The Latest: Wisconsin football, hockey taking 2-week break

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the school’s football and men’s hockey teams are taking a two-week break from team activities as part of the school’s COVID-19 testing protocols.

The announcement comes two days after Chancellor Rebecca Blank ordered undergraduate students to restrict their movements for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Blank’s restrictions included closing all student gyms and recreational facilities through Sept. 21, dining halls offering carry-out only and dorms not allowing visitors.

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Middle Tennessee is allowing 20% fan capacity, or about 7,000 fans, inside Floyd Stadium on Sept. 19 for the Blue Raiders’ home opener against Troy.



Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the update Wednesday.

Tailgating will not be allowed. Massaro says the plan was drawn up after consulting with university, local and state

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A top 2021 Wisconsin basketball target pushes back his commitment date

Elwanda Tulloch



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Just days after 2021 Wisconsin target James Graham announced his top four schools, the small forward has decided to push back his commitment date from yesterday until this Friday.

The final four consists of Auburn, Maryland, Memphis, and Wisconsin. Although Maryland and Auburn seem to be in the drivers seat, with a number of 247Sports insiders projecting Graham to the Terrapins, pushing back his commitment date further opens the door.

“I just want to make sure I find the right spot for me and I feel I need a little bit more time,” Graham told Brian Snow of 247Sports. 

Whoever lands the Wisconsin native is

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