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Detroit defeats Akron 80-73

Detroit defeats Akron 80-73

DETROIT (AP) Ray McCallum had 21 points and six assists Saturday and Detroit defeated Akron 80-73.

Jason Calliste scored 17 points, Juwan Howard Jr. scored 15 and Nick Minnerath had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (6-4), who were behind most of the way.

Demetrius Treadwell led the Zips (4-4) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Chauncey Gilliam had 16 points for Akron.

Akron scored the first 10 points of the game, but the Titans came back and only trailed 36-33 at halftime. Calliste was fouled trying a 3-pointer with 4:41 to play and made all three free throws to put Detroit ahead to stay at 69-68. The Titans closed the game on a 17-5 run.

Akron shot 54 percent from the field but Detroit made 26 free throws to the Zips' 11.

Reports: Big Ten to cancel fall football season, hopes to play in spring

Reports: Big Ten to cancel fall football season, hopes to play in spring

The Big Ten is canceling the 2020 fall football season and will attempt to play in the spring, according to multiple reports. Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports was first to break the news.

The decision does not come as much of a surprise.

On Sunday, the commissioners of the Power Five conferences had an emergency meeting to discuss the outlook of playing this fall, and the large majority of Big Ten presidents want to postpone the season due to concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Big Ten is the first Power Five conference to postpone its season. The league had postponed padded practices earlier this week until more protocols were put in place. Earlier this month, the Big Ten announced it would conduct a revised, conference-only schedule in 2020.

Several college football stars, including Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields, have advocated for playing this fall. Players across the country have attempted to unionize in one last effort to save the season, too.

President Donald Trump has also sided with the players, saying the players have worked too hard for their season to be canceled.

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Washington Football radio broadcast to feature DeAngelo Hall, Bram Weinstein

Washington Football radio broadcast to feature DeAngelo Hall, Bram Weinstein

The revamped Washington Football Team radio broadcast will feature Julie Donaldson as the host and anchor working alongside DeAngelo Hall as analyst and Bram Weinstein working play-by-play, sources informed NBC Sports Washington and the team later announced.

Donaldson's role as the lead voice in the new broadcast had already been announced but there was some mystery regarding the play-by-play and analyst roles. The new crew replaces long-time voice of the team Larry Michael as well as analysts Chris Cooley and Rick "Doc" Walker from last season. Michael abruptly resigned last month amid allegations in a Washington Post story of inappropriate behavior

Hall played in Washington for 10 seasons from 2008 until he retired after the 2017 season. He made the Pro Bowl in 2010. For multiple seasons he served as defensive captain and was a fan favorite. Always a playmaker, he logged 23 career interceptions for the Burgundy and Gold and six defensive touchdowns. Hall has done television work with NBC Sports Washington and NFL Network since he retired from playing.

Weinstein is a long-time D.C.-area radio broadcaster who has previously worked at The Team 980 and currently hosts an afternoon show on ESPN630. Weinstein also served as a SportsCenter host at ESPN for a stint and has done local television work for Fox 5. 

Donaldson took over as the team's lead broadcaster and head of media last month. She will be the first woman to run an NFL radio broadcast this fall. Donaldson previously worked at NBC Sports Washington before taking the job with the Washington Football Team. 

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