Nebraska and Akron have finally reached an agreement from the season-opening matchup that was canceled due to severe weather in Lincoln.
According to a press release from the school, Nebraska will pay Akron $650,000 for the school’s trip to Memorial Stadium. When the agreement was inked between the two schools in 2014, the Huskers agreed to pay the Zips $1.17 million for the 2018 matchup. Nebraska will cover over half of the agreed price.
In addition to the payment, Nebraska and Akron have also scheduled a head-to-head matchup in Lincoln in 2025. That game will serve as the home opener for the Huskers and will played on Sept. 6.
Nebraska opens that season with a trip to Illinois on Aug. 30.
“We are pleased to finalize an agreement with Akron that is beneficial for both institutions,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said in the release. “We have had good dialogue with Akron during this process and are appreciative of the cooperation and patience from everyone involved. We look forward to Akron making a return trip to Memorial Stadium in 2025.”
Due to the cancelation, Moos was able to add FCS opponent Bethune-Cookman to Nebraska’s schedule to ensure the team would play 12 games in 2018. The Huskers finished the year 4-8.