Bill Moos confirms Huskers won’t play football this fall

In an appearance on the Husker Sports Network, Nebraska's athletic director said the Big Red will follow the rest of the Big Ten teams and plan for a spring season. 

LINCOLN – Bill Moos finally confirmed that Nebraska will not play football this fall.

In an appearance on the Husker Sports Network, Nebraska’s athletic director said the conference would not allow the Huskers to pursue a fall season in order to be able to participate in a potential spring season.

“We are proud members of the Big Ten,” Moos said. “It’s a prestigious conference. We will be in compliance.”

Moos said Nebraska did look at other opponents to play when the Big Ten postponed the season on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Big Ten told him a fall season would not be permissable.

This comes after the past couple days of speculation surrounding the Huskers after Moos, football coach Scott Frost, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and University of Nebraska Systems president Ted Carter said Nebraska would, “hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”

On Thursday, Carter and Green released another statement saying that Nebraska is “fully committed” to the Big Ten.

Moos agreeing with that statement later on Thursday during his radio appearance.

“The process has taken five months and it all came to an end very quickly,” Moos said. “And that’s certainly very frustrating.”


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