Huskers to Battle Troy in 6 p.m. Pay-Per-View

By NU Athletic Communications
Jay Moore and the Blackshirts will try to shut down Troy on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. in an FSN Pay Per View contest.
Jay Moore and the Blackshirts will try to shut down Troy on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. in an FSN Pay Per View contest.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln - The Nebraska Athletic Department has announced that its Sept. 23 football game against Troy will kick off at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game will be telecast on a pay-per-view basis by Big 12 Special Order Sports, FSN’s pay-per-view division.  It will be available on participating cable systems in Nebraska and nationwide to satellite dish customers.


The suggested retail price for the game is $29.95. Full information on how to purchase the telecast, including a complete list of participating cable systems and satellite providers, will be announced as soon as it becomes available. Please check and (search: Midwest) for updates in the coming days.


Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel.  The telecast will not pre-empt FSN’s regularly scheduled programming.


The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage.  Under Conference TV rules, games not picked up for regular television distribution can only be televised live on pay-per-view. Big 12 Conference games selected as part of the league’s television package for Sept. 23 are—Louisville at Kansas State (FSN, 11 a.m.), Iowa State at Texas (ABC, 2:30 p.m.) and South Florida at Kansas (FSN, 6 p.m.).


The Troy-Nebraska telecast will be the sixth Nebraska football game distributed on pay-per-view, following: Oct. 12, 2002 vs. Missouri; Oct. 25, 2003 vs. Iowa State; Sept. 4, 2004 vs. Western Illinois; Oct. 2, 2004 vs. Kansas; Sept. 3, 2005 vs. Maine; and Oct. 15, 2005 at Baylor. Nebraska has won all six of those games.


The game will mark the fourth meeting between Nebraska and Troy. The schools also met at Memorial Stadium in 2001, 2002 and 2003, with Nebraska winning each of the three meetings, most recently a 30-0 shutout in 2003.


The remainder of Nebraska’s game times will be announced between six and 12 days before kickoff. The Nov. 24 game against Colorado will be televised nationally on ABC with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CST.


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