UNL faculty asked to weigh in on fall sports decision, Big Ten
The UNL Faculty Senate sent out a survey to its members late Wednesday night asking them this question: Should UNL leave the Big Ten to allow athletics to be played this fall?
LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s faculty has been asked to weigh-in on the fall sports season.
The UNL Faculty Senate sent out a survey to faculty members Wednesday night asking them this question: Should UNL leave the Big Ten to allow athletics to be played this fall?
This comes after more than 24 hours of backlash by national media pundits toward Nebraska after the Huskers said they would pursue other options after the Big Ten postponed the fall sports season.
Per Nicole Buan, the Faculty Senate president at UNL, the survey had received over 450 responses within an hour of being sent out with 90 percent of faculty voting to remain in the Big Ten.
“To be clear we are not aware of a serious deliberation, we just want to be prepared to speak accurately if we need to represent the faculty as a whole on this issue,” Buan told Channel 8 in an email.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos or football coach Scott Frost has not released any sort of statement since the Big Ten initially announced the news on Tuesday.