Nebraska football is certainly no stranger to playing on Black Friday, and Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos wants to keep it that way.
Moos joined radio show Sports Nightly on Monday and discussed why he wants Nebraska to continue playing on Black Friday. In addition, Moos noted the importance of keeping an annual rivalry game with Iowa on the day after Thanksgiving.
Here’s what Moos had to say on the show:
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) May 22, 2018
For the 2018 and ’19 season, the Cornhuskers and the Hawkeyes will face off on Black Friday. However, as Moos notes in the quote above, Nebraska will play Minnesota in the final game of the season in 2020 and ’21. Both of those games are scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but Nebraska is trying to move those games to Black Friday.
In addition, Moos said that he wants to make Nebraska vs. Iowa on Black Friday an annual game beginning in 2022.
Bill Moos confirms they are working to get the Minnesota games in 2020 and 2021 on Black Friday, then after that they want to be locked up for Black Friday for the foreseeable future against presumably Iowa. #Huskers
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) May 22, 2018
Iowa beat Nebraska in Lincoln last Black Friday, 56-14.