LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – President Trump is now involved in an effort to get Big Ten football back this fall. The president, who scolded the Conference on Twitter for not playing this fall, said yesterday in another post that he’d had a productive conversation with Commissioner Kevin Warren about the possibility of playing football this fall. The Big Ten also did confirm a call between Trump and Warren.
Attorneys for Nebraska football players are requesting additional transparency from the Big Ten. A 19 page filing yesterday in response to the leagues response on Monday continues to request more official documentation regarding medical information used and exact vote details. Attorneys say the filing is in response to the league calling the lawsuit a fishing expedition.
Bill Moos says there is no credibility to any rumor that the Big Ten football season is going to start on October 10th. That’s according to a report in the Lincoln Journal Star. Moos is part of a subcommittee that is looking at scheduling models as part of the leagues return to competition.
Lincoln Pius X parents are raising questions on social media about Grand Island High school’s decision to not allow fans from opposing teams. Pius X plays at Grand Island Friday night in the season opener for the Islanders. GIPS announced August 18th they would not allow visiting fans but would allow their players to have four guests in attendance. Pius fans have made reference to cross town Northwest high school allowing 75 percent capacity at games. No other class A school has a policy restricting opposing fans.
Athletes and family’s spent yesterday afternoon protesting outside the Omaha Public Schools office. OPS is the only school district in Nebraska not participating in fall sports. OPS officials say in a letter to parents that they are sticking with their decision.