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MM 8.11: Maryland football players react to rumors surrounding potential cancellation of season

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Rumors have circulated around the country that the Big Ten conference is moving towards cancelling the 2020 football season due to COVID-19 concerns.

While the presidents and chancellors have reportedly not held a vote yet, many around the league are skeptical about what is to come, and false reports that a cancellation had been decided spread around Twitter Sunday night.

Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a potential 2020 Heisman Trophy finalist, took it to social media on Sunday, tweeting the hashtag #WeWantToPlay with a graphic of what the players want.

Many coaches and players around the Big Ten followed suit, speaking out on social media about their desire to play football this upcoming fall.

Most notably Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, Penn State head coach James Franklin and Nebraska head coach Scott Frost all spoke out on the importance of playing football this fall, including how it is safer for the players to be following the NCAA and Big Ten’s health and safety guidelines, rather than them being on their own.

Several Maryland football players took to social media to voice their opinions about the swirling rumors.

Here is a thread of their Tweets (ordered from oldest to newest chronologically):

In other news

Incoming freshman Ruben Hyppolite II highlights the freshman linebackers for Maryland football in 2020.

After a WNBA career-high 15 points Saturday, Kaila Charles is beginning to find her stride.

Charles started for the Connecticut Sun Monday night, her first career WNBA start.