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An Entire College Team Gives Up Football

Daniel Acker for The New York Times

GRINNELL, Iowa — Professors have asked Max Hill if he is O.K. David Taylor has received hugs from classmates and workers in the dining hall. Rick Johnson has been wondering why he is suddenly hungry when he is studying at night, before realizing he ate dinner early, at 5 p.m., a time when he used to be at football practice.

Then there is the empty football stadium they walk past.

The three seniors, along with their Grinnell College teammates and coaches, began getting used to a new normal last week: life without football.