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President Donald Trump voices support for #WeWantToPlay movement

President Donald Trump voices support for #WeWantToPlay movement”

There is still a long way to go for college football to happen this season.

Georgia Bulldogs legend Herschel Walker weighed in on the NCAA's and the Power Five conferences' upcoming decisions regarding the college football season. "These young men need a season".

Earlier Monday, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, wrote a letter to Big Ten Conference presidents and chancellors urging them not to cancel the season.

Then, on Saturday, the Mid-American Conference presidents voted to postpone the fall sports season.

The Big Ten on Monday was on the brink of axing its fall season, sources told the Detroit Free Press, while the Pac-12 is poised follow, according to Pacific Takes, part of the SBNation sports blogging network. The MAC and Mountain West have both already postponed their fall sports and Power Five conferences may be joining them soon.

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"We concluded that the season - including travel and competition - posed too great a risk for our student-athletes", Old Dominion University President John Broderick said. "Having a season also incentivizes players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line".

"America needs college football", Jordan tweeted on Monday.

Over the past few weeks, college conferences have rescheduled their football seasons in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rubio, meanwhile, used his own Twitter feed to repost messages from players and coaches who support proceeding with the football season. "He expects to get more word from the conference on time allowed for team activities each week and how much or how little contact they can have in workouts." .

"We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football", Lawrence wrote on Twitter. "There are no guarantees that college football will be completely safe - that's absolutely true; it's always true".



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