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            by Ralph D. Russo  Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players pushing for the opportunity to play this season despite the pandemic. Reynolds, one of the organizers behind a players’ rights movement in the Big Ten, didn’t like the way some on social media seemed to be pitting Lawrence’s message against the efforts of #BigTenUnited and #WeAreUnited. “There was a lot of division,” Reynolds told AP early Monday morning. Reynolds got on a call with Lawrence and the star quarterback’s Clemson teammate, Darien Rencher, and within a matter of hours the summer of athlete empowerment found another gear. College football players from across the country united...
    (CNN)More pillars are fast crumbling in President Donald Trump's frantic and lie-strewn attempt to convince Americans the nation is back to normal before the election, with chaos already afflicting the return to school and a rite of fall -- college football -- on the brink.Trump's false insistence that children are "immune" from the coronavirus and can't spread it is being undermined by new figures showing that nearly 100,000 kids tested positive for the virus in the last two weeks of July. And some of the first schools that are following his calls to fully reopen are being hit by new viral outbreaks almost as soon as classes begin.The President, in demanding a return to class and for college football to...
    Liberty University names acting president after Falwell placed on indefinite leave Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base President Trump tweets support for college football players amid talk of season cancellation President Donald Trump weighed in on social media in support of college football players who have expressed their wishes for the 2020 season to be played. Why real fear and unknowns of COVID-19 have led to college footballs potential postponement USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Frost, Husker players call for football this fall KETV Omaha What...
    (CNN)As discussions about postponing the 2020 college football season continue, players and coaches are trying to save the season. Using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, many star players -- including Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- expressed their support in playing this year, a sentiment echoed by President Trump Monday."The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay" the President tweeted. College footballs Power Five leaders are discussing postponing season amid coronavirus concerns, reports sayThe debate over this year's college football season comes as more than 5 million coronavirus cases and over 163,000 deaths have been reported in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Leaders from college sports' "Power Five" conferences have discussed calling...
    College football players are pushing a viral campaign declaring "#WeWantToPlay" as numerous reports circulated Monday warning that the entire season could be scrapped due to concerns over COVID-19. What are the details? ESPN reported that on Sunday night, a dozen players from all five major conferences released a video in solidarity calling for the season to go on, while also stating that "players should have the chance to opt out of the upcoming football season and that they should be guaranteed another year of eligibility whether they play this season or not." The statement was shared on Twitter by Heisman Trophy-candidate and Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who the outlet explained "has been outspoken about his...
    College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is when, or if, the season will even be played because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Preparation is a regimented endeavor. Practice periods are measured on a clock on the field, whistles signal the time to hustle from one drill to another. And uncertainty is a formidable opponent to the process. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said it adds an “emotional drain” to the rigor of weight lifting and fitness, film study and psychological preparedness. “With so many variances on the outside of start, stop schedule, new schedule, continued start, stop, there’s...
    Video shows Florida police arrest 8-year-old and try to put him in handcuffs Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport. © APWF FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Penn State coach James Franklin is calling on the Big Ten Conference to avoid canceling the football season. Franklin took to social media on Monday night, sharing a statement on playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic. “While we all agree there is much uncertainty; the best decision right now isn’t to cancel the season. I implore the Big Ten to consider all possibilities to preserve college football this fall,” Franklin said in a statement on his verified Twitter account. “Let’s delay, seek clarity, build the safest environment for our guys and make the best decision,” he added. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/dsZEGczZ84 — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) August 11, 2020 ...
    President Donald Trump’s newest White House coronavirus advisor weighed in on the fate of the upcoming college football season during a Monday night segment of Fox News’ “The Story.” With independent schools and minor conferences already canceling their football seasons in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, along with others like the Big 10. Dr. Scott Atlas lent his voice to those in favor of salvaging the season. Atlas, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, told host Martha MacCallum that he agrees with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s assessment that football is a “safe haven for so many people who are more likely to get the virus in everyday...
    The Power Five conferences weren’t just worried about their athletes contracting the coronavirus but a heart condition that could come with it, causing them to consider postponing the fall sports season. Myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle being linked to COVID-19 — is one of the big factors that went into the Big Ten’s expected decision to nix its fall season. At least five Big Ten athletes along with several other athletes in other conferences have been diagnosed with myocarditis, according to ESPN. Myocarditis, while rare, has shown up more in patients with coronavirus than other viral infections such as the common cold or the flu, according to limited studies done during the pandemic. If untreated, it...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday, coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off in the number of tests in recent weeks. Texas has averaged more than 34,000 tests a day over the past week, down from a daily average of more than 60,000 in late July. At the same time, Texas’ rolling positivity rate has rapidly increased to nearly 20%, nearly double its rate of a little more than a week ago. New cases and hospitalizations have stabilized and decreased, and coronavirus deaths in Texas have reached nearly 8,500. Asked about the decrease in testing, Abbott pointed to “surge teams” previously deployed to hot spots that he said drove testing numbers...
    Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images President Donald Trump released a “We Want To Play” video for a college football season. President Donald Trump wants there to be a 2020 college football season, and he hasn’t been shy about letting the world know it. On Monday, with reports surfacing that the Big Ten and Pac-12 might be cancelling their seasons, Trump took to Twitter and shared a “We Want To Play” hype video to try and sway the public discourse. Momentum has certainly been on the side of cancelling or postponing conferences’ upcoming college football seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic that’s been worse here in America than anywhere else, but Trump is standing firm on the side of the college...
    Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Kirk Herbstreit just rained all over the Big Ten getting canceled parade.Kirk Herbstreit has breathed life into the Big Ten actually having a college football season. The lead college football analyst for ESPN and former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback revealed to us something certain members of the media didn’t want you to know. Herbstreit tweeted out on Monday nothing short of a bombshell, “To be clear regarding [Big Ten Football] and their impending announcement-they are looking TO DELAY the start of the season NOT TO CANCEL. To be clear regarding @B1Gfootball and their impending announcement-they are looking TO DELAY the start of the season NOT TO CANCEL. — Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 10,...
    Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) Joe Burrow received praise from Bengals teammates following training on Monday. Joe Burrow hasn’t even stepped onto the field for the Cincinnati Bengals yet, but he’s already impressing his teammates. On Monday, offensive tackle Jonah Williams spoke with the media via video conference. He praised Burrow for his veteran-style leadership. “I’ve been really impressed with the way he’s handling this offense and handling the huddle,” Williams said. “It’s as if he’s been there for years.” “Some guys wouldn’t want to speak up like that,” Williams said. “They wouldn’t want to give suggestions to a bunch of veteran (offensive) linemen. But he does it in a way that we all respect it...
    President Trump, along with college football players and coaches, pushed university presidents to salvage the upcoming sports season as reports came out that several conferences might cancel their games. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” Trump said Monday, adding the hashtag #WeWantToPlay. Trump also retweeted Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, one of several high-profile athletes who has been advocating for the return of college football in the fall despite worries that the move would place student-athletes at risk. The Big Ten and Pac-13 conferences have already decided to cancel the 2020 season, according to sportscaster Dan Patrick, and will make the formal announcement on Tuesday. The ACC and Big 12...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With rumors swirling that the fall college football season will be canceled, South Florida athletes are bracing for what’s next. Last week, the University of Miami Hurricanes were busy working out and preparing for a slightly shorter season. But with the pandemic raging across America and fears of student athletes catching and spreading the virus, there are indications that the governing bodies of the college football teams are leaning towards pulling the plug on the fall college season. Reaction on social media has been strong. One athlete tweeted, “We all want to play football this season. Establish universal mandated health and safety procedures.” “It’s going to create a logjam for the players, especially on the college level,”...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — College football fans and players are reacting to the possibility of no college football season this year. Concerns over keeping players and fans safe from COVID-19 has some conferences calling it quits. Many fans believe other conferences are sure to follow. “I look forward to every Saturday whether it’s meeting my friends at a restaurant or going to a game live or just being in the comfort of my house watching college football,” Will Stein said. College football fans, especially Gopher fans are worried that the season they’ve been looking forward to may never be. “It hurts especially coming off the season that we did last year expecting to at least compete if not win the Big...
    It is rare when one gets the opportunity to declare that a football field may be the safest space for football players to occupy. This is a sport in which ankles, knees and shoulders constantly are in jeopardy, which is to say nothing of the lurking danger to a player’s noggin. Nebraska coach Scott Frost wants everyone to understand, though — especially the presidents of the Big Ten Conference member universities — that in these extraordinary times his Cornhuskers would be placed at greater risk if denied the opportunity to compete in 2020. “The virus is going to be here whether we play football or not,” he told reporters Monday. “I feel 100 percent certain that the safest place for our football...
    ACC. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) We have some good news, as the ACC football season plans to go on as is.The ACC football season looks to be happening, regardless of what the Big Ten decides to do. According to Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated, “ACC ADs met today and are “moving forward in an attempt to play,” in the words of one staffer. League presidents could be meeting today as well.” With the Big Ten deciding to cancel its season on Monday morning, the ACC has emerged as leaders on the opposite front. Will the Big 12, SEC and even the Pac-12 follow the lead of ACC football?We cannot overstate how huge this is for the hopes of having...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to urge college football to return to universities as rumors swirled that the fall season may be canceled because of coronavirus. “Play College Football!” the president tweeted. 2A student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.Credit: AP:Associated Press “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” Trump wrote in an earlier tweet responding comments from Clemson University’s star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The president’s tweet comes after a report in the Detroit Free Press indicated that university presidents in the Big Ten conference voted 12-2 to end the fall sports. However, the Pac-12, composed of large West Coast schools,...
    As the 2020 college football season hangs in the balance, coaches and players are using social media to voice their support for allowing the season to commence, using hashtags like #WeWantToPlay and #FIGHT. “With the Big Ten and Pac-12 expected to cancel or postpone their seasons on Tuesday, the rumors have earned a response from some of the biggest names in the sport who took to Twitter to share their stance on the coming season,” NBC Washington reported Monday. “I love our players & believe it is my responsibility to help them chase their dreams, both collectively & individually,” said Penn State University head football coach James Franklin. “I am willing to fight WITH them & for our program! #WeAre.”...
    Texas Longhorns. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Texas football is going to play football because it’s Texas, good for them.If you think you can tell Texas football not to play football in 2020, well, think again, buddy. With the Big Ten reportedly canceling its 2020 college football season, and the Pac-12 possibly following their lead, the ACC, the Big 12 and the SEC remain steadfast on having a college football season. You can look at any number of schools in the later three of those Power 5 conferences and feel good about their chances of playing ball this fall. For the Big 12, look at the Texas Longhorns. High-ranking Texas source tells me school administrators want to play this season....
    President Donald Trump on Monday is encouraging athletic directors and university presidents to proceed with college football in the fall rather than cancel the season due to coronavirus concerns. "The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be canceled," Trump tweeted, with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay and a shared by tweet Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the same hashtag. The Big Ten, the Pac-12, the Mid-American Conference, and the Ivy League have already canceled their seasons. About 30 college football players have decided not to play this season, while others who contracted coronavirus have reported feeling severe symptoms. During a Monday briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump "very much would like to see college football safely resume...
    The 2020 college football season is in doubt because of health concerns related to the coronavirus, but college football players around the country say they still want to play. President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders have voiced their support for the #WeWantToPlay movement. Trump issued two tweets Monday about not canceling the upcoming season. He issued a second tweet about an hour later. Play College Football! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 “The president would very much like to see college football safely resume their sport. … They work their whole lives for this moment and he’d like to see [these athletes] live out their dreams,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday. MORE: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence becomes a...
    Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) With Power-5 conferences under pressure to decide whether or not they’ll have a fall college football season, Nick Saban is preaching patience Like most college football coaches, Saban wants to play a 2020 season for the sake of his players. The Alabama Crimson Tide are among the favorites in the SEC West, but if there is no season to play, then none of that matters. Saban, never afraid to speak him mind, thinks the SEC should take their time in making a final call on the fall campaign. The conference initially opted to wait until students returned to campus, especially after commissioner Greg Sankey delayed the start of the conference...
    The likelihood that there will be college football diminishes by the day. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to call on colleges and universities to proceed with football and other fall sports, as the future of such competition looks to be precarious in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As Yahoo Sports reported, Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence posted a tweet on Sunday night in which he called on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to implement safety protocols that would allow its member schools to proceed with fall sports this season, chief among them college football. #WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/jvQhE7noGB — Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 10, 2020 Lawrence purportedly wrote the tweet after participating in a Zoom call with other...
    The NFL could step to fill the football void on Saturdays this fall if the NCAA’s “Power Five” conferences cancel the college season because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports this week. The NFL is “likely” to move some regular-season games from Sundays to Saturdays if the college football season doesn’t take place, Pro Football Talk reported, citing a source with knowledge of the matter. Presently, it’s unclear how many games could be played on Saturdays. BRETT FAVRE: WHY TOM BRADY'S TRANSITION TO BUCCANEERS WILL BE 'DIFFICULT' Since most NFL teams are expected to play their home games without fans in attendance, schedule changes face few logistical hurdles. A move to Saturdays is likely for the NFL because...
    James Franklin, Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) James Franklin has gone to bat for his Penn State football players Monday.James Franklin let it be known he would do anything for his Penn State football players. With the Big Ten reportedly canceling its 2020 college football season, the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions tweeted out how he feels about the situation on Monday afternoon. He is the latest Big Ten head football coach willing to go to bat for his players’ right to play and his staff’s right to coach them. Surely, he will not be the last to speak his mind about the subject. I love our players & believe it is my...
    Florida reports record virus hospitalizations Life with coronavirus: How businesses are turning to tech to cope with COVID-19 Senator Ben Sasse wrote a letter to Big Ten presidents arguing that the college football season should be played because life is about tradeoffs © Provided by INSIDER The senator said playing football this fall "would be safer than what the lived experience of 18- to 22-year-olds will be if there isn't a season." Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Senator Ben Sasse wants college football to go on as scheduled in the fall. The Nebraska-based Republican penned a letter to presidents of schools in the Big Ten conference in which he insisted that "we should not cancel the college football season"...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is calling for college football games to resume this season, as athletic conferences consider canceling or postponing play due to the coronavirus pandemic."The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled," the President tweeted on Monday, adding the hashtag #WeWantToPlay.Another tweet simply said: "Play College Football!" Trump's calls for college football to resume come amid a larger push by his administration to get academic institutions -- both in primary and higher education -- to reopen in the fall. They also come amid reports that two of the "Power Five" conferences -- the Big Ten and Pac-12 -- are expected to cancel their 2020 football season games, according to reports from multiple sports...
    The senator said playing football this fall "would be safer than what the lived experience of 18- to 22-year-olds will be if there isn't a season." Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Senator Ben Sasse wants college football to go on as scheduled in the fall. The Nebraska-based Republican penned a letter to presidents of schools in the Big Ten conference in which he insisted that "we should not cancel the college football season" despite the COVID-19 crisis. Sasse wrote that "life is about tradeoffs" and that "the structure and discipline of college football programs is very likely safer than what the lived experience of 18- to 22-year-olds will be if there isn't a season." Reports suggest the Big Ten...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches Monday in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. There was speculation that two of the five most powerful conferences — the Big Ten and the Pac-12 — might call off their seasons. Farther east, Old Dominion canceled fall sports and became the first school in the Bowl Subdivison to break from its league in doing so; the rest of Conference USA was going forward with plans to play. A Big Ten spokesman said no votes had been taken by its presidents and chancellors on fall sports as of Monday afternoon and the powerful Southeastern...
    President Donald Trump railed against reports that college football’s Power 5 conferences will cancel their season, defending several top athletes who are advocating for the season to continue. After the Big Ten — which is the home to football powerhouses Ohio State and Michigan — reportedly cancelled its season on Monday morning, Trump tweeted, “Play College Football!” Play College Football! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 Trump supported Clemson quarterback and potential 2021 NFL No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, who posted a graphic that called for all five conferences to play this fall. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” Trump tweeted, with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay. The student-athletes have...
    Greg Sankey, SEC. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey doesn’t want to stop trying having a season.In trying times, leadership shines through when someone like Greg Sankey refuses to give up. The SEC Commissioner tweeted on Monday afternoon about his Power 5 conference’s chances of having a college football season. The Big Ten has supposedly punted on playing college football this fall. They will make a formal announcement on Tuesday, with the Pac-12 expected to follow their lead. However, the ACC, Big 12 and SEC are on the fence and aren’t giving up just yet. Best advice I’ve received since COVID-19: “Be patient. Take time when making decisions. This is all new & you’ll gain better information...
    Alex Thomas August 10, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is pushing for a college football season this year after reports that the five most powerful college football conferences are moving to cancel their seasons. On Sunday, Sports Illustrated reported that there are a number of top-level conference calls this week that will determine the future of a fall college football season. On Saturday, the Mid-Atlantic Conference canceled their football seasons. Trump retweeted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence — Lawrence is leading a group of college players who say they want to play football this season. They are also hoping to form a player’s association. Trump wrote, “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.”...
    100 arrested, 13 officers injured in Chicago after police shoot man Life with coronavirus: How businesses are turning to tech to cope with COVID-19 Donald Trump supports Trevor Lawrence, college football season Trevor Lawrence is perhaps the most prominent college athlete to come forward and advocate for having a college football season this year, and the Clemson star has now received support from the President of the United States. © Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports President Donald Trump Lawrence took to Twitter on Sunday night to join the “#WeWantToPlay” movement, and he stated the case for why he believes the 2020 college football season should not be canceled. On Monday, Donald Trump retweeted Lawrence and wrote “the student-athletes have been...
    President Donald Trump on Monday showed support for college students asking to continue their football season during the coronavirus pandemic. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” Trump wrote on Twitter with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay. The hashtag was shared by Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who joined college athletes calling for college sports officials to allow the football season to go forward this fall. The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay https://t.co/lI3CCKZ4ID — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 Trump’s declaration on Twitter came shortly after reports indicated that Big 10 and Pac 12 officials had already decided to cancel their seasons. White House Press Secretary...
    Running back Elijah Collins #24 of the Michigan State Spartans rushes against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City.Adam Hunger | Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that the college football season this fall should not be canceled, even as heads of the colleges in the premiere Big Ten conference reportedly decided not to play any games due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay," Trump wrote in a tweet that replied to Clemon University football quarterback Trevor Lawrence's Twitter post with that same hashtag....
    Joel Klatt, FOX. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images) Joel Klatt tells us all why college football players are safest on campus.FOX College Football’s Joel Klatt gives a strong argument why players need to be on campus. Klatt is the No. 1 college football analyst for FOX these days, as he calls games alongside Gus Johnson in the booth as a part of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff. Given FOX’s allotment of games, the television network predominantly calls games in the Big Ten, the Big 12 and the Pac-12. Players would be safer within the testing structure, protocols, medical care and accountability of a season than outside unintended consequences of these decisions are wide ranging & severe…from deteriorating mental health and increased...
    BRISTOL, TN - SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN's Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on the grim state of the NCAA season on Monday, expressing that the season is very much in doubt. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit spoke candidly on Monday regarding the fate of the 2020 NCAA football season, remarking that the upcoming week will be “crazy” for college football and speaking about the uncertainty surrounding some of the major conferences. While the Big Ten and Pac-12 have reportedly made...
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers holds up the trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) Joe Burrow offered his condolences to players who won’t play football in 2020. Before the 2019 college football season, Joe Burrow was an Ohio State transfer figured to be another talented, yet mostly unproductive, LSU starting quarterback. After that season, Burrow became the No. 1 pick in the draft, a Heisman winner and national champion after producing the greatest single-season performance a college football quarterback has ever authored. Players in the Big Ten,...
    College football stars’ push to play this season has received a presidential stamp of approval. University leaders may have more of a say in this situation, but President Trump on Monday retweeted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with his own message supporting a 2020 season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay,” Trump tweeted. Trump quote-tweeted a tweet from Lawrence, who was one of many stars from Power 5 conferences to send out a graphic late Sunday night that reiterated their desire to play while asking for stronger health and safety protocols and the eventual creation of a union. The vote of support came with the...
    College football stars’ push to play this season has received a presidential stamp of approval. University leaders may have more of a say in this situation, but President Trump on Monday retweeted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with his own message supporting a 2020 season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. see also College football players pushing to unionize as season hangs perilously Trevor Lawrence is leading the charge to not just play... “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay,” Trump tweeted. Trump quote-tweeted a tweet from Lawrence, who was one of many stars from Power 5 conferences to send out a graphic late Sunday night that reiterated their desire to...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Monday urged university presidents and athletic directors to go forward with this fall’s college football season despite safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled," Trump tweeted, sharing the #WeWantToPlay hashtag used by some prominent college football players. The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay https://t.co/lI3CCKZ4ID— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 The president shared a post from Trevor Lawrence, one of the sport's most prominent...
    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 14: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the coin toss before the game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) President Trump released a statement advocating for a fall college football season to take place amid reports the season will be postponed until the spring. Among those most devastated by the loss of Big Ten football in 2020 are the players themselves. Stars like Ohio State’s Justin Fields will miss out on a whole season of games, while players in other conferences now face the possibility of their games getting canceled in 2020 as well. In response to the threat of a fall without football, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and...
    President Donald Trump has finally weighed in as college football burns to the ground. The season is in a state of absolute collapse right now because of coronavirus and Trump doesn’t want to see games canceled. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He tweeted, “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay.” The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay https://t.co/lI3CCKZ4ID — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 It’s about damn time, Mr. President. We’ve been fighting in the trenches since Saturday morning waiting for reinforcements, and he’s now finally getting involved. I guess it’s better to show up late to...
    President Trump appeared to support college football players who wish to play in the fall despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Trump quote-tweeted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence who issued a statement on the issue Sunday night. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled #WeWantToPlay,” Trump tweeted. Trump’s tweet came as eyes turned to Big Ten Conference as reports indicated Monday morning that presidents from the 14 schools voted to cancel the season by a vote of 12-2. The Detroit Press reported that vote took place with Nebraska and Iowa the only two schools to vote in support of playing football in the fall. Sports radio personality Dan Patrick reported too that the Big Ten and...
    The presidents of the Big 10 conference have reportedly voted to cancel their college football season in the fall — a move which would make them the first power conference to abandon the season and strike a seismic blow to the sport being played this fall. According to the Detroit Free-Press, citing three people with knowledge of the decision, the conference will formally announce on Tuesday that it is cancelling fall football. The conference is comprised of a number of college football powerhouses including; Ohio State, Michigan, and Nebraska. A senator representing the Cornhusker state, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), penned a letter to Big 10 presidents (obtained by Sports Illustrated) imploring them to not to cancel. “This...
