The most pressing questions heading into the 2020 college football season was whether the season would start at all and, if it did, would it be able to finish.
College football will crown a new national champion Monday night, as the strangest and most tenuous season on record ended in a familiar place.
DeVonta Smith ran into the end zone at Hard Rock Stadium untouched — again — and pointed his right index finger toward the sky.
Follow live updates as the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Ohio State Buckeyes in College Football Playoff National Championship.
Immediately after Clemson’s James Skalski speared Justin Fields on New Year’s Day – we dress it up as “targeting” these days – Pablo Fields took a phone call. A friend of the family, a doctor, was reaching out to Fields’ father, bearing a scrap of cold comfort. “She said he should be fine, the spleen is on the other side,” Pablo recalled. Plenty of other internal parts were still in play, ...
Few people in college athletics believe in a second, third, fourth or 9,999th chance more than Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte, and the one he granted Steve Sarkisian will be the chance that defines his tenure in Austin.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he “definitely” expects Justin Fields to play in next Monday’s College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama despite the rib injury the quarterback sustained in the semifinal victory against Clemson.
The Big Four made it to the Final Four of the college football season, as expected, ending one chapter of the most contentious, controversial and unpredictable years in the history of the sport. The College Football Playoff selection committee avoided chaos Sunday, pitting No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Notre Dame in one semifinal game and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State in the other. The ...
College football has its royalty: The Clemsons and the Alabamas. The Notre Dames and the Ohio States. The 5-star recruits and the 80,000-seat stadiums packed to the gills in a non-COVID-19 year.
From all appearances, they seem like reasonable people. Polite and intelligent, with a whiff of responsibility.
Lovie Smith was introduced in March 2016 as the coach who would turn around the Illinois football program after years of mediocrity and embarrassment. After five seasons, the Illini still are spinning their wheels, and without seeing significant progress under Smith, the university announced Sunday that it has cut ties with him. Smith never had a winning season in Champaign, going 17-39 ...
There wasn't much Vic Fangio could say. The Denver Broncos coach had just watched his team lose an NFL game with all of its quarterbacks sidelined by COVID-19 protocols. A practice-squad receiver forced to play behind center had finished with one pass completion and two interceptions.
On Monday, the Big Ten canceled this week's Northwestern-Minnesota game. By not playing, Northwestern essentially clinches the Big Ten West. We could spend several sentences explaining, but we'll settle for this: It's 2020.
For just the second time in 130 years, Minnesota will not face Wisconsin in football.
If you believe the latest Heisman Trophy straw polls and betting lines, Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask is becoming a clearer favorite for college football's most prestigious award. Here's an updated look at how Trask compares to the rest of the field: ___ Kyle Trask, Florida quarterback (seven games) Touchdown passes: 31 (first nationally) Interceptions: 3 Completion percentage: 70.7 ...
Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask continued his Heisman Trophy-worthy season last week against Arkansas by throwing as many touchdown pass…
Arkansas football coach Sam Pittman tested positive for COVID-19. He'll miss Saturday's game at Florida. A Mississippi State outbreak has forced postponement of its game with Auburn, which announced Tuesday a pause in activities after nine positive tests.
One of the few certainties in this Pac-12 football season — in any Pac-12 football season — is the impact made by newcomers.
There's not much left to say now, because what's done is done. And the fact that Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines keep doing this, flinching in the face of their rivals and forcing Michigan fans to reconcile the reality of their program with its mythology, shouldn't come as a surprise anymore. It is what it is, as coaches and players like to say. And at the end of the day, to borrow another ...
On this Election Day, Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen has become like one of those frustrating, filibustering politicians who says and does inexplicable things that make you question his honesty and judgment.
When Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly first learned Thursday that Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence had tested positive for COVID-19, his first concern was Lawrence's health.
It seems the Big Ten didn't get through even one game without a player who had COVID-19.
For a month now, as college football has attempted to bring back some normal fall vibes in the middle of a seemingly never-ending pandemic, plenty has been missing from the experience.
The sounds of horns and a squealing saxophone piped into Camp Randall Stadium at the end of the third quarter begins one of the most raucous t…