Vanderbilt cuts at least 8 from athletics communications

Vanderbilt has laid off at least two people with six more forced to re-apply for their jobs as the Southeastern Conference's lone private school works to merge its athletics communications department with the university's main communications office. “We are more closely integrating athletics communications with the university’s overall communications efforts, reflecting the importance of athletics to the university’s mission," Vanderbilt said in its statement.

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Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the discussions. ''There's bigger fish to fry for our athletic director, or our administration, me as a coach,'' Harbaugh said during an interview on Zoom. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel has said more than once that he wants Harbaugh to lead the Wolverines until he chooses to retire from coaching.

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Northwestern moves Wisconsin game from Wrigley to Ryan Field

Northwestern's game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field in Chicago is being moved to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed. In 2010, Northwestern played Illinois in the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938.

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Matt Rhule will learn more about Joe Brady once season begins

Matt Rhule has learned a lot about Joe Brady in the six months since the Panthers new head coach hired Brady as his offensive coordinator. The relationship, though, remains in the new phase. With no on-field offseason program, the two missed an opportunity to figure more things out. But even then, Rhule and Brady won't [more]

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Jim Harbaugh is ready to proceed with football in a pandemic

The ongoing inability of many American states to get the coronavirus under control and to keep it under control has raised real concerns about the ability of NFL and college football programs to keep the virus out of facilities and away from practice fields and game situations. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has a different view [more]

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