It sounds like a messaging choice from the official Nebraska radio account, leaning on conspiracy theories that the conference is ready to get them. It seems pretty hard to imagine that the Huskers would have been forced into play following a similar wave of positive tests, especially as conference protocols allow cancellation at team player positivity rates. between 2% and 5% and team population positivity rates between 3.5% and 7.5%, and require it if these rates exceed 5% and 7.5%, respectively (which badgers were approaching) .
And that doesn’t make Wisconsin look like it’s dodging Nebraska. Badgers head coach Chryst was “confident about the future” as recently as Monday. And even if the Badgers had lost their best two quarterbacks, they might still have beaten the Huskers (Wisconsin won a 45-7 win over Illinois last week, while Nebraska looked terrible in a 52-17 loss to Ohio State). So it is certainly an interesting choice for Nebraska Radio to publish a poll giving fans the chance to vote that this is still a supposed conspiracy against them, rather than a reasonable precaution. after the Wisconsin tests. (Oh, and the state of Nebraska currently has 21.8 percent positivity rate on their COVID-19 tests, so it may become a problem for their team for too long.) And it’s interesting how much that contrasts with the message from the sports department account, which the most recent tweet promotes. a t-shirt promoting the wearing of masks:
? Stop the spread
? Go big red
Our official 2020 tee is on sale now.
Available anywhere in Lincoln + online. ⤵️
– Huskers du Nebraska (@Huskers) October 27, 2020
And that has led a lot of people to poke fun at the @HuskerSports account and Huskers in general:
Thanks for joining the Big Ten so that we always have someone to refer to and to laugh at.
– Fermier Jones (@thefarmerjones) October 29, 2020
– SLAIN KIFFIN (@peterberkes) October 29, 2020
– Danny Noonan (@dkviper) October 29, 2020
Leave the Big Ten. It’s embarassing
– Sean O’Leary (@stholeary) October 29, 2020
Is nebraska okay https://t.co/R5ciGVE38Y
– Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) October 29, 2020
Life as a Football Victim, Vol. 232: https://t.co/52cVA53a45
– Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 29, 2020
It’s good to see Nebraska continue to take the L even after games are canceled. https://t.co/kFDUa8CWP9
– You (@ ben_hamin12) October 29, 2020
So all is well for them.
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