The avalanche of bad news continues for the Big Ten as a third parental group has filed a petition to reinstate the season. Penn State parents have followed Ohio State and Iowa as collectives that are speaking out against the postponement/cancelation of the season.
It is officially a public relations nightmare for B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren — whose son is slated to play for Mississippi State, a fact that was pointed out early in the letter.
Many of the requests followed in line with the other two letters but instead of signing as a collective the parents were line items that took a separate tweet just to get them all included.
The list of demands included reinstatement of the original schedule that the league established on Aug. 5; full transparency requests as to the data which was used to make the decisions; a Zoom call with the Big Ten Commissioner; allowing the teams to practice and prepare immediately as the decision is made, and provide the action plan and protocols to move forward.
The dismantling of the main myocarditis research has been at the center point of the new discussion. Outkick was in front of the myocarditis worries, discussing it from two opposing viewpoints and covered the latest challenge by Big Ten cardiologists to the myocarditis conclusions that backs up expressions that the JAMA article may not hold water clinically and a heart expert that says “we should put little stock in this paper.”
It is likely that more parental collectives will join in the petitioning and, perhaps, save B1G football.