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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A Cal Football Player Opted Out Because of the Virus. Then Came the Tuition Bill.

A committee found that the athletic department broke an N.C.A.A. rule by revoking Henry Bazakas’s summer scholarship. His fight to get it back showed the cutthroat side of college football.

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Days From Its Delayed Football Opener, Cal Is Stalled Again by the Virus

As the Pac-12 Conference prepared to begin its football season this weekend, later than any other major league, Cal had to cancel its game against Washington because a player’s positive test for coronavirus left the team without enough eligible athletes.

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Cal Athletic Director Says Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

California has been considering how to adjust with a $55 million budget shortfall. An influx of TV money by staging a football season will help.

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Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

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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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At Cal, Every Sport but Football Feels Like Second String

As the Pac-12 tries to formulate a plan for its most prominent sport, dozens of other sports are awaiting news on their seasons. But how do you prepare for a schedule that doesn’t exist?

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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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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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How a Power 5 Conference University Is Struggling to Have Sports in a Pandemic

At the University of California, Berkeley, athletes, coaches and administrators face the most complicated puzzle in sports: the return of college athletics. They are allowing The Times an inside look at their journey’s ups and downs.

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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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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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What to Know About the Pac-12 in the Fall

Monday: California is influencing pandemic plans for conferences nationwide. Also: A heat wave hits the state.

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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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Pac-12 Players Say Commissioner Was Dismissive of Their Virus Concerns

The players, who have pushed for more-frequent virus testing and stronger protection of their status with the team, said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott offered no concrete mandates for the league’s universities.

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A College Athlete Calls His Coach to Opt Out. And Ends Up on the Outs.

Kassidy Woods, a redshirt sophomore receiver at Washington State, was concerned about the pandemic. The coach was sympathetic until he learned he was joining a players’ rights initiative.

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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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