In a Scheduling First, Pac-12 and SWAC Plan Home-and-Home Basketball Games

The deal between a Power 5 league and the Southwestern Athletic Conference could help H.B.C.U. teams draw big crowds.

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A.C.C., Big Ten and Pac-12 Form Coalition to Counter SEC’s Might

The move was far short of a merger and came less than a month after Oklahoma and Texas said they would leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

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Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of the tunnel another train?

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Stanford Wins N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball Title for First Time in 29 Years

The Cardinal survived a game against in-conference rival Arizona and a season that left them without a home for nine weeks amid the pandemic.

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The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

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What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

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For a Preview of What the N.C.A.A. Hopes to Pull Off, Look to Las Vegas

Teams from the five conferences holding their men’s and women’s basketball championships in the city hope to get through to the national tournaments without being derailed by the coronavirus.

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College Sports Has Reported at Least 6,629 Virus Cases

The N.C.A.A. does not track coronavirus cases, but a New York Times analysis shows the pandemic’s toll across college athletics. Many universities have kept their case counts from the public.

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A Referee Pursues Her Calling in the Men’s Game

Last season, Crystal Hogan was the only woman officiating games in the top level of college basketball. The question is: Why?

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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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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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