Nebraska may explore other options to compete in fall sports
Even though the B1G decided to postpone all fall sports for the 2020 season, Nebraska isn’t giving up hope.
On Monday, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said that Nebraska was prepared to explore other options and possibilities to play football in the fall, if it was necessary. The athletic department appears to have doubled down on that stance after the B1G’s announcement on Tuesday.
“We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play,” the statement said.
“Safety comes first. Based on the conversations with our medical experts, we continue to strongly believe the absolute safest place for our student athletes is within the rigorous safety protocols, testing procedures, and the structure and support provided by Husker Athletics.
“We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”
It’s unclear whether or not Nebraska would be able to compete independently or join another conference on a one-year basis. It sounds as though the school is prepared to explore those options, though.