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Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.INDIANAPOLIS — Freezing rain had turned the downtown sidewalks here into granite-hard slip-and-slide tracks. A downtown concert stage and...

Alabama Rolls Past Cincinnati in College Football Playoff

The Crimson Tide will face the Georgia Bulldogs on Jan. 10 for the national championship.ARLINGTON, Texas — This was the moment the Cincinnati Bearcats had pined for all season. The roster is...

With Exasperation, College Football Is Just Trying to Get Through the Playoff

Frustrations with the pandemic in college sports have mirrored the challenges seen well beyond athletics.In this malleable, ebb-and-flow pandemic world, there may be one certainty gleaned from the last nearly two years...

Seton Hall and Rutgers Shake Up Men's Basketball Rankings

No. 16 Seton Hall has two wins over top-10 teams, and Rutgers upset No. 1 Purdue after a rough start. They revived their rivalry Sunday after a one-year hiatus.

Bryce Young, Alabama’s Sophomore Star, Wins the Heisman Trophy

Voters have more data points than ever to consider, but how they select the winner has changed little over the years: Quarterbacks dominate and winning matters.For this year’s 928 Heisman Trophy voters,...

N.C.A.A. Follows Familiar Pattern in Punishment for Auburn

In a case of corruption in men’s basketball, the N.C.A.A. largely accepted penalties Auburn imposed on itself after a former assistant coach funneled money to players.Bruce Pearl, the coach of Auburn men’s...

After a Year Off, and an Off Year, Ivy League Crowns Familiar Champions

The only Division I league to not play football last season because of the pandemic, the Ivy League endured an unusual journey of virus disruptions in its return.PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Ivy...

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