U. of Nebraska president remains optimistic for fall sports season
"I am going to remain optimistic as I have said at this podium many times that we will have sports this fall in the state of Nebraska," Carter said.
LINCOLN – University of Nebraska president Ted Carter answered the same question he’s been asked frequently throughout this pandemic on Tuesday.
Will there be Husker athletics this fall?
“I am going to remain optimistic as I have said at this podium many times that we will have sports this fall in the state of Nebraska,” Carter said.
However, it’s not completely up to Carter and Nebraska. The Big Ten and NCAA will make the ultimate decision to allow sports or not. Carter understands that, but he and many others at the university will continue to push for sports this fall.
“Not every campus president sees it the way we do,” Carter said. “I’m going to tell you that as a new Nebraskan I’m so proud to say that we are one of the few states in the nation that are completely aligned. From the governor, to the campus leadership, to the faculty, to the mayors, to the coaches and the players, we want to see fall sports and we think we can do it safely. We’ve made that very clear.
“We believe in the mission of athletics and what it means for the spirit of American competition. We think the college experience includes athletics. We’re very bullish on sports here in the fall. But we’re not going to be foolish about it. We’re going to let the science. And of course we’re going to need somebody to play.”