Bill Murray was this week's College GameDay guest picker. He called in from his home while on his porch swing, clearly having the best time out of everyone on set as he relaxes with a bucket hat donned.
There was a slew of college football games canceled or postponed this week due to concerns of COVID-19. While Florida State had a bye week this week, head coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19, per ESPN’s Andrea Adelson.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.
Now that the team will be playing this fall, the Ohio State Buckeyes are one of a handful of teams that could win the national title. Justin Fields wants more than just a ring if they can pull it off.
Colorado director of football operations Bryan McGinnis has been issued a ticket for a 100-player hike on a Colorado mountain trail, Boulder officials told the Boulder Daily Camera on Friday.
Saturday's game between Baylor and Houston has been postponed, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
Florida Atlantic announced Friday its season-opening football game at Georgia Southern scheduled for Saturday was postponed.
Rashod Bateman is reportedly reconsidering his decision to opt out of the college football season, with Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reporting that the All-Big Ten wide receiver wants to play for the Gophers.
Big Ten football is back, and so is one of Ohio State's premier players.
Deion Sanders could be on the verge of returning to football, this time as a head coach, with the NFL and College Football Hall of Famer reportedly closing in on a deal to make the transition into college coaching.
The Pac-12 cleared another hurdle toward returning to play Thursday, as the Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed it will continue not to have any restrictions beyond what's mandated by the state of California as relates to the USC and UCLA football teams.
USC is hard at work trying to get Pac-12 football moving toward a fall restart.
Dylan McCaffrey is on his way out of Michigan.
Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, who recently opted out this season, may be reconsidering his decision according to a report from ESPN Big Ten reporter Tom VanHaaren, who tweeted on Wednesday that Davis interrupted a Zoom call led by Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith.
When Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade opted out of the college football season on Monday, all Big Ten programs were set to remain idle through the end of the year due to the conference's decision to postpone football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 11. That all changed on Wednesday, though, when the league announced plans for an altered season that will start the weekend of Oct. 23-24.
As Harry Lyles Jr. and Tom VanHaaren of ESPN explained, Wade hasn't yet changed his mind about his decision.
As part of its decision that football will return this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Ten announced that no fans will be permitted at any of the 14 stadiums.
With the Big Ten officially announcing it will begin play in late October, the Pac-12 is the only holdout from the Power Five conferences.
The Pac-12 has been discussing its return to play and the conference's "most aggressive" plan currently targets mid-to-late November as an ideal date, a source told Heather Dinich of ESPN.
The Pac-12 wants its teams to have six weeks of practice and physical preparation for a football season, Dinich adds.
Commissioner Larry Scott said earlier in September he was confident the Pac-12 would be playing football by January, and he didn't rule out staging games in 2020.
A Big Ten vote on potentially starting college football season is thought to be close, and we’re getting some hints on the thinking of those doing the voting.
Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank made clear Monday that the conference will move together. That means that either everyone plays or everyone doesn’t.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger got his Heisman Trophy campaign off to a roaring start on Saturday, but the senior was not all that satisfied with the monster performance.
Ehlinger had 429 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Longhorns’ 59-3 win over UTEP. All of that production came in the first half, and the yardage and touchdowns were a career high for him and record for a Texas quarterback in a single half. Despite that, Ehlinger said after the game that he was “disappointed” in the way he played.
Junior safety B.J. Foster may have played his final game with Texas.
OrangeBloods.com's Anwar Richardson reported Foster "quit the team" midway through the third quarter of the Longhorns' 59-3 win over UTEP on Saturday. Richardson followed up to say the Angleton, Texas, native was frustrated with his lack of playing time.
Foster arrived with big expectations as the No. 3 safety and No. 24 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings.
He made an immediate impact, finishing with 46 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception over 13 games as a true freshman.
Mike Golic was back on the ESPN airwaves on Saturday, and it was to call some college football.
The former longtime ESPN Radio host teamed with Dave Pasch to call Saturday’s Louisiana Lafayette 31-14 win over Iowa State. Golic tweeted after the game to share how much he enjoyed calling a game again and the fact that college football was being played.
Georgia Tech pulled off a nice upset win over Florida State on Saturday, and their players enjoyed the victory.
Towards the end of the Yellow Jackets’ 16-13 win over the Seminoles, some Georgia Tech players did the Tomahawk Chop to troll the opposing fans.
The Big Ten's council of presidents and chancellors will meet Sunday to review the latest medical information and possibly vote again on when the fall football season can begin, sources told ESPN.
The medical subcommittee of the Big Ten's return to competition task force met Saturday with a smaller group of eight presidents and chancellors, who pushed the process forward for a possible revote as early as Sunday.
The Big Ten on Aug. 11 postponed its fall sports season, including football, because of concerns around the coronavirus pandemic.
The initial vote was 11-3 to postpone, with only Nebraska, Ohio State and Iowa electing to push forward with fall sports. Six presidents must change their Aug. 11 vote to exceed the 60% threshold required by Big Ten bylaws.
The medical subcommittee, co-chaired by Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour and Ohio State lead team physician Dr. Jim Borchers, will present the presidents with at least four rapid response antigen tests that could allow Big Ten teams to test daily for the coronavirus and significantly decrease the amount of necessary contact tracing. The latest information about myocarditis and its occurrence in athletes who test positive for COVID-19 also is expected to be shared, sources said.
"It's light-years different than it was five weeks ago," a conference source told ESPN on Friday.