Big Ten postpones football season; what’s next for Huskers?

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Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The Big Ten will postpone its fall sports schedule in 2020 and will attempt to play in the spring of 2021.

Yahoo’s Pete Thamel was the first to report the news.

UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos, and Huskers Head Football Coach Scott Frost issued a statement Tuesday following the Big Ten announcement:

“We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play. Safety comes first. Based on the conversations with our medical experts, we continue to strongly believe the absolute safest place for our student-athletes is within the rigorous safety protocols, testing procedures, and the structure and support provided by Husker Athletics. We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”

The question now becomes: what will Nebraska Football do?

In a news conference on Monday, Head Coach Scott Frost made it clear the team wants to play and will look elsewhere for opponents if the Big Ten cancels.

Is returning to the Big 12 an option? The SEC? Were they bluffing? It certainly didn’t sound like it.

The Big Ten is the first power five conference to postpone.

We’ll see if the others do the same.

If they don’t, Nebraska will have options.

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Big Ten pulls plug on fall football amid COVID-19 concerns

The Big Ten won’t be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19.

The Big Ten logo is seen on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played.

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