University of Nebraska president Ted Carter revealed some information about a potential upcoming Big Ten football announcement.
Moments before a news conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, Carter’s conversation with Bob Hinson, director of the National Strategic Research Institute, was picked up on a hot mic.
“We’re getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight (Tuesday),” Carter said.
Carter’s comments come two days after multiple reports indicated that the Big Ten would be voting in the coming days on a return to football. The Big Ten’s Return to Competition Task Force had a positively-received presentation on Saturday, and Sunday’s meeting created a lot of optimism. However, there have been so many twists and turns it’s to the point where until there’s a legitimate announcement by the Big Ten, all developments need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Nebraska has been the most vocal Big Ten institution about wanting to play a fall season, so it would only be fitting if Carter was the one to unintentionally break news about a return to play.
There appears to be a push for a mid-to-late October start of the season, and if Carter’s comments via hot mic are true, it sounds like we’ll be hearing the finer details before Wednesday morning.
And now we wait.
UPDATE (1:07 ET):
Well, Carter is doing his best backpedal, claiming his comments were taken out of context. This is kind of sad, hilarious, and ridiculous all at once.
Spoiler Alert: His comments were not taken out of context
University of Nebraska president Ted Carter was heard on hot mic saying that an announcement will come tonight regarding the #Huskers and the #BigTen football season.— Yousef Nasser (@YousefKLKN) September 15, 2020
I asked him about the comments. He says they were taken out of context. pic.twitter.com/SP0x5ZqCtF