Poll: Should Big Ten Football Be Cancelled This Fall?

John Maakaron

The discussion surrounding the 2020 college football season carries with it tremendous consequences based on the decisions made by university presidents. 

On Saturday, the Mid-American Conference decided to cancel the 2020 fall football season -- becoming the first major conference to announce plans to not take the football field this fall. 

On Sunday, it was announced that Big Ten university presidents have been meeting, presumably to decide whether or not to follow the lead of the MAC and pull the plug on the Big Ten football season.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has taken to Twitter to explain why he is in favor of suiting up this fall. 

"People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play," Lawrence explained via social media. "Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract COVID-19. Not to mention the players coming from situations that are not good for them/ their future and having to go back to that. Football is a safe haven for so many people. We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football."

The other side of the argument remains that there are far too many uncertainties that preclude universities from moving forward and playing in the fall. 

As a result, several college football players have already made the decision to opt out of the 2020 season. 

The ramifications of such a decision will be far-reaching. So, it is understandable that further discussions will and must be had.

Do you think the Big Ten should make the decision to cancel college football this fall? 

Vote and comment below.

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Comments (10)
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Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

I am disappointed at the lack of transparency from the Big Ten! Why did they not just wait 2-3 more weeks and at least see how college kids reacted to returning back to school

Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

I think the decision to cancel was made a little prematurely

DetroitsFinest1
DetroitsFinest1

I vote play

ATK49
ATK49

I think the safety of the student athletes is most important. I voted to cancel

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DetroitsFinest1
DetroitsFinest1

Your concerns are valid, but Trevor Lawrence is accurate. Players are actually safer on campus. Presidents just want to defer the blame and avoid lawsuits. Get on the field and practice personal responsibility

John Maakaron
John Maakaron

Editor

While football may end up being cancelled, that decision could have some serious consequences for athletic programs all over the country

ATK49
ATK49

The issue at hand is the NCAA just can’t ensure the safety of the players. They can’t test properly, the protocols aren’t in place and it seems the fear about the spread on college campuses is very valid

DetroitsFinest1
DetroitsFinest1

Looks like it’s getting closer and closer to being cancelled. Don’t think it will be viable to play in spring

Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

They finally did it! Wow, no way any CFB is played in the spring

John Maakaron
John Maakaron

Editor

I understand both sides - I admit my bias, but I want there to be college football this fall!


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