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What a spring college football season could — and should — look like

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In the social sciences, there is a concept called a “wicked problem.” It was coined by University of California, Berkeley professor Horst Rittel and describes, in effect, a unique problem that has no right answers. Whatever you choose to solve a wicked problem is a “one-shot operation” that cannot be......
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SEC unveils new foes for conference teams

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6:01 PM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The SEC announced each school’s......
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SEC protocols include masks for sideline coaches

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The SEC will require two tests per week and coaches will be required to wear a face mask or neck gaiter on the sideline at all times during games, the conference announced Friday as part of its initial medical protocols. Coaches and players who are not competing will be required......
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Clemson, Ohio State Lead First Coaches Poll of 2020

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Updyke, poisoner of Toomer’s Corner trees, dies

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Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who poisoned the iconic trees at Auburn University’s Toomer’s Corner, has died, his son told AL.com. He was 71. Updyke pleaded guilty in 2013 of applying herbicide to the trees, which Tigers fans traditionally decorate with toilet paper after a win, following Auburn’s Iron Bowl......
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How the SEC’s scheduling decision affects the ACC, Big 12, College Football Playoff and more

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Four Power 5 conferences have announced their preferred scheduling models, as the SEC joins the Big Ten and Pac-12 in going with conference-only games. The SEC is now planning on playing a 10-game season starting on Sept. 26. The Big 12 is expected to decide next week. What do all......
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Sources: SEC to play 10 games, conference only

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The SEC presidents and chancellors on Thursday approved a 10-game, conference-only football schedule for the fall that begins on Sept. 26, sources confirmed to ESPN. The SEC title game is scheduled for Dec. 19. The news was first reported by Al.com. Further details weren’t immediately available. The SEC became the......
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Sources: SEC Adopts Conference-Only 2020 Schedule

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The SEC is going at it alone. Presidents from the nation’s premier college football conference adopted a plan to play a 10-game, conference-only schedule this fall, sources told Sports Illustrated on Thursday. The league will kick off the season Sept. 26, three weeks later than the scheduled Labor Day weekend......
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Are the SEC, Big 12 and ACC getting closer to football decisions? Well, it’s complicated

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There hasn’t been any college football since January, but the decision to punt is becoming an offseason favorite. Anticipation was heightened this week, as the SEC and ACC commissioners had both publicly stated the end of July is probably the time to make some important decisions regarding the college football......
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Highly-touted Brockermeyer twins pick Alabama

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1:18 PM ET Gerry Hamilton Close ESPN Staff Writer National recruiting analyst More than a decade covering recruiting, nationally and in Texas Tom VanHaaren Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Alabama added two top-100 commitments to its 2021 class Friday when......
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Pac-12 follows Big Ten in going conference-only

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7:23 PM ET Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University A day after the Big Ten announced......
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Bama OC Sarkisian recovering after heart surgery

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Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian underwent heart surgery last week and is expected to make a full recovery, the school announced on Tuesday. The 46-year-old’s condition was discovered during an annual physical. “During Coach Sarkisian’s physical last week, it was determined that he needed a procedure to correct a congenital......
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Bama keeps 5-star streak alive with DE commit

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Alabama has had at least two five-star commitments in each recruiting class going back to the 2017 cycle, and that streak will continue in 2021 after defensive end Dallas Turner announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Wednesday. Turner is the No. 13-ranked prospect overall and joins five-star offensive......
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How college football is trying to answer its biggest return-to-play questions

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12:15 PM ET ESPN staff When Kansas State football players returned to campus the week of June 8, there was a brief feeling of optimism after months of uncertainty. Ninety players were tested for coronavirus, and 90 tests came back negative. So the players went about their normal lives —......
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America, Realigned: How Would a 12-Team Playoff Look?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde You read about the Forde Bowl Subdivision realignment plan Monday on this website. Today, let’s see how it would look if it were put into action for 2020. What we would have is merely the greatest postseason* in......
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Alabama, Ohio State Set For Home and Home Series in 2027-28

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