By: KDKA-TV News Staff

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Penn State coach James Franklin is calling on the Big Ten Conference to avoid canceling the football season.

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Franklin took to social media on Monday night, sharing a statement on playing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“While we all agree there is much uncertainty; the best decision right now isn’t to cancel the season. I implore the Big Ten to consider all possibilities to preserve college football this fall,” Franklin said on his verified Twitter account.

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“Let’s delay, seek clarity, build the safest environment for our guys and make the best decision,” he added.

Franklin also said he supports “our student-athletes’ desire to play this fall & will exhaust all options for them.”

Penn State has already announced last week its fall sports will be played without fans.

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The Big Ten has reportedly voted to cancel the 2020 college football season, sources told the Detroit Free Press.