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NE senators urge Big Ten commissioner to allow fall sports

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 09, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — 28 Nebraska senators have signed a letter addressed to Big Ten Sports Commissioner Kevin Warren, urging him and other conference members to allow college sports this fall.

Nebraska Sen. Julie Slama made the announcement, including the letter, on Twitter Wednesday afternoon:

In the letter, Slama makes reference to other conferences that have allowed sports to happen and have "proven over recent weeks that football and other fall sports can be conducted safely." Slama believes athletes who are not allowed to play are at a disadvantage when compared to those in other conferences.

You can read the full letter, which includes the signatures of 28 of Nebraska's 49 state senators, below: