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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Urges Big Ten to Play Football

Ben Sasse, a Republican senator representing the state of Nebraska, wrote a letter to Big Ten presidents and chancellors today urging them not to cancel their college football season. Outkick founder Clay Travis obtained the letter, which is printed in full here:

Earlier today, Dan Patrick revealed that the Big Ten universities voted 12-2 in favor of canceling the season, and that an announcement is expected Tuesday. The two dissenting votes were Iowa and Nebraska.

If you are looking for a calm, unemotional, rational argument in favor of preserving the football season — and why this would be in the best interest of aggregate public health — Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt provided a great primer over the weekend.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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