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Spring college football becomes focus for some conferences, but could it work?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:13:55 +0000
With fall college football canceled in the Big Ten and Pac-12, a push to play in the spring has lead to alternatives solutions
       
Opinion: College football programs need to get comfortable with transparency or risk losing credibility
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:38:06 +0000
If college football programs are going to be secretive in their handling of COVID-19, then they won't have credibility when things get bad.
       
Opinion: Duke and Notre Dame, prestigious academic schools, surprisingly silent as football presses on
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:05:24 +0000
Duke earns dubious distinction of being only Top-10 academic school to defy science, try to make a buck playing football during coronavirus pandemic.
       
Can the College Football Playoff go forward without Big Ten and Pac-12?
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:37:24 +0000
By opting to step back from this season, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have raised doubts over whether this season can end with the College Football Playoff.
       
Florida State coach and players push back after wide receiver claims lies about health issues
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:59:20 +0000
After Florida State wide receiver Warren Thompson said school leadership is neglecting health issues during football camp, other players pushed back.
       
Dabo Swinney says 2020 championship would be legit even without two from Power Five
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:23:41 +0000
Despite two Power Five conferences not playing this fall, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says a 2020 national championship would be legitimate.
       
New Mexico State will not play football in fall due to COVID-19 concerns
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:08:22 +0000
New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia confirmed Thursday that the school was postponing playing college football in fall due to COVID-19.
       
How college football conferences are handling their schedules amid coronavirus pandemic
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:50:51 +0000
Breaking down the scheduling plans for college football's Power Five conferences as they attempt to maneuver through the COVID-19 pandemic.
       
Infectious disease experts warn NCAA of dangers of fall sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:55:52 +0000
In a sobering Webinar hosted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, multiple experts and the NCAA chief medical officer took a cautious tone.
       
Ohio State won't pursue fall football, athletic director says
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:51:43 +0000
Earlier Wednesday, in a conference call with reporters, OSU coach Ryan Day floated the idea about possibly playing other Big Ten schools.
       
Donald Trump has talked to Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence about saving 2020 college football season
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:30:57 +0000
U.S. President Donald Trump and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence have talked about saving the 2020 football season.
       
Opinion: Nebraska bailing out on Big Ten may be more than bluster
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:12:28 +0000
Nebraska's tantrum following the Big Ten's announcement to shut down fall football isn't merely performative red meat being thrown to the base.
       
Ohio State's Ryan Day suggests playing Big Ten schools who don't want to postpone football: 'That's a fluid situation'
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:10:42 +0000
During a conference call with reporters, Ohio State coach Ryan Day raised possibility of playing some Big Ten schools, calling it a "fluid situation."
       
College football updates: Focus shifts to SEC, ACC and Big 12 after Big Ten, Pac-12 moves
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:38:02 +0000
After the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not be playing college football this fall, the focus shifts to the SEC, ACC and the Big 12.
       
Big 12 announces revised football schedule after moving ahead toward season
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:08:08 +0000
After deciding to move forward with plans to play football, the Big 12 released a revised schedule that has conference games starting Sept. 26.
       
Fall without football: How America would look without its favorite sport
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 21:54:52 +0000
Safely conducting an NFL or college season may prove too difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAY Sports examines the situation.
       
ESPN analyst Desmond Howard says Big Ten should kick Nebraska out of conference
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:56:43 +0000
ESPN's Desmond Howard said Nebraska needs to apologize for football coach Scott Frost suggesting the Cornhuskers might play outside the Big Ten.
       
Opinion: No joy in canceling Big Ten, Pac-12 seasons, despite what opportunists will say
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:58:20 +0000
Contrary to what the football-loving, mask-hating Twitterverse believes, there is no joy for anyone in fall sports succumbing to coronavirus fallout.
       
NCAA council recommends eligibility relief for athletes who lose seasons due to COVID-19 pandemic
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 01:22:00 +0000
The NCAA's Division I Council has recommended that the Division I Board of Directors extend some protections to student-athletes impacted by COVID-19.
       
Opinion: College football's demise perfectly represents America's handling of coronavirus
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:59:26 +0000
The Big Ten and Pac-12 say data and experts have made it clear football can't be played in the fall. But the SEC, ACC and Big 12 see it differently.
       
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NCAAF on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy GamesComprehensive College Football news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and morehttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/en-US12615https://sports.yahoo.comYahoo Sportshttp://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_sports_en-US_s_f_p_182x21_sports.gifCopyright (c) 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.Politicans stepping in to aid NCAA's broken systemA group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."article

A group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."

]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:14:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cory-booker-student-athlete-bill-of-rights-ncaa-231454175.html?src=rssSports05e46022-043e-396c-8f66-13298ce7843cNCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches onThe Associated PressThe NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.article

The NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:57:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/titanic-ncaa-experts-warn-coronavirus-spread-182736997--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8af87642-c3f9-35c8-ab54-909fa71a472c
NCAA cancels fall Division I championships, leaving only FBS football trying to playProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]article

The NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:03:40 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-cancels-fall-division-championships-220340254.html?src=rssSports5055602f-6572-3433-a1ef-ab73fb64050a
Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021The Associated PressPurdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.article

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:51:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/purdue-coach-proposes-running-2-football-seasons-2021-205143925--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3442577b-7059-38af-93e2-f709b450a56b
SoCon postpones conference season, to allow out of conferenceThe Associated PressWhile there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.article

While there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/socon-postpones-conference-season-allow-conference-201555524--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports4e6bfc3c-ec4d-372e-90ac-242a7887aa28
NFL draft: Big Ten, Pac-12 prospects hurt most by losing a fall college seasonYahoo SportsThese Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.article

These Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:59:07 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-big-ten-pac-12-prospects-hurt-most-by-losing-a-fall-college-season-195907835.html?src=rssSports2a290d1d-4cfb-3829-b396-2f6c981b5829
Texas Football: Top 10 in 247Sports AP poll predictionUSA TODAY SportsTom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sportsvideo

Tom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sports

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:11:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/texas-football-top-10-247sports-191100469.html?src=rssSports270307f1-7978-3f6b-a639-1cffbe212798
Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding patternThe Associated PressTake Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.article

Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:00:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/postponing-season-puts-nfl-prospects-holding-pattern-190013637--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsc2d951cd-e3ca-3f57-bbbe-34d77fb8ac25
FCS Kickoff has spotlight, but will game be played?The Associated PressAustin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.article

Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:30:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-kickoff-spotlight-game-played-143229046--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsa02bc29f-3c25-3d47-a7a2-cbb162565da5
Southland Conference postpones fall competitionThe Associated PressOn Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.article

On Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:18:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/southland-conference-postpones-fall-competition-164848371--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports1b5791b3-4d44-3631-aa5a-7c31b8bbd1ae
Dabo Swinney says the national title’s value ‘doesn’t change’ without the Big Ten, Pac-12USA TODAY SportsIf the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.video

If the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:38:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/dabo-swinney-says-national-title-163800753.html?src=rssSports195049b6-04c7-3f0f-8559-e3dc2acfc708
Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rightsThe Associated PressA group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.article

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/senators-lay-plan-college-athletes-bill-rights-143723056--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports88d941e3-afc6-3b01-a572-7cac982b10cf
Why college football will never be the same financiallyUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.video

USA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-college-football-never-same-162700460.html?src=rssSports5a52b540-6607-357e-b802-417a7df9f1da
Nebraska won’t go rogue from the Big TenProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]article

The Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:19:17 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nebraska-won-t-rogue-big-141917820.html?src=rssSportsaa9148c1-310e-3b7b-ba66-5ccf390ecdf5
Who is Matt Canada and is he being groomed to succeed Randy Fichtner?Pittsburgh Steelers WireThe Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.article

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:00:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/matt-canada-being-groomed-succeed-100056074.html?src=rssSports31e4e605-4f70-3806-be3d-873b400cd2c2
Big 12 conference moves forward with football seasonABC News VideosThe conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.video

The conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:53:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-conference-moves-forward-065351897.html?src=rssSports47a12660-cb57-3a60-a63d-ae18749192e9
Joe Montana on if he’d play during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘I’m not sure I would’Yahoo Sports VideosThe Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.video

The Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:08:25 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/joe-montana-d-play-during-040825777.html?src=rssSportscd9f254d-b8a2-3443-a9f8-4058a8429a0e
College football in the spring presents its own set of coronavirus and scheduling problemsLA TimesCan the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.article

Can the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:48:10 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/college-football-spring-presents-own-034810075.html?src=rssSports35c779b2-0134-3f2d-9b33-f52a328ebba1
Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across AmericaThe Associated PressNo one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.article

No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:53 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/rites-fall-losing-college-football-stings-across-america-212313348--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb0928491-f3e4-3bc6-af79-082ab26cb6d7
Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92The Associated PressBill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.article

Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:51:20 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/yeoman-coached-houston-25-seasons-dead-92-232301355--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports9404767f-fbf3-3d32-b59a-7ca884a67d5f
Big 12 announces plans to go ahead with 2020 football seasonCBS News VideosThe Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.video

The Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:13:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-ahead-001301104.html?src=rssSports32e84a0a-c6f5-39b6-b215-db5695a5d30f
Oregon State, Pac-12 prioritizing player safety above everythingNBC Sports NorthwestSome believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.article

