Eight Huskers dismiss lawsuit after B1G reverses course
The B1G will no longer face legal action from eight members of Nebraska’s football team. The individuals filing the suit over the B1G’s decision to postpone fall football released a statement.
“This afternoon we instructed our attorneys to dismiss the lawsuit we filed against the Big Ten Conference,” the statement read. “We cannot adequately express the gratitude we feel for the support we have received from Nebraskans and from others throughout the Big Ten Conference. We believe football is something that brings people together. It is immensely important to us that Coach Frost never stopped fighting for us. Although he was not part of this lawsuit in any way, we are proud of his efforts inside the Big Ten Conference to advocate for us and our team. We are proud to be in the Big Ten Conference and would like to thank everyone for standing behind us when it wasn’t easy. We are full of joy to play for our team, university and fans across Husker Nation this fall. GO BIG RED!!!”
Wednesday, the B1G announced that it was reinstating a fall football schedule. The season will begin the weekend of Oct. 23-24 and will consist of nine games, with the regular season concluding on Dec. 19.
That should allow the B1G the opportunity to be in consideration for the College Football Playoff.
Eight Nebraska football players were involved with the lawsuit against the B1G. Those players were Brig Banks, Brant Banks, Garrett Snodgrass, Garrett Nelson, Ethan Piper, Noa Pola-Gates, Alante Brown and Jackson Hannah.