In light of the showy but evocative riots that spread across Penn State's campus Wednesday night, it's understandable some might worry about playing a Big Ten football game in front of 100,000 people only days later. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are scheduled to be in town, and one University of Nebraska regent has expressed concerns:
Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln said he began worrying about safety while watching televised coverage of the scene in State College, Pa., after coach Joe Paterno's firing Wednesday night. He said Penn State has a raucous atmosphere on a normal football Saturday, and the school owes Nebraska answers.
This isn't really the same kind of thing as when Louisville was reportedly thinking about keeping its cheerleaders out of Morgantown. It's the job of higher-ups to think of stuff like this to be concerned about. I'd expect a peaceful afternoon, with many older fans and alums in the building, along with a few days worth of cooldown for emotional students. But it would probably still be wise for police to field an increased presence.