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Virginia routs Robert Morris after 10-day layoff

Virginia routs Robert Morris after 10-day layoff

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Devon Hall matched his career high with 13 points and No. 13 Virginia returned from a 10-day layoff for final exams with a 79-39 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday.

Freshman Kyle Guy also scored 13 points and Jack Salt had a career-best 10 for the Cavaliers (9-1), who overcame a sluggish start and broke the game open with a 38-8 run spanning halftime. It turned a 13-12 deficit into a 50-21 lead early in the second half.

Isaiah Still led Robert Morris (3-9) with 16 points and Dachon Burke had seven. The Colonials shot just 23.9 percent (11 of 46) and became the fourth team held to fewer than 40 points by the Cavaliers, who lead the nation in scoring defense (47.6).

Jarred Reuter also scored 10 points for Virginia, which outscored the Colonials 48-8 in the paint and 41-14 off the bench.

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Maryland Football 2020 season schedule released

Maryland Football 2020 season schedule released

Monday, news dropped that an amended Big Ten schedule had been completed and was set to release some time this week. That time has finally arrived. 

Take a look at the road ahead for the Maryland Terrapins. 

FULL SCHEDULE

September 5: @ Iowa

September 12: Michigan State

September 19: Rutgers

September 26: @ Northwestern

October 3: Wisconsin

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October 10: Bye

October 17: @ Penn State

October 24: @ Indiana

October 31: Ohio State

November 7: @ Michigan

November 14: Bye

November 21: Minnesota

Maryland's on pace to get things started extremely soon as preseason camp begins on Friday. August 7. So far, there have been no noted outbreaks of the coronavirus on campus among athletes. Big 10 rivals Rutgers and Michigan State have not been so lucky. It leaves everything still in a state of uncertainty. But if the football season does begin on time, the Terrapins know who and when they are playing. 

Maryland also announced on Wednesday that it is also preparing to begin the season with no fans in attendance. 

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Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says 'no guarantee' of a fall sports season

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says 'no guarantee' of a fall sports season

The Big Ten released its 2020 football schedule Wednesday, with games beginning as originally scheduled on September 5. Each team will only play those within their conference on a 10-game slate. 

While the schedule release may signal that the Big Ten is pushing forward while other leagues like the Pac-12 face threats of players opting out, commissioner Kevin Warren urged that this decision was to keep as many options open as possible. 

"What went into the decision was to afford us the best possible opportunity to be as flexible as we possibly can," Warren said on Big Ten Network.

Along with the schedule, the Big Ten also released its health and safety guidelines for teams returning to the field. Among the protocols, players and staff will be tested twice per week and fans will not be allowed to attend games. The increased flexibility the Big Ten has will allow them to delay or cancel the season if necessary.

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"There is no guarantee that we'll have fall sports or a football season," Warren said. 

Much like the professional sports leagues already attempting to execute their seasons in the middle of a raging pandemic, the Big Ten's success will likely depend on players and coaches strictly following safety protocols. 

Maryland's schedule begins with a road matchup with Iowa and then the Terps are scheduled to return home for two weeks to play Michigan State and Rutgers. Their schedule gets pretty rough in October where they have to play Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan in three out of four weeks. 

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