NE Strong UPDATE

NE Strong UPDATE

The Big Ten Conference has postponed all fall sports following a vote of the league presidents. Soon after the Big Ten’s announcement the PAC 12 followed by postponing fall sports. The SEC and ACC say they will still play this fall while the Big 12 is still weighing options.

On the heels of the Big Ten’s announcement Nebraska Athletics issued a statement that they are disappointed with the decision and will continue to move forward with being ready to play in the fall.  Yahoo Sports asked commissioner Kevin Warren about Scott Frost’s statement about playing this fall without the league. Warren say the Huskers can not play this fall and remain a member of the Big Ten. The Omaha World Herald has reported that North Dakota State officials say they have been in contact with Nebraska about scheduling a game this fall.

The American Rivers Conference, which includes Nebraska Wesleyan, has postponed four sports from the fall to the spring semester. Those sports are football, women’s and men’s soccer, and volleyball. The conference intends to go forward with fall competition in women’s and men’s cross country, women’s golf, and women’s tennis.

Amid all of the college news yesterday the NSAA said fall high school sports is still on in Nebraska. Kansas will also play fall sports. Colorado recently moved their fall sports to spring.

Grand Island Public Schools has made the decision to suspend all middle school activities and athletics until further notice, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes all before and after school clubs, organizations, activities and athletics. 

Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) has added a special school edition risk dial this week.The dial indicates the risk is at the orange, elevated level. Individuals can check the TRPHD website for updates.

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic will host its first Pop-Up Beef Event Aug. 22nd at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney. The goal of the event is to give NCC youth buyers an opportunity to exhibit their cattle.  The 30th Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic will be Feb. 13-21, 2021, at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.

TOMORROW: The Puppy Plunge hosted by the Kearney Park and Recreation is accepting registration for the event to be held on Aug. 13 at Centennial Pool. Registration is accepted at the Kearney Park & Recreation office at 2005 1st Ave. or call 237-4644.