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Ohio State football parents ask Big Ten to reconsider cancellation of fall sports season

Bill Rabinowitz
brabinow@dispatch.com
The Ohio State football team and administrators pose for a photo with Brutus Buckeye at halftime of a Buckeyes men's basketball game on Jan. 23.

The parents group representing Ohio State football players will send a letter Saturday morning to the Big Ten Conference protesting the league’s decision to cancel the fall season and asking it to reconsider, the group’s president told The Dispatch.

The group – Football Parents at Ohio State – will ask for clarification about the decision-making behind Tuesday’s decision not to play, said organization president Amanda Babb, who is the stepmother of sophomore wide receiver Kamryn Babb.

In addition, the parents will ask about the Big Ten’s plan to pursue playing in the spring, about which few details have been given. The group also is seeking access to the data that was used to make the conference’s decision and an answer to why the season couldn’t be delayed instead, noting that the conference released its schedule only six days earlier.

A group representing parents of Iowa Hawkeyes players sent a similar letter to the Big Ten on Friday.

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