Running back Elijah Collins #24 of the Michigan State Spartans hurries versus the Wake Forest Demon Deacons throughout the very first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2019 in the Bronx district of New York City.
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President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that the college football season this fall need to not be canceled, even as heads of the colleges in the best Big Ten conference apparently chose not to play any video games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The student-athletes have actually been working too tough for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay,” Trump composed in a tweet that responded to Clemson University football quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s Twitter post with that very same hashtag.
Trump right after tweeted, “Play College Football!”
Trump’s tweets came as The Detroit Free Press, pointing out numerous sources, reported that the presidents of the universities that consist of the Big Ten conference settled on Sunday, by a 12-2 margin, to cancel the 2020 college football season. The vote covers other fall sports programs because conference. An official vote is anticipated later on Monday, according to the paper.
The Big Ten is among the earliest and most popular college football conferences in the United States. The conference, which in spite of its name includes 14 universities, consists of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Penn State, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota, to name a few schools.
The Free Press reported that the Big Ten presidents “are trying to figure out how all this fits with other conferences and they want athletic directors to handle logistics of determining if spring season is possible.”
“The situation reportedly is changing by the hour, which is why the Big Ten has not made its announcement official,” the paper reported.
CNBC has actually connected for remark to the Big Ten.
The Big Ten’s reported choice increases the currently extensive speculation that almost all or all significant conferences will cancel or delay football this fall.
TMZ.com reported Monday that another significant conference, the Pac-12, is seeking to delay its season till next spring. The Pac-12 is made up of western U.S. schools consisting of the University of Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford, Oregon and Colorado.
A spokesperson for the Pac-12 did not instantly react to an ask for remark from CNBC.
The Mid-American Conference on Saturday ended up being the very first Football Bowl Subdivision conference to cancel its season due to the Covid-19 break out.
The University of Connecticut recently canceled its college football season. UConn is an independent program for football and is not lined up with a conference.