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14 Oklahoma football players test positive for virus as workouts begin (CFB News)

Before I get into the post, I just wanted to say happy 4th of July to everyone-Carter

14 unidentified Oklahoma football players tested positive for the coronavirus. Also, 2 of 72 staff tested positive for the virus as well.

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will retain his job after the school reviewed a racial slur he used in a message in 2013. Scalley will still take a major pay cut due to the fact that before he admitted to this message, he was going to be the head coach in waiting in Salt Lake City.

Alabama has had two five-star football commits going back to the class of 2017 and it continues in 2021. The tide landed highly touted defensive end Dallas Turner, who joins five-star offensive lineman JC Latham in Alabama’s 2021 class.

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Headlines from around the sports world (College Basketball, College Football, NBA, NFL)

Tomorrow’s post:The NBA’s restart calendar

Today I’m going to try something new. I will discuss two to three headlines from college basketball, college football, the NBA, and the NFL.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-

The top available guard on the transfer market, former Florida guard Andrew Nembhard, is going to play and continue his education in Spokane at Gonzaga this fall. Nembhard chose the Zags over Duke, Georgetown, Memphis, Stanford, and USC. Nembhard started all 67 games the past two seasons for Florida and averaged 11.2 points, 3 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game last season. While Nembhard will have to sit out this season due to transfer rules, he is expected to replace elite Gonzaga signee Jalen Suggs, as he likely goes to the 2021 NBA Draft next year.

In ESPN’s first ever 2023 rankings, dubbed the 2023 ESPN 25, talented point guard DJ Wagner was ranked number one. A YouTube highlight video in himself, Mikey Williams debuted ranked number three. And the son of LeBron James, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., debuted at number twenty-four.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-

This may not just be college football news, but it’s important. John Swofford will retire as ACC Commissioner after the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year. Swofford will step down after 24 years, making him the longest tenured commissioner ever to hold the ACC job.

Mississippi State Running Back Kylin Hill has made a statement. The star running back stated in a tweet earlier this week that, “Either change the (Mississippi) flag or I won’t be representing this state anymore & I mean that.. I’m tired.”

NBA-

Legendary former North Carolina wing and longtime NBA wing Vince Carter officially announced his retirement Thursday. At 43 years old, Carter announced his retirement after a 22-year career.

Lakers Guard Avery Bradley has announced he will opt out and not play in the NBA’s Orlando restart. A former teammate of Lakers star LeBron James, free agent guard JR Smith, has emerged as the lead candidate for the vacant spot on LA’s roster.

Mavs Center Willie Caluley-Stein has opted out of the NBA’s restart. To fill the open spot, Dallas is expected to sign Guard Trey Burke.

NFL-

The NFL has advised its teams to expect an on time start to training camps come July. Most players on most teams will report to camp no later than July 28.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame cancelled the NFL’s opening pre-season game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers due to the ongoing coronavirus. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement has also been postponed.

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How I would do conference realignment

Here’s my updated view on how I think conference realignment will go when conference TV deals end from 2023-2026. Instead of making a lengthy post about it, check out my slide deck explaining everything and my YouTube video.

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cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 34:Arizona State

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Northern Arizona Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 at.UNLV Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 BYU Win 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
4 at.USC Loss 3-1 (0-1) Pac-12
5 Oregon State Win 4-1 (1-1) Pac-12
6 UCLA Win 5-1 (2-1) Pac-12
7 Bye None 5-1 (2-1) Pac-12
8 at.Colorado Loss 5-2 (2-2) Pac-12
9 at.Washington State Win 6-2 (3-2) Pac-12
10 California Win 7-2 (4-2) Pac-12
11 at.Oregon Loss 7-3 (4-3) Pac-12
12 Utah Win 8-3 (5-3) Pac-12
13 at.Arizona Win 9-3 (6-3) Pac-12

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Former Hoya McClung commits to Texas Tech (CBB News)

Georgetown Guard transfer Mac McClung has committed to play his final two years of eligibility at Texas Tech. McClung chose the Red Raiders over a final group headlined by Arkansas, Auburn, Memphis, and USC. McClung averaged 15.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game during his sophomore season.

