Big 10 Pulls the Plug on Hastily Scheduled Mocs-Nebraska Football Game


Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) The Mocs football team almost got a second play date this fall against Nebraska.
We thought the Mocs were done after playing their fall game Saturday against Western Kentucky. But early this week, Nebraska saw their game with Wisconsin called off because of a COVID out-break on the Badgers team. The Huskers reached out to UTC about playing this weekend. The Mocs did their COVID tests and were good to go to Lincoln, but the Big 10 voted it down Thursday morning.

Said Mocs head coach Rusty Wright:”I think if we could have gotten on a plane last night, we would have went because that’s the thing. I think they were excited about it. Looking forward to it. I was looking forward to it. I’ve never been to Lincoln, Nebraska. Coach Frost called me and said hey, we’re not going to be able to get this done because of the decision the Big 10 made. He was very appreciative of us trying to do it and all that. You know we may try and figure out a way if they’ll let us in the Big 10 South or something I don’t know.”

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at