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Frosted Flakes: The 2020 Nebraska Football Worst Case Scenario

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It’s not very likely. But it COULD happen. And then what?

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 03 Maryland at Rutgers Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What was your initial reaction to the new version of the Husker 2020 football schedule?

I saw “@Rutgers” and immediately thought, “That’s a win”, for Nebraska, of course.

My second thought wasn’t as pleasant.

There are often times when I believe I’m living in a simulation. Note that I said “I” and not “we”. This is because it’s MY simulation. Having a brain injury means you sometimes lose confidence that the world around you is completely real. I am not joking. Your memory is cracked and broken, sometimes, depending upon your level of fatigue, things just don’t make sense. You don’t trust the word around you anymore.

Therefore the concept of “MY simulation”. Some people, particularly Rick and Morty fans, might think of it as my own multiverse. If there is such a thing, it’s possible you have your own multiverse too. It’s where things are happening uniquely to you. It’s like someone stuck you into a universe of your own to see what they could throw at you in terms of challenges you’d face, then amuse themselves at the outcome.

The WORST POSSIBLE OUTCOME I can think of for the 2020 Nebraska football season would be for our beloved Huskers to go to Rutgers and lose, then have the rest of the football season canceled.

We would be 0-1 with a loss to Rutgers that we’d have to live with for an entire year. If that wouldn’t be hell, I am unsure as to what is.

I wouldn’t worry about it much, though. This is MY simulation.

I’m sure things will go much better in yours.

News

Bill Moos Confident Nebraska Will Have 'Nice Crowds' This Fall | Hail Varsity

On a day when UConn became the first FBS football program to cancel its season, both Division II and III canceled their respective fall championships, and a group of more than 1,000 players asked the Big Ten conference for more in terms of health and safety reassurances during the pandemic, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos expressed confidence Nebraska wouldn’t just have players on the field in Memorial Stadium this fall, but fans in the stands.

I know Bill Moos sounds like a crazy man saying this stuff, but I like it. I can see Nebraskans saying the hell with it, and going to games. OTOH, most of us know this has a snowball’s chance in hell of happening, but I like the hope in it.

Is it any different than politicians promising shit they know they’ll never deliver on? I don’t think so. Maybe Bill Moos will someday be governor.

Remember this guy? Nouredin Nouili? He is cleared to play this season! Another Offensive lineman ready to go!

One of strongest Nebraska football players in history battling COVID-19 in Lincoln hospital | Football | journalstar.com
Keven Lightner, who turned 55 on July 4, has been hospitalized in Lincoln for just more than a week with the most severe case of COVID-19 his nurses have seen regardless of age, Erin Lightner said Tuesday. She said he’s on full life support, but his fever is down.


NCAA D-II and D-III fall championships canceled
Fall sports championships have been canceled in NCAA Division II and Division III as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The cancellations affect football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo in both divisions.

Larry Scott proposes Thursday conference with Pac-12 unity group leaders
Formal discussions between leaders from the Pac-12’s #WeAreUnited campaign and representatives for the conference could be begin as soon as Thursday.

REPORT: Micah Parsons to Opt Out of Upcoming Season - Black Shoe Diaries
If Penn State is to have a 2020 season, it will be without the nation’s top defensive player.

IU preparing athletes for name, image, likeness rule changes - The Crimson Quarry
Name, image, and likeness reforms for college athletes are coming, they’re just not here quite yet. Even so, Indiana is positioning its athletes to be ready when the time comes. The school announced Wednesday that it has entered a three-year partnership agreement with Opendorse Ready, a marketing company that works with athletes to both extend their reach and leverage their personal brands on social media.

Minnesota Football: Thoughts on the Gophers’ new 2020 Big Ten schedule - The Daily Gopher
Four weeks. Four rivalry trophies on the line. And all four games follow a season opener on the road against a Michigan State squad that will be taking the field with a new head coach. The first half of the new schedule presents quite a challenge for a Minnesota team replacing its leading rusher, top two receivers, and seven starters on defense.

2020 Purdue Football: Early Predictions - Hammer and Rails
The schedule has been restructured and it is... rough.

Five Biggest Questions for Northwestern Football 2020, No. 1: How will COVID impact this season? - Inside NU
Colleges are asking students to stay home, yet the schools insist players come to fall camps to prepare for the upcoming season. The players have a point: why should they have to come to campus and risk their health so the NCAA and colleges can profit.

Big Ten announces Rutgers Football’s 2020 schedule - On the Banks
There was expectation the league would front load divisional games so they could be rescheduled if required and would be more likely to be played. For Rutgers, this is mostly true as their six divisional opponents are slated to be completed by Halloween with Nebraska and Purdue sprinkled in during September and October.

Perspectives of Big Ten commissioner and players highlight challenges of upcoming football season - Maize n Brew
“I’m evaluating this literally on a daily basis,” Warren said. “The moment that we collectively feel that is not in the best interest to have our student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics this fall semester, then we will not go forward. … We’ll just have to take it one day at a time, and I believe we’ll know what the right thing is to do.”

Jack Hoiberg receives scholarship from MSU basketball - The Only Colors
Step Back Jack takes the 13th allotted scholarship

Pac-12 plans massive loan program to rescue athletic departments
The Pac-12 is planning a mammoth loan program that would provide an escape hatch for cash-strapped athletic departments in the event the football season is canceled because of coronavirus, according to internal documents and conference sources.

Decision on NCAA Division I volleyball tournament faces late August deadline | Volleyball | journalstar.com
ollege volleyball fans in Nebraska should know by the end of the month if the NCAA Tournament will still be on the schedule for the 2020 calendar year.

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