    (WJZ) — Will there be Maryland Terrapins football this season? As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the scheduled start of the fall season approaches, that’s been the big question. It’s increasingly looking like the answer is no. According to sports personality Dan Patrick’s source, 12 of the Big Ten’s 14 presidents have voted not to play college football this fall. Iowa and Nebraska voted in support of a season. The final decision will be announced Tuesday. According to Dans source, 12 of the 14 Presidents from the Big 10 have voted against having a Fall College Football season. Iowa and Nebraska were the two that have been pushing to play. — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 10, 2020 The Pac-12...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Big Ten has reportedly voted to cancel the 2020 college football season, sources told the Detroit Free Press. Big Ten presidents voted Sunday 12-2 to end fall sports in the conference, the Detroit Free Press reports. Sources told the Free Press a formal announcement is expected Tuesday. Meanwhile, Penn State announced last week its fall sports will be played without fans. The vice president for intercollegiate athletics says in a letter there won’t be any fans in the general seating areas of Penn State facilities. She says they’re working with the governor’s office to discuss and prepare for the opportunity to have spectators at fall sporting events. “Despite the current state orders, we continue to refine...
    NYCC Has No Plans to Cancel and Fans Arent Happy About It Pandemic relief resources everyone should know about Jim Harbaugh makes case for why college football should be played The Big Ten football season is on the verge being officially canceled or postponed, but Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is hoping conference officials will change their minds. © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh With reports swirling that the Big Ten has already voted to cancel the 2020 football season, Harbaugh issued a lengthy statement breaking down why he believes schools should play. He said his argument has nothing to do with his personal desire to play or that of his players, but rather...
    Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The latest drama to unfold in the NCAA Football saga is led by Trevor Lawrence and a host of College Football’s biggest names. Will #WeWantToPlay be enough to save the season? In a Hail Mary move (pun very much, and unapologetically intended) late Sunday night, Trevor Lawrence and a host of College Football’s biggest names took a step towards a formal organization. Launching the #WeWantToPlay movement. Their goal? Save the football season by forcing the NCAA to respect its players and ultimately form a players association. #WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/jvQhE7noGB — Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 10, 2020 It’s a move that follows a slow, arduous march toward college athletes being recognized for...
    With the potential of Saturday NFL games in the event of college football being totally canceled in the fall, ESPN’s current plan is to stick with its newly created, but yet to be announced “Monday Night Football” team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, The Post has learned. That doesn’t mean that its No. 1 college football broadcast team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit won’t do multiple NFL games. As The Post first reported in late April, the NFL gave itself flexibility to move games to Saturday if college football does not play due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If this were to happen, then ESPN/ABC would try to land Saturday games. Fowler and Herbstreit would be...
    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Jim Harbaugh explains why he wants college football to be played this fall.Jim Harbaugh issued out a statement on Monday on why he’s in favor of fall college football. With the Big Ten expected to issue out a formal statement on Tuesday about its plans to cancel its 2020 college football season, the Michigan Wolverines head coach does not agree with the majority of Big Ten university presidents. Apparently, only the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska are in favor of playing college football this fall in Big Ten country. Per Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit Free Press, Harbaugh released his statement on Monday morning shortly...
    Cleveland pitcher Zach Plesac threw six scoreless innings Saturday afternoon against the White Sox, earning the win and pushing his record on the year to 1-1. He lowered his ERA over three starts to a sizzling 1.29. The pitcher from Crown Point, Indiana — about 45 minutes south of Chicago — went out with friends Saturday night to celebrate his win. Cleveland Indians send pitcher home Plesac’s club found out he left the team hotel Saturday night and sent him back to Cleveland. The team used a car service for the five-hour drive to avoid allowing him near teammates and coaches. The Athletic was first to report the story. He’ll quarantine for 72 hours and be tested daily. As the...
    FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- The Laney College football team won over the hearts of the Bay Area in their breakout appearance on Netflix's popular docuseries "Last Chance U", but the players aren't done proving that they are true class.RELATED: Oakland's Laney College football team reacts to debut on Netflix series 'Last Chance U'One of the coaches posted a Twitter video Sunday afternoon, saying he, another coach and some players were hiking up Mission Peak, outside of Fremont, when they came across a man named Filipe, who was in a wheelchair, hiking with his family.Coach Lousi says Filipe was close to the top, but couldn't quite make it up the final steep and rocky section. So, some other hikers pointed to...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — From September through January, the National Football League owns Sundays, Mondays, and even Thursdays. Might the world’s most ambitious sports league soon add Saturdays, too? That may indeed be in the cards for 2020, as reports indicate that the power-five conferences are in the process of waving the white flag on trying to hold a collegiate football season in the midst of a pandemic that does not seem to be going away any time soon. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow… The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence.. And the SEC is trying to get teams to...
    Big 12. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) The fate of Power-5 college football in 2020 remains a mixed bag, and the Big 12 is no exception While the Big Ten has reportedly opted against having a 2020 college football season out of fear of the long-term effects of COVID-19, and the possible liability issues that could come with that for Universities and their Presidents, other Power-5 conferences aren’t so sure. The ACC and Big 12 remains on the fence, and the SEC is determined to have some form of a conference slate. Such decisions from conference leadership opens up the possibility of individual programs joining other conferences, albeit for just one season, in hopes of keeping their players happy...
    With the potential of Saturday NFL games in the event of college football being totally canceled, ESPN’s current plan is to stick with its newly created, but yet to be announced “Monday Night Football” team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, The Post has learned. That doesn’t mean that its No. 1 college football broadcast team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit won’t do multiple NFL games. As The Post first reported in late April, the NFL gave itself flexibility to move games to Saturday if college football does not play due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If this were to happen, then ESPN/ABC would try to land Saturday games. Fowler and Herbstreit would be in line to call...
