Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Speaks at Anti-Abortion Event

Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan’s head football coach, professed his anti-abortion views at a fund-raising event this week, becoming one of the first prominent sports figures to speak out against abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned. “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born,” Harbaugh said at the event, … Read more

UCLA and USC Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

UCLA and Southern California on Thursday appeared ready to jump from the Pac-12 Conference to the Big Ten in the coming years, a move that would trigger another seismic remaking of the competitive and economic landscapes of college sports. The maneuvering came as the Big Ten, whose membership currently includes 14 universities in a predominantly … Read more

Bryce Young Wins the Heisman Trophy

For this year’s 928 Heisman Trophy voters, the instructions were as straightforward as ever: Select as many as three candidates for college football’s most outstanding player. The news media members (145 in each of six geographic regions) and former Heisman winners (58 currently living) who submitted their votes electronically by 5 pm on Monday were … Read more

College Football Playoff Warns Teams Could Forfeit Because of Virus

The coronavirus pandemic’s resurgence menaced the college football season’s closing weeks on Wednesday, when one team withdrew from its bowl game and the four national title contenders were warned that they could forfeit if they were not able to compete on time. Minutes after Texas A&M announced its withdrawal from next week’s Gator Bowl in … Read more

Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

INDIANAPOLIS – Freezing rain had turned the downtown sidewalks here into granite-hard slip-and-slide tracks. A downtown concert stage and beer garden sat vacant, a dance and light drone show was canceled, and getting a restaurant table – even a socially distant one – was no problem at all on Saturday night. It seemed that Georgia … Read more

NCAA Reorganizes Around New Constitution That Shifts Power to Universities

INDIANAPOLIS – NCAA member schools and conferences voted Thursday to adopt a new, stripped-down constitution, the first step in decentralizing an organization that faces increasing challenges to its relevancy as the chief authority in college sports. But the debate over the association’s passage of the new charter, which will empower schools and conferences, hinted at … Read more