The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Nebraska. State officials confirmed 131 new cases yesterday, bringing the total in Nebraska to 30-thousand-372. There have been 361 coronavirus-related deaths statewide since the start of the pandemic. Douglas County has seen more than 12-thousand COVID-19 cases. Parents of 81 Nebraska football players posted a letter to the Big Ten yesterday that voices their displeasure with the postponement of the 2020 season. The letter includes a request for data that proves the sport would be dangerous to play during the COVID-19 pandemic, and criticizes the conference's decision to announce a schedule a week before the cancellation. The parents said their sons are willing to assume the risk of playing, and would commit to mitigating the spread of the virus this fall.
NE Covid Total Exceeds 30,000; Husker Football Parents Complain About Postponed Season In Letter
By 24/7 News Source • Aug 17, 2020