• In changing college football landscape future is now for ACC
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    In changing college football landscape future is now for ACC

    North Carolina chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and athletic director Bubba Cunningham stand for the National Anthem prior to the Tar Heels’ game against Western Carolina on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. Robert Willett [email protected] The text message conversation began on the afternoon of June 30 the way countless others around the country did, with two people with an interest in college athletics commiserating about the news of the day. They were not merely fans, though, but two of the most powerful figures in the ACC, leaders with an ability to shape the future of the conference, and college sports. “I just heard USC and UCLA…

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  • C.O. sports plans changing ‘day to day,’ based on air quality; Friday night football up in the air
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    C.O. sports plans changing ‘day to day,’ based on air quality; Friday night football up in the air

    (Update: Adding video, comments from Bend-La Pine athletic director, MBSEF) BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The air quality in Central Oregon this week, hurt by smoke from the Cedar Creek Fire, has not been favorable for outdoor sports. Dave Williams, athletic director at Caldera high school and Bend-La Pine Schools overall, admits its been a tough daily adjustment.  “It’s really day to day,” Williams said Wednesday. “We’ve developed indoor practice schedules for all of our teams, which gets really tight in our indoor spaces.” Williams said that on Monday, all sports had to practice inside. He’s preparing for any changes to Caldera’s Friday football game against Madras. “We have contingency plans…

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