Some believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:53:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/oregon-state-pac-12-prioritizing-225305108.html?src=rssSports12eb8755-be9c-32eb-9c94-ab08400d1904
Former Houston Cougars coach Bill Yeoman dies at 92Touchdown WireBill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.article

Bill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:34:57 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/former-houston-cougars-coach-bill-223457507.html?src=rssSportsefb98ead-659e-39f2-ad31-5cd251ab71a0
What are the chances the ACC, Big 12 & SEC kick off in September? Yahoo SportsAfter a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?video

After a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:47:45 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/chances-acc-big-12-sec-214745734.html?src=rssNewsbe11d695-d7ce-33c6-baca-07e031c6c877
Big South postpones fall sports over COVID-19 concernsProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]article

The Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:40:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-postpones-fall-sports-214035576.html?src=rssSports3e662ed8-94b6-37b6-89c4-5affd905b717
Cardinals working out quarterback Kelly BryantProFootball Talk on NBC SportsNow that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]article

Now that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:03:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cardinals-working-quarterback-kelly-bryant-210341739.html?src=rssSports85525231-c725-3c5c-bb36-9736ff85a054
Ryan Day and Ohio State still exploring all options on playing football this fallUSA TODAY SportsThe Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”video

The Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:33:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ryan-day-ohio-state-still-203300689.html?src=rssSports4b44d7d0-80aa-3b64-ab5e-3912a634166a
The 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without football this fallUSA TODAY SportsHere are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championshipvideo

Here are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championship

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:20:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/5-biggest-moments-storylines-ll-202000322.html?src=rssSports51f1717c-6a1f-3758-8cc5-04b7f1470083
Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlementsThe Associated PressDwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.article

Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:49:38 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/black-victims-u-michigan-doc-seek-equity-settlements-140449466--spt.html?src=rssU.S.5b18d041-4420-38b7-8b08-eb692cf37d00
Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in SeptemberThe Associated PressBaylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.article

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:45:27 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-moves-ahead-fall-sports-beginning-september-155720975--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8087acc3-5caf-3884-b756-f61e8437b09e
Tommy Tuberville on college football amid pandemic: We have to move forward, protection is key FOX News VideosThe Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’video

The Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:37 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/tommy-tuberville-college-football-amid-190637393.html?src=rssSports45a74e5a-add6-3c9c-9543-ba3f74af4365
How the FCS can play in the springThe Associated Press"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.article

"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:32 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-play-spring-190632978--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports6977a039-6a60-3739-8b05-5557d5cbbe27
College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?The Associated PressBack in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.article

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:50:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/spring-college-football-much-plays-072810218--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3d2eab65-8c18-3e7b-b0b2-dc8297316040
Why postponing the college football season to the spring would only create more problemsUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.video

USA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:17:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-postponing-college-football-season-181700017.html?src=rssSportsbf56f257-2131-38a3-b738-f666ae55d647
Urban Meyer says there's 'no chance' of spring football being playedNBC Sports WashingtonOhio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.article

Ohio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:21:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/urban-meyer-says-theres-no-172113466.html?src=rssSports0775f46c-b722-3e26-bdf1-ee718decc6d9
Big Ten Commissioner: Nebraska isn’t allowed to play in fall 2020ProFootball Talk on NBC SportsMembership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]article

Membership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:12:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-commissioner-nebraska-isn-171235426.html?src=rssSports90892240-33f6-343c-bdbf-8f8254866c2b
Big 12 is pushing ahead to play football in the fall, will start conference season on Sept. 26Yahoo SportsPresidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.article

Presidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:12:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/following-big-ten-and-pac-12-s-postponements-big-12-is-pushing-ahead-to-play-football-in-the-fall-011408203.html?src=rssSports3cc6381d-c44c-3bf3-8351-f871fe4d496f
Big 12 announces plans to play fall footballProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]article

The Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:50:09 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-play-155009281.html?src=rssSports404ef008-4bc9-378f-a3f2-6695d5ea4699
Big South: Only nonconference allowed this fallThe Associated PressThe Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.article

The Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:14:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-only-nonconference-allowed-fall-143210306--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportscdc53fa7-e647-3c7a-8c08-958c872c1ae4
Report: Big 12 planning to play football this fallNBC Sports WashingtonThe Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.article

The Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:39:12 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/report-big-12-planning-play-143912729.html?src=rssSports8a78b00f-7b15-384c-b07d-90f0baede548
8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonPhiladelphia Eagles Wire8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonarticle

8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels season

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:30:29 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/8-pac-twelve-prospects-eagles-133029849.html?src=rssSports200edb1a-60be-360e-8eb6-62c71685abbb
Cancelling the college football season is about union busting, not healthThe GuardianTwo of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcastarticle

Two of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcast

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:34:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cancelling-college-football-season-union-113456784.html?src=rssSports161bf80a-6a03-3992-af6e-edc118ea6b02
NCAA's Pac-12 and Big Ten announce postponement of college footballFOX News VideosFormer NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.video

Former NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 09:56:46 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaas-pac-12-big-ten-095646779.html?src=rssSportsaca2e931-1b0d-34a4-90fe-85ac5df89665
Big Ten, Pac-12 conferences vote to postpone fall sports ABC News VideosThe two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.video

The two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:52:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-pac-12-conferences-065241673.html?src=rssSports6c2ac83d-5839-3002-bba0-d4d2aa5b22c8
The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiersThe Associated PressThe Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.article

The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:41:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/latest-umass-cancels-football-try-again-spring-151405433--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb9352d07-c4db-3c2d-884e-73682a4d2bce
For UCLA, the season's end is a resolution that prompts more questionsLA TimesUCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.article

UCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:41:28 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ucla-seasons-end-resolution-prompts-034128450.html?src=rssSports2f6778fe-6ae8-36fa-901f-a5fe13579831
USC's Mike Bohn: Pac-12 cancellation 'another incomprehensible consequence' of coronavirusLA TimesUSC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.article

USC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/uscs-mike-bohn-pac-12-032524094.html?src=rssSportsbbd26e3e-c700-3df1-a8bf-1a54ab7cea28
Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemicThe Associated PressA crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.article

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:39:03 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/pac-12-big-ten-ponder-fall-football-another-174811406--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports0492caa5-da82-3634-a2f4-fd134addc620
" target="_blank">NCAAF on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy GamesComprehensive College Football news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and morehttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/en-US12615https://sports.yahoo.comYahoo Sportshttp://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_sports_en-US_s_f_p_182x21_sports.gifCopyright (c) 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.Politicans stepping in to aid NCAA's broken systemA group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."article

A group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:14:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cory-booker-student-athlete-bill-of-rights-ncaa-231454175.html?src=rssSports05e46022-043e-396c-8f66-13298ce7843c
NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches onThe Associated PressThe NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.article

The NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:57:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/titanic-ncaa-experts-warn-coronavirus-spread-182736997--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8af87642-c3f9-35c8-ab54-909fa71a472c
NCAA cancels fall Division I championships, leaving only FBS football trying to playProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]article

The NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:03:40 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-cancels-fall-division-championships-220340254.html?src=rssSports5055602f-6572-3433-a1ef-ab73fb64050a
Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021The Associated PressPurdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.article

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:51:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/purdue-coach-proposes-running-2-football-seasons-2021-205143925--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3442577b-7059-38af-93e2-f709b450a56b
SoCon postpones conference season, to allow out of conferenceThe Associated PressWhile there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.article

While there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/socon-postpones-conference-season-allow-conference-201555524--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports4e6bfc3c-ec4d-372e-90ac-242a7887aa28
NFL draft: Big Ten, Pac-12 prospects hurt most by losing a fall college seasonYahoo SportsThese Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.article

These Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:59:07 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-big-ten-pac-12-prospects-hurt-most-by-losing-a-fall-college-season-195907835.html?src=rssSports2a290d1d-4cfb-3829-b396-2f6c981b5829
Texas Football: Top 10 in 247Sports AP poll predictionUSA TODAY SportsTom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sportsvideo

Tom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sports

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:11:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/texas-football-top-10-247sports-191100469.html?src=rssSports270307f1-7978-3f6b-a639-1cffbe212798
Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding patternThe Associated PressTake Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.article

Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:00:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/postponing-season-puts-nfl-prospects-holding-pattern-190013637--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsc2d951cd-e3ca-3f57-bbbe-34d77fb8ac25
FCS Kickoff has spotlight, but will game be played?The Associated PressAustin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.article

Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:30:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-kickoff-spotlight-game-played-143229046--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsa02bc29f-3c25-3d47-a7a2-cbb162565da5
Southland Conference postpones fall competitionThe Associated PressOn Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.article

On Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:18:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/southland-conference-postpones-fall-competition-164848371--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports1b5791b3-4d44-3631-aa5a-7c31b8bbd1ae
Dabo Swinney says the national title’s value ‘doesn’t change’ without the Big Ten, Pac-12USA TODAY SportsIf the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.video

If the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:38:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/dabo-swinney-says-national-title-163800753.html?src=rssSports195049b6-04c7-3f0f-8559-e3dc2acfc708
Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rightsThe Associated PressA group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.article

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/senators-lay-plan-college-athletes-bill-rights-143723056--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports88d941e3-afc6-3b01-a572-7cac982b10cf
Why college football will never be the same financiallyUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.video

