Nebraska won’t play Iowa on Friday after Thanksgiving in 2020, 2021; more on Mike Riley’s extension
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No more Black Friday football
Some big news from the Big Ten (or B1G news, if you will): The 2020 and 2021 football schedules have arrived. What does it mean? Well, Nebraska won’t face Iowa to end the regular season anymore and the Friday after Thanksgiving game appears to be no-more after almost 30 years.
Athletic director Shawn Eichorst and coach Mike Riley seem OK with the change, but maybe they should reconsider.
More on Mike Riley’s extension
Whatever the case, Riley’s contract reveals quite a bit. For instance, he’ll earn $300,000 if he wins the Big Ten Championship game.
A revelation for Bob Diaco
Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco makes cutups of game film for his team. When he does, he dumps the cutups into one of two buckets — “plays that cause losing” or “the fight for every inch.” When doing this after the Oregon game, he had a revelation.
‘Bookie’ offers update on visit
Nebraska commit Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles continued his senior notebook on Monday, choosing to discuss his visit to Clemson. It came as a result of Hurricane Irma and having to leave Florida. It’s an honest take on the recruiting process and how his visit really went.
Bring it back
Are you a fan of the $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy? If so, you may be in luck. It looks like some fans are doing what they can to bring it back.
Big news for Nebrasketball
The new Nebrasketball fans have been waiting for finally arrived. Nebraska senior forward Isaac Copeland has received a waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play the entire 2017-18 season. Copeland transferred to Nebraska last January.
A show of respect
The University of Oregon shared a message it received from a Nebraska fan who was in Eugene last weekend. It goes to show that win or lose, there are some great people on both sides of the ball.
— University of Oregon (@uoregon) September 12, 2017
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