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Jay Kallenberger, parent of two University of Iowa football players, speaks at a press conference asking for more transparency and communication by the Big Ten outside of their headquarters on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Rosemont. Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the season until spring,  held a protest near the conference's Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded commissioner Kevin Warren turn over material illustrating how the decision was made. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to cancel fall football season

Aug. 31, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big Ten's response to the lawsuit. The court...

University of Iowa football players parents protest outside Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Parents of Big Ten football players, upset over the process that led to the postponement of the season until spring,  held a protest near the conference's Chicago-area headquarters Friday while an attorney in Nebraska demanded commissioner Kevin Warren turn over material illustrating how the decision was made. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Nebraska players' lawsuit seeks to restore B10 fall football

Aug. 27, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday, hoping a jury will force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court contends, among other things, the players are losing a chance for development, exposure for a possible pro career and...

Midland University tight end Austin Harris, right, chats with a teammate during NAIA college football team practice in Fremont, Neb., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Midland University is among five small colleges in the state that are pushing forward with plans to play football this fall. The Nebraska Cornhuskers, meanwhile, won't play after Big Ten presidents voted to move back football season until after Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Huskers surrounded by college teams pushing on with football

Aug. 27, 2020 3:25 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The temperature was approaching 90 and a light breeze was blowing while Jeff Jamrog put his Midland University football team through its paces under the midday sun. From the street running past Heedum Field, it looked like a typical August practice. A group of linemen hit a blocking...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Ohio State players celebrate the team's 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

Aug. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

Aug. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport. There was speculation two of the five most powerful conferences —...