    The commissioners of college football’s Power 5 conferences held a meeting on Sunday to determine whether there would in fact be, a 2020 college football season. The results of that meeting are not officially known. However, unofficially, it looks like two of the five major conferences are ready to shut their programs down. According to reports, the Pac-12 and the Big 10 will announce their decision not to play on Tuesday. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow… The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence.. And the SEC is trying to get teams to join them for a season. Watch live: https://t.co/sMaeXQkLfl pic.twitter.com/oSUNGMTEqw —...
    College football players have organized to launch a “We Want To Play” campaign, to urge their universities not to shut down the 2020 football season. As colleges continue to hedge over reopening in the face of continued coronavirus troubles, many student athletes are beginning to worry that their 2020 season will be scotched because of the virus. According to ESPN, the college Power Five conference held an “emergency meeting” on Sunday to discuss their concerns about the virus. And the Big Ten also met over the weekend to discuss “pulling the plug” on the 2020 season. Insider reports on Monday are claiming that the Big Ten and Pac-12 are leaning toward canceling the 2020 season and may pull the trigger...
    The Big Ten will not play its season as originally planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime sports personality Dan Patrick reported during his radio show on Monday that the conference voted to delay the upcoming football season in the fall, which they'll announce publicly on Tuesday. He said the university presidents made the call in a decisive 12-2 vote which pitted Nebraska and Iowa against the rest of the conference. The Pac-12 is set to cancel their season on Tuesday while the Big 12 and ACC are "on the fence" about playing their seasons. The SEC is so far trying to avoid pushing back their season. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will...
    Trevor Lawrence sure knows how to pull off a play fake. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Several prominent college football players, including Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, called for the formation of a players association. The call came after players from the Pac-12 and Big Ten had already put out public statements outlining their wishes for safety protocols and player assurances for the 2020 season. While the 2020 season is now on the brink of postponement, the players' collective effort, and how they executed it, could have major ramifications for college football. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and several other prominent players across college football shared a post calling for the establishment of a...
    Baltimore explosion: 1 dead and 3 hospitalized after homes explode Pandemic relief resources everyone should know about Sports world reacts to Big Ten canceling college football season amid COVID-19 pandemic Another domino has fallen as the 2020 college football season appears to be doomed. © Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The Big Ten will hold its college football season this fall. The Big Ten followed in the MAC’s footsteps Monday, reportedly canceling the football season after 12 of the 14 Presidents in the conference voted against playing in 2020. Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press shared the devastating news: Sources: Big Ten cancels football season; no games for Michigan, Michigan State in 2020 https://t.co/ir96jXjCE1 via @freep @reporterdavidj @ByChrisThomas— Chris...
    The Big Ten will not play their season as originally planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime sports personality Dan Patrick reported during his radio show on Monday that the conference voted to delay the upcoming football season in the fall, which they'll announce publicly on Tuesday. He said the university presidents made the call in a decisive 12-2 vote which pitted Nebraska and Iowa against the rest of the conference. The Pac-12 is set to cancel their season on Tuesday while the Big 12 and ACC are "on the fence" about playing their seasons. The SEC is so far trying to avoid pushing back their season. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will...
    Major explosion in Baltimore kills at least one, traps others Pandemic relief resources everyone should know about Nebraska senator writes letter on why college football should be played It looks like the letter Nebraska senator Ben Sasse has written a letter on why he believes the Big Ten should play college football in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic will be fruitless. © Provided by Touchdown Wire The Republican senator from the Cornhusker state drafted a letter that he plans — planned — to send to school presidents on why college football should be played despite the coronavirus. However, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 season. Sasse’s letter reads in part:...
    The Big Ten blinked first. The conference became the first in the Power 5 to cancel its 2020 football season on Monday, the Detroit Free Press reported. Facing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the league’s presidents voted 12-2 to not play fall sports, according to the report — with only Nebraska and Iowa voting to play, Dan Patrick reported on his radio show. The Power 5 conferences met Sunday to discuss cancelling the 2020 season. The home of powerhouses like Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin — which, along with Minnesota and Iowa, were all included in the preseason Top 25 Coaches’ poll — became the second FBS conference to cancel its season after the MAC was the first...
    (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) The Big 10 has canceled its fall football season due to the coronavirus. In news that will be a bitter disappointment to college football fans everywhere, the Big 10 became the first Power 5 league to officially cancel its college football season. The news came just hours after sources told the Dan Patrick Show that the Big 10 and Pac-12 would cancel their seasons by Tuesday. There is no word yet from the other Power 5 leagues, although there had been buzz that the Big 10 was going to try and present a unified front with the other leagues in regards to the sport. 12 of the Big 10’s 14 presidents voted against having a...
    FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- The Laney College football team won over the hearts of the Bay Area in their breakout appearance on Netflix's popular docuseries "Last Chance U", but the players aren't done proving that they are true class.RELATED: Oakland's Laney College football team reacts to debut on Netflix series 'Last Chance U'One of the coaches posted a Twitter video Sunday afternoon, saying he, another coach and some players were hiking up Mission Peak, outside of Fremont, when they came across a man named Filipe, who was in a wheelchair, hiking with his family.Coach Lousi says Filipe was close to the top, but couldn't quite make it up the final steep and rocky section. So, some other hikers pointed to...
    SEC football logo. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) The Power-5 college football conference seasons are hanging on by a thread, and the SEC might be the final holdout While we admire college football’s finest, such as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, for making their thoughts on he subject extraordinarily clear, Power-5 University Presidents across the country appear to be leaning towards canceling or rescheduling the 2020 football season for liability reasons. Per Dan Patrick, the Big 10 and Pac-12 are already out, with the ACC and Big 12 potentially to follow. The SEC, however, has taken a different approach, hoping to have their own conference season and own Saturdays this fall. Such a decision would bring with it a new...
