How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Alabama Says Nick Saban Does Not Have Coronavirus, Can Coach Saturday

The university said an earlier positive test result was false, after a series of negative tests. He is expected to take the field against Georgia.

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Nick Saban Is Being Tested for the Virus. The Runaway Train of College Football Keeps Rolling.

As games are postponed and coronavirus outbreaks spike on campuses, nothing seems capable of stopping the juggernaut, regardless of the consequences.

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Southeastern Conference’s Crises Show How College Football Teeters Day by Day

The biggest league in college football has postponed two games this week and seen the sport’s most famous coach enter isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

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L.S.U. at Florida Football Game Postponed as Gators Face Virus Outbreak

The decision came days after Florida’s coach described the football program as “a model of safety” during the pandemic.

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Football’s Return Is Fodder for Mask Debates and an Enforcement Dilemma

Leaders in the N.F.L. and in college sports have mandated masks for most people on the sidelines. What happens when the rules are not followed?

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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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Day by Day, College Football Sees More Signs of a Season in Jeopardy

Many players thought to be the best in the sport won’t play in the fall because of the pandemic. And some teams expecting to play soon can’t practice because of emerging cases of 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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N.C.A.A. Doctors Say Football Is a Bad Idea. But They Aren’t Deciding.

The conferences, not the N.C.A.A., will make the decisions about whether to play a season in the fall.

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Big 12 Says It Will Try for Football, Giving a Season a Lifeline

The decision came after the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, citing coronavirus concerns, said they would not play this fall.

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How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

Time and again, debate over the state’s flag and its Confederate battle imagery faded away. Then college sports leaders threatened to take away some of the biggest games.

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SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

The league’s statement will place new pressure on Mississippi lawmakers. But it may not make much difference.

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Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies

A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.

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2020 N.F.L. Draft: What We Learned

Green Bay delivered the shock of the night drafting Jordan Love as a potential successor to Aaron Rodgers, Miami’s rebuild is coming to fruition and New England is still New England.

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