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12:45 am, November 25, 2020

The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020 season

On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee released the first CFP rankings of the 2020 season.

The top four teams are: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Ohio State.

You can see the full rankings and read NCAA.com's analysis here.

11:52 pm, November 24, 2020

Arizona State announces Week 13 game against Utah is canceled

On Tuesday night, Arizona State announced its Week 13 matchup against Utah has been canceled.

"We have had to invoke the Pac-12's football game cancellation policy for this week's game versus Utah due to not having the minimum number of scholarship players available on account of return-to-play protocols involving CDC-prescribed quarantines by virtue of contact tracing and cardiac testing evaluation results," Athletic Director Ray Anderson said in a statement.

11:14 pm, November 24, 2020

Minnesota announces its Week 13 matchup at Wisconsin is canceled

On Wednesday night, Minnesota announced its road game scheduled for Week 13 at Wisconsin has been canceled. Minnesota has paused team activities after nine football players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days, according to the news release.
12:07 am, November 24, 2020

Here's the college football news you need to know Monday night

Good evening, it's Monday, Nov. 23. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news. 

Here's what you need to know Monday night:

9:23 pm, November 23, 2020

Saturday's Louisiana Tech-FIU game canceled

FIU announced Monday that its game against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Nov. 28 has been canceled due the Panthers not having enough healthy players "at a key position."
1:13 pm, November 23, 2020

This is the college football news you need to know Monday

Good morning, it's Monday, Nov. 23 and we're now in Week 13 of the college football season. NCAA.com is following official news sources so that we can give you the latest COVID-19-related college football updates.

Here's the latest:

5:46 pm, November 22, 2020

College Football Playoff selection committee confirms playoff will not expand this season

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff selection committee released a Q&A on its website that confirmed the playoff will not expand for the 2020-21 season. Here's what else you need to know:

  • "There is no minimum game requirement to be eligible for the College Football Playoff."
  • "The protocol for ranking the teams has not changed. The selection committee will continue to watch games, assess every team, and use the available data. A lot of football has been played and remains to be played, even with mostly conference-only schedules."
  • "The more games played, the more chances a team has to prove itself to the committee. If the committee feels the 7-1 team has more quality wins despite one loss, it will factor that into its rankings. If it feels the 3-0 team's undefeated start is more impressive, it will factor that into its rankings."
  • "We are not involved in protocols that decide which teams need to cancel games or have their players isolate or quarantine. We will handle the player-availability issue the same way we have done in the past."
  • "The CFP management committee considered expanding the College Football Playoff this year and decided against it. The year 2020 has been one of uncertainty and change, but we are not changing the playoff format."
1:59 pm, November 21, 2020

This is the college football news you need to know Saturday morning

Good morning, college football fans. Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, and this is your one-stop shop for all the COVID-19-related college football scheduling news.

Here's what you need to know this morning:

12:31 am, November 21, 2020

Here's the college football news you need to know Friday night

Good evening, college football fans. Today is Friday, Nov. 20, and NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Friday night:

6:14 pm, November 20, 2020

Pittsburgh-Virginia Tech game to have on-field masking

On Friday, Pittsburgh announced that on-field masking will be enforced during its Nov. 21 home game against Virginia Tech. Universal masking has been  a requirement on the sidelines under the ACC's COVID-19 protocols.
10:52 pm, November 16, 2020

ACC announces schedule changes after two Miami games are postponed

The ACC released a series of schedule changes Monday evening, as a result of the postponement of Miami's next two games. This comes after positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Miami program.

Miami's home game against Georgia Tech, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 21, has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 19 — the same date as the ACC Championship Game. It will only be played if the Hurricanes are not participating in the title game and if the result of the Georgia Tech-Miami would not directly impact the determination of which two teams do play in the league championship game.

Miami's road game at Wake Forest, originally set for Nov. 28, was also postponed to Saturday, Dec. 5. To accommodate these changes, the below games were also rescheduled by the conference.

