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RE: College Football News - 8/11/2020 4:12:08 PM   
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PAC 12 has pulled the plug too

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RE: College Football News - 8/11/2020 6:12:40 PM   
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Can we now kick Nebraska out of the Big 10.

But Trump said it was "safe' to play football.

Gonna be difficult for Bama, LSU, and Clemson to pursue a national title with two conferences

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RE: College Football News - 8/12/2020 9:45:29 AM   
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First-year Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren endured his first truly tumultuous news cycle this week. Through all the emotional crosswinds and open-fire antagonism, no Big Ten school’s petulance stood out like Nebraska.
Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost held a news conference Monday to essentially announce that Nebraska would attempt go rogue if the Big Ten canceled the fall football season. The news conference doubled as a pep rally and the local media jumped aboard, speculating about future opponents without bothering to Google the phrase “grant of rights.”
The entire University of Nebraska doubled down on Frost’s chestiness on Tuesday in the wake of the Big Ten’s decision to cancel the fall season, saying it was “very disappointed.” The release included everyone from the chancellor to the coach and said Nebraska “[hopes] it may be possible for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to compete.” In other words, they stood on their porch in Lincoln and flipped off Warren in unison.
When Warren was asked specifically by Yahoo Sports if Nebraska could play college football this fall, he gave an answer that would make his hardline predecessor nod with approval.
“No,” he said, firmly. “Not and be a member of the Big Ten Conference.”
Warren’s concise Nebraska rebuttal is a nice window into the bottom line he used to help guide the decision that may ultimately define his career as Big Ten commissioner. He politely told Nebraska that if it goes rogue, it can pack it where the corn doesn’t husk. And the league would be happy to keep its $50 million cut and share it with those who play nice.
Warren’s stance on Nebraska’s fall football fantasy would make former commissioner Jim Delany proud. Delany ruled the league with swagger, intimidation and the occasional f-bomb. It’s safe to say Nebraska wouldn’t have attempted to go rogue with Delany in the commissioner chair, as it would have received phone calls with Delany’s Jersey-colorful vernacular. And, likely, it would have been guaranteed the Cornhuskers would have opened their league schedule on the road the next three years with some combination of Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan as a reminder of who is in charge.

Warren hasn’t been perfect through his eight-month baptism by blowtorch as Big Ten commissioner. He alienated some of his fellow commissioner colleagues when he surprised them by going to a conference-only schedule. He certainly burned some goodwill with his coaches, athletic directors and presidents with the clunky way the Big Ten arrived at the decision.
Warren’s task learning the nuances of the college football ecosystems during a pandemic – he arrived from the Minnesota Vikings front office – is equatable to getting dropped into Middle East peace negotiations and conducting them in sign language. There’s a segment of coaches and ADs irked with the way the league’s decision unfolded, especially the lack of a plan to tell student athletes about the specifics of the spring and their eligibility.
Warren prides himself as a consensus builder. A key phrase that every conference uses when announcing decisions is “unanimous,” even when their decisions aren’t unanimous. They’re always at least advertised as such. So it was telling that the Big Ten didn’t bother with that word in its press release Tuesday. It meant Warren navigating an unprecedented situation without even getting to pretend like everyone is getting along.
This was a no-win situation for Warren. Lead a decision to cancel the fall season and the players, coaches and fans all revolt. Lead a decision to play amid a pandemic and you lose the academics and medical professionals. Ultimately, the Big Ten ended up in a smart place. There’s an exponentially better chance of the remaining three major conferences joining the Big Ten on the sideline than there is in those leagues finishing the season. Vegas wouldn’t even give you odds on that bet.
From a risk-management perspective, there’s also a strong argument those leagues have a better chance of ending up with glaring issues than they do actually finishing the season. No matter your politics, view on the virus or perspective on the season, this 2020 fall football season was always a slog with long odds. That got lost a little bit the past 72 hours.
Cut through the roar of emotion this week and it remains a daunting challenge to navigate an entire season this fall. There are health risks both known and unknown, tens of thousands of students returning to campuses and a lack of frequent and accurate testing. Maybe this will be better in the spring. Maybe it won’t. But the best chance for any medical breakthrough that could allow the sport to play remains rapid and accurate testing.
Warren’s rationale gives us a glimpse into what we’ll see from him in the upcoming years as a leader. He has conviction and principle, and the baseline of his decision is difficult to argue against, no matter how badly you want to see your favorite team play.
“When you’re dealing with the lives of human beings, you can’t have ‘I don’t knows,’” Warren said in a phone interview. “These are amateur athletes, they’re not professionals. They are amateurs. We’re not the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball.”
When Warren noted there were too many questions he didn’t know the answers to, he was prodded for specifics. He asked: How many times can you get COVID-19? How does contact tracing really work? What does intense training do for asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals who have COVID-19?
“There’s a whole litany of items from a health and wellness standpoint where there’s different opinions,” Warren said. He didn’t think “I don’t know” was an adequate answer.
Warren won’t be invited to the Lincoln or Columbus Touchdown Club to speak anytime soon. And it’ll take him a little while to navigate the political damage in his league.
But as the Big Ten landed the plane and bounced on the runway for the past 72 hours, Warren’s actions remained rooted in pragmatic reasons. Through adversity, character is revealed. And Warren’s has been shown to err on the side of safety, health and caution.
As for the most extreme signs of disrespect that emerged in Lincoln, Warren showed he’s not afraid to stand up to schools who try to rally their base at his expense. Well, the Cornhuskers have been dared to follow through. The hunch here is their actions will be much quieter than their words.


