“College football is an unofficial professional sport, profiting off labor paid in scholarships rather than cash, the key operation of most every collegiate, trickle-down financial model. If schools don’t play football, the whole revenue structure collapses. It’s big business, and the impracticality of fans being able to attend games this season already has athletic departments in a bind. They need to salvage some type of season for the television money. So even if tumbleweeds can skitter freely across an empty campus, there still figures to be large young men in helmets and shoulder pads on a field somewhere.” Read more from The Washington Post.