Saturday, Nov. 28
Wake Forest at Louisville (previously scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5)
 
Saturday, Dec. 5
Miami at Wake Forest (previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28)
Western Carolina at North Carolina (previously scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11)
 
Saturday, Dec. 12
Louisville at Boston College (previously scheduled for Friday, Nov. 27)
North Carolina at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5)
 
Saturday, Dec. 19
Georgia Tech at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21) *

* This game will be played if Miami is not in the ACC Football Championship Game and if the result of the Georgia Tech at Miami game would not directly impact the determination of which two teams do play in the league championship game.

8:34 pm, November 16, 2020

Big Ten announces Week 13 kickoff times

On Monday, the Big Ten announced several kickoff times for Week 13:

  • Nebraska at Iowa, 1 p.m. ET on FOX
  • Minnesota at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network
  • Rutgers at Purdue, 4 p.m. ET on FS1
6:14 pm, November 16, 2020

SEC announces Week 13 television times

On Monday, the SEC announced its television times for Week 13:

  • Arkansas at Missouri, 12 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • Kentucky at Florida, 12 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Auburn at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • LSU at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Georgia at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network
10:23 pm, November 15, 2020

Tuesday's Ohio-Miami (OH) game canceled

Miami (OH) announced Sunday that its game against Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 17 has been canceled due to positive tests within Ohio's program. The game has been declared a no contest, according to the school's release. 
4:00 am, November 15, 2020

Here's what you need to know Saturday night

Good evening, it's Saturday, Nov. 14. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Saturday night:

4:53 pm, November 14, 2020

2020 Heisman Trophy Ceremony schedule released

Schedule information for the 2020 Heisman Trophy Ceremony was released Saturday morning on ESPN's College GameDay. The 86th annual Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Here were all the dates to know, revealed on GameDay:

  • Voting deadline: Monday, Dec. 21 
  • Finalists revealed: Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • Ceremony: Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

According to the Heisman Trophy's press release, ESPN's Chris Fowler will host the virtual ceremony, joined by Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut studios. 

3:52 am, November 14, 2020

Here's what you need to know Friday night

Good evening, it's Friday, Nov. 13. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Friday night:

8:19 pm, November 13, 2020

Here's the college football news you need to know Friday afternoon

Good afternoon, college football fans. It's Friday, Nov. 13 and we're tracking official news sources to provide you with the latest college football-related news.

Here's what you need to know Friday afternoon:

4:59 pm, November 13, 2020

Here's what you need to know Friday morning

Good morning. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know for Friday, Nov. 13:

Week 11 of the 2020 college football season continues tonight.

12:34 am, November 13, 2020

Here's what you need to know Thursday night

Good evening, it's Thursday, Nov. 12. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Thursday night:

1:14 pm, November 11, 2020

Here's the college football news you need to know Wednesday

Good morning, college football fans. It's Wednesday, Nov. 11 and we're tracking official news sources to provide you with the latest college football-related news.

Here's what you need to know:

  • The SEC has postponed three games from its Week 11 schedule – No. 1 Alabama at LSU, Texas A&M at Tennessee and Auburn at Mississippi State.
  • Three other FBS games scheduled for Week 11 have been postponed: Air Force at Wyoming, Memphis at Navy and UL Monroe at Arkansas State.
  • UAB and UTEP have moved their Week 12 game to Friday, Nov. 20 at Midland (Tex.) High School. There will be no fans in attendance.
  • Week 11 of the 2020 college football season began on Tuesday, Nov. 10, with Ohio, Kent State and Buffalo winning. There are 15 ranked teams scheduled to play this weekend. Click or tap here for the complete television schedule.
9:03 pm, November 9, 2020

Big South football's spring schedule announced

The Big South Conference announced its 2021 spring college football schedule on Monday. The format will feature five teams playing four conference games each.

Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Monmouth and Robert Morris will participate in the spring season while Campbell, North Alabama and Hampton have opted not to compete. The conference champion will earn an automatic bid into the revised 16-team 2021 FCS championship field.

Robert Morris was initially set to become a member of the Big South in the fall of 2021 but is now eligible for this year's Big South championship.

