Duke football quarterback Chase Brice continues to fight for a college football season as significant questions are brought up around player safety.
College football in the 2020 calendar year is at a significant crossroads caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The expected announcement since the weekend came on Tuesday afternoon that the Big Ten and Pac-12 have canceled their fall sports, including football, and in the case of the Pac-12, the league has canceled all sports until at least January 1, 2021.
However, the Big XII, ACC, and SEC are continuing with their plans to safely hold a college football season beginning in mid-September as all three conferences released a statement on Tuesday in response to the cancelations.
The ACC’s statement can be read below:
While the season of the Big Ten was on the brink late Sunday evening, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence began a social media campaign of #WeWantToPlay, hoping it could change the mind of several presidents across the country.
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Dating back to August 5, Brice tweeted, “we just want to play ball”, and has since continued to lobby for a football season and all fall sports to play.
Chase Brice then followed that tweet up four days later by saying “we need to play” and “spot the ball”, again citing the potential for the college football season to be canceled.
The expected Duke starting quarterback then commented on all fall sports on Monday, saying if there is a football season that all fall athletes should have the chance to compete in their respective sports safely.
As things currently stand, Duke is scheduled to open the 2020 football season in South Bend, Indiana against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who is a full member of the ACC for this season, on September 12, although no time or network has yet to be announced.
The Duke football home opener is slated for the following week, September 19, against the Boston College Eagles.
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