The Big Ten won’t play football this fall. Nebraska won’t, either.
The school reported on Thursday morning that it won’t break from the conference so as to play a fall 2020 season.
“The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference,” said Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska system president Ted Carter in a joint statement. “We have the greatest fans in college athletics. This has been a difficult and disappointing week for the Husker family. We all look forward to the day when we can cheer on our student-athletes, on the field and in the arena.”
The school had proposed playing this fall after the Big Ten reassessed. Enormous Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren at that point clarified that, if Nebraska wanted to remain some portion of the Big Ten Conference, it would desert those aspirations.
Of course, there’s an opportunity Nebraska was never genuine about it. With a group that isn’t close to as prevailing as it once might have been, a bit of pandering to the “greatest fans in college athletics” can’t do any harm. Also, if that implies impression that they obliged the conference’s decision kicking and shouting, so be it.