Here is the full 2021 spring schedule, revealed Monday afternoon:

Saturday, March 13
Charleston Southern at Kennesaw State
Monmouth at Robert Morris

Saturday, March 20
Robert Morris at Charleston Southern
Monmouth at Gardner-Webb

Saturday, March 27
Charleston Southern at Monmouth
Kennesaw State at Gardner-Webb

Saturday, April 3
Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern
Robert Morris at Kennesaw State

Saturday, April 10
Gardner-Webb at Robert Morris
Kennesaw State at Monmouth

8:02 pm, November 9, 2020

SEC announces Auburn-Mississippi State game postponed

On Monday afternoon, the SEC announced that Saturday's Auburn-Mississippi State game had been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within Mississippi State's program. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.
6:44 pm, November 9, 2020

Pac-12 kickoff times announced

On Monday afternoon, several Pac-12 football kickoff times were announced:

  • Nov. 14: Oregon at Washington State at 7 p.m. ET on FOX
  • Nov. 21: USC at Utah at 10:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
  • Nov. 21: California at Oregon State at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1
5:36 pm, November 9, 2020

SEC announces Week 12 television times

On Monday, the SEC announced its Week 12 television schedule:

  • Florida at Vanderbilt: 12 p.m. ET on ESPN or SEC Network
  • LSU at Arkansas: 12 p.m. ET on ESPN or SEC Network
  • Ole Miss at Texas A&M: 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Kentucky at Alabama: 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • Tennessee at Auburn: 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Mississippi State at Georgia: 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • Missouri at South Carolina: 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network
11:10 pm, November 7, 2020

Stanford QB Davis Mills, two others ruled out tonight vs. Oregon due to COVID-19 protocols

Less than two hours before its season-opener against No. 12 Oregon, Stanford football announced Saturday night that senior quarterback Davis Mills, junior defensive end Trey LaBounty and senior wide receiver Connor Wedington are unavailable tonight due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing protocols.

Mills made six starts in 2019 and was named to this year's preseason Maxwell Award watch list. Wedington had 51 catches, 506 receiving yards and one touchdown last year. LaBounty did not see action in 2019.

Stanford and Oregon kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight

Darren Yamashita | USA TODAY Sports Images Davis Mills Stanford QB Davis Mills was ruled out of Saturday night's game vs. Oregon.
9:54 pm, November 5, 2020

Air Force-Army football game postponed

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Air Force announced that it has postponed its Nov. 7 game against Army due to COVID-19. The two programs will attempt to reschedule for later in the season if possible.

"We are disappointed to postpone this game, but the health and safety of our cadets, staff and the community continues to be our No. 1 priority at the Academy," Air Force Director of Athletics Nathan Pine said in an official statement.

12:27 am, November 5, 2020

Here's what you need to know Wednesday night

Good evening, it's Wednesday, Nov. 4. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Wednesday night:

12:13 am, November 4, 2020

Here's what you need to know Tuesday night

Good evening, it's Tuesday, Nov. 3. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Tuesday night:

5:25 pm, November 3, 2020

Wisconsin-Purdue football game canceled

Wisconsin announced Tuesday that its home football game scheduled against Purdue for Saturday, Nov. 6 has been canceled and that all team activities remain paused indefinitely due to COVID-19.

"I share in the disappointment of our student-athletes and staff," Alvarez said. "We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game on Saturday. We will continue to test regularly, take the proper health-related precautions and look forward to getting our team back on the field as soon as possible."

9:33 pm, October 31, 2020

Clemson's Trevor Lawrence to miss Notre Dame game

Following No. 1 Clemson's 34-28 victory over Boston College on Saturday, Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed that quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play next weekend against No. 4 Notre Dame.

It was announced Thursday that Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 and would not be available for today's game against Boston College. Following ACC protocol, Lawrence must be isolated for at least 10 days from the date of the positive test. 

Lawrence posted an update on Twitter on Thursday following news of his positive test explaining that he was experiencing "relatively mild symptoms."

