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College Football Playoff Viewership Remains Strong Even with Pandemic

College Football Playoff Viewership Remains Strong Even with Pandemic

While the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL have suffered rating sags since the COVID-19 virus touched down in the U.S. last spring, ESPN’s New Year’s Day bowl broadcast numbers remained steady compared with the previous six years of the format, averaging close to 19 million viewers across its pair of […]

Texas Bowl Becomes 18th COVID-19 Casualty, Peach Bowl Could be Next

Texas Bowl Becomes 18th COVID-19 Casualty, Peach Bowl Could be Next

The Mercari Texas Bowl was canceled Tuesday afternoon due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the Texas Christian University football program, school officials said. The 5-4 TCU Horned Frogs were set to take on the 3-7 Arkansas Razorbacks on New Year’s Eve at NRG Stadium in Houston. TCU was […]

Big Ten Relaxes COVID-19 Protocols ahead of New Year’s Day Bowl Games

Big Ten Relaxes COVID-19 Protocols ahead of New Year’s Day Bowl Games

In yet another arbitrary rule change by the Big Ten, and further eschewing players’ long-term health and safety, officials rolled back the conference’s 21-day mandatory sit-out policy for players who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Players are now only required to miss a minimum of 17 days after testing positive. This […]

Team Health Concerns and the Pandemic Prompt USC to Pass on Bowl Season

Team Health Concerns and the Pandemic Prompt USC to Pass on Bowl Season

USC announced Saturday evening it will join several of its Pac-12 counterparts in opting out of any opportunities this bowl season, citing continued COVID-19 concerns and player-personnel reasons. The No. 13 Trojans (5-1) lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night at home in the LA Memorial […]

Rose Bowl Relocates to Texas as LA County ICUs Hit Capacity

Rose Bowl Relocates to Texas as LA County ICUs Hit Capacity

It looks like the coaches and committee members who complain the loudest get their way, as the College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 is moving to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The announcement came Saturday night as the Tournament of Roses was denied a […]

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

The Pac-12 football season is one that likely should have never happened. Initially called off in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pac-12 commissioners did an about-face a month later and reinstated the season. Since then, it’s been nothing but cancellations and a fast fade from the national spotlight. A […]

Clemson vs. Florida State Called Off Hours Before Kickoff

Clemson vs. Florida State Called Off Hours Before Kickoff

As No. 4 Clemson (7-1) and Florida State (2-6) made last-minute preparations to take the field at noon ET in Tallahassee, word came down from the conference that the game was a no-go. The ACC matchup is the18th college football game to be canceled or postponed this week. One of […]