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Nebraska Statement Wishes Big Ten Would Allow Non-Conference Games

After their game this Saturday was canceled because their opponent, the Wisconsin Badgers, had several program members test positive for COVID-19, Nebraska sought to play UT-Chattanooga instead. But the intractable Big Ten wouldn’t allow it. After the conference decided against the opponent swap, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos and and chancellor Ronnie Green issued a joint statement arguing that non-conference games instead of outright cancellations could help Big Ten teams in College Football Playoff consideration.

Here is the full statement (via Sean Callahan of Rivals):

The statement concludes by saying that Nebraska respects the Big Ten’s decision, but it’s obvious that they’re a little bit chafed that they can’t play a football game this weekend despite their best efforts.

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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