With the lingering uncertainty of trying to hold a season during the coronavirus pandemic, college football players around the country are deciding not to play.Â
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:55 pm
The fans are just as important to the outcome of the game if not more...
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:48 pm
The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches will seek to identify and groom coaches of color among other essential services.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:52 pm
Throughout 150 years of college football, player platforms haven't been unified. It's different with the CAU, which represents college athletes in 23 sports.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:46 pm
The ACC is the latest college football conference to unveil its 2020 football schedule, and it's doing so with the unspoken acknowledgement that makeup games may be necessary at the end of the season. The ACC's announcement says its championship game will be played on either December 12 or December 19. Currently the ACC season [more]
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:50 pm
The AAC and Mountain West are moving forward with eight-game conference seasons, but have different approaches to non-conference play.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:16 pm
College sports teams across the country are already fighting COVID-19 outbreaks and how to keep players, staff members and coaches safe.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 6:55 am
USC defensive back Chase Williams says he's willing to boycott the season if safety measures aren't strengthened. But he's hoping it doesn't come to that.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:07 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Appalachian State and Wake Forest have agreed to postpone their nonconference game scheduled for Sept. 11 to a future year. The schools announced the move Wednesday, less than six weeks before the Mountaineers were scheduled to visit the Demon Deacons for an instate nonconference matchup. In addition, the schools have added two more matchups - one at Appalachian State in Boone, the other at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem - in the series.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:15 am
OSAA announced that all fall sports will begin in March.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:30 pm
College football won't take place at the lower levels this fall, creating a question about what will happen at the FBS and FBC levels. UConn on Wednesday became the first FBS program to suspend its football team because of the pandemic. The Division II Presidents Council canceled its seven fall championships for 2020, citing "the [more]
Posted: August 5, 2020, 10:47 pm
The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it could not endure the strains of the coronavirus pandemic. Then the Big Ten unveiled the conference-only schedule it devised to withstand COVID-19 disruptions, with football games slated to kick off in a month.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 10:19 pm
Notre Dame transfer Phil Jurkovec will be able to play quarterback at Boston College this season, if there is one, after receiving an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA. Jurkovec is expected to start this year. As a backup for Notre Dame in 2019, Jurkovec played in six games, including the Nov. 23 matchup with Boston College.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:41 pm
West Virginia safety Kerry Martin is opting out of the upcoming college football season due to health concerns. The sophomore made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he has sickle cell anemia and asthma and that he does not feel safe to play during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:37 pm
The governing body set Aug. 21 as the deadline for individual sports across its three levels to determine whether it can safely have a regular season and postseason during the COVID-19 pandemic. It said the FCS - the 127-member lower half of D-I college football - will only have a playoff if at least 50 percent of eligible programs play this fall, and the 24-team event can be reduced in size. The board of governors, the highest ruling committee at the NCAA, did not use its authority to determine whether there would be championship events in 22 sports.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:35 pm
Eight UCLA football players have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Barbara Ferrer, director of L.A. County's public health department.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:22 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will make $2.5 million a year under a new three-year deal reached after his flirtation with the Colorado head coaching job.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:56 pm
For Georgia Tech, this most unusual of seasons - assuming there is a season - began with two-a-day practices. Coach Geoff Collins split his players into two groups and put each of them through a morning practice Wednesday, all in hopes of making things a bit safer amid the coronavirus pandemic. ''This is not business as usual,'' Collins said, meeting remotely with reporters shortly after the second workout ended.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:16 pm
The NCAA is taking a stand for college football players when it comes to the pandemic. Which is good, because some college football coaches may try to stand on players' heads when it comes to the pandemic. Via ESPN.com, Colorado State has commenced an "immediate and objective" investigation regarding allegations that student-athletes "have been intimidated [more]
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:26 pm
UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates. ''After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we've decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season,'' athletic director David Benedict said. UConn had been scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:45 pm
The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its schedule as college football navigates how to play games amid the coronavirus pandemic. ''We're approaching this entire process on a day-to-day basis,'' Commissioner Kevin Warren said on the Big Ten Network.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:33 pm
UConn is the first FBS D1 college football program to cancel its season due to coronavirus and the NCAA said all student-athlete scholarships will be honored even if they opt out.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:00 pm
The Pac-12 has reportedly devised a plan to help its athletic departments if college football is canceled due to COVID-19.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:56 pm
The NCAA hadn't shown much of an inclination or ability to protect college football players during the pandemic. On Wednesday, that changed. Via multiple reports, the NCAA has issued several proclamations aimed at the overall welfare of college football players. Most notably, those who opt out for the 2020 season will retain their scholarships. Also, [more]
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:54 pm
The NCAA released guidelines for fall sports just after the players' request was made public.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 4:01 pm
