Nebraska AD Bill Moos confident Nebraska's season opener vs. Purdue will be played as scheduled
There may still be a lot of questions circling around the upcoming college football season, but Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos is confident this year kicks off on time. He doesn’t anticipate any interruptions for the Huskers’ season opener against Purdue.
Moos joined KETV to discuss the upcoming college football season. When asked about Nebraska’s Sept. 5 contest against Purdue, Moos said he expects the game to continue as planned.
“I believe that’s gonna happen,” Moos said. “Questions, of course, on that still arise, but I 80 percent believe that we will have a regular schedule. Another question is how many people will be in the stadium.”
The @HuskerFBNation season opener is scheduled for September 5 vs @BoilerFootball in Lincoln, is it going to happen as scheduled? Here's the response from Bill Moos. More tonight @KETV pic.twitter.com/0OQBEFfpQu
— Andy Kendeigh (@AKendeighKETV) June 8, 2020
With student-athletes permitted to return to campus and voluntary workouts beginning, there’s plenty of momentum towards the start of the college football season. The one concern, obviously, would be if another severe outbreak of COVID-19 occurs. That could cause some conflicts with the season.
But school presidents, athletic directors and conference commissioners are working on contingency plans, as well.
Moos has already stated that he anticipates somewhere around 30,000 fans will be permitted in the stadium, though there’s been no official word. With the season three months away, schools will likely wait until the last possible moment to determine what a safe capacity would look like.