The announcements come more than a month after the Ivy League became the first conference to cancel all fall sports with an eye toward playing in the spring, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Players and others around college football expressed their thoughts about the postponements on social media.
Smh..— Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 11, 2020
Life- 10 % what happens to you. 90% how you respond to it. Not the decision we wanted, but NO reason to be defeated. Find positive in every situation. I'll still be working to get better everyday. https://t.co/qh7KxIdXNF— Jake Bentley (@JakeBentley19) August 11, 2020
that's wicked..— Jayden Daniels (@JayD__5) August 11, 2020
Statement from Coach Tucker on today's announcement from the Big Ten Conference. pic.twitter.com/SSx3Jr9oTZ— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) August 11, 2020
Wow, #ArizonaState athletic director Ray Anderson emphatic that the school will play again. On other schools from other leagues attempting to recruit Sun Devils athletes.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 11, 2020
"Have at it," Anderson said.
If there's anything certain about this time it's that I know I chose the right school. Through everything @OSU_AD @ryandaytime and everyone else on staff had our back and fought for our best interest. Can't say the same for others on the outside and that's the sad truth #GoBucks— Ruck (@Jeremy_Ruckert1) August 11, 2020
"We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete."— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 11, 2020
Nebraska released a joint statement, including coach Scott Frost, saying they hope to still possibly play this fall. https://t.co/TZbEbxQL0v pic.twitter.com/cZbyimuKIA
"I think right now, like a lot of college football fans, just kind of devastated by the news."— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 11, 2020
-@KirkHerbstreit gives his reaction to the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports pic.twitter.com/EM5swOc9v4
If Covid is still around in the spring (which I'm sure it will be) what's the difference? Then it's going to get delayed again.. Now seniors gotta make a decision, Do We stay and play or do We declare??? Such a messed up situation for us 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️.. All I can say is God be with us🙏🏽— T.Boogi3 (@TrevonSidney) August 11, 2020
KEEP POLITICS OUT OF FOOTBALL. WE WANT TO PLAY— Josh Imatorbhebhe (@JoshBhebhe) August 11, 2020
The Big Ten has postponed its football season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 11, 2020
With the Big Ten pushing back its season, there will be fewer than 500 regular-season games this fall.
The last time there were fewer than 500 major-conference games in the fall was in 1943. pic.twitter.com/NjgucYwfKg
🤬— Teradja Mitchell (@teradja_) August 11, 2020
A staff member from a prominent Big 10 program just told me he is "pissed. Sad. Speechless. Shocked. All mixed into one." Says the players are devastated.— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 11, 2020
I'm hurting rn... but I know God has a plan🙏🏽— L U K E F O R D🇺🇸 (@lukeford82) August 11, 2020
This stadium, and others in the Big Ten, will remain empty the rest of this year. 2020, man. pic.twitter.com/jLSwLCmMXi— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2020
Stop trying to soften the blow.. if you're postponing until the spring then it's not about player safety. Playing 2 seasons in such a short time is even more irresponsible. This is a cancellation.. call it what it is.— Zach Von Rosenberg (@ZVR09) August 11, 2020