Iowa Football Parents Write Letter Asking B1G To Reconsider Postponement

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Iowa football parents want answers and they’ve gone as far as drafting an open letter to the Big Ten strongly encouraging the conference to reconsider its postponement of the fall sports calendar. The letter was then hand-delivered by Hawkeye football parents Phil & Kristin Spiewak. Their son, Austin, is a senior long snapper on the team.

The parents are asking for a meeting with commissioner Kevin Warren and would like to ask questions about the decision-making processes used by the conference.

“As parents of Hawkeye players, we want what is best for our children and their program. The Big Ten had months to develop a strategic plan but instead chose to leave it up to each individual school creating confusion, inconsistency and no plan of action.

“There is time to fix the wrongdoings and come out as leaders. We strongly encourage the Big Ten to reconsider playing the fall college football season, develop a plan of meaningful action and letting these young adults be included in the decision-making process.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Wasting their breath…with all due respect.
    Save the whales!!! Cure childhood cancer!!!
    Who doesn’t want those things…c’mon…get over it…how about your kids school curriculum????

  2. Does being a parent of a University of Iowa student give you the right to use Iowa’s logo on your letterhead? I think not.

    I like their letter overall. However, I disagree with their proposal to have parent input. Universities are not the local Parent Teacher Association. Helicopter parents should retire after their kid graduates high school.

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