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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, new Washington State head football coach Nick Rolovich speaks during an NCAA college football news conference after being officially introduced in Pullman, Wash. Normally, in March, college football teams would be preparing for the upcoming season. Because of the new coronavirus pandemic, coaches are trying to figure out how to recreate some of what has been lost. Rolovich said the Cougars will continue to learn their new offensive and defensive systems...online. (Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP, File)/

Without spring practice, football coaches try to fill void

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton, left, shakes hands with athletic director Mike Bohn at an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Los Angeles. Helton is 40-22 in four full seasons as USC coach. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

USC invests in supporting Helton rather than replacing him

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Missouri State guard Elle Ruffridge, left, and Iowa State guard Ashley Joens, right, fight over a loose ball during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Ames, Iowa. Joens, a 6-foot guard from Iowa City, scored the final four points in a 63-59 win over Oklahoma on Feb. 8 , 2020, after dislocating her shoulder. Joens consistently draws the opponent’s top defender, sometimes more than one. One of the Big 12’s best all-around players always comes out smiling after wincing. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney, File)

Iowa State's Ashley Joens uses toughness to pile up points

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.

FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore. A measure in Maryland to redevelop Pimlico Race Course to keep the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown in Baltimore is scheduled for a hearing before state lawmakers.  The “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” is set for a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, in Knoxville, Tenn. The third-year coach is embracing the virtual time he gets to work with his players following the go-ahead from the Southeastern Conference. He's also using social media to stay in touch with his current recruiting class and watching videos shot by his Vols of their personal workouts. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Tennessee coach ready to tap high school days to be creative

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt finally has gotten the chance to talk football with his Volunteers, even if limited to a two-hour, video session online.

Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season.