Holcomb Offered State Support To Big Ten Universities Ahead Of Football Resumption

Sep 16, 2020

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he talked with the presidents of Purdue and Indiana University ahead of the decision to resume Big Ten football this fall.
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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he talked with the presidents of Purdue and Indiana University ahead of the decision to resume Big Ten football this fall.

The athletic conference announced Wednesday it plans to allow its 14 football teams to begin play in late October.

Holcomb said he offered IU President Michael McRobbie and Purdue President Mitch Daniels the state government’s support in whatever decision they made.

“I wanted them to know that we are here and we have a lot of talent and a lot of expertise and we’re here to help,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb noted he didn’t tell the university presidents whether he thought they should resume play.

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