College Football

Pac-12 Commissioner meets with players

(AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

As college sports leaders worked to figure out how to play football through the pandemic, former NFL star Chris Hinton and wife Mya noticed something was missing when they watched and read news coverage. It was obvious to the parents of two Division I players.

"It's all the coaches are saying this. The administrators are saying that. And the NCAA is saying this and you didn't hear anything from players or parents," said Chris Hinton, the former Pro Bowl offensive lineman who helped started Football Parents 24/7. "So in two months now you have parents speaking up as a unified group and you have players speaking up as a unified group. So that's a lot of progress in the last two months."

Less than a month before the scheduled start of a season already scrambled by the pandemic, the Pac-12 football players who started the (hash)WeAreUnited movement had their first meeting with conference leadership this week. As they did so, the wealthiest conferences continued to outline plans to play and protect thier athletes while most schools in the second tier of Division I football have given up on a fall season.

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