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Big Ten Postpones Fall Sports, President Trump Weighs In

Big Ten Postpones Fall Sports, President Trump Weighs In

By Allana J. Barefield
Staff Writer 

Eyes were on the Big Ten Conference and other schools, wondering if there will be a season this year. According to reports, the Big Ten committee has agreed to cancel the 2020 football season and will try for a comeback in the spring. 

Before the postponement, Pete Thamel, a spokesman for the Big Ten, said there has been no vote from the league’s chancellors and presidents. While the Pac-12 has also postponed fall sports, the other Power 5 Conferences (ACC, Big 12, and the SEC) still plan on having a modified fall schedule.

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Already, football teams have stepped up and made their own decision. For example, David Benedict, athletic director for UConn said in a statement that the football team will not be playing in 2020. While Trevor Lawrence, Clemson’s starting quarterback, posted a flyer on social media with #WeWantToPlay and #WeAreUnited. 

Even President Trump retweeted Lawrence’s post and said, “the student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.” 

Athletes and sports fans are waiting on the final vote. 

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