At Least 4 Players on Alabama’s ’60s Football Teams Had CTE

At least four fixtures of Alabama’s great teams of the 1960s had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., at their deaths. Researchers expect it in other players, too.

#alabama, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #football, #football-college, #university-of-alabama

Forget Nostalgia. The Glory Days Are Now.

No need to pretend a past era of Michigan football was better than it was.

#coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #moeller-gary, #university-of-michigan

The Big Ten Is Growing, But All I See Is Decline

The identities of collegiate conferences are disappearing like regional accents.

#big-ten-conference, #football-college, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

Welcome to the Big Ten, U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. I Already Hate You.

It will be weird with these California schools in my conference, but I welcome the new rivalries.

#big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #extra-points-newsletter, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midwestern-states-us, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

#big-ten-conference, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The move by two of the Pac-12 Conference’s marquee schools came as the Big Ten closed in on a new television deal.

#big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #california, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #los-angeles-calif, #riley-lincoln-1983, #scott-larry-1964, #southeastern-conference

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education, #exercise, #figure-skating, #football, #football-college, #gymnastics, #interscholastic-athletics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #men-and-boys, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ratings-audience-measurement, #soccer, #social-media, #staley-dawn, #student-athlete-compensation, #television, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Leans Toward Coach in Case on School Prayer

Members of the court’s conservative majority indicated that the coach, Joseph A. Kennedy, had a constitutional right to kneel and pray at the 50-yard line after games.

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N.F.L. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, 24, Dies After Being Hit by Truck

A Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State and backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Haskins died on Saturday after being struck on a Florida highway.

#football, #football-college, #haskins-dwayne-1997, #national-football-league, #ohio-state-university, #pittsburgh-steelers, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Kent Waldrep, Athlete Whose Injury Led to Advocacy, Dies at 67

Partly paralyzed as a college football player, he had a role in the inception of the Americans With Disabilities Act and raised money for spinal cord research.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #football-college, #paralysis, #research, #spine-body-part, #sports-injuries, #texas-christian-university, #university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center, #waldrep-kent

Without the Wonderlic, the N.F.L. Finds Other Ways to Test Football I.Q.

The league will not administer the test, which has been criticized for racial bias, to draft prospects at this year’s scouting combine. Instead, teams are deploying other assessments of football acumen.

#discrimination, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

How Quarterback Joe Burrow’s Style Sets Him Apart

In short order, the Bengals quarterback has achieved a crossover appeal that has inspired Joe Namath comparisons.

#burrow-joe-1996, #cincinnati-bengals, #content-type-personal-profile, #dellavedova-matthew-1990, #fashion-and-apparel, #football-college, #griffey-ken-jr, #louisiana-state-university, #national-football-league, #ohio-state-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #super-bowl

N.C.A.A. Reorganizes Around New Constitution That Shifts Power to Universities

The organizing body in college sports also adopted new rules for transgender athletes to mirror other elite sports in the United States.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #swimming, #transgender-and-transsexuals

University of Michigan Will Pay $490 Million to Settle Abuse Cases

The accord is among the largest ever agreed-to by an American university to compensate victims of sexual abuse.

#anderson-robert-e-1928-2008, #colleges-and-universities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #football-college, #schembechler-bo, #schlissel-mark-s, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-michigan

Georgia Knocks Off Alabama to Win National Championship

The Bulldogs’ defense frustrated Bryce Young, Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, to win the program’s first championship since the 1980 season and end a skid against the Crimson Tide.

#football-college, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

Push to Expand College Football Playoff Stumbles

Eleven of the sport’s top figures have been unable to reach an agreement after months of negotiations, stalling hopes for more teams to be included in the national title race.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #pacific-12-conference, #playoff-games, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference, #television, #warren-kevin-1963

Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #southeastern-conference

Alabama vs. Georgia: What to Watch in the Championship Game

Georgia will attempt to avenge a loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game when the two teams meet again for the national title.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #metchie-john-iii, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia, #young-bryce-2001

Alabama vs. Georgia: What to Watch in the National Championship Game

Georgia will attempt to avenge a loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game when the two teams meet again for the national title.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #metchie-john-iii, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia, #young-bryce-2001

Georgia Embraces College Football’s Evolution of the Tight End

With 846 receiving yards this season, Brock Bowers may be Georgia’s best offensive bet against Alabama in the national championship game.

