Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. ''As we continue to focus on how to play this season in a safe and responsible way, based on the best advice of medical experts, we are also prepared not to play in order to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes should the circumstances so dictate,'' the league said. The announcement came a day after the Ivy League called off fall sports and Stanford announced it was cutting 11 varsity sports as it struggles with the financial impact the virus outbreak is having on its budget.

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It's OK if there are no FCS playoffs

It sounds a bit odd on the surface considering conferences usually promote a level playing field for their schools, but 2020 is unlike any year we've known. The scenario has schools recognizing they may have to throw "the fairness thing out the window and just be really excited if we can have college football this fall," Big Sky Conference commissioner Tom Wistrcill said. Just be happy for college football this fall.

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How much longer will Nick Saban coach at Alabama? | Yahoo Sports College Podcast

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel, and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde discuss how much longer Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban will stay in Tuscaloosa, and if Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney would make a good replacement when he leaves.

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Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. ''We simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment for intercollegiate athletic competition that meets our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk,'' the Ivy League Council of Presidents said in a statement. ''We are entrusted to create and maintain an educational environment that is guided by health and safety considerations.

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