The B1G’s decision to schedule games on Friday nights throughout the season has been met with some pretty strong opposition. Nebraska is just one of the schools taking a strong stance against the new scheduling model.
The University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green told regents on Friday that he has been speaking with B1G commissioner Jim Delany about the Friday night games. Green said he does not expect the Huskers to host any of those contests.
Nebraska isn’t necessarily opposed to playing on Friday night if the game is schedule away from Memorial Stadium. But because of the stadium’s location on campus, Green said the university might have to cancel classes if a game was scheduled, according to Omaha World Herald.
Every year, the Huskers already play a Friday game against Iowa, with it falling the day after Thanksgiving on the last weekend in November. That game does not interfere with the school schedule, as students are on break.
Initially, the B1G had expected Nebraska to host a home game every three years. But it doesn’t look like the Huskers are going to budge on that anytime soon.
Don’t be surprised if Delany rethinks this “Friday Night Lights” and develops another plan in the near future.