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The current landscape of college football today is quite astonishing to most, but comes as no surprise to those who know how the system is set-up and portrayed. You would think that the NCAA would have stepped in to assist in getting the student-athletes and programs prepared to play, but they passed the baton to the conferences. After the baton got passed to the conference officials, they passed it off to medical experts, who ultimately determined the fate of the BIG-10 & PAC-12 seasons. Nearly days after releasing the 2020 Big 10 conference schedule, the general populous and college football programs were told they were pushing the season to the spring. There has even been talks of conference re-alignment and teams joining to form a sort of power conference for the fall. The ACC, SEC and BIG 12 have made decisions to push forward, as they have accumulated the same medical information and believe that football can be played safely this fall. I am not sure how conference officials are so far apart on these critical issues, but it proves the lack of consistency, leadership and backbone that many of the top officials have demonstrated throughout the course of this pandemic. So what's next? Well, according to the ACC, "If public health guidance allows, the schedule will begin Thursday, Sept. 10. All 15 conference schools will play an 11-game schedule, with 10 games against ACC opponents and one versus a non-conference program. Obviously, things are being left up to public health officials on whether the 2020 ACC football season will begin and the discourse could remain the same into September.
We have heard talks of power five football teams breaking away from the NCAA, which seems logical with the lack of consistency out of the the governing body of collegiate athletics. From studying and being involved at every level of college football since 2016, I am torn apart about some Mid-Majors and FCS conferences cancelling the fall seasons. College Football Today has 130 FBS, 168 FCS, 212 D2, 80+ NAIA and hundreds of junior college football teams. This does not count the hundreds of D3 football teams who also most likely will not be playing this fall. From observations, nothing has ever stopped teams from recruiting future classes and they are always looking to gain a step up on the competition. Many high school players have been forced to take this fall season off, but you should remain hopeful that your time is coming and there will be college football on the horizon in the near future.
When looking at the ramifications on CFB recruiting, many top tier recruits were unable to visit to meet with coaches staffs and lost the chance to impress them in person. This will affect late risers in State's that have chosen not to play this fall, who had more to prove on the actual field of play. When evaluating talent for the NFL Draft, many top scouts are looking at much more than just on the field play. There are still many ways to impress recruiters with athletic body movements and workout videos. This not only proves you are getting better daily, but also is able to shed light on the overall athletic abilities you possess. There are also many amazing athletes I deal with year in and year out, who failed to study and do not qualify academically. You should take this time to raise your GPA and improve your ACT or SAT scores, as this is always a separating factor down the road. Check out the elite recruiting database, along with our 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 top football recruit rankings by using the picture or buttons below.
The hashtag #WeWantToPlay started on Twitter with superstars of the game like Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. Many throughout the industry believe that student-athletes are much safer on campus, rather than being among the masses. I agree fully with the scientific evidence and data that fully justifies the ACC, SEC & BIG 12's generalized thesis of moving forward with a fall 2020 college football season. The main issue seems to be liability concerns with Covid-19 and the long term health affects it could have if a athlete contracts the Coronavirus during the course of play. So in brief, these decisions are also being made by conferences and Universities legal teams, as well as medical experts. The threat of lawsuits down the road is ultimately what cancelled PAC-12 and BIG-10 football this fall, as many players began to speak out about their safety concerns for the 2020 college football season. Below is a list of notable college football players who have opted out for the 2020 NCAA football season.
WE WANT TO PLAY
Check out the new we want to play College Football Today gear below, as the majority of us want to play this fall!
We Want To Play Muscle Shirt
$22.50 - $24.50
This soft, we want to play sleeveless tank is so comfy you're going to want to wear it everywhere, be it on your couch, out on a walk, or during a yoga class. The relaxed fit and low-cut armholes gives it a casual, urban look.
