NATIONAL — According to a tweet, President Trump has been talking to Big Ten leadership about restarting football 'immediately'.
The president mentioned a 'productive' conversation with Big Ten Commissioner, Keven Warren and the return of college football would be 'good (great!) for everyone'.
There is no indication on what "immediately" may mean, as previous plans to resume college football include starting around Thanksgiving weekend - the end of November.
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
Big Ten football announced August 11th they would be postponing games until more information on how to keep crowds, players, and staff safe from COVID-19 was available.
In an open letter to the Big Ten Community penned August 19th, Kevin Warren said there was too much medical uncertainty to justify the risk of holding fall sports.
"We will continue to make the best decisions possible for the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes." Warren wrote.
The commissioner underlined the conferences simultaneous efforts to plan for football while preparing not to have a season, saying they are relying on the advice of medical experts.