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Trump Calls On Big Ten Conference To Play Fall Football

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump.

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game
Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game. [Thomas Bradley | WOSU News]
Trump tweeted he has spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season.

The Big Ten had no immediate comment.

The league announced Aug. 11 it would move its football season to the spring semester because of health risks associated with the pandemic.

Trump has framed the debate over player and fan safety as a political one.