Duke basketball season over after positive coronavirus test, ending 24-year NCAA streak
Duke has pulled out of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and officially ended its season after a member of the program tested positive for coronavirus. The Blue Devils' streak of 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments is now over. The ACC announced that the Blue Devils' quarterfinal game with Florida State scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled. In a statement, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he was "honored" to coach his team and was "extremely proud of their collective attitudes and effort." Because Duke's season is over, Florida State will now automatically advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals.cbsnews.com
Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA tourney streak ends
The ACC announced that the Blue Devils quarterfinal game with Florida State scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke arrived at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament hoping to make an unprecedented run to extend its long NCAA Tournament streak. The ACC announced that the Blue Devils' quarterfinal game against No. And athletics director Kevin White said Duke's season is over, ending the Blue Devils' streak of 24 consecutive NCAA appearances that began in 1996. Duke hadn't missed the NCAA Tournament since the 1994-95 season when Krzyzewski stepped away from coaching following complications from back surgery.
'Jurassic Park' to 'Apocalypse Now': USOPC faces steep climb
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers in Beverly Hills, Calif. Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. “Last year I talked about evolution and ‘Jurassic Park,’” chair Susanne Lyons said, in a nod to the changes the USOPC had embarked upon, pre-COVID. College sports teams supplied the U.S. with about 75% of its roster at the 2016 Summer Games. The Summer Olympics are nine months away, with a Winter Games set for February 2022, and the Los Angeles Games — the first Summer Games in America in a generation — scheduled for 2028.