President Donald Trump on Monday is encouraging athletic directors and university presidents to proceed with college football in the fall rather than cancel the season due to coronavirus concerns.
“The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be canceled,” Trump tweeted, with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay and a shared by tweet Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the same hashtag.
The Big Ten, the Pac-12, the Mid-American Conference, and the Ivy League have already canceled their seasons.
About 30 college football players have decided not to play this season, while others who contracted coronavirus have reported feeling severe symptoms.
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