Ball back in your court, Scotty Tough Nuts
You get your bosses to give up that Big Ten check.
Good luck.

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RE: College Football News - 8/12/2020 2:38:14 PM   
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Lou Holtz using D-Day for some sick comparison to the college FB covid crisis
Please take the mics away from some of these guys.

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RE: College Football News - 8/12/2020 2:46:34 PM   
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Lou Holtz using D-Day for some sick comparison to the college FB covid crisis
Please take the mics away from some of these guys.


Maybe the old white fart will get COVID and die.

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RE: College Football News - 8/12/2020 7:26:45 PM   
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Big 12 to play football this fall.
Which are the most prestigious institutions in the country. Not in terms of collegiate sports but research, discovery and academic achievements of undergrad and grad students.
Big 10, PAC 12 or Big 12, SEC, or ACC.

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 9:08:45 AM   
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Ball back in your court, Scotty Tough Nuts
You get your bosses to give up that Big Ten check.
Good luck.


Des Howard says Frost should apologize to the B10, or the commish should find a way to kick them out of the conference.

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 9:10:25 AM   
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Ball back in your court, Scotty Tough Nuts
You get your bosses to give up that Big Ten check.
Good luck.


Des Howard says Frost should apologize to the B10, or the commish should find a way to kick them out of the conference.

hear hear

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 9:23:21 AM   
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Ball back in your court, Scotty Tough Nuts
You get your bosses to give up that Big Ten check.
Good luck.


Des Howard says Frost should apologize to the B10, or the commish should find a way to kick them out of the conference.

hear hear


Maybe Frost just wants the reps as his sub-par team gets beat again and again. It's not like they were conference champ contenders.

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 9:46:41 AM   
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I'd hate to see Nebraska kicked out. I like having a couple of sure wins built into the schedule.

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 10:05:28 AM   
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I'd hate to see Nebraska kicked out. I like having a couple of sure wins built into the schedule.

Absolutely CRAZY how fast that actually became something some teams can say …

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 10:08:12 AM   
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I'd hate to see Nebraska kicked out. I like having a couple of sure wins built into the schedule.

Absolutely CRAZY how fast that actually became something some teams can say …

It's like overnight it started occurring to recruits ... why the f*** would I want to spend 4 years of my life in Nebraska?

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 11:05:19 AM   
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Nebraska has ended speculation about breaking from the Big Ten's plan to postpone fall football.

"The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," chancellor Ronnie Green and president Ted Carter said in a statement. "It is an unparalleled athletic and academic alliance."


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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 2:33:00 PM   
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Nebraska has ended speculation about breaking from the Big Ten's plan to postpone fall football.

"The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," chancellor Ronnie Green and president Ted Carter said in a statement. "It is an unparalleled athletic and academic alliance."



Who do you want your institution to be associated with?

Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota? Schools that have made major contributions to the advancement of mankind?

Or Texas Tech University? The school that hired a fired Bobby Knight....the guy who uttered that famous line about women "I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."


Do bad Knight didn't wind up in a maximum security prison in the general population....maybe his words could apply to himself.

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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 9:22:18 PM   
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Nebraska has ended speculation about breaking from the Big Ten's plan to postpone fall football.

"The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference," chancellor Ronnie Green and president Ted Carter said in a statement. "It is an unparalleled athletic and academic alliance."



Who do you want your institution to be associated with?

Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota? Schools that have made major contributions to the advancement of mankind?

Or Texas Tech University? The school that hired a fired Bobby Knight....the guy who uttered that famous line about women "I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."


Do bad Knight didn't wind up in a maximum security prison in the general population....maybe his words could apply to himself.

I take it you don't like U of Indiana.