Former Kentucky Guard/Forward Johnny Juzang has received a waiver to play immediately at home state school UCLA. Juzang played minimally in Lexington.

Ranked number eight in the 2021 ESPN 60, Five-Star Center Moussa Cisse has decided to reclassify into the 2020 class. Cisse will make his college decision next week between Florida State, Georgia, Georgetown, Kentucky, LSU, and Memphis.

The Pac-12 has announced that voluntary, in-person workouts for all sports can begin on June 15, as long as local governments and universities permit it.

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cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 31:Washington

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Michigan Loss 0-1 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Sacramento State Win 1-1 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Utah State Win 2-1 (0-0) Pac-12
4 Bye None 2-1 (0-0) Pac-12
5 at.Oregon Loss 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
6 Oregon State Win 3-2 (1-1) Pac-12
7 at.Utah Loss 3-3 (1-2) Pac-12
8 Arizona Win 4-3 (2-2) Pac-12
9 at.California Win 5-3 (3-2) Pac-12
10 Stanford Win 6-3 (4-2) Pac-12
11 at.USC Loss 6-4 (4-3) Pac-12
12 Colorado Win 7-4 (5-3) Pac-12
13 at.Washington State Win 8-4 (6-3) Pac-12

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cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 30:California

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.UNLV Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 TCU Win 2-0 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Cal Poly Win 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
4 Bye None 3-0 (0-0) Pac-12
5 Utah Loss 3-1 (0-1) Pac-12
6 at.Washington State Win 4-1 (1-1) Pac-12
7 at.USC Win 5-1 (2-1) Pac-12
8 Oregon Win 6-1 (3-1) Pac-12
9 at.Oregon State Win 7-1 (4-1) Pac-12
10 Washington Loss 7-2 (4-2) Pac-12
11 at.Arizona State Loss 7-3 (4-3) Pac-12
12 Bye None 7-3 (4-3) Pac-12
13 Stanford Win 8-3 (5-3) Pac-12
14 UCLA Win 9-3 (6-3) Pac-12

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NCAA makes minor changes to “NET” evaluation tool (CBB News)

Former Arizona State Forward Romello White is headed to Ole Miss per ESPN. White averaged 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds last season.

Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern is staying in the Big Ten. The guard chose Michigan over many other offers. He averaged almost 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

The NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), which is used to evaluate teams for the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, has been changed a little bit. Two new components to the metric are Team Value Index (TVI) and adjusted efficiency. Both metrics will replace winning percentage, adjusted winning percentage, and scoring margin. Both men’s and women’s college basketball will use this up to date NCAA Evaluation Tool.

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cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 18:Will USC get on the right track?

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 vs.Alabama (Arlington,TX) Loss 0-1 (0-0) Pac-12
2 New Mexico Win 1-1 (0-0) Pac-12
3 at.Stanford Win 2-1 (1-0) Pac-12
4 at.Arizona State Win 3-1 (2-0) Pac-12
5 at.Utah Loss 3-2 (2-1) Pac-12
6 California Loss 3-3 (2-2) Pac-12
7 at.Arizona Win 4-3 (3-2) Pac-12
8 Bye None 4-3 (3-2) Pac-12
9 Colorado Win 5-3 (4-2) Pac-12
10 at.Oregon Loss 5-4 (4-3) Pac-12
11 Washington Win 6-4 (5-3) Pac-12
12 at.UCLA Win 7-4 (6-3) Pac-12
13 Notre Dame Win 8-4 (7-3) Pac-12

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Mason Jones signs with agent, ends career at Arkansas (CBB News)

Arkansas Guard Mason Jones signed with Creative Artists Agency meaning his college career is done. He will officially enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

In the wake of Wake Forest’s firing of head coach Danny Manning, Wake Forest big man Oliver Sarr is entering the transfer portal. Wake Forest hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its new head head coach.

The 2021 Maui Invitational (2021-2022 season), will be headlined by former Maui Champions Notre Dame and Oregon. The 2021 Maui Invitational will also include Butler, Chaminade, Houston, Saint Mary’s, Wisconsin, and Texas A&M.