In Lawrence's place, freshman DJ Uiagalelei threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in his first start under center on Saturday. Clemson trailed by as much as 18 before storming back for its seventh win of the season.

Clemson visits Notre Dame Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

3:00 pm, October 31, 2020

Illinois' starting QB, freshman TE test positive for COVID-19

Illinois starting quarterback Brandon Peters, a senior, and redshirt freshman tight end Griffin Moore have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday morning.

Both Peters and Moore will not play today against Purdue and will be sidelined for 21 days from Thursday's positive test results, per Big Ten Conference protocol. Illinois says "several other players" will be inactive today against Purdue and next week against Minnesota due to contact tracing.

Peters and Moore are eligible to return Nov. 21 against Nebraska.

Jeff Hanisch | USA TODAY Sports Illinois QB Brandon Peters Illinois QB Brandon Peters throws a pass against Wisconsin.
3:31 pm, October 30, 2020

2020-21 college football bowl schedule announced

Kevin C. Cox | Getty Images Bowl Season announced the 2020-21 college football bowl season schedule. Bowl Season announced the 2020-21 college football bowl season schedule.

The 2020-21 college football bowl schedule is here. The 37-game slate begins Dec. 19 with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl and concludes on Jan. 11 with the CFP National Championship.

Here is our complete list of every bowl game, which will be updated after every game with results and links to complete statistics.

All games will be televised by ESPN channels, aside from the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and Arizona Bowl, which will be on CBS networks.

"We are thrilled to have the Bowl Season schedule set," Nick Carparelli, the Executive Director of Bowl Season, said. "It has been an exceptionally unusual year due to the pandemic. But thanks to the flexibility and cooperation of the conferences and bowl partners, we are excited to reward student-athletes. These games will be a great way to highlight the many accomplishments of teams who have persevered through a very challenging year. Their hard work is deserving of celebration, especially this year."

1:30 am, October 30, 2020

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Thursday night. He will not play in Saturday's game vs. Boston College.

Lawrence is experiencing mild symptoms and is in isolation. The Tigers' next game after Saturday is Nov. 7 at Notre Dame. Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei has the most playing time this season among the other quarterbacks, passing for 102 yards and rushing for a pair of touchdowns.

"The only thing that hurts is missing an opportunity to be with my teammates this weekend and play the game I love," Lawrence said in a Twitter post.

Through six games, Lawrence has passed for 1,833 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions for the top-ranked Tigers. He has also rushed for four touchdowns.

"While we certainly will miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we’re excited about competing against a very good BC team on Saturday," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.

Lawrence has started every game for Clemson since September 2018, though an injury forced him to leave his first start against Syracuse.

Ken Ruinard | USA Today Sports Images Here is Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for the coronavirus.
4:42 pm, October 29, 2020

ACC announces Football Championship Game for Dec. 19

On Thursday, the ACC announced that its 2020 ACC Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The game time will be announced by Dec. 7, and the game will be televised by ABC or ESPN. The two participants will be the two ACC football teams with the highest winning percentage in conference games.

3:51 pm, October 28, 2020

Wisconsin pauses team activities, Nebraska game canceled

On Wednesday, Wisconsin announced it had paused all football team activities for at least seven days due to COVID-19 cases within the program. The game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 between Wisconsin and Nebraska will not be played.

"We have said from the beginning that the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff members comes first," athletic director Barry Alvarez said in the news release. "Over the past several days we have seen a rising number of student-athletes and staff contract the virus. The responsible thing for us to do is to pause football-related activities for at least seven days."

4:25 pm, October 23, 2020

2020 Army-Navy football game moved to West Point

On Friday, Oct. 23, Army announced that the 121st Army-Navy football game will be played in West Point. The two programs will meet on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the first matchup played at a home site since 1943. Philadelphia has hosted the game in each of the past three years and 89 times overall since 1899.

"We want to thank the City of Philadelphia, the Eagles and all involved in the planning for their efforts to navigate this historic game in the current COVID-19 climate," Army Director of Athletics Mike Buddie said in the release. "We are excited about this historic opportunity to host Navy and the Brigade inside the gates of West Point for the first time since 1943."

