outlook for college football this fall, why a spring season could work in the FCS and all things SHSU. Listen to the full interview here: http://bit.ly/3h7vUXe

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During this challenging time when many rodeos have cancelled because of coronavirus concerns, the organizing committee at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Frontier Days in Weatherford ultimately decided to produce the traditional annual rodeo this year.

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Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract.

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