Some traditionalists objected to Nebraska joining the Big Ten. Would the Cornhuskers have been invited if Big Ten officials knew that the University has an embarrassing bedbug problem?
Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln admit that they’ve found bedbugs in student rooms and common areas in four dorms. An article in the Lincoln Journal Star says the situation is “indicative of a growing wave of bedbugs in Lincoln.” The college is using a bedbug-sniffing dog to try to locate the critters.
To make matters worse, some students believe the University tried to cover up the bedbug problem. One intrepid student, after being bitten repeatedly on the neck by an apparently vampiric bedbug, captured one of the pests and took it to school officials — who promptly said it was dead. The students says her resident director instructed her to put a sign on her door saying that her room was being remodeled to explain her absence from the room while it was being cleaned of the bedbugs. The University denies that there was any attempted cover-up.
What?!? Bedbugs in Big Ten dorms? Hey, Nebraska — as the newbie in our conference, you need to understand that the esteemed institutions that make up the Big Ten have certain standards. Cockroaches, bad food, excessive noise, childish behavior, and generalized filth in dorms is one thing, but bedbugs is where we draw the line!