Florida Star Posts Sad Message About College Football Cancellation
Florida star Lorenzo Lingard posted a sad message about college football that encapsulated the thoughts of many other players who are being ignored.
With the status of college football very much in doubt this week, multiple players are taking to social media to express their frustration with how everything has been handled up to this point.
I want to play… even if we gotta be locked in .. nothing at home for me🤷🏾♂️.
— Lorenzo Lingard JR (@d1champ99) August 9, 2020
Lingard transferred from Miami to Florida to be closer to his family. His father has kidney disease and requires dialysis. The young running back desired to be near his loved ones in trying times, and wanted to take the steps necessary to do that.
College Football Is On The Ropes
On Sunday, Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach, Chris Low and Andrea Adelson of ESPN reported that there was serious doubt with whether a 2020-21 would commence.
“It doesn’t look good,” one Power 5 athletic director told them.
“Several sources have indicated to ESPN that Big Ten presidents, following a meeting on Saturday, are ready to pull the plug on its fall sports season, and they wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences — the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — will fall in line with them,” they reported.
On Monday, a report came out that in the Big Ten, only two schools have expressed a desire to play next year – Nebraska and Iowa.
A final decision on the college football season will likely be made at some point this week.
There are certainly a decent amount of voices in support of a season continuing to take place, but it is had to tell whether they will be outnumbered or not when the votes are ultimately counted.
If college football survives this week, it has a chance. As things presently stand, though – it is not looking good.