Alan Blinder

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Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.The Washington State home...

Excerpts from the Times's Interview with Robert Gates

“They look like an AT&T wiring diagram,” said the former defense secretary, who now leads a committee that is rewriting the N.C.A.A.’s constitution.Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, agreed this summer...

Oregon Upsets Ohio State, Keeping Pac-12 in Playoff Mix

Playing before a home crowd for the first time since 2019, Ohio State lost in Columbus for the first time in more than four years.COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Saturday afternoon outlook for...

Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Lane Kiffin, the head football coach at the University of Mississippi, said Saturday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would miss Monday night’s game against the University of Louisville,...

This Season’s Vital College Football Statistic: Vaccination Rates

With forfeits possible this year, teams see vaccinations as competitive advantages, prompting locker room campaigns to drive rates higher.INDIANAPOLIS — PJ Mustipher, a defensive tackle for Penn State, peered around Lucas Oil...

Before Balls and Strikes, Umpires Make a Call to Pray

For more than a decade, a group of Major League Baseball’s umpires has convened by phone to pursue spiritual solace.CHICAGO — The umpires dialed in at about 3 p.m. on a Friday,...

College Football Looks to Fundamentals to Combat a 2020 Hangover

More than one-third of Power 5 teams played eight games or less last season. Now coaches are preaching the basics more than usual.COLUMBUS, Ohio — The football coaches talked for days about...

College Football Rule Changes for 2021

Officials made some tweaks to the rule book for 2021. Next year, though, could bring much more rewriting.With all of the changes around college sports this year — players making money off...

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