University of Nebraska President squashes rumors about B1G meeting on Friday
Rumors ran rampant across social media this week, saying there would be a meeting among B1G presidents and chancellors on Friday to discuss a “revote” on reinstating the college football and fall sports seasons. But it appears that is not true.
On Friday, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter disputed the reports that there was a vote on the football season happening on Friday. Both Carter and chancellor Ronnie Green were in attendance for a Nebraska Innovation Campus panel that day.
“If you are having a boring day, just think about how busy Ronnie Green is these days, dealing with the B1G and college football,” Carter said. “And, I just wanna say that, for all the things you’re reading out there, just know that there’s no Council of Presidents/Chancellors meetings today because Ronnie’s here. So, in the information and disinformation campaign, what’s going to be happening in college football, I can tell you right now is being led by the conversations that are coming out of here in the state of Nebraska.”
Kaleb Henry of KLIN News Talk 1400 AM shared the sound from Carter:
"Just know that there's no Council of Presidents and Chancellors meetings today." pic.twitter.com/fHSnuj5Ing
— Kaleb Henry (@iKalebHenry) September 4, 2020
A rise in optimism for a return to B1G football in fall resurfaced this week, when Dan Patrick reported that the conference was considering an Oct. 10 start date following a conversation between B1G commissioner Kevin Warren and President Donald Trump. In a note on Twitter, Trump said the conversation was “productive.”
Right now, there doesn’t appear to be much conversation about restarting on Oct. 10, but a January start date has been discussed, as well as the idea as a Thanksgiving week start. Both of those seem more likely than October.
Then again, everything has been constantly changing in the B1G.