Nebraska AD Answers Questions on Sports Nightly

LINCOLN — Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos made an appearance Tuesday night on Sports Nightly, which airs on KCNI radio at 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday courtesy of the Huskers Sports Network.  The top Husker administrator fielded questions from fans.

He was asked about the new football facility? He said it is still in the design phase, with groundbreaking — originally scheduled for last spring — happening sometime in 2021.

Moos said, “That would delay the project by exactly 12 months,” with the new grand opening probably happening in 2023.

When asked about the Husker football program Moos said it is still building but is on a solid foundation.

Moos did say that the Big Ten is exploring domed stadiums for the Dec. 19 crossover games that’ll be played in addition to the league title game. But the Big Ten may still host those games on campus, too.

The A.D. was asked by a fan why various sports have different rules as to whether they can play non-conference games. Basketball can have non-conference opponents, but testing will be “very, very strict.” Volleyball will be conference-only, while, in Olympic sports, teams will be attending only 70% of its competitions due to “protection purposes and cost containment.”

Moos said there will be a final answer on whether baseball and softball will be conference-only after a Wednesday athletic director meeting.