USA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-college-football-never-same-162700460.html?src=rssSports5a52b540-6607-357e-b802-417a7df9f1da
Nebraska won’t go rogue from the Big TenProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]article

The Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:19:17 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nebraska-won-t-rogue-big-141917820.html?src=rssSportsaa9148c1-310e-3b7b-ba66-5ccf390ecdf5
Who is Matt Canada and is he being groomed to succeed Randy Fichtner?Pittsburgh Steelers WireThe Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.article

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:00:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/matt-canada-being-groomed-succeed-100056074.html?src=rssSports31e4e605-4f70-3806-be3d-873b400cd2c2
Big 12 conference moves forward with football seasonABC News VideosThe conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.video

The conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:53:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-conference-moves-forward-065351897.html?src=rssSports47a12660-cb57-3a60-a63d-ae18749192e9
Joe Montana on if he’d play during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘I’m not sure I would’Yahoo Sports VideosThe Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.video

The Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:08:25 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/joe-montana-d-play-during-040825777.html?src=rssSportscd9f254d-b8a2-3443-a9f8-4058a8429a0e
College football in the spring presents its own set of coronavirus and scheduling problemsLA TimesCan the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.article

Can the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:48:10 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/college-football-spring-presents-own-034810075.html?src=rssSports35c779b2-0134-3f2d-9b33-f52a328ebba1
Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across AmericaThe Associated PressNo one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.article

No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:53 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/rites-fall-losing-college-football-stings-across-america-212313348--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb0928491-f3e4-3bc6-af79-082ab26cb6d7
Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92The Associated PressBill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.article

Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:51:20 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/yeoman-coached-houston-25-seasons-dead-92-232301355--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports9404767f-fbf3-3d32-b59a-7ca884a67d5f
Big 12 announces plans to go ahead with 2020 football seasonCBS News VideosThe Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.video

The Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:13:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-ahead-001301104.html?src=rssSports32e84a0a-c6f5-39b6-b215-db5695a5d30f
Oregon State, Pac-12 prioritizing player safety above everythingNBC Sports NorthwestSome believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.article

Some believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:53:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/oregon-state-pac-12-prioritizing-225305108.html?src=rssSports12eb8755-be9c-32eb-9c94-ab08400d1904
Former Houston Cougars coach Bill Yeoman dies at 92Touchdown WireBill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.article

Bill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:34:57 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/former-houston-cougars-coach-bill-223457507.html?src=rssSportsefb98ead-659e-39f2-ad31-5cd251ab71a0
What are the chances the ACC, Big 12 & SEC kick off in September? Yahoo SportsAfter a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?video

After a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:47:45 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/chances-acc-big-12-sec-214745734.html?src=rssNewsbe11d695-d7ce-33c6-baca-07e031c6c877
Big South postpones fall sports over COVID-19 concernsProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]article

The Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:40:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-postpones-fall-sports-214035576.html?src=rssSports3e662ed8-94b6-37b6-89c4-5affd905b717
Cardinals working out quarterback Kelly BryantProFootball Talk on NBC SportsNow that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]article

Now that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:03:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cardinals-working-quarterback-kelly-bryant-210341739.html?src=rssSports85525231-c725-3c5c-bb36-9736ff85a054
Ryan Day and Ohio State still exploring all options on playing football this fallUSA TODAY SportsThe Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”video

The Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:33:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ryan-day-ohio-state-still-203300689.html?src=rssSports4b44d7d0-80aa-3b64-ab5e-3912a634166a
The 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without football this fallUSA TODAY SportsHere are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championshipvideo

Here are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championship

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:20:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/5-biggest-moments-storylines-ll-202000322.html?src=rssSports51f1717c-6a1f-3758-8cc5-04b7f1470083
Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlementsThe Associated PressDwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.article

Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:49:38 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/black-victims-u-michigan-doc-seek-equity-settlements-140449466--spt.html?src=rssU.S.5b18d041-4420-38b7-8b08-eb692cf37d00
Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in SeptemberThe Associated PressBaylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.article

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:45:27 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-moves-ahead-fall-sports-beginning-september-155720975--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8087acc3-5caf-3884-b756-f61e8437b09e
Tommy Tuberville on college football amid pandemic: We have to move forward, protection is key FOX News VideosThe Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’video

The Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:37 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/tommy-tuberville-college-football-amid-190637393.html?src=rssSports45a74e5a-add6-3c9c-9543-ba3f74af4365
How the FCS can play in the springThe Associated Press"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.article

"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:32 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-play-spring-190632978--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports6977a039-6a60-3739-8b05-5557d5cbbe27
College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?The Associated PressBack in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.article

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:50:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/spring-college-football-much-plays-072810218--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3d2eab65-8c18-3e7b-b0b2-dc8297316040
Why postponing the college football season to the spring would only create more problemsUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.video

USA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:17:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-postponing-college-football-season-181700017.html?src=rssSportsbf56f257-2131-38a3-b738-f666ae55d647
Urban Meyer says there's 'no chance' of spring football being playedNBC Sports WashingtonOhio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.article

Ohio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:21:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/urban-meyer-says-theres-no-172113466.html?src=rssSports0775f46c-b722-3e26-bdf1-ee718decc6d9
Big Ten Commissioner: Nebraska isn’t allowed to play in fall 2020ProFootball Talk on NBC SportsMembership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]article

Membership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:12:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-commissioner-nebraska-isn-171235426.html?src=rssSports90892240-33f6-343c-bdbf-8f8254866c2b
Big 12 is pushing ahead to play football in the fall, will start conference season on Sept. 26Yahoo SportsPresidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.article

Presidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:12:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/following-big-ten-and-pac-12-s-postponements-big-12-is-pushing-ahead-to-play-football-in-the-fall-011408203.html?src=rssSports3cc6381d-c44c-3bf3-8351-f871fe4d496f
Big 12 announces plans to play fall footballProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]article

The Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:50:09 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-play-155009281.html?src=rssSports404ef008-4bc9-378f-a3f2-6695d5ea4699
Big South: Only nonconference allowed this fallThe Associated PressThe Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.article

The Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:14:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-only-nonconference-allowed-fall-143210306--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportscdc53fa7-e647-3c7a-8c08-958c872c1ae4
Report: Big 12 planning to play football this fallNBC Sports WashingtonThe Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.article

The Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:39:12 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/report-big-12-planning-play-143912729.html?src=rssSports8a78b00f-7b15-384c-b07d-90f0baede548
8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonPhiladelphia Eagles Wire8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonarticle

8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels season

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:30:29 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/8-pac-twelve-prospects-eagles-133029849.html?src=rssSports200edb1a-60be-360e-8eb6-62c71685abbb
Cancelling the college football season is about union busting, not healthThe GuardianTwo of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcastarticle

Two of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcast

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:34:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cancelling-college-football-season-union-113456784.html?src=rssSports161bf80a-6a03-3992-af6e-edc118ea6b02
NCAA's Pac-12 and Big Ten announce postponement of college footballFOX News VideosFormer NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.video

Former NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 09:56:46 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaas-pac-12-big-ten-095646779.html?src=rssSportsaca2e931-1b0d-34a4-90fe-85ac5df89665
Big Ten, Pac-12 conferences vote to postpone fall sports ABC News VideosThe two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.video

The two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:52:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-pac-12-conferences-065241673.html?src=rssSports6c2ac83d-5839-3002-bba0-d4d2aa5b22c8
The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiersThe Associated PressThe Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.article

The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:41:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/latest-umass-cancels-football-try-again-spring-151405433--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb9352d07-c4db-3c2d-884e-73682a4d2bce
For UCLA, the season's end is a resolution that prompts more questionsLA TimesUCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.article

UCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:41:28 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ucla-seasons-end-resolution-prompts-034128450.html?src=rssSports2f6778fe-6ae8-36fa-901f-a5fe13579831
USC's Mike Bohn: Pac-12 cancellation 'another incomprehensible consequence' of coronavirusLA TimesUSC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.article

USC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/uscs-mike-bohn-pac-12-032524094.html?src=rssSportsbbd26e3e-c700-3df1-a8bf-1a54ab7cea28
Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemicThe Associated PressA crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.article

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:39:03 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/pac-12-big-ten-ponder-fall-football-another-174811406--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports0492caa5-da82-3634-a2f4-fd134addc620
NCAAF on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy GamesComprehensive College Football news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and morehttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/en-US12615https://sports.yahoo.comYahoo Sportshttp://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_sports_en-US_s_f_p_182x21_sports.gifCopyright (c) 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.Politicans stepping in to aid NCAA's broken systemA group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."article

A group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:14:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cory-booker-student-athlete-bill-of-rights-ncaa-231454175.html?src=rssSports05e46022-043e-396c-8f66-13298ce7843c
NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches onThe Associated PressThe NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.article

The NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:57:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/titanic-ncaa-experts-warn-coronavirus-spread-182736997--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8af87642-c3f9-35c8-ab54-909fa71a472c
NCAA cancels fall Division I championships, leaving only FBS football trying to playProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]article

The NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:03:40 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-cancels-fall-division-championships-220340254.html?src=rssSports5055602f-6572-3433-a1ef-ab73fb64050a
Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021The Associated PressPurdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.article

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:51:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/purdue-coach-proposes-running-2-football-seasons-2021-205143925--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3442577b-7059-38af-93e2-f709b450a56b
SoCon postpones conference season, to allow out of conferenceThe Associated PressWhile there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.article

