REPORTS: Big Ten voted 11-3 to postpone fall sports season

The Big Ten finally released information regarding the decision to postpone the fall sports season.
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The Big Ten finally released information regarding the decision to postpone the fall sports season.

In a brief filed by the conference in response to a lawsuit filed by eight Nebraska football players, the Big Ten said it voted 11-3 in favor of postponing the season, according to multiple reports. Per ESPN, the three schools to vote against the postponement were Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio State.

Whether or not a vote had taken place was one of the concerns brought in the players’ lawsuit. Minnesota President Joan Gabel said that they “didn’t vote per se”, while Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said it wasn’t clear to her if a vote occurred.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green, a member of the COP/C, told KLIN’s Road to Recovery earlier in August that a vote had a taken place, that it was not unanimous, but that it did have “overwhelming support” for postponing fall sports.

If the judge allows, the lawsuit may continue in an attempt to uncover more information from the decision making process.

 

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