The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences on Tuesday canceled their football seasons over coronavirus concerns, ignoring pleas from President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and college athletes to play in the fall.

College football has become a flashpoint in the fight over reopening the country, with government officials using the sport as a tool to encourage public compliance with health protocols. The president inserted himself into the debate this week and urged schools to let their athletes play.

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