Hawkeye Parents Ask Big Ten to Reconsider Season

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Parents of Iowa Hawkeye football players are asking for transparency from the Big Ten on the conference’s decisions to cancel the upcoming season, while also demanding that the decision be reconsidered. See the letter in its entirety below: 

“An open letter to the Big Ten Conference from the parents of Iowa Hawkeyes football:

On August 5, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors approved plans and medical protocols to support the announced 10-game, conference-only football schedule. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren followed that up by saying "I have a son who's a football student-athlete in the SEC at Mississippi State. And, so, I've asked myself as a father, would I be comfortable for him to participate in the Big Ten based upon the testing policies, protocols and procedures we have in place? And as of today, the answer is yes." Six days later, Commissioner Warren and Council of Presidents and Chancellors canceled fall sports competition. What changed?

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