Push to Expand College Football Playoff Stumbles

Eleven of the sport’s top figures have been unable to reach an agreement after months of negotiations, stalling hopes for more teams to be included in the national title race.

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Was the College Football Season Worth It?

It brought joy — and revenue. But the full cost will never be tallied.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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Big Ten Reverses Field, Ignoring Reality on Its Campuses

In reversing their call to postpone the season, the Big Ten’s presidents ignored the realities of life on their campuses in the pandemic. Athletes may pay the price.

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Big Ten Will Play Football in 2020, Reversing Decision

Leaders of Big Ten universities have faced pressure from coaches, players, parents and fans since announcing on Aug. 11 that the conference would not compete until 2021.

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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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Big Ten Is First Power 5 Conference to Postpone Football

The conference said it would not play football or other sports this fall and would attempt to hold a season in the spring instead.

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Big Ten Will Play Fall Sports Only Within Conference, if at All

The league’s football teams had been scheduled to participate in some of the most highly anticipated nonconference games of the 2020 season.

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The Big Ten’s New Boss Wants Players Talking About Big Issues

Kevin Warren, one of the most influential executives in sports, on policing, the pandemic and his prayer life.

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