College football players share desire to play this fall on social media

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Donald Trump Advocates For The Return Of College Football

Trump issued two tweets Monday about not canceling the upcoming season.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the Ivy League, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the Northeast Conference, the Patriot League and the Southwestern Athletic Conference had all announced the cancellation of fall football previously, with the Big Sky Conference and the Pioneer Football League joining on Friday. The Mid-American Conference postponed their football season. Though Air Force would be permitted the opportunity to play the other service academies, Army and Navy.

Herschel Walker, Georgia's all-time rushing leader, thinks the college football season should go on despite the risk.

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Tight end Daniel Parker Jr. said football "brings us together".

The biggest concern for all conferences was the potential long-term health issues that could arise among student-athletes who may otherwise dodge the primary symptoms of the coronavirus - including myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that can impact the heart's ability to pump blood normally. "Not only are they safer here, (but) mentally, it's better for them".

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. "But I've yet to see anyone of them do it with actual data". That's actually a really complicated, really hard question to answer. "The world we're living in isn't a world where you're choosing between playing football with COVID risk and not playing football with no COVID risk".

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-Establish universal mandated health & safety procedures and protocols to protect college athletes against COVID-19 among all conferences throughout the NCAA. "I spoke to Brady White from Memphis, SMU's Shane Buechele and a couple of guys and they were on board with it, so I feel like us players have a voice and it's awesome". "These football players are very young, strong people". "And that it delays us for yet another year and we can't have any sports for the rest of the year because our virus outbreak is too uncontrollable".

Swinney said he was fully supportive of Lawrence and Rencher's work, and he reiterated the need to play football in 2020.

Adalja said the window for a college football season is closing. All these players, we have lots of communication.

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