I hated his teams. Refs were intimidated and gave them many calls.
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RE: College Football News - 8/13/2020 10:35:21 PM   
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Back in June, Bill Moos and the Nebraska athletic department did their best to try and predict the potential economic hit of possibly losing part of the 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

The third-year NU athletic director and his staff could have never predicted how devastating the impact would eventually be when the Big Ten Conference announced this week that the season would be postponed until 2021.

During an appearance on the Husker Sports Network radio show, Sports Nightly, on Thursday night, Moos delivered some grave numbers to show just how substantial of a blow losing seven home football games would be this fall.

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season. (Nate Clouse)
When Nebraska’s athletic department initially trimmed its budget and eliminated 17 positions, including some senior staff, back in June, it did so with the projection of a roughly $12-15 million deficit.

Now, Moos said NU athletics alone were looking at a loss of more than $100 million.

Even more, Moos said the collateral financial damage expected for the City of Lincoln from no fall football season would be around $300 million.

“That’s a lot of businesses, a lot of jobs, a lot of families that are going to be affected,” Moos said. “That weighs heavy on me, and it weighs heavy on all of the administrators at the University of Nebraska.”

Moos said each Nebraska home football game was worth around $12 million, and that didn’t even factor in the additional income earned from the Huskers’ television contract through the Big Ten and other media partners.

With any hope of games this fall now officially out the window, Moos stressed the importance of playing at least a partial season this spring to receive at least part of the annual television revenue, which now tops $50 million per school for a full season.

Moos said his staff had been meeting for a while now, including as he spoke on Thursday night, to develop a new budget plan and thought they had “a solid feel for the dilemma we’re facing.”

However, Moos admitted: “That is a daunting exercise.”

Another consequence of the lost fall season that couldn’t be counted in dollars was the mental toll taken on Nebraska’s fall sports student-athletes. After preparing for months to compete in their respective sports this fall, many Husker athletes are now left wondering whether they will get the opportunity to play at all in 2020-21.

“For right now, those dreams are crushed,” Moos said. “It’s going to take all we’ve got to make sure we embrace them, love them, take care of them, and get through this together."

Moos’ interview had somber tune from the start, but he made sure to close with pep talk not only for Nebraska’s coaches, athletes, and staff members, but to the people of the entire state who will be equally impacted by the lost 2020 season.

“This is an amazing state, and we will lock arms and we will march through this much like we did in the aftermath of the floods that took place earlier last year,” Moos said. “We’ll get there, and it’ll make us stronger. We’ll come out better in the end, but I have a strong, strong care and feelings for the people that are going to be affected both in our department at the University, in Lincoln, and throughout the entire State of Nebraska.”

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RE: College Football News - 8/14/2020 8:10:55 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Steve Lentz

Back in June, Bill Moos and the Nebraska athletic department did their best to try and predict the potential economic hit of possibly losing part of the 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

The third-year NU athletic director and his staff could have never predicted how devastating the impact would eventually be when the Big Ten Conference announced this week that the season would be postponed until 2021.

During an appearance on the Husker Sports Network radio show, Sports Nightly, on Thursday night, Moos delivered some grave numbers to show just how substantial of a blow losing seven home football games would be this fall.

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season. (Nate Clouse)
When Nebraska’s athletic department initially trimmed its budget and eliminated 17 positions, including some senior staff, back in June, it did so with the projection of a roughly $12-15 million deficit.

Now, Moos said NU athletics alone were looking at a loss of more than $100 million.

Even more, Moos said the collateral financial damage expected for the City of Lincoln from no fall football season would be around $300 million.

“That’s a lot of businesses, a lot of jobs, a lot of families that are going to be affected,” Moos said. “That weighs heavy on me, and it weighs heavy on all of the administrators at the University of Nebraska.”

Moos said each Nebraska home football game was worth around $12 million, and that didn’t even factor in the additional income earned from the Huskers’ television contract through the Big Ten and other media partners.

With any hope of games this fall now officially out the window, Moos stressed the importance of playing at least a partial season this spring to receive at least part of the annual television revenue, which now tops $50 million per school for a full season.

Moos said his staff had been meeting for a while now, including as he spoke on Thursday night, to develop a new budget plan and thought they had “a solid feel for the dilemma we’re facing.”

However, Moos admitted: “That is a daunting exercise.”

Another consequence of the lost fall season that couldn’t be counted in dollars was the mental toll taken on Nebraska’s fall sports student-athletes. After preparing for months to compete in their respective sports this fall, many Husker athletes are now left wondering whether they will get the opportunity to play at all in 2020-21.

“For right now, those dreams are crushed,” Moos said. “It’s going to take all we’ve got to make sure we embrace them, love them, take care of them, and get through this together."

