6,236 new Florida coronavirus cases Thursday; 148 new deaths

The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 6,236 Thursday as the virus spreads and as more people are tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 557,137.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. In the Big 12, fall sports will begin after Sept. 1 with the football schedule beginning league play Sept. 26. Schools also can play one non-conference opponent.