University of Nebraska chancellor says intent is to hold on-campus classes in fall
If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic about the 2020 college football season starting on time, then the University of Nebraska might provide some hope.
According to a report from the Omaha World-Herald, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green told campus leaders on Friday that the intention is to host classes on-campus for the fall semester. He also admitted that it could be a little different than what students are accustomed to on campus, potentially implementing more social distancing guidelines.
Recently, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels made similar comments, saying that the school also plans to hold on-campus classes in the fall.
Many athletic directors and conference commissioners have stated that it’s incredibly unlikely that sports would return in the fall if students were not permitted back on campus. The hope of having students back in classrooms and on campus in the fall could indicate that college football, as well as other fall sports, have a chance to start as scheduled.
Obviously the situation is still fluid and there has been no permanent answers from Nebraska or Purdue, but the optimism about hosting on-campus classes in the fall is a good sign. Hopefully, there won’t be an late changes to those plans.