In sports briefs from Tuesday, Gonzaga's game vs. Pepperdine on Thursday is now at 6 p.m., the NBA and its players put more COVID-19 safety measures in place after five postponed games, and No. 7 Michigan remains undefeated with a rout of No. 9 Wisconsin.

There is hope. That's the message from area high school athletic directors as less restrictive guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic allows for a level of practices and workouts, beginning this week.

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As local schools prepare for how upcoming athletics seasons will pan out, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved by the association’s Executive Board on Wednesday.