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To attend college football games, the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers will require vaccination documentation or a negative COVID-19 test.

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— Oregon and Oregon State were the first Power 5 schools to declare that persons above the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend football games.
The decision was taken with public health authorities and “peer institutions in the state,” according to Oregon’s release on Friday. The negative test result must be from within three days of the event.
The mandate takes effect on Monday, ending a week in which state officials warned of fast filling hospitals as daily recorded cases hit new highs.
Several Pac-12 colleges have mandated that students and employees get vaccinated or request for an exemption.
On September 1, the Oregon football team will kick off its season at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, which has a capacity of 54,000.
Fresno State was defeated by a score of 4 to 1.
On September 1, Oregon State kicks off its home schedule at Reser Stadium.
Hawaii is favored by 11 points.
Due to a recent COVID-19 spike, Hawaii became the first major college football school to announce that it would have no fans in attendance for its first sporting activities of the season.
Hawaii’s first home football game is scheduled for September.
Against Portland State, the score was 5 to 1.
The announcements come just a week after Tulane University in New Orleans became the first NCAA Division I institution to require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend sporting events.
Tulane’s decision was prompted by a city rule that also affects the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, although school officials said they were working to implement the policy on their own.

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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.

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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.