Nebraska doesn't play Wisconsin every year. Their protected game is PSU. If PSU craters because of the sanctions, then we're talking about a serious schedule imbalance within our own division. It's better to just dispense with the protected games altogether.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."