While there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/socon-postpones-conference-season-allow-conference-201555524--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports4e6bfc3c-ec4d-372e-90ac-242a7887aa28
NFL draft: Big Ten, Pac-12 prospects hurt most by losing a fall college seasonYahoo SportsThese Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.article

These Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:59:07 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-big-ten-pac-12-prospects-hurt-most-by-losing-a-fall-college-season-195907835.html?src=rssSports2a290d1d-4cfb-3829-b396-2f6c981b5829
Texas Football: Top 10 in 247Sports AP poll predictionUSA TODAY SportsTom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sportsvideo

Tom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sports

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:11:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/texas-football-top-10-247sports-191100469.html?src=rssSports270307f1-7978-3f6b-a639-1cffbe212798
Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding patternThe Associated PressTake Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.article

Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:00:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/postponing-season-puts-nfl-prospects-holding-pattern-190013637--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsc2d951cd-e3ca-3f57-bbbe-34d77fb8ac25
FCS Kickoff has spotlight, but will game be played?The Associated PressAustin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.article

Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:30:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-kickoff-spotlight-game-played-143229046--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsa02bc29f-3c25-3d47-a7a2-cbb162565da5
Southland Conference postpones fall competitionThe Associated PressOn Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.article

On Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:18:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/southland-conference-postpones-fall-competition-164848371--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports1b5791b3-4d44-3631-aa5a-7c31b8bbd1ae
Dabo Swinney says the national title’s value ‘doesn’t change’ without the Big Ten, Pac-12USA TODAY SportsIf the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.video

If the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:38:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/dabo-swinney-says-national-title-163800753.html?src=rssSports195049b6-04c7-3f0f-8559-e3dc2acfc708
Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rightsThe Associated PressA group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.article

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/senators-lay-plan-college-athletes-bill-rights-143723056--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports88d941e3-afc6-3b01-a572-7cac982b10cf
Why college football will never be the same financiallyUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.video

USA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-college-football-never-same-162700460.html?src=rssSports5a52b540-6607-357e-b802-417a7df9f1da
Nebraska won’t go rogue from the Big TenProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]article

The Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:19:17 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nebraska-won-t-rogue-big-141917820.html?src=rssSportsaa9148c1-310e-3b7b-ba66-5ccf390ecdf5
Who is Matt Canada and is he being groomed to succeed Randy Fichtner?Pittsburgh Steelers WireThe Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.article

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:00:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/matt-canada-being-groomed-succeed-100056074.html?src=rssSports31e4e605-4f70-3806-be3d-873b400cd2c2
Big 12 conference moves forward with football seasonABC News VideosThe conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.video

The conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:53:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-conference-moves-forward-065351897.html?src=rssSports47a12660-cb57-3a60-a63d-ae18749192e9
Joe Montana on if he’d play during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘I’m not sure I would’Yahoo Sports VideosThe Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.video

The Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:08:25 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/joe-montana-d-play-during-040825777.html?src=rssSportscd9f254d-b8a2-3443-a9f8-4058a8429a0e
College football in the spring presents its own set of coronavirus and scheduling problemsLA TimesCan the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.article

Can the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:48:10 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/college-football-spring-presents-own-034810075.html?src=rssSports35c779b2-0134-3f2d-9b33-f52a328ebba1
Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across AmericaThe Associated PressNo one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.article

No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:53 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/rites-fall-losing-college-football-stings-across-america-212313348--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb0928491-f3e4-3bc6-af79-082ab26cb6d7
Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92The Associated PressBill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.article

Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:51:20 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/yeoman-coached-houston-25-seasons-dead-92-232301355--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports9404767f-fbf3-3d32-b59a-7ca884a67d5f
Big 12 announces plans to go ahead with 2020 football seasonCBS News VideosThe Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.video

The Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:13:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-ahead-001301104.html?src=rssSports32e84a0a-c6f5-39b6-b215-db5695a5d30f
Oregon State, Pac-12 prioritizing player safety above everythingNBC Sports NorthwestSome believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.article

Some believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:53:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/oregon-state-pac-12-prioritizing-225305108.html?src=rssSports12eb8755-be9c-32eb-9c94-ab08400d1904
Former Houston Cougars coach Bill Yeoman dies at 92Touchdown WireBill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.article

Bill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:34:57 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/former-houston-cougars-coach-bill-223457507.html?src=rssSportsefb98ead-659e-39f2-ad31-5cd251ab71a0
What are the chances the ACC, Big 12 & SEC kick off in September? Yahoo SportsAfter a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?video

After a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:47:45 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/chances-acc-big-12-sec-214745734.html?src=rssNewsbe11d695-d7ce-33c6-baca-07e031c6c877
Big South postpones fall sports over COVID-19 concernsProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]article

The Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:40:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-postpones-fall-sports-214035576.html?src=rssSports3e662ed8-94b6-37b6-89c4-5affd905b717
Cardinals working out quarterback Kelly BryantProFootball Talk on NBC SportsNow that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]article

Now that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:03:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cardinals-working-quarterback-kelly-bryant-210341739.html?src=rssSports85525231-c725-3c5c-bb36-9736ff85a054
Ryan Day and Ohio State still exploring all options on playing football this fallUSA TODAY SportsThe Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”video

The Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:33:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ryan-day-ohio-state-still-203300689.html?src=rssSports4b44d7d0-80aa-3b64-ab5e-3912a634166a
The 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without football this fallUSA TODAY SportsHere are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championshipvideo

Here are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championship

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:20:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/5-biggest-moments-storylines-ll-202000322.html?src=rssSports51f1717c-6a1f-3758-8cc5-04b7f1470083
Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlementsThe Associated PressDwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.article

Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:49:38 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/black-victims-u-michigan-doc-seek-equity-settlements-140449466--spt.html?src=rssU.S.5b18d041-4420-38b7-8b08-eb692cf37d00
Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in SeptemberThe Associated PressBaylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.article

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:45:27 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-moves-ahead-fall-sports-beginning-september-155720975--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8087acc3-5caf-3884-b756-f61e8437b09e
Tommy Tuberville on college football amid pandemic: We have to move forward, protection is key FOX News VideosThe Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’video

The Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:37 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/tommy-tuberville-college-football-amid-190637393.html?src=rssSports45a74e5a-add6-3c9c-9543-ba3f74af4365
How the FCS can play in the springThe Associated Press"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.article

"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:32 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-play-spring-190632978--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports6977a039-6a60-3739-8b05-5557d5cbbe27
College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?The Associated PressBack in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.article

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:50:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/spring-college-football-much-plays-072810218--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3d2eab65-8c18-3e7b-b0b2-dc8297316040
Why postponing the college football season to the spring would only create more problemsUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.video

USA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:17:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-postponing-college-football-season-181700017.html?src=rssSportsbf56f257-2131-38a3-b738-f666ae55d647
Urban Meyer says there's 'no chance' of spring football being playedNBC Sports WashingtonOhio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.article

Ohio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:21:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/urban-meyer-says-theres-no-172113466.html?src=rssSports0775f46c-b722-3e26-bdf1-ee718decc6d9
Big Ten Commissioner: Nebraska isn’t allowed to play in fall 2020ProFootball Talk on NBC SportsMembership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]article

Membership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:12:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-commissioner-nebraska-isn-171235426.html?src=rssSports90892240-33f6-343c-bdbf-8f8254866c2b
Big 12 is pushing ahead to play football in the fall, will start conference season on Sept. 26Yahoo SportsPresidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.article

Presidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:12:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/following-big-ten-and-pac-12-s-postponements-big-12-is-pushing-ahead-to-play-football-in-the-fall-011408203.html?src=rssSports3cc6381d-c44c-3bf3-8351-f871fe4d496f
Big 12 announces plans to play fall footballProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]article

The Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:50:09 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-play-155009281.html?src=rssSports404ef008-4bc9-378f-a3f2-6695d5ea4699
Big South: Only nonconference allowed this fallThe Associated PressThe Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.article

The Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:14:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-only-nonconference-allowed-fall-143210306--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportscdc53fa7-e647-3c7a-8c08-958c872c1ae4
Report: Big 12 planning to play football this fallNBC Sports WashingtonThe Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.article

The Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:39:12 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/report-big-12-planning-play-143912729.html?src=rssSports8a78b00f-7b15-384c-b07d-90f0baede548
8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonPhiladelphia Eagles Wire8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonarticle

8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels season

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:30:29 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/8-pac-twelve-prospects-eagles-133029849.html?src=rssSports200edb1a-60be-360e-8eb6-62c71685abbb
Cancelling the college football season is about union busting, not healthThe GuardianTwo of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcastarticle

Two of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcast

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:34:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cancelling-college-football-season-union-113456784.html?src=rssSports161bf80a-6a03-3992-af6e-edc118ea6b02
NCAA's Pac-12 and Big Ten announce postponement of college footballFOX News VideosFormer NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.video

Former NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 09:56:46 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaas-pac-12-big-ten-095646779.html?src=rssSportsaca2e931-1b0d-34a4-90fe-85ac5df89665
Big Ten, Pac-12 conferences vote to postpone fall sports ABC News VideosThe two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.video

The two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:52:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-pac-12-conferences-065241673.html?src=rssSports6c2ac83d-5839-3002-bba0-d4d2aa5b22c8
The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiersThe Associated PressThe Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.article

