Michigan State Football: Big Ten ‘play or no play’ saga continues

Big Ten football Commissioner Kevin Warren (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Big Ten football Commissioner Kevin Warren (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Does your brain hurt yet? Michigan State football and the rest of the Big Ten are anxiously awaiting to learn their 2020 fall season fates.

For weeks now, there have been conflicting reports about a potential Big Ten season. Commissioner Kevin Warren shot down some initial reports but has since gone silent amid new developments.

Players and parents have protested and taken to twitter with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay and a handful of schools have been the most vocal in this regard: Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska. Coaches have written letters to Warren and the Big Ten asking for them to reverse their original ruling to postpone the 2020 season.

It’s been a PR nightmare for the conference with reports coming out every which way and saying just about anything and everything.

Dan Patrick took to his radio show to state that the conference would be without a handful of teams if it moved forward with the fall season. And then Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank said that all teams would follow suit and no one would opt out.

And then there’s this:

I mean, come on. There have been talks about “no decision has been made” from some prominent figures and then you have Nebraska’s president accidentally leaking this info on a hot mic at a press conference? Not a great look.

If this doesn’t happen on Tuesday night, the optics will be that much worse and you know Ted Carter will receive plenty of flak, along with Warren.

The circus is continuing and it’s not looking great for the conference and it won’t until a decision is finally made and there’s some sort of transparency.

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