College football world reacts to Iowa’s stunning announcement

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The University of Iowa made a stunning announcement on Thursday that sent the college football world into a frenzy on social media.

Iowa will resume athletic practice, including college football, on June 1

This is absolutely stunning news, as Iowa’s date of June 1 is by far the earliest any big school has announced athletics will resume. Other schools have talked about opening up later this summer and fall. But Iowa is taking quite a bold stance here as America remains embroiled in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not surprisingly, the college football world had some strong reactions to this announcement.