All NCAA Division I spring sport athletes will be granted an extra year of eligibility after the 2020 season was curtailed due to the coronavirus. The ruling could impact senior left-handed pitcher Cole Hart (Harnett Central), who had five appearances in the Camels’ 7-9 start. … The Tokyo summer Olympics have been rescheduled to begin on July 23, 2021. … Former Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie has been named to direct the men’s basketball program at Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas. The program is making a transition to Division I and will compete in the Western Athletic Conference. … Former New Orleans Saints record-setting kicker Tom Dempsey has tested positive for the coronavirus. … Former LSU and Denver Broncos receiver Orlando McDaniel has succumbed with complications from COVID-19 at the age of 59.