Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos was a guest on the Sports Nightly program Tuesday evening. The program airs weekdays at 6 pm on KCNI radio courtesy of the Husker Sports Network. As Nebraska prepares for the start of Big Ten conference football the weekend of October 24th, the Huskers will be playing in mostly empty stadiums including their own this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that thought in mind, Moos was asked if Nebraska will get a “mulligan” in regards to the home sellout streak. The AD’s answer was yes.
Other notes from Tuesday’s interview:
Moos said he and Iowa athletic director Gary Barta have requested that the Nebraska / Iowa rivalry game be played on “Black Friday” November 27th. Originally, Nebraska was to play Minnesota on the day after Thanksgiving but on the new schedule Nebraska drew Iowa for that weekend. Iowa would be coming off two road games that week while Nebraska would have just played two home games.
Moos said league teams remain undecided on whether squads will stay overnight in hotels on the road. The AD said the Big Ten has discussed teams arriving the day of competition. That seems more likely for night kickoffs but much harder for morning kickoffs in various locales.