Big Ten, Pac-12 conferences vote to postpone fall sports

The two major college conferences postponed their football seasons even after players and coaches pleaded to play amid the ongoing concern over COVID-19.
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they were happy. We continue with the college football clash. Both the big ten and pac-12 differences voting to postpone all fall sports including football due to the coronavirus. Kaylee Hartung joins us now from the campus of the defending champion lsu tigers with the latest on that big decision. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning. You know firsthand how much energy and time and effort college athletes put into living their dreams. This morning, from Ohio to California, there are young people waking up just trying to get a grip on their new reality. This morning, the college football world divided. The lead factor in postponing our competition for now is the health and safety of our student athletes. There's too much uncertainty. Reporter: The big ten and pac-12 postponing seasons even after coaches and players pleaded to play. Just very, very disappointing and you canertainly see that in the faces of our players, just a tough day emotionally for everyone involved. Reporter: Reaction from players pouring in. One of the nation's top players, Justin fields tweeting shaking my head. Some athletes demanding answers. Eric Burrell from the university of Wisconsin tweeting, do they actually think we can do spring competition and a couple months later fall? And Trevor Sidney from Illinois saying, I just don't get how playing football isn't safe but attending classes is. If season is canceled but looking out for our health how is attending classes not worse. Pac-12 players organized under we are united released a statement saying we all put in tremendous work to play this we are disappointed in the pac-12 and NCAA leaders who failed to use the preceding months to prioritize our health and safety to give us the best chance at having a successful season. The two calling it quits for the fall leaning on advice of medical experts concerned about the long-term effects of covid-19. But the three other conferences in the power five still standing. Determined to play on. They're proceeding with caution. The champions at lsu experimenting with new technology and equipment to try to keep their players safe. Trying to make sure that we have the proper equipment and make it work for the players. Make the players feel as comfortable as possible. Reporter: With extensive health protocols in place Ed owner Ron. We feel they're better off with us than they would be going home. Reporter: Here at lsu the football team will be on the practice field later today and like all teams in the S.E.C., the ACC and the big 12 they're working towards starting that season next month but for those players in the big ten and pac-12, so many questions. The goal is to play in the spring but there is no game plan for this. Robin. No game plan whatsoever. I saw that you talked with lsu's coach and he, of course, they want to play. They're in the S.E.C. And haven't made a final decision. He said he even wanted to see fans and even at 50% how many would be there in the stadium? Reporter: I had a reaction when he said that because I know the capacity at lsu's football stadium is over 100,000 people. He wants fans to be in the stands but he wants it to happen safely but, of course, 50% would be 50,000 fans come this fall. You know how much lsu fans love their football but, again, safety is the top priority and all decisions will be plead with that in mind. Yes, safety first and I know you're happy to be at home, Baton Rouge is your home where you were raised and good to have you there and I'm sure family is happy to see you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You take care, Kaylee.

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