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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...

A Season of Chaos Will End With a Powerhouse Matchup College Football Wanted

Set aside, for just a moment, the coronavirus pandemic and all of the disruptions it dealt to the college football season — the week-to-week...

Alabama and Ohio State Reach the National Title Game With Runaway Wins

As Alabama running back Najee Harris took a handoff, bounced outside and headed upfield, he was confronted by Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud, who...

Alabama Reaches National Title Game by Easily Brushing Aside Notre Dame

As Alabama running back Najee Harris took a handoff, bounced outside and headed upfield, he was confronted by Notre Dame cornerback Avery Davis, who...

College Football Powers Vie for Playoff’s Title Game

Four of the most fabled programs in college football — Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame — still have hopes of winning the...

In Pasadena, Moving the Rose Bowl Makes For Unusual Rancor

Many people know of genteel Pasadena, Calif., if only from New Year’s Day television, waking up to the palm-tree-lined Rose Parade down Colorado Boulevard,...

Virus Disrupts College Football Playoffs Even Before Kickoff

The Sun Bowl, which has been played in El Paso, Texas, every year since 1935, is such a local institution that its organizers were...

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