Report: Big 12 officials says Nebraska would be welcomed back to conference with 'open arms'
The last 48 hours have been quite interesting between the B1G and Nebraska. It’s been quite clear, in messages from Scott Frost and other administration at the university, that the school is not too pleased with how quickly the conference canceled football in 2020.
Shortly after the B1G made the decision to cancel fall sports this season, Nebraska released a joint statement which included, the president, chancellor, athletic director and head coach. The statement indicated that they were disappointed by the outcome and that they would continue to attempt to play football this fall.
And if the Huskers were looking to leave the B1G over the cancellation of the 2020 season, it sounds like they might be able to find a home.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reported on Wednesday that a Big 12 official said the conference would welcome back Nebraska with “open arms.” Even though the Huskers left the league in 2011 chasing the dollar sign and joining the B1G, he said “nobody gives a shit.”
So, even though some in the Big 12 might feel scorned by Nebraska’s departure, it might not matter. It would be interesting to see if Nebraska looks at a return, though it would be awfully risky to attempt to make the move during a pandemic year.
As much as the Huskers want to play football, if they leave the conference and end up not having a season anyway, the school would forfeit a lot of money to take its hard stance.
Still, it seems like something worth monitoring.