Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America
August 13, 2020
Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall.
Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown.
No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated "Hotty Toddy" in The Grove.
From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits — college football — has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of Covid-19.
Even if some schools manage...