The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:41:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/latest-umass-cancels-football-try-again-spring-151405433--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb9352d07-c4db-3c2d-884e-73682a4d2bce
For UCLA, the season's end is a resolution that prompts more questionsLA TimesUCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.article

UCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:41:28 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ucla-seasons-end-resolution-prompts-034128450.html?src=rssSports2f6778fe-6ae8-36fa-901f-a5fe13579831
USC's Mike Bohn: Pac-12 cancellation 'another incomprehensible consequence' of coronavirusLA TimesUSC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.article

USC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/uscs-mike-bohn-pac-12-032524094.html?src=rssSportsbbd26e3e-c700-3df1-a8bf-1a54ab7cea28
Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemicThe Associated PressA crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.article

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:39:03 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/pac-12-big-ten-ponder-fall-football-another-174811406--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports0492caa5-da82-3634-a2f4-fd134addc620
NCAAF on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy GamesComprehensive College Football news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and morehttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/en-US12615https://sports.yahoo.comYahoo Sportshttp://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_sports_en-US_s_f_p_182x21_sports.gifCopyright (c) 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.Politicans stepping in to aid NCAA's broken systemA group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."article
A group of senators hope to fix a long-lasting mess. "NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility."
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:14:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cory-booker-student-athlete-bill-of-rights-ncaa-231454175.html?src=rssSports05e46022-043e-396c-8f66-13298ce7843c
NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches onThe Associated PressThe NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.article
The NCAA called off fall championship events - a move Thursday that does not affect major college football - because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic. Emmert also said NCAA officials have begun work on contingencies for the NCAA basketball tournaments, possibly moving dates and looking into creating bubbles in which the teams can compete.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:57:54 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/titanic-ncaa-experts-warn-coronavirus-spread-182736997--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8af87642-c3f9-35c8-ab54-909fa71a472c
NCAA cancels fall Division I championships, leaving only FBS football trying to playProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]article
The NCAA canceled all of its Division I championships Thursday, a week after doing the same at the Division II and Division III levels. The NCAA Board of Governors, though, only has the authority to suspend NCAA championships, not the FBS postseason. The 10 FBS conferences control the College Football Playoff. So FBS football -- [more]
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:03:40 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-cancels-fall-division-championships-220340254.html?src=rssSports5055602f-6572-3433-a1ef-ab73fb64050a
Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021The Associated PressPurdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.article
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons. At least it's a conversation-starter as one of the bleakest weeks in college football history comes to an end.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:51:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/purdue-coach-proposes-running-2-football-seasons-2021-205143925--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3442577b-7059-38af-93e2-f709b450a56b
SoCon postpones conference season, to allow out of conferenceThe Associated PressWhile there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.article
While there won't be a conference schedule, the council of presidents and directors of athletics left the decision to play out-of-conference games up to its member institutions. "This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation," SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus said. In following the Southland Conference's announcement earlier in the day, the SoCon became the 12th of 13 overall FCS conferences to rule against playing either conference or all games.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/socon-postpones-conference-season-allow-conference-201555524--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports4e6bfc3c-ec4d-372e-90ac-242a7887aa28
NFL draft: Big Ten, Pac-12 prospects hurt most by losing a fall college seasonYahoo SportsThese Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.article
These Big Ten and Pac-12 prospects will have to boost their NFL draft stocks in other ways — or in some cases, stay in school.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:59:07 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-draft-big-ten-pac-12-prospects-hurt-most-by-losing-a-fall-college-season-195907835.html?src=rssSports2a290d1d-4cfb-3829-b396-2f6c981b5829
Texas Football: Top 10 in 247Sports AP poll predictionUSA TODAY SportsTom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sportsvideo
Tom Herman and Texas Longhorns come in at No. 8 of 247Sports preseason AP Poll. Last season, the Longhorns failed to meet up to the top 10 expectations, finishing 8-5 and without a Big 12 championship appearance. This is Tom Herman’s deepest team in his tenure and his two best players — quarterback Sam Ehlinger and safety Caden Sterns — are guys you can bank on to have difference-making seasons, 247Sports
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:11:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/texas-football-top-10-247sports-191100469.html?src=rssSports270307f1-7978-3f6b-a639-1cffbe212798
Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding patternThe Associated PressTake Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.article
Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter -- Fields' coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one -- but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:00:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/postponing-season-puts-nfl-prospects-holding-pattern-190013637--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsc2d951cd-e3ca-3f57-bbbe-34d77fb8ac25
FCS Kickoff has spotlight, but will game be played?The Associated PressAustin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.article
Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference co-champ, and Central Arkansas, the defending Southland Conference co-champ, are scheduled to meet on Aug. 29 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. FCS Kickoff officials continue to promote what would be the first game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, FCS schools would crave the national TV spotlight as the season's first game.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:30:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-kickoff-spotlight-game-played-143229046--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsa02bc29f-3c25-3d47-a7a2-cbb162565da5
Southland Conference postpones fall competitionThe Associated PressOn Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.article
On Thursday, the Southland announced a reversed course after the conference's board of directors voted to postpone league competition this fall with the intent of shifting the season to the spring semester. Nicholls, which has won two straight conference titles, and McNeese were the first Southland programs to announce they won't play out of conference.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:18:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/southland-conference-postpones-fall-competition-164848371--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports1b5791b3-4d44-3631-aa5a-7c31b8bbd1ae
Dabo Swinney says the national title’s value ‘doesn’t change’ without the Big Ten, Pac-12USA TODAY SportsIf the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.video
If the ACC, SEC and Big 12 carry on with college football this fall without the rest of the Power 5 conferences. the value of this season’s national championship won’t be undermined because “whoever wins it is gonna have to earn it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday that they postponed fall football because of health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the remaining major college football conferences are moving forward.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:38:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/dabo-swinney-says-national-title-163800753.html?src=rssSports195049b6-04c7-3f0f-8559-e3dc2acfc708
Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rightsThe Associated PressA group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.article
A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with ''minimal restrictions,'' and much more. Last month, NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about name, image and likeness.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/senators-lay-plan-college-athletes-bill-rights-143723056--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports88d941e3-afc6-3b01-a572-7cac982b10cf
Why college football will never be the same financiallyUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.video
USA Today Sports' Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg explain the financial debt college football will incur from a fall without football.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:27:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-college-football-never-same-162700460.html?src=rssSports5a52b540-6607-357e-b802-417a7df9f1da
Nebraska won’t go rogue from the Big TenProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]article
The Big Ten won't play football this fall. Nebraska won't, either. The school announced on Thursday morning that it won't break from the conference in order to play a fall 2020 season. "The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska [more]
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:19:17 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/nebraska-won-t-rogue-big-141917820.html?src=rssSportsaa9148c1-310e-3b7b-ba66-5ccf390ecdf5
Who is Matt Canada and is he being groomed to succeed Randy Fichtner?Pittsburgh Steelers WireThe Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.article
The Pittsburgh Steelers have some new faces on staff, among them Matt Canada. Steelers Wire looks into what he could bring to the offense.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:00:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/matt-canada-being-groomed-succeed-100056074.html?src=rssSports31e4e605-4f70-3806-be3d-873b400cd2c2
Big 12 conference moves forward with football seasonABC News VideosThe conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.video
The conference, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor, joins the SEC and ACC with intent to play a revised football season with more flexibility and enhanced COVID-19 testing.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:53:51 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-conference-moves-forward-065351897.html?src=rssSports47a12660-cb57-3a60-a63d-ae18749192e9
Joe Montana on if he’d play during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘I’m not sure I would’Yahoo Sports VideosThe Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.video
The Pro Football Hall of Famer & former Notre Dame quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports’ Vinciane Ngomsi about college football’s decision to play this fall and whether he would decide to suit up. Joe joined Yahoo Sports thanks to Guinness.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:08:25 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/joe-montana-d-play-during-040825777.html?src=rssSportscd9f254d-b8a2-3443-a9f8-4058a8429a0e
College football in the spring presents its own set of coronavirus and scheduling problemsLA TimesCan the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.article
Can the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:48:10 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/college-football-spring-presents-own-034810075.html?src=rssSports35c779b2-0134-3f2d-9b33-f52a328ebba1
Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across AmericaThe Associated PressNo one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.article
No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated ''Hotty Toddy'' in The Grove. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits - college football - has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19. While every aspect of society has been jarred by a worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 160,000 American lives, the potential loss of college football feels like another collective punch to the national psyche.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:53 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/rites-fall-losing-college-football-stings-across-america-212313348--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb0928491-f3e4-3bc6-af79-082ab26cb6d7
Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92The Associated PressBill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.article
Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. The school's first inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars from 1962-1986. A lineman and team captain at Army, Yeoman was known for the veer offense that helped the Cougars lead the nation in total offense from 1966-1968.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:51:20 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/yeoman-coached-houston-25-seasons-dead-92-232301355--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports9404767f-fbf3-3d32-b59a-7ca884a67d5f
Big 12 announces plans to go ahead with 2020 football seasonCBS News VideosThe Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.video
The Big 12 on Wednesday announced plans to go ahead with fall sports, including football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced one day earlier they were postponing their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:13:01 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-ahead-001301104.html?src=rssSports32e84a0a-c6f5-39b6-b215-db5695a5d30f
Oregon State, Pac-12 prioritizing player safety above everythingNBC Sports NorthwestSome believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.article
Some believe the Pac-12 looks bad for canceling the season if the Big 12 and SEC play.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:53:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/oregon-state-pac-12-prioritizing-225305108.html?src=rssSports12eb8755-be9c-32eb-9c94-ab08400d1904
Former Houston Cougars coach Bill Yeoman dies at 92Touchdown WireBill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.article
Bill Yeoman, an offensive genius and creator of the Veer offense, has died at 92.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 22:34:57 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/former-houston-cougars-coach-bill-223457507.html?src=rssSportsefb98ead-659e-39f2-ad31-5cd251ab71a0
What are the chances the ACC, Big 12 & SEC kick off in September? Yahoo SportsAfter a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?video
After a wild day where the Big 10 and Pac-12 folded up shop until 2021, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde debate if the rest of the Power 5 will join them or will they make it to Week 1?
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:47:45 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/chances-acc-big-12-sec-214745734.html?src=rssNewsbe11d695-d7ce-33c6-baca-07e031c6c877
Big South postpones fall sports over COVID-19 concernsProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]article
The Big South Conference has become the latest Football Championship Subdivision league to postpone fall sports. The conference hopes to play those sports in the spring. That leaves only three of 13 FCS conferences that haven't postponed or canceled football and other sports for 2020. The Ohio Valley Conference, Southern Conference and Southland Conference have [more]
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:40:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-postpones-fall-sports-214035576.html?src=rssSports3e662ed8-94b6-37b6-89c4-5affd905b717
Cardinals working out quarterback Kelly BryantProFootball Talk on NBC SportsNow that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]article
Now that players can actually go work out for teams, the Cardinals are kicking the tires on another quarterback. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Cards are bringing former Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant in for a workout. Bryant began his college career at Clemson, before he was replaced by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence [more]
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:03:41 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cardinals-working-quarterback-kelly-bryant-210341739.html?src=rssSports85525231-c725-3c5c-bb36-9736ff85a054
Ryan Day and Ohio State still exploring all options on playing football this fallUSA TODAY SportsThe Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”video
The Buckeye program is still fighting to see what options are out there for competitive football before the spring. Head coach Ryan Day met with the media via a Zoom call on Wednesday and had some pretty interesting things to say. Day said that he and athletic director Gene Smith have discussed other options “at length,” and are still “looking at everything, and “overturning every stone.”
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:33:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ryan-day-ohio-state-still-203300689.html?src=rssSports4b44d7d0-80aa-3b64-ab5e-3912a634166a
The 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without football this fallUSA TODAY SportsHere are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championshipvideo
Here are the 5 biggest moments and storylines we’ll miss without Badger football this fall. Jack Coan's senior season. The next big thing at running back. The Badger-Golden Gopher battle for the Big Ten West. The emergence of Jack Sanborn. Another shot at redemption in the Big Ten Championship
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:20:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/5-biggest-moments-storylines-ll-202000322.html?src=rssSports51f1717c-6a1f-3758-8cc5-04b7f1470083
Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlementsThe Associated PressDwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.article
Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson during examinations. Hicks, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, is among dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who are asking to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:49:38 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/black-victims-u-michigan-doc-seek-equity-settlements-140449466--spt.html?src=rssU.S.5b18d041-4420-38b7-8b08-eb692cf37d00
Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in SeptemberThe Associated PressBaylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.article
Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. ''You could just see the joy,'' Aranda said. If all goes according to plan, they will take the field for a non-conference game next month, then begin a round-robin league schedule on Sept. 26 with the intention of crowning a Big 12 champion on Dec. 12 near Dallas.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:45:27 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-moves-ahead-fall-sports-beginning-september-155720975--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports8087acc3-5caf-3884-b756-f61e8437b09e
Tommy Tuberville on college football amid pandemic: We have to move forward, protection is key FOX News VideosThe Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’video
The Power 5 conferences are split over playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic; Former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville, reacts on ‘The Daily Briefing.’
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:37 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/tommy-tuberville-college-football-amid-190637393.html?src=rssSports45a74e5a-add6-3c9c-9543-ba3f74af4365
How the FCS can play in the springThe Associated Press"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.article
"I honestly didn't think we'd be sitting here, five months later," Kallander said, "doing the same thing with our fall sports." The Big South became the 10th of 13 overall conferences in FCS college football to shift its focus toward playing its fall schedule during the spring semester.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:32 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/fcs-play-spring-190632978--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports6977a039-6a60-3739-8b05-5557d5cbbe27
College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?The Associated PressBack in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.article
Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. ''We broached it very little in our AD meetings and really haven't gotten serious about it at all,'' Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez recalled Tuesday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed fall football this week, hoping to salvage a spring season like the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West plan to do.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:50:43 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/spring-college-football-much-plays-072810218--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports3d2eab65-8c18-3e7b-b0b2-dc8297316040
Why postponing the college football season to the spring would only create more problemsUSA TODAY SportsUSA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.video
USA Today Sports' Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken explain why postponing the college football season to the spring is not as easy as it sounds.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:17:00 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/why-postponing-college-football-season-181700017.html?src=rssSportsbf56f257-2131-38a3-b738-f666ae55d647
Urban Meyer says there's 'no chance' of spring football being playedNBC Sports WashingtonOhio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.article
Ohio State's assistant athletic director and former head football coach is not optimistic about the idea of spring football.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:21:13 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/urban-meyer-says-theres-no-172113466.html?src=rssSports0775f46c-b722-3e26-bdf1-ee718decc6d9
Big Ten Commissioner: Nebraska isn’t allowed to play in fall 2020ProFootball Talk on NBC SportsMembership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]article
Membership has its limitations. The University of Nebraska strenuously objects to the Big Ten's decision not to play football this fall. Nebraska still wants to play. The Big Ten won't allow it. Via Sports Business Daily, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that Nebraska can't pursue a fall 2020 schedule after the Big Ten decided [more]
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:12:35 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-ten-commissioner-nebraska-isn-171235426.html?src=rssSports90892240-33f6-343c-bdbf-8f8254866c2b
Big 12 is pushing ahead to play football in the fall, will start conference season on Sept. 26Yahoo SportsPresidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.article
Presidents of the 10 Big 12 schools met Tuesday night and decided to not do what the Big Ten and Pac-12 did.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:12:05 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/following-big-ten-and-pac-12-s-postponements-big-12-is-pushing-ahead-to-play-football-in-the-fall-011408203.html?src=rssSports3cc6381d-c44c-3bf3-8351-f871fe4d496f
Big 12 announces plans to play fall footballProFootball Talk on NBC SportsThe Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]article
The Big 12 conference is not joining the Big Ten and Pac-12 in canceling fall football. A day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced they're not playing this year, the Big 12 released a statement insisting that it can play football and play it safely. “Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as [more]
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:50:09 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-announces-plans-play-155009281.html?src=rssSports404ef008-4bc9-378f-a3f2-6695d5ea4699
Big South: Only nonconference allowed this fallThe Associated PressThe Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.article
The Big South became the 10th of 13 FCS conferences to shift its potential conference schedule to the spring semester. "We are all broken-hearted that we will not be able to provide competitive opportunities for Big South student-athletes this fall." Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:14:14 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/big-south-only-nonconference-allowed-fall-143210306--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportscdc53fa7-e647-3c7a-8c08-958c872c1ae4
Report: Big 12 planning to play football this fallNBC Sports WashingtonThe Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.article
The Big 12 conference is moving forward with their plans to play a college football season this fall, according to reports.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:39:12 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/report-big-12-planning-play-143912729.html?src=rssSports8a78b00f-7b15-384c-b07d-90f0baede548
8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonPhiladelphia Eagles Wire8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels seasonarticle
8 Pac-Twelve prospects the Eagles should target in 2021 NFL Draft after the conference cancels season
