Nebraska AD comments on cancelled game with Akron

September 6, 2018

Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos says he is doing all he can to find a twelfth regular-season game for the Cornhuskers.

Moos commented today for the first time since the opener against Akron was called off because of inclement weather Saturday. Nebraska wanted to play Akron Sunday, but the Zips couldn’t find a hotel for Saturday night. Moos said Akron turned down Nebraska’s offer to house players in vacant dormitories and provide breakfast. Moos said rescheduling the game against Akron for Dec. 1 is an option as long as one or both teams are not playing in a conference championship game that day. Another possibility is to fill the scheduled open date Oct. 27 with a game against an opponent likely from the Football Championship Subdivision. There will be no refunds of tickets purchased for the game, Moos said, as is stated on the back of NU’s tickets. Instead, tickets will be reissued for a twelfth game, should one be scheduled for either Oct. 27 or the first weekend in December. Nebraska has not yet paid Akron the $1.17 million the schools agreed upon in the game contract, but Moos said “at the end of the day, expenses for sure will be covered.”

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