Trump calls on Big Ten Conference to play fall football
By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer
The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted he has spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.
Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football. Would be good (great!) for everyone - Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
The league announced Aug. 11 it would move its football season to the spring semester because of health risks associated with the pandemic.
Trump has framed the debate over player and fan safety as a political one.