Ohio State Star Shaun Wade’s Dad Flying to Big Ten HQ in Chicago

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If the Big Ten thinks their decision to prematurely cancel football season is going away anytime soon, that’s uh not gonna happen. The latest news on this front is that Randy Wade, the father of star Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade (who we have going 10th overall in our recent mock draft), booked a flight from Orlando and Chicago and made sure to share the news with us:

What’s in Chicago? Big Ten headquarters. And the elder Wade wants to give them a piece of his mind badly enough that he’s willing to fly Spirit to get there.

In all seriousness, the potentially game-changing new saliva test gives the Big Ten some cover in reconsidering the cancellation of their season. They should do that. I forget who tweeted this but I saw a salient observation yesterday: If you think the heat is on Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and the university presidents NOW, wait till you see what happens if the SEC, Big 12, and ACC are playing football in October.


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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  1. Best of luck Mr. Wade, College administrators are as self aggrandizing a bunch as you will ever meet. I believe all this push back is simply making the Big 10 officials feel even stronger. They view themselves as Martyrs saving lives.

  2. I applaud him but good luck. Government officials, CEO’s, college presidents, doctors, and all types of authority figures in this country for the most part have a major flaw: they cannot admit they were wrong. Confirmation bias and ex-post rationalization are rampant, it is human nature. But it takes courage to say “I was wrong”. Even better: “when the facts change I change my view”.

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