Nebraska and Colorado will meet at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 26.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

NU-Colorado Matchup Set for Traditional Date

By NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska and Colorado will meet on the gridiron on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2010, marking the 15th consecutive season the two schools have played on that day. The Big 12 Conference and ABC/ESPN announced on Tuesday that the NU-Colorado contest will be televised nationally on ABC on Friday, Nov. 26 with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

The Nebraska-Colorado game has been a fixture on ABC and the Friday after Thanksgiving since the start of the Big 12 Conference. In fact, the 2010 game will mark the 18th straight year the matchup between the two teams has been showcased on ABC.

The Nebraska-Colorado contest was among a group of televised games announced by the league office on Tuesday. Other Thanksgiving weekend contests were set, as were television arrangements for the first three weeks of action in September.

In addition to the Nebraska-Colorado game, two other Nebraska games were previously chosen for telecast. The Huskers' Sept. 18 game at Washington will be televised regionally on ABC, as part of the Pac-10 Conference's television package. Those not receiving the NU-Washington on their local ABC affiliate, will be able to see the game on ESPN2. Nebraska's Big 12 opener at Kansas State will be televised nationally on ESPN on Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Nebraska's Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 home games against Western Kentucky and Idaho were not selected for telecast by the Big 12's television partners. Nebraska will likely explore pay-per-view telecast opportunities for those two games. An announcement on kickoff times and telecast information for those two games will be made in the coming weeks.

Television information and game times for all remaining contests will be announced six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.


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