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:30:29 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/8-pac-twelve-prospects-eagles-133029849.html?src=rssSports200edb1a-60be-360e-8eb6-62c71685abbb
Cancelling the college football season is about union busting, not healthThe GuardianTwo of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcastarticle
Two of the biggest conferences in college sports cancelled their fall seasons on Tuesday. The move is about a fear of player power rather than Covid-19On the night of Sunday 9 August, in the birth of an alliance between WeAreUnited, a faction of players threatening to withdraw their labor without improved working conditions, and WeWantToPlay, a group lobbying to be allowed to play, college football players across the US declared that they want to play this season, but they want to play on the condition that they “ultimately create a college football players association.”As Hunter Reynolds of the University of Michigan and College Athlete Unity (CAU) told us: “We all want to play the sports that we have been practicing our whole lives, we simply want to do it in an environment that is as safe as possible. And I think the union talks are something that has been discussed since Northwesterners tried unionizing years ago.” Within 12 hours, reports swirled that the Big Ten was cancelling its fall season and most of the other Power Five conferences – the largest and richest in college sports – were considering following suit.What happened?Let’s rewind. College sports’ governing body, the NCAA, and the members of the Power Five have had since March to cancel the college football season. Instead, they compelled thousands of players back on to campus for workouts over the spring and summer, exposing them to the threat of Covid-19, a virus that has to date killed more than 160,000 Americans and 730,000 people worldwide. Yet, despite numerous outbreaks of Covid-19 in football programs across the US, by early August, much of the Power Five remained committed to preserving the season. Until, this week, when suddenly they didn’t. While our understanding of the virus has not changed significantly over the past few weeks, one important variable has: football players across the nation have boldly mobilized for increased control over their working conditions.Cancelling the season has less to do with athletes’ safety and more to do with anxieties over the organization of collegiate athletes en masse. As UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia, a leading member of WeAreUnited and signatory of a recent letter to PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott told us, “It’s hard to guess what someone else is thinking, but it seems like the conferences basically decided to succumb to all the challenges of the virus and now they are faced with the threat of a union or players association.”It has long been clear that the cancellation of the football season is a crucial and necessary decision. As one SEC player who asked to remain anonymous told us, “Most everyone I know seems to be playing a game of chicken. Everyone is too scared to actually say it isn’t safe or doesn’t make sense to play, and I feel like those that think football continuing on is safer for them are just falling into a false narrative set up by the schools.” He added, “you want us to go into an all SEC schedule? You’ve got to be high. Whether that be of narcotics, power, or greed ... you’re telling us to invest in a season that’s a house of cards that comes with even more risk to us personally.”Despite this, the mostly white NCAA, college athletics directors and coaches have required the majority Black workforce to soldier on for the last several months. As a result we have seen a series of inspiring movements of player leadership and organization. Take, for example, the Big Ten’s College Athlete Unity group, who have more than 1,000 members fighting for changes in the working conditions of athletes within a system that continues to exploit them. Or there is the even more radical PAC-12 WeAreUnited group, who courageously set out a series of demands to protect scholarship and walk-on athletes – effectively laying the foundation for a labor strike in college football. By working together to collectively generate demands, and by consistently arguing for a seat at the table, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited both gesture towards the promise of a union in college football.This is not the first time unionization has arisen in college football. Between 2013 and 2015 the Northwestern University football team attempted to unionize led by then-quarterback Kain Colter. Yet, the scale this time is profoundly different: thousands of athletes across the country are demanding the basic rights long denied them. That even has Colter himself excited, “College athletes throughout the nation have empowered themselves to demand proper protections and workplace conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said on Tuesday night. “They have stood up to powerful money interests who seem determined to have college football continue without regard to the health of the athletes. These actions have taken a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and solidarity; I greatly admire them for it.”Moreover, CAU, BigTenUnited and WeAreUnited are eliciting support from media, academics, and even contingent faculty unions at large universities such as Duke and UCLA. Rather than go it alone, a challenge that Colter himself has suggested was fatal in Northwestern’s drive, we are seeing college players call for massive reform in the NCAA – beginning with the right to fair representation. As UCLA player Ogbonnia explained to us, “It’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we have a responsibility to come together as a labor movement to make things better for each other and the players who will come after us. We are only asking for the most basic rights that every person in this country deserves.”In response to demands from BigTenUnited, WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay, and as news broke that the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences are cancelling sports this fall, what was a week ago improbable suddenly seems inevitable. The college football season is likely to be cancelled. But why now?Rumblings suggest that the real motivation behind the impending decision to cancel is a fear of athlete organization. This is confirmed by PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s unwillingness to negotiate with student organizers over their admittedly “eye opening” health concerns. For Power Five schools accustomed to having their pockets lined with unpaid athletic labor, the threat of the virus pales next to the specter of a labor movement.But, the cancellation of the season is also a serious blow to player organization since it eliminates the leverage of a potential labor action (for now). Power Five athletic directors know this and any cancellation of the season at this point – after months of living with Covid-19 and just weeks before the season is set to begin – cannot and should not be confused with a concern for players’ health. Football programs have made it abundantly clear this summer that they view the lives of college football players with callous disregard. Although clearly there are other factors schools are weighing such as liability issues, the sudden urgency suggests a union-busting imperative has tilted the scales towards cancelling.What we are witnessing is a shift in tactics that varies across conferences. The thought for each likely goes something like this: if the season is preserved, athletes will undoubtedly get sick (the SEC confirmed as much in a leaked call with player reps). When that inevitably occurs it gives players more leverage to push back, thus simultaneously gaining momentum as a union and ensuring athletic departments cede on important issues. Is it any surprise that the SEC, the conference with the fewest labor rumblings, is also reportedly the least inclined to cancel despite “sobering” medical advice from doctors? As the Big 12, ACC, and SEC plow forward, it appears their calculation is that the risks of labor uprising are outweighed by the revenue to be reaped. In the PAC-12 and Big Ten, on the other hand, where WeAreUnited and BigTenUnited were born, the analysis seems to have tilted in the other direction. It’s pretty clear what is happening: in the latter two conferences, the very health and safety concerns that catalyzed this movement are now being deployed to dismantle it.Cancellation is not a union-busting tactic unique to college football. Indeed, Walmart has reportedly shuttered stores in California to prevent workers from unionizing. Kumho Tire threatened closure to prevent employees from forming a union in 2017. Vacation company Sandals was accused of the tactic in 2016. There also exists a long history of companies that have also used the threat of closure or termination of operations to bulldoze unionization efforts. The PAC-12 and Big Ten are taking a page out of this union-busting playbook.In response, the WeAreUnited and WeWantToPlay alliance is a strategy to counter by building strength in the court of public opinion. Reynolds told us that “after seeing the public perception of the different movements,” they decided to “come together and let people know that all the messages were the same, they were just being conveyed in different ways.”The challenges of sustaining solidarity in the face of cancellation will be immense. College football is an exceptional labor environment in part because of the inherent attrition in the enterprise. Players do not play long enough to develop the kinds of deep solidarity often necessary for labor organizing. There is pressure to maximize performances while they can in order to catch the eyes of professional scouts. These structural dynamics militate against labor activism and solidarity and the cancellation of the season will only attenuate the rare spirit of collective action that has formed.Counterintuitive as it feels, then, it is now more than ever that CAU, WeAreUnited, and the nascent movement of players across the US need to double down on organizing, deepening the ties that will bind them for the next confrontation. Like Kain Colter before them, the current generation of leaders like Jevon Holland, Andrew Cooper, Treyjohn Butler, Hunter Reynolds, Benjamin St-Juste, Jake Curhan and countless others need to focus on building the solidarity required to challenge their union-busting employers.Now is also the time for the rest of us to have their backs. They’re going to need help, and they deserve it. * Nathan Kalman-Lamb, Derek Silva, and Johanna Mellis are co-hosts of The End of Sport podcast
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:34:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/cancelling-college-football-season-union-113456784.html?src=rssSports161bf80a-6a03-3992-af6e-edc118ea6b02
NCAA's Pac-12 and Big Ten announce postponement of college footballFOX News VideosFormer NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.video
Former NFL player Jack Brewer weighs in.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 09:56:46 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ncaas-pac-12-big-ten-095646779.html?src=rssSportsaca2e931-1b0d-34a4-90fe-85ac5df89665
Big Ten, Pac-12 conferences vote to postpone fall sports ABC News VideosThe two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.video
The two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.
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The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiersThe Associated PressThe Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.article
The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC says the delay is to protect the health and safety of all participants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 World Cup is set to be played in Qatar and the Asian Cup will be held in China the following year.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:41:56 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/latest-umass-cancels-football-try-again-spring-151405433--ncaaf.html?src=rssSportsb9352d07-c4db-3c2d-884e-73682a4d2bce
For UCLA, the season's end is a resolution that prompts more questionsLA TimesUCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.article
UCLA coach Chip Kelly and players react to the Pac-12's decision of canceling fall sports this season.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:41:28 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/ucla-seasons-end-resolution-prompts-034128450.html?src=rssSports2f6778fe-6ae8-36fa-901f-a5fe13579831
USC's Mike Bohn: Pac-12 cancellation 'another incomprehensible consequence' of coronavirusLA TimesUSC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.article
USC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12's cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:25:24 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/uscs-mike-bohn-pac-12-032524094.html?src=rssSportsbbd26e3e-c700-3df1-a8bf-1a54ab7cea28
Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemicThe Associated PressA crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.article
A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football. ''This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:39:03 GMThttps://sports.yahoo.com/pac-12-big-ten-ponder-fall-football-another-174811406--ncaaf.html?src=rssSports0492caa5-da82-3634-a2f4-fd134addc620
