May 23, 2020 1:25 AM

SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month

Posted May 23, 2020 1:25 AM

By STEPHEN HAWKINS and STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writers

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university.

The Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later.

These are the latest signs that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall. The move comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus by football and basketball players, effective June 1.

The NCAA now says voluntary activities will be allowed in all sports starting June 1.

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May 23, 2020 1:25 AM
Chiefs holding unique virtual competition for punting job

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

LEAWOOD — For the first time in nearly two decades, the Super Bowl champion Chiefs will have a new punter.

Identifying who that will be in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task.

The Chiefs have signed Tyler Newsome and undrafted rookie Tommy Townsend to compete for the job. But with healthy players barred from the practice facility, the organization is relying on videos of their private workouts to keep tabs on the race for the job.