Cal Athletic Director: Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

When the Pac-12 Conference announced last week that it would squeeze in a football season this fall, following other top leagues and overturning its own decision from August to wait until 2021, the responses were predictable. Football fans were excited. Others questioned why esteemed universities would even attempt to play football amid the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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The Wrap-Up Show!

Treavor Scales, Gary Striewski and Christine Williamson look at all the best football viral moments of the day, chat with Miami Hurricanes die-hard fan and ESPN’s own Mike Ryan from The Dan Le Bartard Show. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA […]

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Alijah Vera-Tucker and Jay Tufele haven’t said if they’ll return for USC

As top prospects opted out one by one this offseason, wary of an uncertain college football calendar, USC’s top returning wideout considered following the same path. But Amon-ra St. Brown was in no hurry to make that leap, even as he watched teammates Alijah Vera-Tucker and Jay Tufele declare their intentions to skip the upcoming […]

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Mid-American Conference votes to start college football season in November

The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has become the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Mountain West have done over the […]

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Countdown to GameDay | Florida State vs. Miami

It’s Week 4 of the College Football season, and Countdown to GameDay starts bright and early to get you ready for a jam-packed day of college football. Christine Williamson and Jason Fitz will be joined by Chris Fallica, Jim Mora, and Brad Edwards to discuss the Pac-12’s decision to return to play, and break down […]

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Pac-12, Mountain West will play football this fall despite coronavirus pandemic

The Pac-12 hopes to play a seven-game football schedule this fall. | Ralph Freso/AP Nine of the 10 FBS conferences are now ready to have their seasons completed by Dec. 20, the day the College Football Playoff selection committee is scheduled to pick teams to play for the national championship and in the most lucrative […]

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Washington N.F.L. Team’s Drama Fueled by Owners’ Fight Over Payout

The bitter boardroom brawl between Daniel Snyder, the controlling owner of the Washington Football Team, and three of his longtime limited partners has prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club’s name and mudslinging among former friends. But at its core, it is a dispute over money. In the spring, with the future of […]

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Trump touts return of Pac-12’s college football season: ‘You’re welcome!!!’

President Trump touted the Pac-12’s decision to resume its college football season on Thursday night, days after he pressured conference officials to reverse their decision to postpone play during the coronavirus pandemic. “GREAT NEWS! PAC- 12 football is back this Fall! Congrats to the players, their families, the coaches, and the universities,” Trump tweeted. “The west […]

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UCLA football players say they will be ready for the start of Season 3.0

A season that was slated to feature the earliest start in UCLA football history will instead involve the latest. The Bruins originally were scheduled to open the season Aug. 29 against New Mexico State before the COVID-19 pandemic put things on hold. The Pac-12 Conference later announced a revised schedule that called for UCLA to […]

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Pac-12 votes to have seven-game football season beginning in November

The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted Thursday afternoon to attempt a fall football season, the conference announced. Seven weeks after deciding to postpone until 2021, the conference plans to start games Nov. 7 and play a seven-game season that will culminate with the Pac-12 championship game Dec. 18. The conference’s hope is that its deal […]

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Troy Vincent on Deion Sanders coaching Jackson State & HBCU athletes in the NFL | First Take

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent joins First Take to discuss the NFL’s efforts during HBCU Week, Deion Sanders becoming Jackson State’s head coach and the quality of NFL games through Week 2 of the 2020 season. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN […]

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Yes you can trust Antonio Brown! – Deion Sanders wants AB back in the NFL | First Take

Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders joins Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim on First Take to talk about Antonio Brown possibly making a return to the NFL, whether Odell Beckham Jr. can succeed with Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns, where he’d most like to see OBJ (with Aaron Rodgers on […]

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Venice’s new football stadium is nearing completion

Venice High School could be ready to take control of its new football stadium as early as next week, football coach Angelo Gasca said Tuesday. There’s new grass, new lights, new bleachers, a new all-weather track, new press box, new snack shack. Now, if only players could use the field. Los Angeles Unified School District […]

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Hernández: Raiders open new stadium in Vegas minus fans, much to disappointment of L.A. travelers

Los Angeles’ football team is 2-0. So are the Rams. In retrospect, however, the story Monday night wasn’t how the Raiders downed the New Orleans Saints 34-24. In fact, the story wasn’t even here, not in this empty stadium, where they played for the first time. Advertisement More telling was what happened outside, around their […]

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Deion Sanders named Jackson State’s football coach

Deion Sanders smiles as he is introduced as Jackson State’s head football coach. | Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger via AP Sanders takes over a program that has produced fellow Hall of Famers such as Walter Payton, Lem Barney, Jackie Slater and Robert Brazile. JACKSON, Miss. — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before […]

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Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State’s football coach

Deion Sanders will become head football coach at Jackson State, which produced Bears Hall of Famer Walter Payton. | Gail Burton/AP Sanders will take over a program that has produced fellow Hall of Famers such as Walter Payton, Lem Barney, Jackie Slater and Robert Brazile. JACKSON, Miss. — Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says […]

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AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for the Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory. Clemson remained a nearly unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday after another light […]

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Trevor Lawrence’s Big Day, Miami-Louisville’s epic matchup | The Wrap-Up

Treavor Scales, Gary Striewski and Christine Williamson look at all the best football viral moments of the day, dissect Miami and Louisville’s big Saturday night game, and get late night loose on the internet!  ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on […]

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Commentary: Pac-12’s pause on football decision buys it time to consider public health

As a tidal wave of momentum crested toward a Pac-12 fall football restart Wednesday, with athletic directors from USC and UCLA combining forces to push aside county regulations that had kept their teams from contact, a voice of reason came from Los Angeles City Hall. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has been known to cheer on […]

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Big Ten announces third football schedule: Illini to open at Wisconsin, NU to host Maryland

Big Ten conference The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, […]

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Let Us Play protest rally livestream

Provided Live coverage of the rally at the Thompson Center in Chicago. Football coaches around the state have organized a Let Us Play movement to try and convince Gov. J.B. Pritzker to change course and allow fall sports. Here’s a livestream: https://t.co/B3rsmsFtwi — Michael O’Brien (@michaelsobrien) September 19, 2020 https://t.co/upN4dpQzNN — Michael O’Brien (@michaelsobrien) September […]

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Countdown to GameDay | Miami vs. Louisville

It’s Week 3 of the College Football season and Countdown to GameDay starts bright and early live from Bristol, CT. Jason Fitz and Christine Williamson are joined by Desmond Howard, Jim Mora, and Chris Low to discuss the Big Ten’s decision to return to play this season, break down the primetime match-up between the No. […]

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Tim Tebow’s thoughts on the Big Ten’s return and the College Football Playoff | First Take

Tim Tebow joins First Take to discuss the Big Ten’s plans to play the college football season and how the College Football Playoff will be impacted this season. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Public health experts weigh risks for playing football as coronavirus cases spike on Big Ten campuses

Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers, is expected to host football again in October, despite 42 players and staff testing positive for COVID-19. | Morry Gash/AP One infectious disease expert said it’s “really hard” to see a strategy for the Big Ten to play an eight-game season because of the high case rate […]

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