Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered all aspects of college athletics. It has also silenced basketball traditions ranging from the Cameron Crazies at powerhouse Duke to the “Toilet Paper” game at tiny John Brown University.
The Georgia men’s basketball team’s game with Gardner-Webb scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled. The decision was made on Monday afternoon following consultation with UGA Athletic Association medical personnel.
Georgia redshirt sophomore quarterback JT Daniels and freshman receiver Jermaine Burton have earned weekly Southeastern Conference honors following Georgia’s 31-24 win over Mississippi State, according to a league announcement.
After Blackmon forced the fumble and DeForest Buckner, who the Colts acquired in a March trade for their first-round pick, recovered it, undrafted rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made the winning field goal.
Florida State coach Mike Norvell says his school’s medical advisors made the right decision in postponing the Seminoles game against No. 4 Clemson due to a late positive virus test for a Tigers player.
Taysom Hill rushed for two touchdowns and passed for 233 yards in his first NFL start at quarterback, and the New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to seven games with a 24-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
No. 15 Coastal Carolina has already made history this season and will look to add another milestone to the record books when it plays Appalachian State this weekend. The Chanticleers are already the highest-ranked Sun Belt Conference team in history.
Georgia’s Anthony Edwards was chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday. Edwards becomes the Bulldogs’ highest draft pick ever, topping Dominique Wilkins, who was selected No. 3 overall in 1982.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is fit, confident and most importantly for the Tigers, virus free. Lawrence says he is ready to lead the fourth-ranked Tigers down the stretch of their latest try for championships.
Interim South Carolina coach Mike Bobo says three more players have opted out of the rest of the season while two starting defensive linemen are lost for the year with injuries. Bobo took over Sunday after the school fired coach Will Muschamp in the middle of his fifth season.
University of South Carolina Director of Athletics Ray Tanner announced Sunday that Will Muschamp is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately. With this announcement, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.