University of Iowa leaders made it clear to the Big Ten Conference earlier this week that they wanted to play football games this fall. Although that request was shot down by a majority of league presidents and commissioner Kevin Warren, parents of Iowa football players are continuing to fight for fall football.
What started as some Twitter direct messages flourished into a Zoom call Thursday night, with parents of an estimated 35 to 40 players formally organizing their request for more transparency from the Big Ten. They also requested for their sons to be given the opportunity to play this fall — as is the intent of the Atlantic Coast, Big 12 and Southeastern conferences — during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two primary messages in a letter distributed to media and hand-delivered to the Big Ten offices in Chicago on Friday morning.