It was reported earlier this week that the Nebraska-Oregon and Minnesota-Oregon State games — set for Saturday in Oregon — may be moving the times or dates of the games because of the air quality being hazardous.
On Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the kickoff times (Nebraska-Oregon at 4:30 p.m. ET and Minnesota-Oregon State at 10 p.m. ET) appear to be taking place as scheduled.
Some good weather news as I'm told Oregon and Oregon State will kick off on schedule against Nebraska and… https://t.co/a51sDkZInT
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 8, 2017
Rittenberg’s full post:
“Some good weather news as I’m told Oregon and Oregon State will kick off on schedule against Nebraska and Minnesota on Saturday. The schools will continue to monitor the air quality, but things have improved since earlier in the week.”
Air is much improved and expected to stay that way through UO-Neb. UO spokesman says no kickoff changes anticipated https://t.co/ueaMHF3bCQ
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) September 8, 2017
The air quality improved from “hazardous” to “unhealthy” on Wednesday because of recent wildfires and hot temperatures in the area.