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With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for the hardest-hit counties starting this weekend, including limits on K-12 school events. 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has clarified her order requiring masks in organized sports, saying they must be worn in training and competition only when athletes can't consistently keep 6 feet apart. The measure issued Wednesday explicitly mentions football, soccer and volleyball as sports where face coverings are a must due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it also now exempts sports in which athletes can keep distance “except for occasional and fleeting moments” — such as tennis, golf, cross country, baseball and softball.

Big Ten Pulls Plug On Fall Football Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Aug 11, 2020
https://bigten.org/news/2020/8/11/general-big-ten-statement-on-2020-21-fall-season.aspx

The Big Ten Conference won't be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.

 

(You can read more from the release posted by the league below.) 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Native American group that considers the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians’ name offensive is hosting a discussions this week related to the team’s name. The American Indian Center of Indiana planned Zoom conversations for “interested parties” later this week in hopes of drafting a resolution calling for the removal of the minor-league team’s name. Carolina Castoreno is the center’s executive director.

Indiana Students Can Return To Sports, School Activities

Jul 3, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Despite extended restrictions for some Indiana venues, ongoing concerns over the coronavirus won’t hamper students’ return to school sports and activities next week. In the guidance provided by the Indiana Department of Education, the return to student activities is expected to happen in three stages starting Monday. Offseason fall workouts will begin, and marching bands across the state are also getting back to the practice field. But student participation won't look like it did a year ago.

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College sports are likely to look completely different when and if schools and seasons resume in the fall.

With each state making different decisions about reopening, teams are concerned about keeping collegiate athletics fair if teams have to start their seasons at different times.

 

Jack Swarbrick is the Athletic Director at the University of Notre Dame. 

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Athletics programs around the state and country are facing a shortage of school sports officials, and a class of students at IUPUI in Indianapolis is trying to tackle the problem by sharing possible solutions to different elements of the problem. 

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At the Cybertech Midwest conference in Indianapolis Wednesday, the NCAA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Pacers Sports and Entertainment detailed how they focus on cybersecurity. 

Cybersecurity representatives from sports organizations in Indiana say their biggest focus is training employees to practice better habits. But NCAA Chief Information Officer Judd Williams says each organization has a different specific concern. 

Unified Track Brings Students Together

May 29, 2019
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Track season is winding down for athletes across the country, including  teams in Indiana that participate in Unified Track and Field.

South Bend Cubs Kickoff Ticket Sales

Mar 7, 2018
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Single game ticket sales kicked off for the South Bend Cubs today.

 

Joe Hart is the president of the South Bend Cubs. He said the first day of ticket sales is always exciting because it signals opening day is just about a month away, and soon Four Winds Field will be a buzz with the sounds of summer and baseball.
 

“You know, as much as it pains me to say as a diehard baseball fan,” Hart said, “But for us it really boils down to more about the environment at the ballpark, creating memories.”