Big Ten goes conference only: What it means, what’s next and what about Notre Dame?

College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The Big Ten athletic directors and presidents on Thursday decided to move all fall sports to a conference-only model, a decision that will have a snowball effect
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Top college football matchups we won’t see in 2020 after Big Ten’s decision to go conference only

The Big Ten announced Thursday that it will eliminate out-of-conference football games this fall. The conference is the first member of the Football Bowl Subdivision to take such a step amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it's possible others might follow its lead. Here are some of the most highly anticipated matchups we won't see on the gridiron in 2020: Sept.
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NFL, NFLPA outline game-day protocols: No jersey swaps; masks not required for coaches, players on sideline

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have outlined game-day protocols and an infectious disease emergency response plan for training camp. The documents, obtained by USA TODAY Sports, were sent to clubs Wednesday night. Notable highlights for the planned response to the coronavirus pandemic include no one with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher being
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Conference-only schedule is college football’s best hope for 2020

The 2020 FBS college football season is supposed to start Aug. 29, but that’s looking less likely with each passing day.   On Wednesday, the Ivy League canceled fall sports and Ohio State announced that it was pausing offseason football workouts. The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to increase, and those numbers are high in several
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Patriots’ Julian Edelman offers DeSean Jackson opportunity for ‘uncomfortable’ conversation — at Holocaust Museum

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, the MVP of Super Bowl 53, offered to accompany Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson to the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Washington to help facilitate a “conversation” after Jackson posted false and anti-Semitic statements on social media earlier this week. Edelman, who says he did not “identify as Jewish until later
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Julian Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to trip to Holocaust Museum after Eagles WR’s anti-Semitic posts

Julian Edelman embraced his Jewish heritage early in his NFL career for people throughout the world to see. The Patriots receiver documented a trip to Israel in 2015 on his YouTube channel. Last season, he wore custom cleats with a Star of David logo on them as a part of the NFL’s "My Cause, My
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Redskins name change update: Washington likely to keep colors, avoid Native American imagery

Less than one week after the Redskins announced they would “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” reports indicate the team is well past the review stage and moving quickly to remove the racial slur and replace it with a new nickname. As a source told the Washington Post this week, “in effect, (the review)
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Raheem Mostert: San Francisco 49ers running back requests trade

Running back Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers after the team refused to give him a salary raise, his agent has confirmed. Mostert, 28, emerged as the 49ers’ leading running back last season during a breakout campaign in which he totalled 952 yards and 10 touchdowns from scrimmage. Diggs concerned
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Patrick Mahomes compared to LeBron James and Peyton Manning – ‘Putting Kansas City on the map’

Patrick Mahomes’ meteoric rise as the face of the NFL has put Kansas City on the map, says KSHB Sports Director Mick Shaffer. The making of Mahomes, the first half-billion-dollar player Kaepernick to feature in Disney documentary series Jaw-dropping talent on the field became worthy of jaw-dropping money off it this week as the Chiefs maestro signed the
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As Redskins review name, Dan Snyder’s once-touted Native American foundation has gone dark

In the face of mounting public pressure to change the name of his NFL team, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wrote in a 2014 letter that it was time to focus on actions, not words. That's why, he wrote, he was announcing the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, a nonprofit organization that would
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