LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) On Monday evening, Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said on AM 590's "Sports Nightly" that the Huskers' contest against Minnesota in 2020 & 2021 will be played on Black Friday.
When the games were originally announced, the two were scheduled to play on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
"We will in 2020 and 2021 play on Friday but it'll be Minnesota, which is fine," Moos said. "And then we go into the Iowa series from then on out."
The move to Black Friday will continue NU's streak of playing on the day after Thanksgiving that started back in 1990.
The 2020 game will be played in Minneapolis, while the 2021 game will be in Lincoln.
Moos also said he will work to keep the Iowa game on Black Friday as well when the Huskers and Hawkeyes resume their series that weekend in 2022. He also discussed the rivalry between the schools.
"I know there's a bit of one now but that needs to be our rivalry where it's easy enough for our fans to go to each place," Moos said. "Once we came to the Big Ten we didn't have a traditional rival so that's going to be in the works. That will be scheduled long after I'm gone and I mean on the face of the earth."