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Huskers-Hawks back to Black Friday

AP FILE PHOTO - Iowa running back Mekhi Sargent (10) runs away from Nebraska linebacker Alex Davis (22) and defensive lineman Darrion Daniels (79) during the second half of a Big Ten Conference football game Nov. 29, 2019, in Lincoln, Neb. Iowa won 27-24.

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa football team will host Nebraska on the day after Thanksgiving, continuing a tradition that started when the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011.

The Big Ten on Monday announced the game would be played Nov. 27 instead of Nov. 28. Kickoff time will be announced later.

In another schedule change, Iowa will play at Minnesota on Nov. 13, a Friday, instead of Nov. 14.

This will mark the 31st straight season Nebraska has played on Black Friday, dating to the 1990 season. In addition to 10 matchups with Iowa, the Cornhuskers played Colorado for 15 straight seasons from 1996-2010 and met Oklahoma six consecutive years from 1990-95.

The Big Ten season opens Oct. 24, with Nebraska playing at No. 6 Ohio State and Iowa at Purdue. Kickoff time for the Hawkeyes in West Lafayette, Ind., will be 2:30 p.m. in a game televised by the Big Ten Network.

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