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After all these years, he finally gets to answer them.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0721/nfl_dear_barry_cr_1x1_v3.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29571746/long-lost-fan-letters-barry-sanders-found-nearly-20-years-later-nflWed, 12 Aug 2020 13:16:17 EST29571746Bills O-lineman Dion Dawkins is Buffalo's big, fun adopted sonThe Bills' gregarious left tackle, who agreed to a four-year contract extension Thursday, is making an impact on the field and in the city he loves.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0330/r684289_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28969350/bills-o-lineman-dion-dawkins-buffalo-big-fun-adopted-sonThu, 13 Aug 2020 18:23:59 EST28969350One punch, two lives altered: Inside story of Jets' 2015 locker room fightTuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the incident between former Jets players Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali; some of those who were there reveal more details.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0808/nfl_geno_608x342.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29632538/one-punch-two-lives-altered-story-jets-2015-locker-room-fightTue, 11 Aug 2020 10:50:46 EST29632538How far could the Packers and Seahawks fall? Barnwell predicts NFL teams most likely to declineGreen Bay and Seattle won in 2019 with formulas that will be difficult to sustain. Here's why they could miss the playoffs.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0810/r729847_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29634019/nfl-teams-most-likely-decline-2020-why-packers-seahawks-saints-lose-more-gamesWed, 12 Aug 2020 07:52:47 EST29634019Are the Cowboys contenders? Barnwell predicts NFL teams most likely to improveClose-game disasters, injuries and poor quarterback play crushed four teams last season.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/1129/r634706_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29627500/nfl-teams-most-likely-improve-2020-why-cowboys-lions-win-more-gamesWed, 12 Aug 2020 07:52:48 EST29627500Sign up for your fantasy football team yet? Start your league hereCreate or join a league with standard or custom rules.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0811/r730185_2_1296x729_16-9.pnghttps://fantasy.espn.com/football/welcome?addata=FFL2020_NFL_gumstickTue, 11 Aug 2020 14:11:25 EST29639324Draft-Day Manifesto: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective DraftersThis season will be unlike any other we've experienced, so Matthew Berry provides keys to consider on draft day.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0722/r722336_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/id/29510457/fantasy-football-draft-day-manifesto-7-habits-highly-effective-draftersFri, 14 Aug 2020 01:09:26 EST29510457Who's opting out of the 2020 NFL season and what their losses mean to teamsFrom impact starters to long shots, dozens of players will skip the NFL season. Here's who won't be playing and how it affects their teams.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0806/r728291_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29607765/players-opting-2020-nfl-season-coronavirus-concerns-tracking-full-list-losses-meanSat, 8 Aug 2020 01:39:51 EST29607765
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www.espn.com - NFLLatest NFL news from www.espn.comhttps://www.espn.com30enESPN Inc. https://www.espn.comCopyright 2015 ESPN Inc.Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:08:08 GMThttps://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - NFLhttps://www.espn.com110110What the college football season's uncertainty means for the NFL and 2021 NFL draftWhat ends up happening with college football in 2020 is sure to impact the NFL. Here's what we know right now.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0813/r730873_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29647067/what-college-football-season-uncertainty-means-nfl-2021-nfl-draftThu, 13 Aug 2020 06:55:16 EST29647067Source: Kittle, 49ers reach 5-yr., $75M extensionTight end George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0616/r709169_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29653313/source-george-kittle-49ers-reach-5-year-75-million-extensionThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29653313Source: K.C., Kelce reach 4-year, $57M extensionTravis Kelce and the Chiefs have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that ties the tight end to Kansas City through 2025, a source told ESPN.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0519/r699986_2_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29654613/te-travis-kelce-chiefs-agree-parameters-four-year-extensionThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29654613Jets DC: S Adams 'may get bored' in SeattleJets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams says Jamal Adams' departure won't change how New York uses safeties and added that Adams "may get bored" playing the Seahawks' defensive scheme.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0825/r588300_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29654948/jets-dc-gregg-williams-says-jamal-adams-get-bored-playing-seattle-schemeThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29654948Arians: Brady least of worries as camp dials upOn Friday, Tom Brady will throw passes against an actual defense, as the Bucs ramp up their sessions with Week 1 a month away.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0806/r728346_600x600_1-1.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29657026/bucs-bruce-arians-worried-live-reps-team-not-newcomer-tom-bradyThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29657026Source: Seahawks CB cut after hotel guest sneakThe Seattle Seahawks waived rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand earlier this week after he was caught on video trying to sneak a woman into the team's hotel, a source confirmed to ESPN.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0411/r527899_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29655269/seahawks-waive-rookie-kemah-siverand-trying-sneak-female-visitor-team-hotelThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29655269Hall, waived after failed trade, signs with TexansP.J. Hall, whose trade from the Raiders to the Vikings fell through after he failed a physical, has joined the Texans after being waived by Las Vegas.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0516/r371493_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29656956/pj-hall-waived-raiders-failed-trade-signs-texansThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29656956Sources: Bills, Dawkins agree to $60M extensionDion Dawkins, a mainstay at left tackle since he was picked in the second round of the 2017 draft, has agreed to a $60 million extension through the 2024 season, sources told ESPN.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0330/r684289_600x400_3-2.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29655203/bills-dion-dawkins-reach-60-million-extension-2024-seasonThu, 13 Aug 2020 19:17:17 EST29655203Training camp position battles to watch for all 32 NFL teams: Who will be the Pats' QB?Who will be Tom Brady's replacement in New England? What about Todd Gurley's replacement in L.A.? These are the best competitions across the league.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0812/r730625_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29635288/2020-nfl-training-camp-position-battles-all-32-teams-quarterback-openings-patriots-dolphins-moreFri, 14 Aug 2020 01:00:09 EST29635288Best of Thursday: Big contracts, more helmeted workouts ... and puppiesThe helmets stayed on in most NFL camps on Thursday, a day that saw three players sign massive new deals.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0813/r731290_1296x729_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29656008/nfl-training-camp-2020-big-contracts-more-helmeted-workouts-puppiesFri, 14 Aug 2020 01:00:08 EST2965600849ers facing tough economic reality even after George Kittle signingThe Niners must address an uncertain cap with 22 unrestricted free agents in 2021, including Trent Williams and Richard Sherman.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0724/r574381_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/blog/san-francisco-49ers/post/_/id/36794/san-francisco-49ers-facing-economic-reality-of-pandemic-adjusted-salary-capThu, 13 Aug 2020 18:53:17 ESTsan-francisco-49ers-36794Browns' Nick Chubb is primed for the rushing title in 2020As the Browns shift from a pass-happy scheme to coach Kevin Stefanski's rush-heavy attack, Chubb could be in line for an extraordinary third year.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0812/r730749_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-browns/post/_/id/27863/browns-nick-chubb-is-primed-for-the-rushing-title-in-2020Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:00:02 ESTcleveland-browns-27863A healthy Leighton Vander Esch holds key to Cowboys' defenseThe third-year playmaker will be in a new role calling the defenses at middle linebacker.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0812/r730639_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/blog/dallas-cowboys/post/_/id/4771824/a-healthy-leighton-vander-esch-holds-key-to-cowboys-defenseThu, 13 Aug 2020 14:00:02 ESTdallas-cowboys-4771824Travis Kelce's contract extension carries some risk for ChiefsKelce is the latest Kansas City star to receive a big contract, but he's the first one over 30 and that brings some uncertainty to this deal.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0827/r589274_2_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs/post/_/id/28545/travis-kelces-contract-extension-carries-some-risk-for-chiefsThu, 13 Aug 2020 16:49:08 ESTkansas-city-chiefs-28545Dear Barry: Fan letters to Barry Sanders found nearly 20 years laterDeep in a storage closet in the Lions' practice facility sat hundreds of fan letters from children of all ages addressed to one man -- Barry Sanders. After all these years, he finally gets to answer them.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0721/nfl_dear_barry_cr_1x1_v3.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29571746/long-lost-fan-letters-barry-sanders-found-nearly-20-years-later-nflWed, 12 Aug 2020 13:16:17 EST29571746Bills O-lineman Dion Dawkins is Buffalo's big, fun adopted sonThe Bills' gregarious left tackle, who agreed to a four-year contract extension Thursday, is making an impact on the field and in the city he loves.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0330/r684289_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28969350/bills-o-lineman-dion-dawkins-buffalo-big-fun-adopted-sonThu, 13 Aug 2020 18:23:59 EST28969350One punch, two lives altered: Inside story of Jets' 2015 locker room fightTuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the incident between former Jets players Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali; some of those who were there reveal more details.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0808/nfl_geno_608x342.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29632538/one-punch-two-lives-altered-story-jets-2015-locker-room-fightTue, 11 Aug 2020 10:50:46 EST29632538How far could the Packers and Seahawks fall? Barnwell predicts NFL teams most likely to declineGreen Bay and Seattle won in 2019 with formulas that will be difficult to sustain. Here's why they could miss the playoffs.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0810/r729847_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29634019/nfl-teams-most-likely-decline-2020-why-packers-seahawks-saints-lose-more-gamesWed, 12 Aug 2020 07:52:47 EST29634019Are the Cowboys contenders? Barnwell predicts NFL teams most likely to improveClose-game disasters, injuries and poor quarterback play crushed four teams last season.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/1129/r634706_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29627500/nfl-teams-most-likely-improve-2020-why-cowboys-lions-win-more-gamesWed, 12 Aug 2020 07:52:48 EST29627500Sign up for your fantasy football team yet? Start your league hereCreate or join a league with standard or custom rules.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0811/r730185_2_1296x729_16-9.pnghttps://fantasy.espn.com/football/welcome?addata=FFL2020_NFL_gumstickTue, 11 Aug 2020 14:11:25 EST29639324Draft-Day Manifesto: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective DraftersThis season will be unlike any other we've experienced, so Matthew Berry provides keys to consider on draft day.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0722/r722336_608x342_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/id/29510457/fantasy-football-draft-day-manifesto-7-habits-highly-effective-draftersFri, 14 Aug 2020 01:09:26 EST29510457Who's opting out of the 2020 NFL season and what their losses mean to teamsFrom impact starters to long shots, dozens of players will skip the NFL season. Here's who won't be playing and how it affects their teams.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2020/0806/r728291_576x324_16-9.jpghttps://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29607765/players-opting-2020-nfl-season-coronavirus-concerns-tracking-full-list-losses-meanSat, 8 Aug 2020 01:39:51 EST29607765
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