Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos is extremely optimistic about seeing friendly faces back inside the walls of Memorial Stadium as early as this spring. The Huskers AD expects fans to be able to attend the team’s spring game in a few months.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, Moos told his staff they plan to host plenty of fans at Nebraska’s Red-White Spring Game, currently scheduled for May 1. Not just a few fans, either. “Lots of them,” Moos said.

But that’s not the only thing Moos is optimistic about.

Moos is also predicting that fans across the B1G will be permitted to attend games at their favorite team’s stadium next fall. He expects those stadiums to open up to quite a few fans, too.

“If we are back to normal next fall, we are back to continuing the sellout streak,” Moos said.

Last fall, the B1G nixed the idea of allowing general public tickets to be sold for games during the 2020. Instead, only a handful of parents and family members of players and coaching staff members were permitted to attend football and basketball games. But the Nebraska athletic director believes the conference will put that decision in someone else’s hands for the 2021 season.

“I think the B1G will let local health officials decide it,” Moos told the Omaha World-Herald. “The presidents were so concerned about the pandemic and the health of students, and rightfully so.

“But now they are going to have athletic departments going broke. They know what that means to the big picture of the universities themselves.”

There’s growing optimism around the conference that fans will be permitted to attend games in some capacity during the 2021 college football season. What that percentage will be? We’ll probably have to wait for a few months before we find out.