The college football world is a mess right now.
On Tuesday, the Big 10 conference announced its plan to postpone its fall sports season.
Nebraska Cornhuskers officials were unpleased, according to a statement obtained by the Omaha World-Herald.
Nebraska’s response to today’s decision. #huskers pic.twitter.com/xsjOSQni1y— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 11, 2020
Meanwhile, at least for now, the Big 12’s football season is still on.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: With new schedule, Texas opens Big 12 play Sept. 26 at Texas Tech, Oklahoma still Oct. 10
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Will football recruiting be impacted by this week’s conference decisions? No one knows
Austin American-Statesman: Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork on playing in 2020: ‘I believe there’s a pathway forward’
Dallas Morning News: How our own spectacular failure is leading to the cancellation of college football
247Sports: Morning Brew: What really just happened with the Big 12
247Sports: Mike at Night: Running back targets, season postponements
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Big Ten and Pac-12 cancel fall football seasons
Urban Meyer thinks spring football is an impossibility
Reports: Big 12 will move forward with plans to play football this fall
Big 12 Conference releases revised Texas schedule
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: Coaches don’t know what to do with themselves if there’s no fall football
SBNation: Everything you missed last night, from never-ending hockey to a Giannis headbutt
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Associated Press reports that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request “for a stay of injunction that will end association-wide limits on education-related benefits that college athletes can receive.” More from the AP: “Barring the NCAA’s ability to convince U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken to change the injunction’s effective date, Kagan’s ruling sets the stage for at least one recruiting cycle in which schools will be able to decide on a conference-level basis whether to allow offers to football, men’s basketball and/or women’s basketball players that go beyond covering the full cost of attending school.”
The U.S. Supreme Court refused the NCAA's request to stay a ruling striking down the organization's limits on what education-related benefits schools can provide to athletes. https://t.co/aHah28aIja pic.twitter.com/q4ztmsIJNl— Law360 (@Law360) August 12, 2020
- It’s looking more like college football may return to splitting a national championship this season. From Sports Illustrated: “One would think should three of the Power 5 conferences go forward with football in the fall the College Football Playoff will still select four teams and play through its normal postseason sans the other two leagues. Eventually we would see a semi-normal ending to the year with a national champ crowned after the three-game tournament. On the other hand the Pac-12 and Big Ten could host what amounts to its own four-team tournament, using its conference championship games as semifinals and a championship game (which would obviously be named the Rose Bowl) to follow.”
it'll never happen, but i'll never stop saying everyone would be happier -- though not richer -- if arkansas and nebraska joined the big 12.— bomani (@bomani_jones) August 12, 2020