#bowers-brock-2001, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #content-type-personal-profile, #football-college, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

College Football Gets its Inevitable Georgia-Alabama Title Rematch

And Georgia is hoping that this time around, it can show Alabama much more as they play for a national championship.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #saban-nick, #smart-kirby, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia, #young-bryce-2001

Renewed Georgia Pummels Michigan to Reach the National Title Game

The next challenge will come on Jan. 10, pandemic conditions permitting, when Alabama and Georgia will play in a rematch for the championship.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-michigan

Alabama Rolls Past Cincinnati in College Football Playoff

The Crimson Tide will face the winner of the other semifinal game, between Georgia and Michigan, on Jan. 10 for the national championship.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #young-bryce-2001

The Son of New York Who Runs the South’s Most Envied Sports League

Greg Sankey rose from upstate New York to become the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. These days, no one is exercising more sway over college sports.

#colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference

How the College Football Playoff Teams Match Up

The College Football Playoff begins on Friday, with Alabama and Cincinnati playing in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan and Georgia facing off in the Orange Bowl.

#baylor-university, #bowl-games, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #cotton-bowl, #football-college, #ohio-state-university, #orange-bowl-football-game, #rose-bowl-football-game, #smart-kirby, #sugar-bowl, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-cincinnati, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-michigan, #young-bryce-2001

With Exasperation, College Football Is Just Trying to Get Through the Playoff

Frustrations with the pandemic in college sports have mirrored the challenges seen well beyond athletics.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-cincinnati, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-michigan

The Holiday Bowl Is the Fifth College Bowl Game to Be Canceled

The Holiday Bowl, canceled on Tuesday, was the latest postseason college football game to be scratched or changed because one of the schools could not field a team.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #frisco-tex, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #honolulu-hawaii, #jacksonville-fla, #miami-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #texas-am-university, #university-of-memphis

College Football Playoff Warns Teams Could Forfeit Because of Virus

Texas A&M also withdrew from the Gator Bowl, leaving Wake Forest, for the moment, without an opponent.

#college-athletics, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #texas-am-university, #wake-forest-university

Deion Sanders Lands Top Recruit Travis Hunter at Jackson State

On national signing day, the high school star from Georgia spurned Florida State after a two-year commitment in favor of the historically Black college.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-state-university, #sanders-deion, #travis-hunter

Bryce Young, Alabama’s Sophomore Star, Wins the Heisman Trophy

The quarterback, despite playing behind an often porous offensive line, led the Crimson Tide to a conference title and a berth in the Cotton Bowl.

#bryce-young, #football-college, #heisman-trophy, #university-of-alabama

Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati Make College Football Playoff

The semifinal games are scheduled for New Year’s Eve, with the national championship planned for Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.

#american-athletic-conference, #big-ten-conference, #bowl-games, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #fickell-luke, #football-college, #harbaugh-jim, #playoff-games, #saban-nick, #smart-kirby, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-cincinnati, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-michigan

Michigan Rolls to a Playoff Spot With Big Ten Title

The Wolverines followed up a season-defining win over Ohio State with an easy victory over Iowa to win the conference championship.

#big-ten-conference, #football-college, #harbaugh-jim, #university-of-iowa, #university-of-michigan

Alabama Picks Georgia Apart, Setting Course for Another Playoff

No. 3 Alabama, the reigning national champion, fell behind early. Then it pounded the country’s best defense to run away with the Southeastern Conference championship.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #playoff-games, #saban-nick, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

When Michigan Beat Ohio State, I Cried Tears of Joy

The Euphoria of a Big Win, Explained.

#fans-persons, #football-college, #happiness, #internal-sub-only-nl, #ohio-state-university, #university-of-michigan

Big Contracts, Big Buyouts, Big Pressure: College Football Coaches Hit the Jackpot

Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.

