Nebraska chancellor says there's 'growing enthusiasm' that winter football season can be done successfully
It’s disappointing there won’t be any football in the B1G in the fall of 2020. There’s really no other way around that. But if you’re hopeful to have football at some point during the 2020-21 academic year, there appears to be some reason for hope.
Wednesday evening, shortly after B1G commissioner Kevin Warren released a statement saying that there was “overwhelming support” to postpone among presidents and chancellors and there will be no reconsideration on the matter, Nebraska chancellor Ronnie Green spoke on KLIN radio about a potential season beginning in the winter.
According to Sean Callahan of Rivals.com, Green said there’s a “growing level of enthusiasm” among presidents and chancellors in the conference that a successful season can be managed in the winter.
Shortly after the B1G made its decision, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm created a detailed plan, with a proposed start date in late February. Ohio State’s Ryan Day suggested an earlier date, sometime in January.
On Wednesday, Jeff Portrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the B1G was aiming at a January start date, using indoor facilities to move forward with a winter/spring season.
No further details have been provided.