Donald Trump Pushes Pac-12 College Conference to Reopen Football

Donald Trump Pushes Pac-12 College Conference to Reopen Football


President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged the Pac-12 college sports conference to reopen football after the Big 10 conference reversed a decision to postpone their season.

“Pac-12, you’re the only one now,” Trump said at a White House press conference on Wednesday night. “Open up, Pac-12. Get going.”

The Pac-12 conference includes colleges in Arizona, Oregon, California, Washington, Utah, and Colorado.

Both Governor Gavin Newsom and Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that their coronavirus restrictions would not block Pac-12 teams from practicing and playing.

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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott welcomed the news.

Statement from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott on positive developments from governors of California and Oregon: pic.twitter.com/bZVuGT6vuW

— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) September 16, 2020

“We are eager for our student athletes to have the opportunity to play this season, as soon as it can be done safely and in accordance with public health authority approvals,” Scott said.

Trump agreed.

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