Nebraska is the latest Big Ten football program to say it’s not in favor of playing Friday night games. But, the Huskers’ stance comes with some caveats.
Nebraska Regent Tim Claire tweeted a quote from Chancellor Ronnie Green on Friday, which promptly states his stance on Friday night games.
Chancellor Green: Nebraska does not anticipate Big Ten conference home games to be played on a Friday night.
— Tim Clare (@TimClareNU) August 11, 2017
This is where things get a little interesting.
Nebraska is already scheduled to play on a Friday this season, as the Huskers will play Illinois on Sept. 29 in Champaign. Green indicated that he doesn’t think the Huskers will play any home games on nights traditionally reserved for high school football.
Futhermore, according to the Omaha World-Herald, Huskers athletic director Shawn Eichorst said he doesn’t expect Nebraska to play in another Friday night game after the tilt at Illinois.
Who knows whether Green and Eichorst will stay in the lane of not hosting Friday games as the season goes on. Nebraska did provide a perk for high school teams in the area.
According to the World-Herald, Eichorst said he’s willing to make Memorial Stadium available on Thursdays and Saturdays should Nebraska host a Friday night game. That would accommodate schools that want to move their games to avoid conflicting with Nebraska games.