Alabama and Ohio State Reach the National Title Game With Runaway Wins

Notre Dame never really threatened the Crimson Tide in their College Football Playoff semifinal, and then Ohio State rolled over Clemson.

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What to Watch in the College Football Playoff Semifinals

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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Alabama Leads Rankings as College Football Playoff Field Is Set

The semifinals will be played on Jan. 1 in Louisiana and Texas, with the national championship scheduled for the Miami area on Jan. 11.

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College Football Playoff Faces Tricky Call After Messy Year

An unconvincing win by Ohio State and several odd circumstances during the pandemic have left the College Football Playoff with a jumble to consider.

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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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They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What?

For decades, a couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.

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Paul Hornung, Midcentury Football’s ‘Golden Boy,’ Is Dead at 84

His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity in the ’50s and ’60s.

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Trading Blame and Worry, Notre Dame Grapples With Celebration’s Fallout

The university’s president promised strict punishments for students who break virus protocols. But his credibility on campus is wearing thin.

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Pete Buttigieg Dropped Out of the Presidential Race and Wrote a Best Seller

In “Trust,” the wunderkind politician underscores the importance of what he calls “overlapping circles of belonging.”

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8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up

Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

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Notre Dame’s President Faces an Angry Campus After Getting the Coronavirus

Students and faculty are furious that the Rev. John I. Jenkins failed to wear a mask at a White House ceremony and then later tested positive for the virus.

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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Notre Dame Shifting to Online Classes to Control Coronavirus Outbreak

After 147 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said it would shift to remote instruction for two weeks and send students home if cases continue to grow.

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College in the Coronavirus Pandemic: No Fall Break and Home by Thanksgiving

As universities announce plans to bring back students, a pattern is emerging: shorter semesters to avoid late-fall infections.

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Notre Dame Plans to Reopen Its Campus in the Fall

The university said on Monday that the fall semester will begin and end earlier than usual, without breaks, to minimize the chances for students to bring the coronavirus back to campus.

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Without Fans, Some College Football Games Won’t Make Financial Sense

There are nearly 30 games scheduled for neutral sites in the coming season. Financially, they become somewhat untenable if the coronavirus forces them to go without fans.

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