clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Monday Quickies: College Football on the Brink Edition

New, comments

Will the platform of college football players be the saving grace for the 2020 season?

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Over recent years, athletes on both the collegiate and professional level have increasingly utilized their platforms as players. With the stars tending to have more “leverage,” it’s become common for them to be more outspoken on events and issues that affect their sport or society itself.

On Sunday, reports surfaced that the Big Ten is leaning towards not playing the 2020 college football season.

After this was leaked, other comments followed that were centered around the not play the 2020 college football season.

Of course, with how fast information can spread across social media, athletes attempted to take matters into their own hands. Many went to Twitter expressing their desire to play and voicing their reasons defending that notion.

While the fans want to see college football just as bad as the athletes want to lace up their cleats, it truly has to be deemed “safe” to do so. Otherwise why risk the potential of a case outbreak within a program, school or even conference?

Nothing is set in stone. Nothing has been reported as a “definite” plan. But the decision will most likely come quick. So stay tuned, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

Tweet of the Day

Lawrence was one of multiple college football players to tweet this late Sunday evening.

Quickies

The Knicks reportedly extend a job offer to Kentucky’s Kenny Payne - Kentucky Sports Radio

This week could become incredibly disappointing...

Collin Morikawa, 23, wins PGA Championship in second career major - ESPN

Calm, cool and collected for his first major championship.

Are we properly appreciating what trajectory Luka Doncic is on? - Yahoo! Sports

Dallas trading up for Luka is looking like the Draft Day move of the decade.

Sixers uncertain about Joel Embiid’s status after latest injury - USA Today

Another “issue” for the ever-dramatic 76ers.

Rory McIlroy ‘taken aback’ by Brooks Koepka’s dig at Dustin Johnson - ESPN

No chill here from Brooks Koepka.

Could NBA be forced to play in a bubble again during 2020-21 season? - Yahoo! Sports

They have truly perfected the system (so far).

Power 5’s talking no fall football, with Big Ten leading the charge - Kentucky Sports Radio

Will it be a collective decision to play, or not to play, football this year?

Oakland Athletics OF Ramon Laureano charges Houston Astros dugout, sparks brawl - ESPN

Not exactly “social distancing...”