How to Bring Athletes Back to Campus | AP Top 25 Podcast | Associated Press

The first steps toward having a college football season are being taken on campuses all over the country. Athletes are being allowed to return to their teams’ facilities for voluntary workouts throughout June. That means schools and specifically athletic departments are trying to execute detailed plans for testing, monitoring and educating athletes on how to get some prep work in for the season while staying safe during a pandemic. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the Bears’ plans to “on-board” football players, starting June 15. It covers a lot of ground and if it doesn’t go well, it could setback efforts to play ball come Labor Day weekend.

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What’s next for the NCAA and NIL? – AP Top 25 Podcast

The college football offseason is here but there is still plenty of news in college sports. This week attention turns to the NCAA convention where the hot topic will be name, image and likeness. The NCAA is trying to come up with an ideal model that would allow athletes to be paid for their fame. But ultimately it might be federal lawmakers who have the most say in what comes next. What if any news could come out of the NCAA convention this week in Southern California?

Nicole Auerbach from The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about NCAA policy and the news of the week closer to the field.

Will there be anyone left at LSU to defend the Tigers’ national
championship after a mass exodus of players and key assistant coaches?

Miami might have found a transfer quarterback to help turnaround its offense.

And where does Justin Fuente stand at Virginia Tech after he talked to Baylor about its job opening?

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