Just three days after the SEC announced the additional opponents for the planned 10-game all-conference season, the fate of college football, and any fall sports, hangs in the balance.
Call it a complete 180 shift. On Sunday, news started to speculate that the Big Ten and PAC12 conferences were moving towards canceling college football. How would other conferences react?
Monday, in an article by Paul Myerberg for USA Today Sports, he said “The Big Ten presidents have voted against conducting a season in the fall, three people with knowledge of the decision confirmed to the Detroit Free Press,” and that a official announcement could come on Tuesday.
Sunday and Monday’s reports brought players, coaches, and Athletics Directors to use Twitter and the hashtag #wewanttoplay to voice their feelings.
Arkansas Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek the first Power 5 AD to state his thoughts. Yurachek will be on the Paul Finebaum Show this afternoon at 2:30CT.
Then Football Head Coach Sam Pittman and Women’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Neighbors followed suit.
Then student-athletes started voicing their opinions. It’s clear the coaches, student-athletes and AD’s want to be heard at the top by those who are making these decisions.
The #wewanttoplay movement is growing and quickly gaining attention. You can see in the tweet by Rakeem Boyd there was a meeting held by football players across the country in all the Power 5 conferences, and they quickly came up with a unified message.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey making this statement just past 1:20CT on Monday.
And President Donald Trump getting involved as well: