NCAA football

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Make 'Extremely Painful' Decision

Conferences are pulling the plug on fall fooball

(Newser) - The Big Ten and Pac-12 called off their fall football seasons on Tuesday because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season. Five months after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the US led to the cancellation of the... More »

'Play College Football,' Trump Demands

He weighs in after reports Big Ten Conference has called off fall season

(Newser) - President Trump was quick to weigh in following reports Monday that the Big Ten Conference has voted to cancel the fall season . "Play College Football!" the president tweeted . He also retweeted a post from Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who said "we all want to play football"... More »

Report: Big Ten Football Has Been Called Off

School presidents voted 12-2 against playing

(Newser) - The 14 teams of the Big Ten conference have voted overwhelmingly in favor of scrapping this fall's college football season, sources tell the Detroit Free Press . On Sunday, university presidents voted 12-2 in favor of ending fall sports in the conference, with only Nebraska and Iowa voting to play,... More »

First Top-Tier NCAA League Calls It Quits

'I'm heartbroken we are in this place'

(Newser) - The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football's highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns, the AP reports. "I'm heartbroken we are in this place," MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. With the MAC's 12 schools facing... More »

Praising Hitler Ends Badly for Football Coach

Grand Valley State suspends Morris Berger after he lauds Der Fuhrer's leadership skills

(Newser) - "The way he was able to lead was second-to-none," a college football coach in Michigan said of Hitler. Now, his new job is in jeopardy. Days after he was announced as the offensive coordinator for the Grand Valley State Lakers Division II football team, Morris Berger was interviewed... More »

Championship Win Caps Magical Season for LSU

Joe Burrow broke a few more records

(Newser) - From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in college football history by leading the top-ranked LSU Tigers to... More »

Player Who Missed Huge Kick Writes Letter to Fans

Alabama's Joseph Bulovas says no one was more disappointed than he was

(Newser) - The Alabama Crimson Tide was down by three points late in the second half of Saturday's Iron Bowl, which pitted the team against rival Auburn, when Alabama's Joseph Bulovas missed a 30-yard field goal that would have tied the score. Instead, it remained 48-45 in favor of the... More »

He Got a Big Touchdown. Then, a Headshaking Penalty

Ole Miss player draws unsportsmanlike conduct for 'peeing' like dog, costs team the game

(Newser) - Elijah Moore will probably never get down again on his hands and knees and pretend to urinate like a dog. That's a good guess, anyway, after the Ole Miss sophomore's antics during Thursday's annual matchup over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between the University of Mississippi Rebels and... More »

Baby Trump Balloon Has Met Its End

Protest symbol stabbed as president gets warm welcome at Alabama-LSU game

(Newser) - President Trump appears to have found his sports sweet spot after getting booed at the World Series and a mixed reception at an MMA fight : The commander in chief got a warm welcome in the Deep South at a college football game between Alabama and Louisiana State, reports CNN . Per... More »

California's Seismic Decision Could Reshape College Sports

State will let college athletes hire agents, make money from endorsements

(Newser) - California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the US. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he signed the law that would let athletes at California universities make money from... More »

Rutgers Linebacker Charged in Double-Murder Plot

Izaia Bullock allegedly schemed to kill 2 relatives of acquaintance

(Newser) - Izaia Bullock's dismissal Tuesday from the Rutgers University football team is surely the least of the linebacker's concerns. It came hours after the 22-year-old junior from Linden, NJ, was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, making him... More »

The Game Went Into Overtime. Then, an 'Unbelievable' End

Alabama Crimson Tide beats Georgia Bulldogs 26-23

(Newser) - Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship in Atlanta Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at halftime, replacing a struggling Jalen Hurts, and threw three touchdown passes,... More »

Becca Longo Makes College Football History

She's 1st woman to get scholarship to play at Division II level or higher

(Newser) - An 18-year-old from Arizona made history Wednesday—without even realizing it, ESPN reports. Becca Longo signed a letter of intent to play football for Colorado's Adams State next season, making her the first woman to get a scholarship to play college football at the Division II level or higher.... More »

'Let's Be Legendary:' Clemson Wins With 1 Second

Takes title in 'one of the greatest games of all time'

(Newser) - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right, and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football. A frantic fourth quarter and a championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama was decided with one second left on a... More »

Team Loses Celebration Bowl Due to Excessive Celebration

You can't make this stuff up

(Newser) - Grambling State won the Celebration Bowl when it blocked an extra point set back 15 yards by an excessive celebration with just over two minutes left, holding off North Carolina Central 10-9 Saturday, the AP reports. Down 10-3, North Carolina Central had a chance to pull even after Quentin Atkinson... More »

Football Team Ends Protest of Suspensions for Sexual Assault

University of Minn. was boycotting football after 10 players suspended

(Newser) - The University of Minnesota football team has ended its boycott of all football activities—meaning the team will compete in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. NBC News reports the team announced the boycott Thursday after 10 players were suspended for an alleged sexual assault. Players were upset they weren'... More »

Yale Students Strip Down During Win Over Harvard

'Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America'

(Newser) - The Yale football team beat Harvard for the first time in a decade Saturday, leading to a display of naked emotion by Bulldog fans—emphasis on naked. With Yale leading 14-7 in the second half, a section of fans stripped completely nude and mooned the field. "Behold, the bare... More »

Hurricane Matthew Kills 3, Can't Stop Football Game

NC State hosts Notre Dame in 'torrential downpour'

(Newser) - Hurricane Matthew killed at least three people when it hit North Carolina on Saturday, the Weather Channel reports. And according to the Chicago Tribune , multiple flood warnings were issued for Raleigh, which was expecting 7 inches of rain. But that didn't stop NC State from hosting its scheduled football... More »

Marching Band Fined for 'Obscene' Formation

Band claims what many saw as a phallus was actually the USS Enterprise

(Newser) - Kansas State University will pay a $5,000 fine after its marching band's halftime show on Saturday was "misinterpreted" as showing the mascot of the rival University of Kansas Jayhawks performing oral sex. According to KCTV5 , the band defended itself from charges that its formation was "obscene,... More »

College Team Boots 5 Players After Arrests

Rutgers teammates charged with home-invasion robbery and assault

(Newser) - Coach Kyle Flood kicked five players—three of them projected starters—off the Rutgers University football team minutes before its season opener today, the AP reports. This week, players Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, Ruhann Peele, and Delon Stephenson were charged with assault stemming from a fight in April that left... More »

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