Moos’ interview had somber tune from the start, but he made sure to close with pep talk not only for Nebraska’s coaches, athletes, and staff members, but to the people of the entire state who will be equally impacted by the lost 2020 season.

“This is an amazing state, and we will lock arms and we will march through this much like we did in the aftermath of the floods that took place earlier last year,” Moos said. “We’ll get there, and it’ll make us stronger. We’ll come out better in the end, but I have a strong, strong care and feelings for the people that are going to be affected both in our department at the University, in Lincoln, and throughout the entire State of Nebraska.”

We almost got a NDSU/Nebraska game. That would have been fun.
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RE: College Football News - 8/14/2020 8:14:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Steve Lentz

Back in June, Bill Moos and the Nebraska athletic department did their best to try and predict the potential economic hit of possibly losing part of the 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

The third-year NU athletic director and his staff could have never predicted how devastating the impact would eventually be when the Big Ten Conference announced this week that the season would be postponed until 2021.

During an appearance on the Husker Sports Network radio show, Sports Nightly, on Thursday night, Moos delivered some grave numbers to show just how substantial of a blow losing seven home football games would be this fall.

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season. (Nate Clouse)
When Nebraska’s athletic department initially trimmed its budget and eliminated 17 positions, including some senior staff, back in June, it did so with the projection of a roughly $12-15 million deficit.

Now, Moos said NU athletics alone were looking at a loss of more than $100 million.

Even more, Moos said the collateral financial damage expected for the City of Lincoln from no fall football season would be around $300 million.

“That’s a lot of businesses, a lot of jobs, a lot of families that are going to be affected,” Moos said. “That weighs heavy on me, and it weighs heavy on all of the administrators at the University of Nebraska.”

Moos said each Nebraska home football game was worth around $12 million, and that didn’t even factor in the additional income earned from the Huskers’ television contract through the Big Ten and other media partners.

With any hope of games this fall now officially out the window, Moos stressed the importance of playing at least a partial season this spring to receive at least part of the annual television revenue, which now tops $50 million per school for a full season.

Moos said his staff had been meeting for a while now, including as he spoke on Thursday night, to develop a new budget plan and thought they had “a solid feel for the dilemma we’re facing.”

However, Moos admitted: “That is a daunting exercise.”

Another consequence of the lost fall season that couldn’t be counted in dollars was the mental toll taken on Nebraska’s fall sports student-athletes. After preparing for months to compete in their respective sports this fall, many Husker athletes are now left wondering whether they will get the opportunity to play at all in 2020-21.

“For right now, those dreams are crushed,” Moos said. “It’s going to take all we’ve got to make sure we embrace them, love them, take care of them, and get through this together."

Moos’ interview had somber tune from the start, but he made sure to close with pep talk not only for Nebraska’s coaches, athletes, and staff members, but to the people of the entire state who will be equally impacted by the lost 2020 season.

“This is an amazing state, and we will lock arms and we will march through this much like we did in the aftermath of the floods that took place earlier last year,” Moos said. “We’ll get there, and it’ll make us stronger. We’ll come out better in the end, but I have a strong, strong care and feelings for the people that are going to be affected both in our department at the University, in Lincoln, and throughout the entire State of Nebraska.”

Wait for the outrage when the negative income producing sports get cut.
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RE: College Football News - 8/14/2020 9:51:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Steve Lentz

Back in June, Bill Moos and the Nebraska athletic department did their best to try and predict the potential economic hit of possibly losing part of the 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

The third-year NU athletic director and his staff could have never predicted how devastating the impact would eventually be when the Big Ten Conference announced this week that the season would be postponed until 2021.

During an appearance on the Husker Sports Network radio show, Sports Nightly, on Thursday night, Moos delivered some grave numbers to show just how substantial of a blow losing seven home football games would be this fall.

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos estimated that NU's athletic department would lose more than $100 million from no fall football season. (Nate Clouse)
When Nebraska’s athletic department initially trimmed its budget and eliminated 17 positions, including some senior staff, back in June, it did so with the projection of a roughly $12-15 million deficit.

Now, Moos said NU athletics alone were looking at a loss of more than $100 million.

Even more, Moos said the collateral financial damage expected for the City of Lincoln from no fall football season would be around $300 million.

“That’s a lot of businesses, a lot of jobs, a lot of families that are going to be affected,” Moos said. “That weighs heavy on me, and it weighs heavy on all of the administrators at the University of Nebraska.”

Moos said each Nebraska home football game was worth around $12 million, and that didn’t even factor in the additional income earned from the Huskers’ television contract through the Big Ten and other media partners.

