Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse has echoed one of Husker coach Scott Frost’s sentiments in the push to keep the football season from being shut down by COVID-19.
Sasse wrote a letter to Big Ten school presidents and chancellors saying that players will likely be safer with football than without, because of the “structure and discipline of football programs.”
A Big Ten spokesman said no vote on fall sports had been taken by its presidents and chancellors as of Monday afternoon. That disputed earlier media reports of a 12-2 vote to not play football in the fall, with Nebraska and Iowa being the lone dissenters.
Meanwhile, the Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to postpone its football season. The 12-team conference joins the Mid-American Conference in punting on all fall sports with an eye toward playing in the spring.
The powerful Southeastern Conference made clear it’s not ready to shutter its football season.