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In just a few hours earlier this week, the entire college football world was turned on its head. News broke that the Big Ten would be canceling their fall schedule, quickly followed by players announcing plans to form a football players association. Eventually both the B1G and Pac-12 announced that they would not be playing sports this fall, while the ACC, SEC and Big XII are still trying to make a fall football season work.
As the rest of the Power Five conferences try and figure out their plans, fans were asked what they think will happen to the 2020 season. According to SB Nation’s Reacts results, more than 80 percent of fans think the entire college football season will be canceled or postponed.
On Thursday morning, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm released a plan for how to play a spring football season and still keep the players fresh for a 2021 season. It is an interesting proposal and whether or not it will work, it’s just nice to see someone involved with the B1G trying to make plans and decisions early.
#Purdue coach @JeffBrohm has put together a very detailed and thoughtful proposal for spring football in the #B1G and how it would work in fall 2021. Will have more later but here’s the overview. pic.twitter.com/2hKtArzqgJ— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 13, 2020
Whether they are related or not, players continue their push to create some form of a union. It is important to note that legally this would not be a union, but instead a representative group made up of players that would advocate for the players to the powers that be.
Roughly two-thirds of fans said they would support a college football players association, although some would only do so if it meant games were played this season.
This effort was spearheaded by some of the biggest names in college football including Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State QB Justin Fields and Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard.
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