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With Pac-12 Falling Behind, Schools Decide Larry Scott Won’t Dig Them Out

The contract was the most lucrative in college sports, but its length meant the Pac-12 was locked in until 2024. The Big Ten zoomed...

Alabama Fans and Ohio State Fans, and Reveling During a Pandemic

Alabama had a lot to celebrate, so football fans in Tuscaloosa did just that: tossing beer bottles, banners and masks; climbing trees, light posts...

After 14 Seasons in a Stadium With Bryant’s Name, Saban Proves His Equal

As a boy growing up in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Walt Maddox stood along Route 82 in 1983 to watch a white hearse pass with the...

Nick Saban Was Famous for Defense. Alabama’s Offense Is the Star Now.

“We used to have plays that stretched the field, but I just think they stretch the field a lot more: a lot of spread...

With Injury, Justin Fields Is Taking a Big Risk for Ohio State

Day, asked to detail the discussions that took place among the coaches, doctors and trainers about whether Fields could continue against Clemson, said the...

While fans watch Alabama and Ohio State duke it out, the host state Florida struggles with the coronavirus.

The east parking lot at Hard Rock Stadium has been a virus testing facility since March, closing for games for the N.F.L.’s Miami Dolphins...

Alabama Ends Pandemic Season by Overpowering Ohio State for Title

The Buckeyes roster got even thinner after one play.Trey Sermon, the Oklahoma transfer who had emerged from the depth chart to rush for a...

Alabama and Ohio officials begged fans to celebrate at home. It might not have worked.

The bar-lined Strip in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is usually filled with Crimson-clad football fans during championship games, who storm the street if the Crimson Tide...

Alabama Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith Wins the Heisman Trophy

DeVonta Smith, the wide receiver whose speed and acrobatics electrified Alabama’s offense and helped the Crimson Tide to reach next week’s national championship game...

Virus Cases at Ohio State Loom Ahead of National Championship Game

A college football season perpetually knocked sideways by the coronavirus pandemic is now preparing for a potential final blow as leaders consider whether they...

The Heisman Trophy Goes Virtual, With a Surprise Favorite

The Heisman Trophy will be handed out Tuesday night, a month later than usual in a college football season in which almost nothing has...

Texas Hires Steve Sarkisian, Alabama’s Offensive Coordinator, as Coach

Texas said Saturday that it had fired Tom Herman as its football coach and, hours later, announced that it had hired the wizard at...

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