There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.
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.
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.
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.
Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.
The decision clears a path for programs like Oregon and Southern California, and means every Power 5 league intends to compete this fall.
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?
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.
College sports leaders aren’t thrilled to see football assume a role in the presidential campaign, but they’re not surprised.
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.
Why are some schools pressuring student-athletes to play a game that could expose them to the coronavirus?
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.
Monday: California is influencing pandemic plans for conferences nationwide. Also: A heat wave hits the state.
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.
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.
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.
“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.