Statements from UNL Chancellor Perlman, Director of Athletics Eichorst

Released on 09/16/2013, at 7:21 PM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., September 16th, 2013 —

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst issued the following statements in response to recently published comments by Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini.

Harvey Perlman, Chancellor:

"I am aware of the publication of Coach Pelini's comments, I am disappointed and in discussions with Shawn Eichorst about addressing the issue." 

Shawn Eichorst, Director of Athletics: 

“I am disheartened and disappointed by the 2011 comments published today attributed to Coach Pelini about our dedicated and passionate fans and supporters. I have spoken with Chancellor Perlman and I have addressed the situation with Bo and expressed our deep concern."