#athletics-and-sports, #bonuses, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #kelly-brian-football-coach, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #orgeron-ed, #riley-lincoln-1983, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-southern-california, #wages-and-salaries

Deion Sanders Is Leading Jackson State to a Football Title Game

In his first full season as the football coach, Deion Sanders has guided the Tigers to the conference championship game and energized a community. He says he’s just getting started.

#football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-miss, #jackson-state-university, #mississippi, #sanders-deion

In Louisiana, Alligator Finds a Place at the Tailgate

Alligator, long a food source for Louisianians, has become more popular nationally. But its big moment comes at an annual football matchup in Baton Rouge.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #baton-rouge-la, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fans-persons, #football-college, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-university, #restaurants, #wetlands

Brian Kelly Will Leave Notre Dame for L.S.U.

A top coach is reportedly heading to the Southeastern Conference, the latest in a series of moves at some of the country’s most storied college football programs.

#brian-kelly, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #university-of-notre-dame

College Football’s ‘Great Man Theory’ Gets a New Test at U.S.C.

Southern California hired Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma, which is now looking for his successor. The carousel seemed to spin harder and faster than ever as programs looked for saviors.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #helton-clay-1972, #orgeron-ed, #pacific-12-conference, #riley-lincoln-1983, #southeastern-conference, #stoops-bob, #university-of-oklahoma, #university-of-southern-california

Michigan Upsets Ohio State, Forcing Buckeyes From Playoff Race

Before a crowd thick with maize and blue, the Wolverines beat Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and earned a chance to play for a Big Ten title.

#big-ten-conference, #football-college, #ohio-state-university, #university-of-michigan

Key Games in the Last Week of College Football’s Regular Season

This weekend’s rivalries could lead to some familial bickering at the dinner table. But there are national title implications, too.

#football-college

Dartmouth Beats Brown, Princeton Defeats Penn

The only Division I league to not play football last season because of the pandemic, the Ivy League endured an unusual journey of virus disruptions in its return.

#brown-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #ivy-league, #princeton-university, #teevens-buddy

Knowledge Bubbles Work Against Us

We need to find out why our neighbors and fellow citizens think the way they do.

#fans-persons, #finebaum-paul, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #radio, #sec-espn-network, #southeastern-conference

The First Family of New Jersey Football

Seventeen of the last 20 New Jersey state high school championships have featured a team coached by Mike Campanile or one of his four sons.

#bergen-catholic-high-school, #campanile-anthony, #campanile-mike, #campanile-nicky, #campanile-nunzio, #campanile-vito, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #don-bosco-prep-high-school, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #miami-dolphins, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-state-interscholastic-athletic-assn, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey

Deaf Football Team Takes California by Storm

The California School for the Deaf, Riverside, is steamrolling its opponents, electrifying a campus that has seen more than a few athletic defeats.

#deafness, #football-college, #riverside-calif

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei Look a Lot Like Division I Programs

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei, 24 miles apart in Southern California, don’t just funnel players to the top college teams. Increasingly, they resemble them.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif

Baylor Outplays Oklahoma 27-14

The Sooners faced a 7-2 Baylor team that they’d beaten seven consecutive times. But instead of capturing a needed win, Oklahoma took a 27-14 loss.

#baylor-university, #football-college, #university-of-oklahoma

Initial Playoff Rankings Show Georgia at Top and Numerous Potential Contenders

The other would-be semifinalists in the first rankings of the College Football Playoff included Alabama, Michigan State and Oregon.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-cincinnati, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-oklahoma, #university-of-oregon

For L.S.U., Not Winning Enough Is the Biggest Scandal

Louisiana State said “wins and losses on the field” led to Coach Ed Orgeron’s dismissal, but he seemed determined to tempt fate in other ways.

#coaches-and-managers, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #orgeron-ed

University of Arizona Holds Open Tryouts During Football Season

The Wildcats football team needs help, so it sought out reinforcements on campus.

#colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #university-of-arizona