LINCOLN (KMTV) — Nebraska football finally released its schedule for the Huskers' 2020 season on Wednesday morning.
The new schedule looks as follows:
9/5 @ Rutgers
9/12 vs. Illinois
9/19 vs. Wisconsin
9/26 @ Iowa
10/3 vs. Minnesota
10/10 @ Ohio State
10/24 @ Northwestern
10/31 vs. Penn State
11/14 @ Purdue
11/21 vs. Michigan State
The entire Big Ten schedule can be found here:
The football schedule starts as early as the weekend of Sept. 5 with final games slated for Nov. 21 to align with academic calendars. The Big Ten Football Championship Game remains scheduled for Dec. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium, though it could be moved as late as Dec. 19. pic.twitter.com/vWp3OSifBc— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 5, 2020
Following the announcement, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and Athletic Director Bill Moos released a joint statement:
“We welcome these important steps forward for fall football from the Big Ten. There has been a tremendous amount of consultation and hard work to get to this point. It was a team effort with valuable input from the Big Ten Conference staff, University chancellors and presidents, head coaches and athletic directors to develop a football schedule that prioritizes divisional games and provides some needed flexibility.
“The top priority remains to conduct a football season in the safest and healthiest manner possible for everyone involved. There are still many steps ahead before we can take the field in September, beginning with opening preseason camp later this week. But there is no question this is an exciting day at Nebraska. Our players and coaching staff now have a schedule in front of them, and Husker fans can see how the 2020 season will unfold.
“Our next task is finalizing many of the details and protocols for football game days at Memorial Stadium in 2020. We will be announcing those details very soon after consultation with state and local officials. We want to especially thank Dr. Chris Kratochvil of UNMC for his work leading the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases. He has been immensely helpful in helping to guide the conference forward.
“Nebraska is getting closer to seeing our beloved Huskers take the field. We, and all of Husker Nation, very much look forward to our first away game on September 5 at Rutgers and our first home game the following week against Illinois.”
Scott Frost is about to begin his 3rd season as Huskers head coach.
The Big Ten Championship is still schedule for December 5th but could be moved as late as December 19th.
In other notable Big Ten scheduling news, Michigan will meet Ohio State on October 24th in Columbus.