• 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/y² (142 g/m²)
• 32 singles
• Wide armholes
• Relaxed, side-seamed fit
We Want To Play Unisex Hoodie
$29.00 - $31.00
Everyone needs a cozy go-to We Want To Play hoodie to curl up in, so go for one that's soft, smooth, and stylish. It's the perfect choice for cooler evenings!
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Double-lined hood
• Double-needle stitching throughout
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• 1x1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
• Front pouch pocket
We Want To Play Drawstring bag
Combine your love for vibrant prints and a sporty style with a cool We Want To Play drawstring bag. It's a must-have gym essential that can be worn as a backpack with drawstring closure at top, and narrow, contrasting shoulder straps.
• Bag size 15”x17”
• Maximum weight limit – 33lbs (15kg)
• Twin cotton handles
• Drawstring closure
• 100% spun polyester fabric
• Blank product components in the US sourced from China
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from China and the EU
We Want To Play Neck Gaiter
This We Want To Play neck gaiter is a versatile accessory that can be used as a face covering, headband, bandana, wristband, and neck warmer. Upgrade your accessory game and find a matching face shield for each of your outfits.
• 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
• Fabric weight: 6.19 oz/yd² (210 g/m²)
• Breathable fabric
• Washable and reusable
• Four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
• One size
• Printed on one side, reverse side is left blank
We Want To Play Unisex Tank Top
$22.50 - $24.50
A classic, all-purpose We Want To Play unisex tank. A timeless classic intended for anyone looking for great quality and softness.
• 100% combed and ringspun cotton
• Tri-blends are 50% polyester/25% combed/25% ringspun cotton/rayon
• Side-seamed, unisex sizing
• Sizes - XS-2XL
We Want To Play Unisex Sweatshirt
$25.00 - $29.00
A sturdy and warm we want to play sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel and reduced pilling.
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Classic fit with no center crease
• 1x1 athletic rib knit collar with spandex
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and hem
We Want To Play Long sleeve t-shirt
$24.50 - $26.50
This We Want To Play long-sleeved shirt is made of the ultra-smooth American Apparel cotton, and it has comfy long sleeves to protect you from the elements. The sleeves are cuffed at the hand for a tapered look that adds a little flair.
• 100% cotton
• Heather Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
• Long sleeves
• Cuffed hands
• Durable ribbed neckband
• Double stitched
• Blank products stocked in the US are made in USA, sweatshop-free
• Blank products stocked in the EU are sourced worldwide
We Want To Play 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
$28.00 - $30.00
A stylish we want to play spin on the classic baseball raglan. The combed cotton blend makes it super soft, comfortable, and lightweight.
• ¾ sleeve raglan shirt
• 100% ringspun cotton (Heather Grey 90% cotton/10% polyester, Heather Denim 50% cotton/50% polyester)
• Ribbed neckband
We Want To Play Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
A lightweight We Want To Play youth tee, made of 100% cotton (except for heather colors, which contain polyester). Comes pre-shrunk so the fit stays the same over time and multiple wash cycles.
• 100% ring-spun cotton (heather colors have polyester)
• 30 singles
• Tubular construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder tape
• Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
We Want To Play Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
$16.00 - $20.50
You've now found the staple we want to play t-shirt of your wardrobe. It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
We Want To Play Kids Hoodie
Everyone wants to be cozy and warm and still look stylish—kids are no exception. Prepare the little one for any chilly evening by ordering this we want to play kids’ hoodie. It has a front kangaroo pouch pocket, which has a small hidden opening for an earphone cord and double fabric hood for extra warmth. What’s more, to ensure the kids' safety, the hoodie comes with no drawcords.
• 80% ringspun cotton, 20% polyester
• Twin needle stitching detailing
• Double fabric hood
• No drawcords
• Kangaroo pouch pocket with small hidden opening for earphone cord
• Ribbed cuffs and hem
We Want To Play Women’s Crop Tee
The season's trendiest garment - the we want to play crop top. This top is tight-fitting but still incredibly comfortable, and it hits just above the navel.
• 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester
• 40 singles thread weight
• Form fitting
• Side seamed
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