May 9, 2016
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska will play three night games on BTN during the 2016 season, including two home games at Memorial Stadium, as well as one Big Ten road game.
The Huskers’ first BTN prime-time appearance will be for the Sept. 3 season opener against Fresno State with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CT. Nebraska will travel to Northwestern on Sept. 24 for a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff. The final BTN prime-time game will be the Huskers’ Nov. 12 home game against Minnesota, with kickoff in Lincoln at 6:30 p.m.
The matchup with Fresno State will mark Nebraska’s first night opener since defeating Wyoming in the 2013 opener in Lincoln. The game will mark the 10th time in school history Nebraska has opened a season with a home night game at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska enters the 2016 season as winners of 17 straight night games at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska also played a night game in Evanston in 2014, when the Huskers and Northwestern squared off in a 38-17 Husker win . The night matchup with Minnesota is the Huskers’ first with the Gophers in six games as Big Ten opponents.
With Monday’s announcement, Nebraska will have five prime-time games during the 2016 regular season. Last week, ESPN announced that the Huskers’ road games at Wisconsin (Oct. 29) and Ohio State (Nov. 5) will be televised in prime time by the ESPN family of networks.
Overall, Nebraska’s five prime-time appearances during the regular season ties for the second-most in school history and is the highest number of night games for the Huskers since joining the Big Ten in 2011.
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