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ADs to ask Big Ten for more Friday Hawkeye-Husker football

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is confident that the Big Ten Conference’s Administrators Council will agree to let the Hawkeyes-Nebraska Heroes Game football rivalry to continue having a Friday after Thanksgiving scheduling home.

“The game has been very well received in years one and two,’ Barta wrote in an email to The Register.

“I certainly don’t want to be presumptuous, but based on other games that have been approved, and the fact this one passed last time, I feel pretty good the request made by Shawn and I will make it through.”

Barta and Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst will make a formal request to continue their Friday rivalry when the Big Ten’s Joint Council meets on Feb. 25-26.

League administrators must rule when schools seek to move games from Saturdays.

If approved, next season’s game will be on Nov. 29 at Nebraska. The 2014 game would be on Nov. 28 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

The teams have met the past two Black Fridays, Nebraska winning 20-7 in Lincoln in 2011, and 13-7 last season in Iowa City.

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