A Season of Footnotes Limps to Its Conclusion

The wheezing college football show goes on without some star players and highly paid coaches and with, in one case, a female kicker.

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College Basketball Is Starting. Some Coaches Are Openly Asking Why.

There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.

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Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports and Stalls Spring Sports Over Coronavirus

The conference said it would not stage sports like basketball and hockey as coronavirus infections rise to record-breaking levels.

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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Pac-12 Will Play Football in 2020, Joining Other Top Leagues During the Pandemic

The decision clears a path for programs like Oregon and Southern California, and means every Power 5 league intends to compete this fall.

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

Although the games will be played without spectators in the stadiums, some officials are concerned they will lead to more off-campus gatherings that could spread the virus.

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Big Ten Reverses Field, Ignoring Reality on Its Campuses

In reversing their call to postpone the season, the Big Ten’s presidents ignored the realities of life on their campuses in the pandemic. Athletes may pay the price.

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A College Football Conference Can Choose Players Over Profits for a Change

The Big Ten’s reversal on playing college football this fall puts young players at risk for our entertainment. The Pac-12 should resist pressure and continue to stand down.

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Big Ten Will Play Football in 2020, Reversing Decision

Leaders of Big Ten universities have faced pressure from coaches, players, parents and fans since announcing on Aug. 11 that the conference would not compete until 2021.

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Trump and Biden Make Politics Out of College Football Shutdowns

College sports leaders aren’t thrilled to see football assume a role in the presidential campaign, but they’re not surprised.

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College Football During Covid-19 Teaches the Wrong Lessons

Why are some schools pressuring student-athletes to play a game that could expose them to the coronavirus?

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Buzz Bissinger: College Football Players Should Threaten to Boycott

The pandemic gives them an opportunity to demand what they deserve.

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Doctors Enter College Football’s Politics, but Maybe Just for Show

Universities have had mixed messages, competing agendas and a lack of transparency as they consider whether to hold college football in the fall, with billions of dollars at stake.

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Ohio State Football Is Canceled. Will Trump Take the Hit?

The Big Ten Conference’s decision to cancel its football season reverberated across Ohio, where the Buckeyes’ football program looms large. Some voters blamed President Trump’s handling of the virus.

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Postponed College Football Games Could Disrupt $1 Billion in TV Ads

Fox and Disney, which owns ESPN and ABC, prepare to take another hit from a pandemic that has already affected them with shutdowns and delays.

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Big Ten Is First Power 5 Conference to Postpone Football

The conference said it would not play football or other sports this fall and would attempt to hold a season in the spring instead.

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College Football Stars Press an Urgent Case: ‘We Want to Play’

College administrators are mulling whether there will be a football season this fall. Some of the sport’s biggest names say there should be.

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College Football Season Teeters on the Brink

Bit by bit, workouts, programs or seasons are canceled by conferences, throwing into question if it is worth having a season at all in a pandemic.

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The Big Ten’s New Boss Wants Players Talking About Big Issues

Kevin Warren, one of the most influential executives in sports, on policing, the pandemic and his prayer life.

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With or Without the Say of Players, College Football Moves Toward a Return

“Players don’t have a strong voice and have a union. Their voice is always suppressed,” said Camren McDonald, a tight end at Florida State.

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