(KGFW) – The NCAA Board of Governors announced Wednesday that each division of the NCAA must determine by Aug. 21 whether their respective fall sports seasons and NCAA championships should occur as scheduled this year. A few hours later, the Division I Board passed the decision on to the Division I Council, which is reportedly meeting next week. NCAA Division II and Division III quickly made the decision to cancel their fall championships. Nebraska is watching this very closely as Omaha is scheduled to host the NCAA Final Four in December.
Now that Nebraska Football knows it’s home opener will be on September 12th against Illinois Athletic Director Bill Moos says his staff is preparing for every possible fan scenario at Memorial Stadium. As of now Gov. Pete Ricketts’ directed health measure allows a maximum of 10,000 spectators at an outdoor event such as Nebraska football. That’s roughly 11 % of capacity. But Ricketts said in his Wednesday press conference he’s working with the university and the Lancaster County Health Department to be able to craft a plan.
A group representing Big Ten football players called College Athlete Unity says the conference’s medical protocols fall short in certain areas and should be strengthened. Among the requests of the group are the providing medical redshirts for those that miss games because of mandatory quarantine.
The Nebraska offensive line room received some good news. Nouredin Nouili, the transfer O-lineman from Colorado State, says the NCAA has granted him immediate eligibility. Nouili is expected to challenge for playing time after starting on CSU’s offensive line last season as freshman.
As Nebraska Football prepares to begin Fall Camp on Friday the jersey numbers for newcomers have been released. Highly touted incoming receiver Omar Manning will wear number 5 while fellow receiver Zavair Betts will dawn number 15. Check out all
of the new numbers at HuskerMax.com.