Report: Veteran ADs left out of key discussions during B1G fall sports conversations
Longtime college athletic directors in the B1G were left out of key discussions during the conference’s fall sports decision-making process, according to Nebraska AD Bill Moos. He provided that insight to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald in a recent column that was published.
Moos, who said that all 14 B1G athletic directors wanted to move forward with a college football season, also said that some of the most influential athletic directors were kept out of the process, when league presidents and commissioner Kevin Warren held conversations about fall sports.
In the story, Moos claims that he, Gene Smith (Ohio State), Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin) and Sandy Barbour (Penn State) were not included on key discussions during the process. It’s further evidence that most presidents and the commissioner were working behind closed doors, not looking to those closest to the situation for any input.
After the B1G decision, there has been frustration across the league. Players, coaches, parents and even athletic directors have voiced frustrations over the process, and how they felt blindsided by the sudden decision.
Remember, the B1G’s decision to pull the plug on fall sports came a mere six days after releasing a revised college football schedule.
While Warren released an open letter to the B1G community last week, there are still many unanswered questions about the conference’s decision. Many players and parents are still searching to find those answers.