Battle for the Big Ten: Fans celebrate return of the fall season

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Husker football is back on! Wednesday morning, the Big Ten Conference decided to move forward with the fall season.

Following there decision to postpone fall sports back in August, the conference received major pushback from players, fans, and businesses. With the hashtag #WeWantToPlay quickly began trending on social media and lawsuits being filed against the Big Ten, the conference began rediscussing the decision within the next couple months.

After standing their ground, the #WeWantToPlay community took over social media, ecstatic this fall won’t be without college football.

Of course, the players themselves couldn’t hold back their excitement.

Governor Pete Ricketts also gave a shout out to those who pushed for this season to happen.

Even Congressman Jeff Fortenberry can’t contain his Husker spirit.

Ben Sasse released a statement, saying, “The Big Ten’s presidents, chancellors, and the ‘return to competition task force’ deserve credit for reevaluating and concluding that we can responsibly bring back football. We need to keep working to beat this nasty virus, but today’s decision is a good signpost that, with prudent practices and rigorous testing regimes, we can keep moving back toward normal.”

 

Even the U.S. President weighs in, glad teams will be back on the field.

 

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