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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks with his team before the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game against LSU, in Atlanta. Riley already has coached Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray along with Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts. Now, he is hoping to build a new tradition at Oklahoma - pulling top quarterbacks to Oklahoma from the high school ranks. Caleb Williams, the No. 1 quarterback in the 247Sports Class of 2021 and ESPN’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback for that class, has committed to OKlahoma.(AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Oklahoma coach Riley now pulling top QBs from prep ranks

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Nebraska kicker Lane McCallum (48) is carried off the field by his teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal as time expired in an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska's 24-sport program has about 600 athletes and is one of a handful that makes money. Though a 10% budget cut was announced recently, the program is able to absorb the cost of coronavirus testing, in part because of its affiliation with the university’s medical school. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, File)

Coronavirus testing a stress threat for athletic budgets

FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) tackles Rutgers tight end Johnathan Lewis (11) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in State College, Pa. Penn State All-American Micah Parsons is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. The junior linebacker made his announcement with a social media post Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

The Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, and players took to social m

The Latest: Michigan State LB and OL opt out of season

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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, the Pac-12 logo is displayed on the field at Sun Devil Stadium during an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. As the wealthiest conferences  like the Pac-12 lay out plans they hope will protect athletes from contracting and spreading COVID-19, most of the schools in the second-tier of Division I football have given up on trying to play in the fall. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12 player group 'disappointed' after commissioner call

The Pac-12 players of the “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the conference’s commissioner.

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football.