Big Ten Cancels 2020 College Football Season
The 2020 College Football season could be over before we know it.
The Big 10 reportedly voted Monday to officially cancel the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic, per the Detroit Free Press.
The Big 10 became the first Power Five conference to rule out football for the fall season. This will likely lead the other four conferences — the Pac-12, SEC, Big 12 and ACC — to follow suit.
It's a sad yet inevitable decision that many have seen coming for months due to America's inability to squash COVID-19.
Of course, there are plenty of people who think the sport — which pays its coaches millions of dollars and the players nothing — should continue to play on despite the pandemic.
Statement from Jim Harbaugh. pic.twitter.com/CftMW7d5lC— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 10, 2020
It's not just coaches who want to keep playing, though.
Superstars such as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields tweeted that they want to play.
This also comes on the heels of star college football players coming together to use their immense power to change the sport's landscape by demanding a coronavirus plan and ultimately start a college football players union.
Unfortunately, for the players' demands to be met and for the season to continue, the NCAA would have to recognize the athletes as employees, which almost certainly won't happen this fall.
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