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

In this malleable, ebb-and-flow pandemic world, there may be one certainty gleaned from the last nearly two years of living with the coronavirus: that here and there may not look very much alike. When New York City was all sirens, silence and grim isolation during the first wave of the pandemic, it was easy for …

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College Football Gets Its Inevitable Georgia-Alabama Title Rematch

Georgia, the defensive mammoth, and Alabama, the perennial juggernaut, seemed to be on a collision course to the top of college football all season. They got a shot at each other in the Southeastern Conference championship in December – a game in which the Bulldogs barely resembled the behemoth they’d been from their first game. …

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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 …

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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 …

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