    Trevor Lawrence is leading the charge to not just play college football this fall but potentially change the sport forever. The Clemson quarterback and other stars across the country Sunday night tweeted out a graphic that united two player-led movements — #WeWantToPlay and #WeStandUnited — as they try to save the college football season while it hangs in the balance. The graphic, which Lawrence tweeted out just after midnight, included a list of demands, most notably: “Use our voices to establish open communication and trust between players and officials; ultimately create a college football players association.” Other items included wanting to play this season and establishing health and safety protocols to protect them from COVID-19, but the idea of...
    Major explosion in Baltimore kills at least one, traps others Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them Why the college football season is on the brink of cancellation The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments in March feels like a lifetime ago, but the threats of Covid-19 have not subsided. As we quickly approach the planned start of the college football season, it’s growing increasingly likely the season will be cancelled. © Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images On Sunday ESPN reported that commissioners of the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC) held an emergency meeting to discuss their approach to the season, should individual...
    The SEC still intends on playing college football in the fall. The Big 10 canceling the football season is viewed as imminent, and could literally come at any time during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, the SEC apparently still plans on pushing forward with the season. Paul Finebaum said during a Monday morning ESPN appearance that a source told him that the conference is “still planning on playing.” You can watch his full comments below. “The college football season is not dead, it’s just only on life support right now.” —a source to @finebaum pic.twitter.com/Fha5sVIcjh — Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 10, 2020 At this point, I honestly have no...
    Trevor Lawrence is leading the charge to not just play college football this fall but potentially change the sport forever. The Clemson quarterback and other stars across the country Sunday night tweeted out a graphic that united two player-led movements — #WeWantToPlay and #WeStandUnited — as they try to save the college football season while it hangs in the balance. The graphic, which Lawrence tweeted out just after midnight, included a list of demands, most notably: “Use our voices to establish open communication and trust between players and officials; ultimately create a college football players association.” Other items included wanting to play this season and establishing health and safety protocols to protect them from COVID-19, but the idea of a...
    Florida Gators running back Lorenzo Lingard Jr. offered a sobering tweet as Power 5 conferences debate whether to go ahead and have a football season in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Lingard had transferred to University of Florida from University of Miami in order to be close to his family while his father was battling kidney disease. CLEMSON'S TREVOR LAWRENCE LEADS STAR STUDENT-ATHLETES IN UNIFIED MESSAGE: 'WE ALL WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL' “I want to play... even if we gotta be locked in .. nothing at home for me,” Lingard wrote. He explained to the Daytona News-Journal in December that his father, Lorenzo Lingard Sr., was the reason why he was going to transfer from Miami. “He’s been on...
    Fact check: U.S. GDP drop in 2020s second quarter is the worst in modern history Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them Report: College football season will at least be postponed The 2020 college football season is looking less likely by the day to begin on time. © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Is the delay of the 2020 college football season imminent? Top officials from the five major football conferences are expected to meet this week, and there is a growing sense that fall sports will be canceled. Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports believes that there will be official announcements by the end of the week, though he is...
    The decision whether to play FBS college football in 2020 is close to a tipping point.   It’s a decision influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, but there are other factors at work. College football players are inching toward a player’s union. The Power 5 commissioners have not delivered a unified message. The next week will influence whether FBS college football will happen.   Sporting News will update those developments here as they happen.   We Want To Play movement   (Aug. 9): While several college stars have opted out for the 2020 season, others have sparked a movement to save the 2020 season. That includes Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Alabama running back Najee Harris. The...
    Clemson and Ohio State met in the College Football Playoff semifinal last year. A rematch this season is feeling more unlikely by the day. Christian Petersen/Getty Images The college football season is on the brink. According to ESPN, commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the future of college football. According to Dan Patrick, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are ready to cancel their seasons, while the Big 12 and ACC are on the fence. The SEC appears to be the only conference holding out.  Just a few days ago, the same conferences were touting their schedules for the fall season. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After months of...
    Lea Michele Reveals Her Growing Baby Bump on Walk With Her Husband: Pic 3 Reasons Medicare Coverage Isnt as Comprehensive as You Think How COVID-19 will change college football forever At some point this week, you’re likely to hear that college football will not be played in the fall of 2020 at all. The season will either be postponed to the spring of 2021 or canceled altogether,. The Mid-American Conference has already canceled its 2020 season, in part because of player safety concerns in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and in part because of the financial hit brought about by the Power 5 conferences deciding not to play against teams outside of their own universe. © Provided by...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants the ACC and SEC to play football in the fall. It looks like the college football season is in major trouble as we approach September, but DeSantis is urging schools to play during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He spoke with Clay Travis for a Monday interview, and said he’s “100% in favor” of the SEC and ACC playing in the fall. He even suggested that schools should try to poach players from conferences that don’t. Florida’s @GovRonDeSantis says he believes “without question” ACC & SEC should play this fall & he is “100% in favor of playing.” Says if Big Ten schools want to cancel...
    There have been five million confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States and almost as many opinions, misinterpretations of fact, reversals of policy and instances of ignorance and confusion. College football leaders have stated from the outset of the pandemic that they planned to follow the science while deciding whether to shutter the season. That’s great, except the science is everywhere. Fact: According to the CDC, there have been 225 deaths from Covid-19 in the age range that covers college football players (15-24 years old). Fact: According to a recent German study, 78 percent of recovered Covid-19 patients had evidence of “ongoing heart involvement.” So Covid-19 is no big deal for a healthy 20-year-old … unless it’s a very...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The UCLA Bruins are supposed to host the USC Trojans at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 26, but the college football season is in doubt for the fall, according to an ESPN report.The future of college football, and other collegiate sports, is in jeopardy after commissioners of the Power 5 conferences -- ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC -- held an emergency meeting Sunday amid growing concerns among college athletics officials that fall sports can't be played because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN.No major decisions were made Sunday night, but multiple sources in several Power 5 conferences told ESPN the commissioners discussed plans for cancelling or postponing fall sports.RELATED: Pac-12 approves 10-game, conference-only...
    Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are both doing everything they can to save the college football season. With the season appearing to almost certainly be over because of coronavirus, the two Heisman favorites spoke up on social media to save the season. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Fields tweeted that “there’s been too much work put in” to cancel the season, and he tweeted a statement that the players want to play. #WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/NgKG9Nab9c — Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 10, 2020 There’s been too much work put in!! #WeWantToPlay — Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 10, 2020 Lawrence was on a hell of a Twitter bender Sunday, tweeted the same statement that Fields...
    Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and other top college football stars on Sunday appeared to be unified in their stance to play the 2020 season despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Lawrence and Fields were among those who tweeted a statement under the logo of the Power 5 conferences – the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 – with the hashtags #WeAreUnited and #WeWantToPlay. Their statement included a list of demands to make sure the season is safe for all of the student-athletes who decide they want to step onto the football field. TREVOR LAWRENCE, JUSTIN FIELDS COMMIT TO PLAYING 2020 SEASON: 'I'M SUPER PUMPED' “We all want to play football this season,” the message read.  “Establish universal mandated...
    The majority of people don’t expect college football to happen in the fall. As we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of football is very much up in the air, and it seems like people are giving up hope. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The college football season has officially been put on life support. In the past few hours: – MAC cancels the season. – Big 10 on the brink. – Major talk of canceling the whole thing. – More questions being raised by the minute. At this point, football is in HUGE trouble. — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 8, 2020 I asked people over the weekend in a Twitter...
    Lea Michele Reveals Her Growing Baby Bump on Walk With Her Husband: Pic 5 valuable money lessons you can learn from Monopoly How a star-studded Zoom unified a hail mary attempt to save college football season The “Hail Mary” began with a GroupMe DM. Clemson running back Darien Rencher sent it Sunday night. Stanford defensive end Dylan Boles received it. Trevor Lawrence soon joined them on a FaceTime call. And before long, with college football season creaking toward collapse, they’d convened the most star-studded Zoom meeting in the sport. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields were two of hundreds who shared a unified statement: "WeWantToPlay". (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Ohio...
    Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players, pushing for the opportunity to play this season, despite the pandemic. Reynolds, one of the organizers behind a players’ rights movement in the Big Ten, didn’t like the way some on social media seemed to be pitting Lawrence’s message against the efforts of #BigTenUnited and #WeAreUnited. “There was a lot of division,” Reynolds told AP early Monday morning. Reynolds got on a call with Lawrence and the star quarterback’s Clemson teammate, Darien Rencher, and within a matter of hours the summer of athlete empowerment found another gear. College football players from across the country united Sunday in an attempt to save their season and...
    Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt Welcome First Child Together, Brother Patrick Confirms (Exclusive) Shale Job Losses Accelerating and the Worst May Be Yet to Come College Podcast: Big 10 set to cancel their fall season, will others follow? Subscribe to The Yahoo Sports College PodcastApple Podcasts • Stitcher • Google Podcasts • Spotify This past weekend was grim, to say the least. On Saturday, the conference dominoes began to fall when the MAC suspended their football season. On Sunday, reports began to surface that the Big 10 would also cancel their fall season. Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 fall in line? Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde also ask can we push the season to the spring and when will the players...
    (CNN)Leaders from college sports' "Power Five" conferences discussed postponing the football season and other fall sports over the weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports from multiple sports news outlets including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, who all cited several sources. No decision has been reached yet, and the discussions are expected to continue over the next few days."It's an ongoing conversation we've been having for weeks," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports on Sunday night. "We talk almost every day. I'm not aware decisions have been made." The NCAAs FCS playoffs will not happen this fall after two more conferences postpone footballThe discussion took place in the same weekend the US crossed 5 million...
    I cant afford tuition: Students face financial strains this fall Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them As college football stares into abyss, players deserve answers The people running college football owe the players an answer. With the 2020 season on the brink and the careers of the athletes in flux, there’s a simple question that no coach, administrator or commissioner can answer right now: “What’s next?” All signs over the weekend continued to point to a great unwinding of the 2020 college football season. At the same time, a unified and unprecedented movement began on Sunday night – led by Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and linked by the #WeWantToPlay...
    Movie stars who had small TV roles before they were famous Buying the House Next Door -- Is This Celebrity Trend Right for You? Trevor Lawrence, Power 5 players call for players union amid season cancelation talks © Yahoo News A group of prominent college football players from across the Power 5 conferences stood together on Friday night and called for both the formation of a players union and the desire to play football this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Players started tweeting out a #WeWantToPlay graphic — something that was reminiscent of the #WeAreUnited movement in the Pac-12 earlier this month — late on Sunday night with a list of requests, starting with the most basic. ...
    The college football season this fall is in serious jeopardy. Commissioners of the Power 5 conference met Sunday night to discuss if the fall season could be played as health concerns grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Associated Press. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told the AP that no decisions have been made, but said the outlook has not improved. “Are we in a better place today than two weeks, ago?” he said. “No, we’re not.” Bowlsby pointed to the data around “myocarditis” as a growing reason for concern. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart that has occurred in a number COVID-19 patients. It could have long-term complications for young, healthy people, should they contract the...
    Top officials from the top college athletic conferences held a meeting on Sunday to determine whether the upcoming college football season should be canceled. “Commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is growing concern among college athletics officials that the upcoming football season and other fall sports can’t be played because of the coronavirus pandemic,” ESPN reported. “Several sources have indicated to ESPN that Big Ten presidents, following a meeting on Saturday, are ready to pull the plug on its fall sports season, and they wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences – the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC – will fall in...