Will there be a season? Buy: COVID-19 looms over the 2020 season even though opening day is about five months away. What's going on in the world is far more sobering than not having sports, but they're important to all of us, and we look forward to their return. This is still a time to remain optimistic about a normal lifestyle come late summer.
North Dakota State repeats as the FCS champ Buy: Well, of course. The Bison bring an FCS-record 37-game winning streak into the season and have won three straight national titles during that time. They return 14 starters, including nine on offense.
An FCS school hosts ESPN's "College Gameday" Buy: If North Dakota State upsets Oregon to open the season, the momentum will be there with the Bison for "GameDay" opportunities against North Carolina A&T (home, Sept. 19) and Northern Iowa (road, Sept. 26). But let's face it, a visit to Montana and the "Brawl of the Wild" with Montana State is overdue (Nov. 21).
North Carolina A&T wins another Celebration Bowl Sell: The MEAC power has dominated the Celebration Bowl - winning in four of the first five years, but South Carolina State and Florida A&M stand in the Aggies' way back to Atlanta.