On the newest episode of Big Ten Network’s Award Winning Series titled “Big Ten Incompetence” is the release of the President’s vote tally and a second statement on the Nebraska player’s lawsuit.
There you have it folks. People have been clamoring for a little information on the decision to cancel the conference’s college football season. Yes, I know they said “postponed” but I think we all know they had no interest in postponing the season or else they would have had a plan.
It was merely a strategic play to stop Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio State from going and playing their own non-conference schedule. If they would have said “cancelled” then that would have opened the door.
Regardless, it turns out the vote was not 12-2 or 13-1. It was 11-3. The votes against cancelling the season were made up of Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio State.
League sources tell ESPN that #Nebraska, #OhioState and #Iowa are the three schools that voted against postponing the fall season. This will surprise absolutely no one who has followed the story.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 31, 2020
The Big Ten issued an accompanying statement addressing the Nebraska players’ motion for expedited discovery.
The Big Ten makes official statement to Nebraska players and the vote. pic.twitter.com/FlrfWVjDpF— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) August 31, 2020
So think about this.
What we learned today is the following:
- There was a vote.
- The tally was 11-3.
- Nebraska, Ohio State and Iowa make up those three schools (which was done by “leaking” the information to the media).
- They took medical advice from The Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee, though I’m not sure this is illuminating in any form or fashion.
All it took was a lawsuit by Nebraska football players for the conference to offer the slimmest attempt at transparency and accountability.
Looking forward to the next episode.