The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The conference championship game could also be moved to accommodate Navy’s annual game with Army, scheduled for Dec. 12. The AAC has lost at least eight games against Power Five conference opponents that have altered schedules to play all or mostly within their league. Conference play begins Sept. 19 as previously planned. Tretter has chosen to play this season while knowing he’s putting himself and his pregnant wife at risk.
Gurley celebrates 26th birthday as Falcons' new lead back
Monday was his first day on the Atlanta Falcons' practice fields, and he was upbeat about adjusting to new teammates, new coaches and his new playbook for the start of training camp. First of all, none of yall told me happy birthday yet, so Im kind of upset with you, Gurley said. Gurley was the 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, and his 58 rushing touchdowns since his 2015 debut lead the league. The Falcons are counting on Gurley to join quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones as the leaders of the offense. I feel like theyve been doing a pretty good job with that and today it started good, Gurley said.