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Did Nebraska’s President just let us know the Big Ten is playing football?

The hot mic moment might have just scooped the conference office.

Retired Vice Admiral Walter “Ted” Carter and his wife Linda Carter are recognized during a break in the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Getting everyone on the same page is one of the most important parts of a major conference announcement. It’s why we haven’t heard much from the Big Ten since the university presidents and chancellors got together earlier this week.

Well... maybe now we know what’s coming thanks to the audio/visual work of KETV in Omaha at an unrelated press conference at the University of Nebraska.

During small talk prior to the start of a news conference Tuesday morning, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says an announcement of the Husker football season will come Tuesday afternoon or evening.

“We’re getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight”, said Carter in a conversation with Bob Hinson, director of the National Strategic Research Institute.

The two were at a podium, just moments prior to a news conference in Lincoln.

If that’s the case it would certainly be a win for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who have been very public in advocating for the season continuing despite Covid-19.

More on this story as it develops, and we’ll keep an eye out for that announcement.