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Friday Flakes: If A Team Can’t Play Is It A Forfeit?

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It is pretty obvious that certain schools aren’t as interested in playing as others.

We don’t know the schedule but if Nebraska and Rutgers play on October 24th it is possible that Rutgers has a team positivity rate above 5% or if their at-risk population positivity rate is above 7.5% which means they have to stop all activities for seven days.

If that happens and the game is cancelled because of Rutgers inability to follow the “stringent protocols” then does Nebraska go 1-0? Or do they remain 0-0?

To be fair it could be Nebraska who fails to follow the protocols. You never know with college kids.

Just a question I had which came up in last nights’ recording of The Five Heart Podcast.

On a different note.


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NU officials dive into details to make sure things 'buttoned up'
A day after hope for Nebraska football in the fall grew wings, George Harrison's metaphorical sun in view on Vine Street, officials in the Husker athletic department were diving into their best plans to hopefully keep a storm from interrupting the good vibes.

It is a time for excitement and those social distancing air high-fives. It is not a time to relax.

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