7:08 pm, October 21, 2020

Southern Conference announces spring football schedule

On Wednesday afternoon, the Southern Conference announced its spring football schedule, which will be held over the course of nine weeks starting Saturday, Feb. 20. Regular-season play will finish on April 17. The NCAA Division I FCS Championship will begin the following week.
6:42 pm, October 20, 2020

Colorado State-New Mexico football game canceled

On Tuesday, the Mountain West announced that the football game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 between Colorado State and New Mexico has been canceled "due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines" in New Mexico.

The game will be declared a no contest and it will not be rescheduled.

3:47 am, October 18, 2020

Here's what you need to know Saturday evening

Florida State upset No.5 North Carolina 31-28. Florida State upset No.5 North Carolina 31-28 in Week 7.

Good evening, it's Saturday, Oct. 17. We're tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Saturday night:

4:59 pm, October 17, 2020

Nick Saban cleared following third negative COVID-19 test report

The SEC and Alabama's team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson announced Saturday afternoon that Nick Saban has been cleared to coach the Georgia vs. Alabama game tonight. The SEC released a statement explaining its testing protocols and how three negative tests were reported 24 hours apart.

"Consistent with the Conference's COVID-19 management requirements, PAE, the third-party provider secured by the SEC to standardize and provide testing for the 14 member institutions, has utilized the authorized laboratory in processing and reporting the three tests 24 hours apart as necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Task Force policy regarding the handling of asymptomatic PCR positive tests."

Here's the official statement from the SEC

11:47 pm, October 16, 2020

SEC announces six football schedule changes

On Friday, the Southeastern Conference announced six changes to its 2020 college football schedule. These alterations to the schedule came after two games set for Saturday, Oct. 17 were postponed due to COVID-19.

Here are the six games affected, including the updated kickoff times and broadcast information:

  • Kentucky at Missouri — Moved from Oct. 31 to Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network
  • South Carolina at LSU — Remains scheduled for Oct. 24, game time moved to 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Georgia at Kentucky — Moved from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31 at noon ET on SEC Network
  • Missouri at Florida — Moved from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Vanderbilt at Missouri — Moved from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12*
  • LSU at Florida — Moved from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12*

* — Postponed due to COVID-19

12:37 pm, October 16, 2020

Sacramento State opts out of 2021 FCS spring football season

Sacramento State, an FCS team that has not taken a snap this fall, announced Thursday that it will not play in the 2021 Big Sky spring football season. 

Sacramento State President Dr. Robert S. Nelsen states the postponement is "due to COVID-19" and "the risks it could cause to our players' wellbeing."

FCS teams have the option to begin the regular season from the Sept. 21 through Dec. 31 window or in 2021. The FCS championship begins April 18, 2021 through May 15, 2021 and will have 16 instead of 24 teams. For more on the season, click here.

"After thoughtful deliberation we have determined that it is in the best interest of both our student-athletes and our football program to opt out of a possible spring football season," Sacramento State head coach Troy Taylor said. "Our concern regarding the effects of a short turnaround and recovery time from a spring season to a fall season, in our opinion, we're too big of a health risk. Obviously, we are disappointed in not having a football season this year. But we are already striving and preparing for the 2021 fall season."

9:08 pm, October 8, 2020

UMass adds Georgia Southern to 2020 schedule

UMass will play at Georgia Southern next Saturday, the schools announced on Thursday. The game is at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will air on ESPNU.

The game is the first on the Minutemen's 2020 schedule since the program announced on Sept. 21 that it intended to play a limited number of games this fall.

"Our players have trained hard in the weight room and in practice, and I'm excited they will now have the opportunity to compete at Georgia Southern in nine days," UMass coach Walt Bell said. "We cannot thank the administrations at the University of Massachusetts and at Georgia Southern University enough for working together to create this chance to play."

Georgia Southern became available next week because the Wednesday, Oct. 14 game vs. Appalachian State had to be moved to Dec. 12 due to COVID-19 cases and tracing.

