Parents from 5 B1G schools meeting to align on message over conference's football decision
The parents of B1G football players are not done talking just yet.
On Sunday, parents of Nebraska football student-athletes sent out a social media post saying they will be meeting with four other parent groups later in the day to “align our message.” This meeting comes after the B1G held firm in its decision to call off the 2020 fall football season, as well as other fall sports.
Schools represented will include Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.
Parents have been calling for transparency and open communication from B1G commissioner Kevin Warren, who has primarily spoken in generalities when it comes to the league’s decision to postpone the football season. Despite his attempt to quiet the criticism with an “Open Letter,” many have still be unsatisfied by the lack of leadership from the conference.
We are looking forward to meeting with PARENT GROUP representatives from @HawkeyeFootball @OhioStateFB @UMichFootball @MSU_Football tonight to align our message. We may cheer against each other on Saturdays but WE ARE UNITED ON THIS FRONT!! @bigten @KevinFWarren #BigTenParents pic.twitter.com/XapNf9YvJf
— Nebraska Cornhusker Football Parents (@ParentsNebraska) August 23, 2020
Friday, parents from a handful of B1G programs showed up in Chicago outside the B1G headquarters to protest the conference’s decision. That effort was led by Randy Wade, father of Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, who has been demanding a conversation with Warren.
While the B1G decision is final, parents certainly aren’t satisfied until they receive more clarity into what went into the decision. They’re also pushing for a plan for spring football, and what steps need to be take to make that a reality.