More than six months after its scheduled start, the college season began on Wednesday with 15 of 19 men's and women's NCAA Division I games going off as scheduled.
Three games were canceled or postponed due to COVID-related issues, while the Purdue Fort Wayne-Detroit Mercy women's game was canceled due to the forecast of bad weather.
Bradley moved indoors, playing its men's opener against Eastern Illinois at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex Slugger Dome, an indoor facility for baseball and softball.
NCAA Division I Men: Bradley 3 Eastern Illinois 2. -- Brave goals came in 16-minute span from Rasmus Smidtslund, Malte Winkler and Patrick Fishburne. Central Arkansas 0 Oral Roberts 1. FAU 1 North Florida 0. Marquette 1 Loyola, Ill. 0. -- Beto Soto scored overtime winner. Marshall vs. VCU (postponed). Oregon State 6 Eastern Oregon 0. Sofiane Djeffal and Mouhameth Thiam netted two goals apiece, Gloire Amanda added one goal and three assists, which tied the UP record. Pacific vs. Cal Baptist (cancelled). Portland 9 George Fox 0. -- Luke Hendel, Brandon Cambridge and Yusuf Cueceoglu scored two goals apiece.
Saint Louis 3 UMKC 0. -- Freshman Patrick Weah, Tim Weah's cousin, scored in college debut. Seattle U 3 Gonzaga 2. -- Jesse Ortiz scored twice, Munier Hussen win winner in 107th minute for Redhawks.
NCAA Division I Women: Dixie State 1 Gonzaga 5. IUPUI 1 Cleveland State 0.
Louisiana Tech 1 Northwestern State 2. -- Olivia Draguicevich, niece of former U.S. international OscarDraguicevich, had goal and assist in win. Nicholls 0 Southern Mississippi 2. -- Senior Ariel Diaz scored both goals for Golden Eagles in second half. North Florida 4 Jacksonville 0. -- Thais Reiss scored twice in Atlantic Sun opener. Northern Kentucky vs. UIC (cancelled). Purdue Fort Wayne vs. Detroit Mercy (cancelled). Robert Morris 1 Milwaukee 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1 UTRGV 2. -- Former Danish youth international Frida Groedem hit golden goal her collegiate debut. Youngstown State 1 Oakland 2.