7:38 pm, October 7, 2020

MAC announces fall football schedule

On Wednesday afternoon, the MAC announced its six-game fall football schedule, which culminates in the 2020 MAC Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. The first conference games will be played on Wednesday, Nov. 4 and the first three weeks of games will be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Each team will play three home games and three road games.
12:04 pm, October 6, 2020

Here's everything you need to know Tuesday morning

Good morning, today is Tuesday, Oct. 6. NCAA.com is tracking official news sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know:

11:43 pm, October 5, 2020

Here's everything you need to know Monday night

Good evening, it's Monday, Oct. 5. NCAA.com is tracking official sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football news.

Here's what you need to know Monday night:

  • Arizona announced Monday afternoon that head coach Kevin Sumlin has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • He immediately entered self-isolation and has not experienced any symptoms.
    • The positive result is "not related to any team activities and no close contacts were identified within the football program," the athletic department said in a statement.
    • "I am feeling well and will be engaged in our ramp-up activities on a virtual basis until I complete the isolation protocol," Sumlin said in the statement. "I look forward to be being back on field in time to begin preparing for the season."
    • The Wildcats open their season at Utah on Saturday, Nov. 7. 
  • The Sun Belt announced Monday that its 2020 conference championship game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19
    • It will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2, and the game time will be revealed at a later date. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.
  • Notre Dame provides COVID-19 testing update.
    • Notre Dame released a COVID-19 testing update Monday night, which indicated that two of the 287 tests administered last week came back positive.
    • "Those two student-athletes are in isolation and no close contacts were identified," according to the release.
    • Currently, seven players are in isolation with four others in quarantine as a result of having been identified as close contacts.
    • The Fighting Irish's next game is Saturday, Oct. 10 against Florida State.
  • Week 6 action kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 8 with Houston hosting Tulane at 7:30 p.m. ET.
    • For game times and television info, click here
7:12 pm, October 5, 2020

Arizona head football coach Kevin Sumlin tests positive for COVID-19

Arizona head football coach Kevin Sumlin has tested positive for COVID-19, the school's athletic department announced Monday afternoon. 

Sumlin received a positive result from a recent testing of the administration. He immediately entered self-isolation and has not experienced any symptoms, according to the release.

"Contract tracing as well as a thorough analysis of all related team activities and protocols determined the test result is not related to any team activities and no close contacts were identified within the football program," the athletic department said in a statement.

"I am feeling well and will be engaged in our ramp-up activities on a virtual basis until I complete the isolation protocol," Sumlin said in the statement. "I look forward to be being back on field in time to begin preparing for the season."

The Pac-12 announced its 2020 schedule on Saturday, Oct. 3. Arizona will open the season at Utah on Saturday, Nov. 7.

12:14 pm, October 5, 2020

Here's what you need to know Monday morning

Good morning, today is Monday, Oct. 5. NCAA.com is tracking official news sources to provide you with the latest coronavirus-related college football updates.

Here's what you need to know this morning:

2:18 pm, October 3, 2020

Pac-12 schedule announced: See the week-by-week schedule

The full week-by-week Pac-12 football schedule was announced Saturday morning. The conference will play a seven-game regular season, starting Nov. 7. The championship game will be Dec. 18.

No. 14 Oregon, the only Pac-12 school ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll, will host Stanford in Week 1 on Nov. 7. Also of note in Week 1, USC will host Arizona State and Utah will host Arizona.

All Pac-12 North division rivalry games are scheduled for Week 4 — including Stanford at Cal and Oregon at Oregon State. South division rivalry games, like USC at UCLA and Arizona State at Arizona, are set for Week 6, Dec. 11-12.

See below for the full conference schedule for the 2020 season.

8:23 pm, October 1, 2020

Mountain West reveals 2020 week-by-week schedule

The Mountain West announced a return to football on Sept. 24, and now we have the league's complete 2020 schedule.

On Thursday, Oct. 1, the week-by-week schedule for the Mountain West's 2020 football season was revealed. The conference is planning to play an eight-game league schedule beginning Oct. 24 with the Mountain West Championship Game scheduled for Dec. 19. 