With any hope of games this fall now officially out the window, Moos stressed the importance of playing at least a partial season this spring to receive at least part of the annual television revenue, which now tops $50 million per school for a full season.

Moos said his staff had been meeting for a while now, including as he spoke on Thursday night, to develop a new budget plan and thought they had “a solid feel for the dilemma we’re facing.”

However, Moos admitted: “That is a daunting exercise.”

Another consequence of the lost fall season that couldn’t be counted in dollars was the mental toll taken on Nebraska’s fall sports student-athletes. After preparing for months to compete in their respective sports this fall, many Husker athletes are now left wondering whether they will get the opportunity to play at all in 2020-21.

“For right now, those dreams are crushed,” Moos said. “It’s going to take all we’ve got to make sure we embrace them, love them, take care of them, and get through this together."

Moos’ interview had somber tune from the start, but he made sure to close with pep talk not only for Nebraska’s coaches, athletes, and staff members, but to the people of the entire state who will be equally impacted by the lost 2020 season.

“This is an amazing state, and we will lock arms and we will march through this much like we did in the aftermath of the floods that took place earlier last year,” Moos said. “We’ll get there, and it’ll make us stronger. We’ll come out better in the end, but I have a strong, strong care and feelings for the people that are going to be affected both in our department at the University, in Lincoln, and throughout the entire State of Nebraska.”

Wait for the outrage when the negative income producing sports get cut.

You're right. It's going to get real ugly.

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RE: College Football News - 8/14/2020 6:05:35 PM   
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This isn't going to solve the pandemic problems, but sounds like Nebraska is getting a commitment from the #1 or #2 ( depending on rating services) TE in the country. Will be officially announcing on the 26th.

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RE: College Football News - 8/15/2020 1:49:07 PM   
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This isn't going to solve the pandemic problems, but sounds like Nebraska is getting a commitment from the #1 or #2 ( depending on rating services) TE in the country. Will be officially announcing on the 26th.

Word is Nebraska wants out of the B1G Conference.

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RE: College Football News - 8/15/2020 2:16:34 PM   
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This isn't going to solve the pandemic problems, but sounds like Nebraska is getting a commitment from the #1 or #2 ( depending on rating services) TE in the country. Will be officially announcing on the 26th.

Word is Nebraska wants out of the B1G Conference.

Not true.
Too much money and prestige in this conference both in football and academics.
They probably are tired of getting beat so much.

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RE: College Football News - 8/16/2020 4:21:53 PM   
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This isn't going to solve the pandemic problems, but sounds like Nebraska is getting a commitment from the #1 or #2 ( depending on rating services) TE in the country. Will be officially announcing on the 26th.

Word is Nebraska wants out of the B1G Conference.

Not true.
Too much money and prestige in this conference both in football and academics.
They probably are tired of getting beat so much.

If a Nebraska, Ohio St. or Iowa wants to play 3 non conference games this Fall, what is the problem?

They can still fulfill their obligation to the Big10 schedule in the Spring.

Players want to play. Have them sign a waiver and let them play. Guys that still want to sit out, keep your scholarship and get ready for Spring games.

The stats are out there. You have a 99.7% chance of surviving Covid19.
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RE: College Football News - 8/16/2020 4:57:53 PM   
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Fields(OSU QB) apparently involved in a petition for the Big 10 to play this fall


https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29674110/ohio-state-qb-justin-fields-starts-petition-relaunch-big-ten-season


Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields started a petition requesting the Big Ten immediately reinstate the 2020 football season, a petition that had more than 115,000 signatures as of 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

Fields tweeted Sunday that "this cause is close to my heart" and urged people to sign the petition. The campaign said it is asking the Big Ten to allow its players and teams to make their own choices as to whether they wish to play or opt out of the fall season.


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RE: College Football News - 8/17/2020 2:48:37 AM   
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This isn't going to solve the pandemic problems, but sounds like Nebraska is getting a commitment from the #1 or #2 ( depending on rating services) TE in the country. Will be officially announcing on the 26th.

Word is Nebraska wants out of the B1G Conference.

Not true.
Too much money and prestige in this conference both in football and academics.
They probably are tired of getting beat so much.

If a Nebraska, Ohio St. or Iowa wants to play 3 non conference games this Fall, what is the problem?

They can still fulfill their obligation to the Big10 schedule in the Spring.

Players want to play. Have them sign a waiver and let them play. Guys that still want to sit out, keep your scholarship and get ready for Spring games.

The stats are out there. You have a 99.7% chance of surviving Covid19.

And a very good chance of spreading it to someone else. Also the affer-effects don't sound too appealing. You really are a thick one.

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