If the information is not delivered by noon central time on Monday, the letter read, “we will have no choice but to file suit in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.”
Snodgrass, who is the football coach at York High School, emphasized that the group remains solely a parent-led effort separate from the University of Nebraska. Time is against them, he said, with other leagues like the Big 12 and SEC set to begin their seasons next month.
“Ultimately, we would love for them to play football in the Big Ten,” Snodgrass said. “We realize this is a difficult process, but that’s what our end hope is.”
Nebraska leadership in recent days has indicated that it is moving away from hopes of a fall football campaign. UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said on Lincoln radio station KLIN on Wednesday that there is a “growing level of enthusiasm” for a season that begins in January 2021. NU Athletic Director Bill Moos on Thursday told The World-Herald that “there won’t be fall football.”
Still, parents from at least two other league schools also issued prominent reactions Thursday after Warren released a more detailed statement Wednesday about the postponement decision.
Iowa parents wrote that they “firmly reject” Warren’s explanation, adding, “the lack of transparency, hypocrisy and failure of leadership gives us no confidence in this decision, or future decisions.” Randy Wade, the father of Ohio State star cornerback Shaun Wade who has led the OSU parental cause, tweeted that there hasn’t been “enough conversation for us.”