Three are teams currently with schedules different than the conference's plan. Boise State, Air Force and San Diego State each have seven conference games scheduled. Air Force has a Dec. 12 opening as well as non-conference games against Army and Navy. The Aztecs also have no scheduled opponent on Dec. 12.

Reigning conference champion Boise State has a Nov. 7 non-conference game with BYU. The Broncos open the season against Utah State in Week 1.

See below for the full conference schedule for the 2020 season.

4:03 pm, October 1, 2020

Next Wednesday's Appalachian State-Louisiana game postponed

Louisiana announced Thursday that its game against Appalachian State next Wednesday, Oct. 7 has been postponed. The official release cited "positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the Mountaineers' football program."

The game will be rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 5 at Appalachian State.

8:11 pm, September 29, 2020

South Alabama-Troy 'Battle for the Belt' matchup postponed

South Alabama announced Tuesday that its "Battle for the Belt" matchup against Troy has been postponed and a new date will be determined later. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3. South Alabama will be pausing football workouts temporarily.

"This postponement is unfortunately, however it's prudent and wise. Our most significant concern is the wellbeing of our student-athletes," said USA Director of Athletics Joel Erdmann said in the news release. "We are looking forward to hosting Troy at Hancock Whitney Stadium at a date to be determined. We appreciate the collaboration and understanding of Troy, and the leadership of the Sun Belt Conference office in working through this situation."

4:39 pm, September 28, 2020

North Carolina announces new non-conference opponent

North Carolina made a pair of football scheduling-related announcements on Monday.

First, the Tar Heels will play Western Carolina in their only non-conference game of the regular season. The two schools will meet in Chapel Hill on Friday, Dec. 11.

North Carolina was originally supposed to play Charlotte on Sept. 19 in its lone non-conference game, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19.

The school also announced Monday that North Carolina's home football game against Virginia Tech on Oct. 10 will kick off at noon E.T. on ABC.

9:07 pm, September 25, 2020

MAC announces football season will resume Nov. 4

On Friday, Sept. 25, the MAC announced that its 2020 football season will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 4. This decision was reached following a unanimous vote by the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents. 

MAC schools will play a six-game, conference-only schedule in 2020 that begins Nov. 4 and concludes either Dec. 18 or 19 with the MAC Football Championship game. A full schedule will be released at a later date. Additionally, COVID-19 testing will be administered four times per week, beginning Oct. 5.

“Our decisions, in August and again today, have been guided by an overriding concern for the well-being of the student athletes, institutions, and the community at large. Our medical advisory group, presidents, directors of athletics, and others, have worked hard to develop a plan that provides the opportunity for student athletes to compete. We will be diligent in monitoring the dynamic health environment across the Conference footprint and the country," MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher said in the release.

6:31 pm, September 25, 2020

Georgia State-Charlotte football game postponed

Georgia State announced Friday that its Sept. 26 football game at Charlotte has been postponed out due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. It hasn't been determined yet if the game can be made up. Georgia State and Charlotte are both scheduled to play next on Oct. 3.
3:43 pm, September 25, 2020

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11:32 pm, September 24, 2020

Pac-12 football season to start Nov. 6

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference football season can start on Nov. 6 "for those teams that have the necessary state and local health approvals."

"The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons," according to the news release.

The conference announced its men's and women's basketball seasons can start on Nov. 25.

2:24 am, September 25, 2020

Mountain West announces eight-game football season starting week of Oct. 24

On Thursday night, the Mountain West announced it will play an eight-game schedule starting the week of Oct. 24, with the season culminating in a conference championship game on Dec. 19. Games are subject to approval from local, county and state officials.
11:19 pm, September 24, 2020

Football Oversight Committee recommends waiving bowl eligibility requirements

The Division I Football Oversight Committee announced Thursday that it recommended waiving the requirements for bowl eligibility for the 2020-21 season.

Teams typically have to have a record of at least .500 against FBS opponents to qualify for a bowl game but the Football Oversight Committee recommended removing that requirement for this season.