Nebraska President says Big Ten football is returning on hot mic

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When the next decision comes from the Big Ten was unclear, though KETV in Omaha posted video Tuesday of University of Nebraska President Ted Carter saying, "We're getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight", before he spoke at an unrelated news conference. "I heard that that was happening. But it's a good move in the right direction".

"When there is any news to share or confirm regarding any Big Ten board decision, it will be announced by the Big Ten", University of Nebraska spokeswoman Deb Fiddelke said.

"If we had a saliva test that we could get back within an hour", he said recently, "heck, we could have our guys do their test, go in and have breakfast and they'd have an answer before they went to practice and we could have a clean practice field".

Carter's apparent optimism about the return of Big Ten football wasn't shared identically on Tuesday morning by Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank.

"This isn't going to be a school-by-school thing", Blank said. Testifying during the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on name, image and likeness, she was asked about the Big Ten's decision to halt fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kaine followed by asking if the decision would be unanimous. "Decisions within the Big Ten are largely majority-based decisions but I'll be honest, we nearly always decide everything by consensus. We very rarely take votes", Blank said.

Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 on August 11 to cancel fall sports due to the medical concerns created by the coronavirus pandemic. Nebraska has been a hotbed of Big Red revolt in recent weeks, including a lawsuit filed against the conference by eight Cornhusker players. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State voted against the move. Carter does not serve on the Council of Presidents and Chancellors that participates in those votes.

While the Big 12, ACC and SEC play football, Big Ten fans and some players are upset they're not playing. A vote to play a fall season would require at least 60% of the presidents and chancellors (nine or more).

Sunday's presentation also broadened beyond the medical component to include more specifics about how and when the Big Ten could start the season, along with possible dates and the medical thresholds that each team must meet in order to return.

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