Advanced Placement tests will take prominence as the college entrance exam phases out subject tests and the optional essay.
The immediate winner of college football’s national championship was easy to discern by the crowds after the game. The health consequences are yet to be seen.
Ohio State’s problems have prompted discussions about whether the game against Alabama should be postponed from Jan. 11.
The University of Connecticut led the way in shutting down its program in deference to coronavirus precautions. Most of the Huskies’ peers lacked the courage to do the same.
Alabama will play Notre Dame and Clemson will meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday as a chaotic season nears its end.
The Rose Bowl moved to Texas from California to accommodate fans. But in Pasadena, city officials worried the maneuver could threaten its long-held ties to the game.
Both semifinals are being played in abnormal circumstances: The Rose Bowl will be in Texas, and the Sugar Bowl will feature teams hit hard by the coronavirus.
Some top programs will play a dozen games this season. The Golden Bears managed only four before their season ended with a text message.
This was the year of the bubble and of players forcefully demanding racial justice.
The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.
A Times analysis uncovered a sobering number of coronavirus cases in college athletic departments.
The N.C.A.A. does not track coronavirus cases, but a New York Times analysis shows the pandemic’s toll across college athletics. Many universities have kept their case counts from the public.
The shift is yet another example of college football changing its rules on the fly during the pandemic.
The cancellation raised the possibility that Ohio State might not qualify to play in the Big Ten championship game later this month.
The wheezing college football show goes on without some star players and highly paid coaches and with, in one case, a female kicker.
Some of the shifts come as universities deal with the prospect of students traveling during the surging coronavirus.