Big Ten denies Nebraska’s attempt to replace canceled game

The Big Ten Conference reportedly has denied Nebraska's attempt to replace its canceled game against Wisconsin.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Big Ten Conference reportedly has denied Nebraska’s attempt to replace its canceled game against Wisconsin.

The Huskers were in talks to play the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Thursday morning.

The paper reported the game was awaiting approval by the Big Ten.

But Big Ten officials vetoed the contest, according to an ESPN reporter.

Nebraska’s home opener against the Badgers was canceled Wednesday after a dozen members of the team, including head coach Paul Chryst, tested positive for COVID-19.

Channel 8 Eyewitness News reached out to UTC athletic department officials but has not heard back at this time.

Nebraska Athletic Department officials have not released a comment.

This is a developing story, we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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