Badgers men’s basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

The only marquee home game on the non-conference portion of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule is in jeopardy of being wiped out.

Louisville is supposed to come to the Kohl Center on Wednesday night for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Badgers, but the Cardinals canceled their home game against North Carolina-Greensboro scheduled for Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

According to a news release from Louisville on Thursday night, Louisville “has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. …

“The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

While the game against UNC-Greensboro

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Position rankings for Week 13

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SportsPulse: Week 12 was a nightmare for bettors. Lorenzo is here to provide an oasis and the three best bets for Week 13 in the NFL.

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This is the final week of the regular season in most fantasy football leagues. It’s do or die time for those teams on the playoff bubble, so it’s even more important to get your best lineup in place. After a historic first quarter last week at Tampa Bay, expect Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and WR Tyreek Hill to once again be the top scorers at their positions when they host the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 13 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for

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Seahawks’ Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated by NFL; Eligible for Week 16 | Bleacher Report

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is being conditionally reinstated from his indefinite suspension and should be eligible for the final two regular-season games.

Gordon later took to social media to say he was “thankful”:

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news of the wideout’s reinstatement.

This comes after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on May 21 that Gordon planned on applying for reinstatement and was ready to play. The goal at the time was to be cleared before training camp started.

Gordon appeared in 11 games during the 2019 campaign for the New England Patriots and Seahawks, and Florio noted he played enough contests to qualify for unrestricted free agency.

However, Seattle signed him to a one-year deal in September

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NFL reinstates Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon, who is eligible to return in Week 16

The NFL announced Thursday that Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon, who will be eligible to play in the team’s final two games of the 2020 season and the playoffs.

Lorenzo’s Locks: The 3 best bets you should consider for NFL Week 13

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Gordon, who has publicly addressed his battles with addiction and mental health, was serving his sixth different suspension during his NFL career. The most recent was for a violation of the NFL’s collectively bargained policy against substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs.



a group of football players on the field: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.


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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.

Last November, the Seahawks claimed Gordon, 29, off waivers, after the New England Patriots released him. Gordon played five games for the Seahawks

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: David Montgomery ready for another big game

In all the years that I’ve been writing this Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em column, it’s the first time that I’ve been doing it with a game happening. I’m currently watching the Ravens-Steelers game as I’m writing this sentence, and it’s kind of cool. Maybe we’ll get more Wednesday games in the future? Probably not.

While the 2020 season has been wacky because of COVID-19, the good thing is the NFL has been flexible in making sure every game gets played. It hasn’t always been easy, and Fantasy managers have had to juggle a lot of things in setting your lineups. The final stretch of the season will likely have more twists and turns, but we’re near the end. In fact, this is the final week of the regular season in many Fantasy leagues.

Hopefully, this is the week you will clinch a playoff berth or lock up a potential

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Running Back Preview: Have backup plans for D’Andre Swift and Josh Jacobs

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When you look at the projections below or our rankings page you’ll see both Josh Jacobs and D’Andre Swift listed as if they’ll play. We are hopeful they will but practice reports have been a good reminder that’s not yet guaranteed.

Swift was limited on practice on Wednesday and he cleared the concussion protocol, but he still hasn’t been a full participant in team activities yet. Jon Gruden has expressed optimism that Jacobs will be able to play, but Jacobs did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, and the Raiders signed Spencer Ware as insurance Thursday. 

The backup situations in Oakland and Detroit are a mixed bag. Devontae Booker would be close to a must-start running back if Jacobs was out against the Jets. Booker had 83 yards and two scores on 17 touches against the Broncos in Week 10. We’d expect a similar workload, maybe

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Josh Gordon Reinstated, Eligible to Return to Seahawks in Week 16

After months of waiting in limbo, Josh Gordon has officially been conditionally reinstated by the NFL and will be eligible to return to the Seahawks later this month.

As first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and confirmed by the league, Gordon will begin COVID-19 testing on December 4 and once he’s cleared protocols, he will be allowed to participate in team meetings and individual workouts. However, he won’t be able to practice or participate in games for Seattle until December 21.

Once Gordon returns in Week 16, his suspension will officially have lasted a full 17-game season, as he received his latest ban for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs and substance abuse policy following the Seahawks Week 15 win over the Panthers last December.

Earlier in the summer, Gordon, who has remained in the Pacific Northwest throughout his suspension, applied for reinstatement. Shortly after, the Seahawks re-signed

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NFL Odds: Over/Under Picks For Every Game On Week 13 Schedule

Trying to spice up your NFL viewing experience this weekend?

We might be able to help.

There are 15 games on the Week 13 docket, and we’re here to provide some insight and advice on each total.

Here are our over/under picks for every game on the latest slate. All totals are provided by consensus data.

Sunday, Dec. 6
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons — 45.5
With Taysom Hill under center, the Saints have shifted to being more of a run-heavy team. New Orleans’ defense, meanwhile, allowed a combined 12 points over its last two games, including only nine to Atlanta in Week 11.

Pick: UNDER

Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans — 53.5
The Browns are riding a three-game win streak, but their offense hasn’t been overly impressive of late. Cleveland hasn’t eclipsed the 30-point threshold since late October.

Pick: UNDER

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears —

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USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 14

On a weekend that was supposed to be the final one of the college football season, the schedule looks more like one you would see in September. There’s some quality games, but nothing that would appear to have much influence on the top teams. 

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The biggest test for the College Football Playoff contenders sees No. 6 Texas A&M travel to Auburn. The Aggies need an impressive win to bolster their case with  the committee, but they struggled last week to put away LSU. The Tigers have the ability to making things difficult, especially if quarterback Bo Nix can put together four consistent quarters.



a group of football players playing a football game: Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams (18) is tackled by Texas A&M defensive back Demani Richardson during their 2019 game at Kyle Field.


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Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams (18) is tackled by Texas A&M defensive back Demani Richardson during their 2019 game at Kyle Field.

There’s a big game in the

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Where does each team stand after 1st week of season? Where did Rutgers land?

The first week of the college basketball season has come and gone, and each Big Ten program took the court at least two times. The level of competition varied, but each team showed a glimpse of what to expect this winter.



a group of people on a court: The empty student section filled with cardboard cutouts of fans is seen in th background as Rutgers forward Dean Reiber (21) blocks a shot by Sacred Heart forward Cantavio Dutreil (30) the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63. There were no fans permitted in the arena due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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The empty student section filled with cardboard cutouts of fans is seen in th background as Rutgers forward Dean Reiber (21) blocks a shot by Sacred Heart forward Cantavio Dutreil (30) the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63. There were no fans permitted in the arena due to COVID-19 restrictions.



a group of men playing a game of football: Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Myles Johnson (15) prepares to dunk the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63.


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Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Myles Johnson (15) prepares to dunk the ball during the second

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