The latest recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) pushes the likelihood of Nebraska’s Red-White Spring Game further in doubt.
The CDC recommends against “events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States” for the next eight weeks. The Red-White game is scheduled for April 18, just under five weeks away.
Nebraska Athletics previously announced a limited attendance policy for all home competitions that would be closed to the public. Despite not having 90,000 in the stands, the football team and coaches would be more than the 50 people that the CDC is recommending as a limit.
Previously, the Big Ten suspended all organized team activities, including practices, through April 6. The conference will reevaluate at that time if the suspension needs extended.
Bill Moos statement Friday said “safety…has been the driving force behind the tough, but necessary decisions that have been made.” Whether the Spring Game is suspended or outright canceled remains to be officially decided.