Playing before a home crowd for the first time since 2019, Ohio State lost in Columbus for the first time in more than four years.
More than one-third of Power 5 teams played eight games or less last season. Now coaches are preaching the basics more than usual.
After years of disarray, the Jaguars have what the team’s owner called “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in football” — the No. 1 pick in the N.F.L. draft and a coach who knows what to do with him.
The review was prompted by an investigation into how Richard H. Strauss, a former team doctor at Ohio State who was implicated in at least 177 sex-abuse cases, had gone undetected for so long.
Meyer coached Florida and Ohio State to national championships before retiring in 2018. He agreed to take over the Jaguars, who are expected to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first over all.
The immediate winner of college football’s national championship was easy to discern by the crowds after the game. The health consequences are yet to be seen.
Ohio State could not keep up with Alabama’s offensive combination of DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones and Najee Harris.
The dynamics of college football mean that the quarterback will shoulder all of the downsides of playing in the title game after his painful injury in the semifinals.
The Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes will face off for the national championship in a season that scuttled to the finish line amid relentless coronavirus throes.
Alabama and Ohio State took different paths to the national championship game, with twists that showed how much college football wanted its biggest stage to feel familiar.
Notre Dame never really threatened the Crimson Tide in their College Football Playoff semifinal, and then Ohio State rolled over Clemson.
Alabama will play Notre Dame and Clemson will meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday as a chaotic season nears its end.
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The semifinals will be played on Jan. 1 in Louisiana and Texas, with the national championship scheduled for the Miami area on Jan. 11.
An unconvincing win by Ohio State and several odd circumstances during the pandemic have left the College Football Playoff with a jumble to consider.
The cancellation raised the possibility that Ohio State might not qualify to play in the Big Ten championship game later this month.
The wheezing college football show goes on without some star players and highly paid coaches and with, in one case, a female kicker.
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.
College sports leaders aren’t thrilled to see football assume a role in the presidential campaign, but they’re not surprised.
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.
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.
“Things that are important to African-Americans in a sports setting get labeled a distraction. That’s a painful word when you’re talking about matters of life and death.”
The N.Y.P.D. and other departments were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in vehicles. Ford’s answer is software to crank up the heat.
The university said it had reached settlements with 162 people who were assaulted when they were sent to the team doctor Richard H. Strauss for injuries or other exams.
The L.S.U. quarterback seems a lock to be the Cincinnati Bengals’ pick. But in a year in which teams haven’t vetted prospects as usual, the rest of the draft should be anything but predictable.