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CB Wade will play for Buckeyes after all

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two of Ohio State's biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season.

The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the Big Ten. Both are expected to be first-round picks.

They changed their minds after the conference announced on Wednesday that teams would play an nine-game season starting Oct. 23-24.


Virus scraps game for No. 12 UNC

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Pac-12's Scott: Vote not expected Friday

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected.

"(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what's been a very dynamic and rapidly changing series of events over the last 24 to 48 hours," Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday. "We'll obviously have to decide soon, but I'm not necessarily expecting a decision (Friday)."


Mich. teams may require face shields

LANSING, Mich (AP) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but a face shield will suffice for players and the administration is open to potentially changing the order.

Her office said it will talk to the conference about the mandate, which covers organized sports in which athletes cannot keep distance "except for occasional and fleeting moments." The state measure exempts professional sports and amateur sports like tennis, golf, cross country, baseball and softball.


Washington DT Onwuzurike to turn pro

SEATTLE (AP) Washington defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike said Thursday that he is opting out of the upcoming college football season and is declaring for the 2021 NFL draft.

Onwuzurike was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season when he had 45 total tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks. He was an AP preseason second-team All-American selection this season.


UNC DB Wolfolk academically ineligible

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels.

Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Thursday that Wolfolk "fell behind" in his graduate work during the past semester. He had graduated in December with degrees in sociology and communications.


NCAA approves Vols' Mays' waiver appeal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to play immediately has been approved.

Now it's up to the Southeastern Conference and Commissioner Greg Sankey to allow Mays to transfer inside the league after the lineman started his career at Georgia.


Transfer Hill to start as S. Carolina QB

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Graduate transfer Collin Hill will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens against No. 15 Tennessee on Sept. 26.

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced the decision Thursday. Hill arrived at South Carolina from Colorado State and beat out last year's freshman starter, Ryan Hilinski.


No. 7 Notre Dame welcomes rebuilding USF

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) First-year South Florida coach Jeff Scott is looking forward to the gamble his Bulls are taking this Saturday in visiting No. 7 Notre Dame.

The 39-year-old Scott, fresh off a 27-6 opening victory over The Citadel, is planning to roll the dice and see how things work out against the Fighting Irish in the game that was hastily scheduled in August as a replacement.


Big Ten to begin play Oct. 23-24 weekend

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased.

The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all.