Greg Cote: Ready or not here comes a college football season we'll never forget
MIAMI — Fractured. Diminished. A weak, torn facsimile of itself.There are gentler ways but none more accurate to describe college football in America in 2020.We can pretend. We can think, “The season goes on!” and see it as some sort of triumph of normalcy. But we know better. The sport staggers ahead as closer to a symbol of anything but normal.A national champion will be crowned, but whatever school wins that last game will have reigned over an apocalyptic season, its title bearing the yoke of an historic, forever asterisk.Might as well put Clemson and Alabama in the final four right now and...
Mike Jensen: Why college football season is crumbling: 'Too much uncertainty'
Is it safe to play college football or not?We just do not know, was the loud answer given Tuesday by the Big Ten Conference, the reason for suspending all league fall sports competition.“We just believed collectively, there’s too much uncertainty,” said Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.Let’s state this plainly. This was the right call. A depressing call, a bleak day at Penn State and Ohio State and Michigan and Rutgers and the rest, no doubt. Even amidst an outcry of protest from its own coaches — and even if they lose transfers to another Power 5 league that doesn’t shut down — Big Ten presi...
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Florida players, coaches say #WeWantToPlay amid threat college football season will be canceled
College football players and coaches across the state of Florida have joined a social media movement arguing they want to play the 2020 season despite the Big Ten reportedly voting to cancel all games due to the coronavirus pandemic.Even if the Big Ten follows through with a plan to postpone the college football season and pushes it to the spring as first reported by Sports Illustrated and ESPN and later confirmed by the Detroit Free Press, state schools including Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF and USF have less clarity about the future.Sensing momentum for canceling the season, players an...
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should the college football season be moved to the spring?
More and more discussions are taking place around pushing the college football season to spring 2021. The significant headwinds and shrinking amount of time to get the NCAA ducks in a row for a fall season are making it tough on the schools.With both the planned NBA and MLB seasons currently on shaky ground, the 2020 fall college football season is in an even more complicated situation. At least the pros have the centralized command and control, and the dollars, so they may actually be able to pull it off.Only eight weeks out from the planned Aug. 29 college season start, it is challenging to ...
College Football Heisman Watch After Week 7: Top Five Contenders
Following Week seven of the college football season, it is time to update the watch-list for the Heisman Trophy, which features just five of the best players in college football.Justin Fields (QB) – Ohio StateSo far through six games, Fields has posted an astounding TD-INT ratio of 18-1. The Buckeyes’ signal-caller has been dominant so far by picking apart opponents’ defenses. Fields is also poised for a big game next week, as Ohio State takes on Northwestern.Jonathan Taylor (RB) – WisconsinAlthough some claim that Taylor’s Heisman stock fell as a result of two weekends ago, the truth is it is...