No. 9 Florida Gators fall 36-17 to No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs on October 27, 2018, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. Photo by: Jordyn Reed.

College Football Season Likely Over

We knew this was the likely outcome. But that didn’t mean we hoped for it. On Sunday, the Power Five conferences of college football held an emergency meeting. Their discussion: whether to cancel the season.

It’s Starting

After the MAC canceled its season over the weekend, other conferences scramble to decide if they should follow suit.

According to Sports Illustrated, an industry source said, “In the next 72 hours, college football is going to come to a complete stop.”

The dominoes didn’t hesitate to start falling.

According to the Dan Patrick Show, the Big Ten and Pac-12 will cancel its seasons.

Per the same report, the SEC is trying to hang on to its season. They want other schools to join them. The conference is looking at exclusive TV contracts for the upcoming season. If conferences cancel, and certain schools still want to play, it could mean there’s a one-off super conference in the works.

Maybe, there will be a unique name for this one-year plan. Perhaps the National Conference? Sounds lame, but there aren’t many more unique options out there.

In the end, the SEC will likely cancel its season as well. However, they will likely be the last to go.

#WeWantToPlay

It might not make a difference, but it is certainly garnering national attention. College players are making their voices heard on social media. One of them is Clemson’s star QB Trevor Lawrence. They don’t want it to be canceled. They’ve included the hashtag “WeWantToPlay” in their tweets.

According to Senior Writer at Gator Territory Zach Abloverdi, there are Gator players expressing support for #WeWantToPlay. The most notable player to speak out is tight end Kyle Pitts. In his tweet, he kept it simple by just putting the hashtag.

https://twitter.com/kylepitts__/status/1292800663039049729

Will players speaking out make a differenece? Not very likely. But it makes the situation a little more interesting, especially when many side with the players.

About Harrison Smajovits

Harrison is a sports coordinator at ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF. He served as a beat writer for Florida Gators football for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He also contributes to WRUF's Gainesville Sports Center segments and makes appearances on the Clash on Harp on Sports. Harrison has been a content writer for WRUF since January 2019 as well.

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