Players unite in push to save college season, create union

Clemson's Tee Higgins (5) celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By RALPH D. RUSSO, the Associated Press

College football players from across the country are uniting. They want to save a season threatened by the pandemic and make sure they won’t be left out of the big decisions anymore. After Clemson star Trevor Lawrence sparked a movement by tweeting “we want to play,” he was contacted by a player activist from Michigan. In a couple hours, two hashtags — WeWantToPlay and WeAreUnited — merged. Not only do the players want to play, but they want to create a players association for college football.