Report: B1G vote on 'return to play' plan won't come until this weekend 'at the earliest'
University of Nebraska President Ted Carter hinted that B1G presidents and chancellors could be voting on a “return to play” plan for the football and other fall sports seasons in the near future. A few hours after his comments, we may have a rough timeline for the decision.
Carter told KLIN 1400 AM that conversations were ongoing about a plan to return to play sometime this fall. Though Carter didn’t provide a target date in his conversation, he did say that Nebraska was still fighting for some sort of fall season.
“There is an awful lot of work still going on with the Return to Play Committee for which chancellor Ronnie Green, athletic director Bill Moos and coach Scott Frost are on. They’re putting together some plans that the presidents and chancellors will vote on very soon,” Carter said on Wednesday. “The fight is still on. We have been aligned in this state from the get go. From the governor, to myself to the chancellors to our coaches and players, that we feel it’s safe to play here. That’s been our theme and we’re still strong on that.”
Later on Wednesday, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reported that he had learned of the timing of the vote. He says it will come this weekend “at the earliest.” Sunday or Monday are the likely dates for a vote, per Greenstein, though it could come later.
Just learned re: timing of the B1G vote … will be this weekend “at the earliest” … Sun or Mon possible https://t.co/HBZmxYmhF7
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) September 9, 2020
Whether or not an October start date is on the table is still in question. The B1G has been eyeing a potential January start date, as well as kicking off Thanksgiving weekend to technically have a “fall season.”
There has been no update on what kind of plan is expected to be presented for B1G presidents and chancellors.