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Can we set like a 12-hour moratorium on news?

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If you’ve been on Twitter, you probably need a drink. Monday, August 10 may go down as the day that saved the 2020 college football season, if it happens.

With reports of the season’s status changing by the moment, Inside NU is summarizing yet another crazy day on the bird site following a weekend full of news breaking and rumor floating. The B1G, likely the Pac-12, and potentially all of college football appears to be in a holding stage.

It started around midnight Monday. In response to a flurry of rumors being floated via Twitter concerning the cancellation of the 2020 college football season, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence led a conference call with players throughout the Power Five, which ended by merging the #WeAreUnited and #WeWantToPlay social media movements.

Here’s the rest of the day, as told by Twitter.

Reports this morning indicated the Big Ten would announce the cancellation of its 2020 season as early as Tuesday morning as every school in the Big Ten other than Iowa and Nebraska reportedly voted in favor of scrapping the season. The Pac 12 appeared to be in a similar boat.

Despite multiple reports the Big Ten canceled the season and is set to release an official decision Tuesday, conference communications director Adam Augustine said no vote by the presidents been taken.

But clearly the communication between the higher-ups and teams continues to be, well, less than good.

Nebraska, including its politicians, cannot bear the thought of a fall without Husker football.

Then Jim Harbaugh became the first B1G coach to come out in support of a season, citing Michigan’s COVID-19 testing numbers as a primary reason for his mentality.

Then, of course, the President of the United States voiced his opinion.

It appears the SEC is playing the waiting game until they absolutely have to cancel. Commissioner Greg Sankey chimed in with the following via Twitter. The conference remains in favor of playing.

Then came one of the most impassioned moments of the day. After Nebraska finished its practice, Scott Frost spoke to the media, fully supporting playing a season, throwing out the possibility of the Cornhuskers playing football even if the Big Ten doesn’t (which would be complicated). He said he believes all head coaches in the conference want to play, and others spoke as well.

With regard to the ACC, it appears they’re going to give it a go.

Then, ahead of a meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, who are surely hearing from players and coaches in one ear and university presidents in the other, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit insinuated the conference might lean toward canceling.

There has been a lot of chatter regarding heart complications from COVID-19 post recovery, and that’s providing the latest hurdle to holding a season.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney then held a press conference to discuss the current situation, unsurprisingly saying he wants a season to happen, even after over 30 Tiger players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving back on campus.

Stop me if you’ve heard the words “fluid situation” used in the last week.

We wait until anything is official. Player, coach and public sentiment might have been enough to hold off a cancellation for a day or two. We may learn Tuesday.

In ways, things have very much changed, while they’ve also stayed very much the same.