Upon the Big Ten's announcement that the league's presidents had voted to postpone the 2020 college football season, the University of Nebraska released a statement telling its own conference more or less to go fuck itself.
"We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play," the statement read. "We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete."
While Nebraska's statement was written by a PR professional, make no mistake about it: they're pissed. There are already rumors about the Cornhuskers reaching out to the Big 12 to potentially attempt to join that conference just to be able to play in 2020.
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said Monday, "We want to play, no matter who it is or where it is."
With the Pac-12's decision to postpone its season reportedly imminent and the SEC and ACC digging their heels in for now, the fate of any college football in 2020 could come down to the decision the Big 12 makes. And if it decides it's going to continue moving forward with a football season, maybe the majority of the Power Five takes its chances that they will be right and we have some college football.
And if there is college football this season, Nebraska wants in.