Governor Rickets optimistic Husker football will happen this fall
With questions swirling regarding the status of college football season this fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets weighed in on the discussion.
LINCOLN – With questions swirling regarding the status of college football season this fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets weighed in on the discussion.
Ricketts believes Husker football could happen this fall under the right guidelines, including restricted fan attendance and modified fan interaction.
“I do think under certain conditions, we could see Husker football this fall.” Ricketts said. “Now, that might mean the season is delayed and it’s certainly not going to look how it did last year. It’s not going to be like the old football games. But could there be fans participating in a way? Yeah, I think there could. Could everyone be, for example, wearing masks and that sort of thing? I think there’s an opportunity to make that happen.
“A lot of it is going to depend on what the NCAA wants to do. What the individual schools want to do. It may not be every school. For example, I can imagine Rutgers in New Jersey is going to have a hard time or a lot harder time than we will here in Nebraska.”
Now, Ricketts was also quick to point out, he will likely have little to say in those discussion, which will be conducted mostly by the NCAA and individual schools.
The Big Ten Conference recently extended its suspension of all team activities to June 1st.