When elite athletes compete for the same job it often brings out real disdain, and for Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrown that certainly became the case at Ohio State.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:43 pm
Thor Nystrom ranks the top college fantasy players by position. (Getty Images)
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:15 pm
The Big Ten may have released its football schedule Wednesday, but that doesn't mean they're guaranteed to push through with fall sports.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:09 pm
The University of Connecticut canceled its 2020 football season over concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:33 pm
The University of Connecticut won't be playing football this season. The school's director of athletics David Benedict made the announcement of the school's plans in a statement on Wednesday morning. It is the first FBS school to call off its season. UConn was set to play this season as an independent and had already seen [more]
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:30 pm
The Huskies were heading for their first year as an independent after leaving the AAC.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:23 pm
Colorado State launched an immediate investigation into its athletic department after several football players claimed they were being threatened to disregard coronavirus safety protocols.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:32 am
Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms. According to the newspaper report, Colorado State football players and members of the athletic staff say coaches told them not to report coronavirus symptoms and threatened players with reduced playing time should they quarantine. McConnell promised a swift investigation and full transparency.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:35 am
Eastern Kentucky kicker quits, says coaches â€˜do not care about player safetyâ€™ during COVID-19 pandemic
â€œThe head coach knows and the head coach does nothing.â€�
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:38 am
A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governorâ€™s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schoolsâ€™ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility. Meanwhile, the NCAA's highest governing body put off a decision on whether to conduct fall championship events, and is moving toward passing on making that call altogether. The Pac-12 players hope an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom could mandate player-approved, third-party oversight of COVID-19 rules at the Pac-12â€²s four California schools and ensure players who opt out of the coming season because of coronavirus wonâ€™t lose a year of eligibility.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:29 am
PAC-12 players threaten to boycott 2020 season and release a list of demands. Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel break it down on the latest episode of the latest Yahoo Sports College Podcast. Subscribe to the Yahoo Sports College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:49 am
The seven that have remained hopeful with having a fall season must determine their direction following Tuesday's NCAA Board of Governors meeting, where discussion centered around potential competition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting ended without any immediate announcement, although NCAA president Mark Emmert later said one will be made on Wednesday. Whether the NCAA will sponsor its 22 championship events, including the FCS playoffs, was a key topic.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:29 am
One player went so far as to allege a cover-up against the athletic department. CSU paused football workouts in July after 8 players tested positive.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:00 pm
TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized for himself Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Patterson's tweet came a day after school Chancellor Victor Boschini said the nearly 20-year leader of TCU's program, who is white, had apologized for using the slur during a confrontation with linebacker Dylan Jordan, who is Black, at practice. ''I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable,'' Patterson wrote on Twitter.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 9:31 pm
Mississippi governor says he's issuing mask mandate because he wants to see college football in the fall
Mississippi has had over 62,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 1,800 deaths.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:55 pm
The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference's work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week. A letter from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, dated Aug. 3, was sent to 12 football players leading the (hash)WeAreUnited movement. In the letter, Scott said he was eager to discuss their concerns.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:10 pm
Maryland announces no positive COVID-19 results in recent test
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:58 pm
Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated - and threatened - by the pandemic. Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. ''I'm now making the hardest decision that I've ever had to make in my life,'' Bateman said.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 6:52 pm
As players detail COVID-19 experiences, Vanderbilt kicker opts out of season citing ethics of playing in a pandemic
Oren Milstein's decision comes as players across the country have started to reveal their experiences with coronavirus.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 4:24 pm
The NCAA, which seemingly has the power to count the number of Corn Flakes in a college football player's cereal bowl, inexplicably has no authority to cancel the season or otherwise protect the players amid a pandemic. However, there's one thing the NCAA can do. It can cancel the conference championship games. At a Tuesday [more]
Posted: August 4, 2020, 2:31 pm
Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, an All-Big Ten performer who is considered a likely first-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has decided to end his college football career. Bateman released a video today saying that he has decided not to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic and instead will get himself ready to play professionally [more]
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:04 pm
A coronavirus outbreak within the Rutgers football program is believed to have come from a party late last month.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 4:54 am
TCU's chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice. Center Kellton Hollins said on Twitter the team's leadership council discussed the issue with Patterson and told him use of the word wasn't acceptable in any context.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 3:47 am
Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered 2020 season continued to fall into place. The Big 12's university presidents signed off on a 10-game schedule, adjusted to deal with potential disruptions from COVID-19 that lets schools play one nonconference opponent at home. A specific start date for conference play was not determined.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 2:33 am