By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – In the wake of the Big Ten’s cancelation of its fall football season, several parents of Iowa football players assembled to write an open letter that was delivered directly to the Big Ten offices.
The Big Ten made the announcement Tuesday and has been met with backlash since.
The letter includes a list of items that the parents believe need to be addressed immediately.
The list includes:
- A meeting with commissioner and committee members with meaningful and thorough explanations to a group of representatives that include parents, players and coaches.
- To be able to ask questions and get direct answers and to have a say in the decision-making process
- To be able to review a full action plan including protocols and safety measures.
The letter goes on to say that the parents want a response from the Big Ten by end of business August 19.
BIG10 parents are uniting and want transparency. Letters are going to the commissioner, speaking with the press, more are joining in. This letter represents the voice of many Iowa football parents that have joined together to get some answers. @KCRG_Sports@HawkeyeReportpic.twitter.com/bWlFLJ916g
— Dawn Beyer (@DawnBeyer2) August 14, 2020
Poor Leadership 101:
Be hypocritical ✅
Do not communicate ✅
Do not be transparent ✅
Do not show courage or optimism ✅
Do not get input from key stakeholders ✅
Ignore those most impacted ✅
Don’t plan for contingencies ✅
Leading is tough, we get it, but it’s the job https://t.co/ovHQNM7W7O
— Gary Koerner (@koerner_gary) August 14, 2020
I’ve never seen so many races, ethnicities, genders, professions & walks of life come together positively for the greater good.
The passion parents & true fans have for Hawkeye football players, & staff is phenomenal.
I’m a proud Mama Bird!#FightForIowa#GoHawks#LetThemPlay
— Nikkie Britt (@britt_nikkie) August 14, 2020