These boys, young men, and men are playing football voluntarily, are they not? By now I'm sure their well aware of the safety concerns of full contact football.
So I suppose it's a personal choice wether they choose to play or not. Coal mining and crab fishing are still dangerous yet people still choose to do it.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."