Nebraska is the latest Big Ten program to say they’re not very much 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 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 they’ll play Illinois on Sept. 29 in Champaign. However, in Green’s statement, he doesn’t think the Huskers will play in any home games on Friday.
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 with Illinois.
Who knows if Green and Eichorst stay in the lane of not hosting games as the season goes on next year, however they did provide some incentive for high school teams in the area.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Eichorst said he’s willing to make Memorial Stadium open on the Thursdays and Saturdays, should Nebraska host a Friday night game. This would accommodate teams that want to move their games to avoid conflict with Nebraska.