BTN opts for two prime time Husker football broadcasts

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BTN opts for two prime time Husker football broadcasts

View from atop Memorial Stadium's east side.
Craig Chandler | University Communications

The Huskers continue to add prime time appearances to its 2014 football schedule. BTN announced its schedule of 2014 evening telecasts on April 22, including Nebraska’s games against Illinois and at Northwestern.

The Huskers will play host to Illinois on Sept. 27 at Memorial Stadium with kickoff set for 8 p.m. The game will include UNL’s 2014 homecoming celebration.

The meeting with Illinois will mark the second of back-to-back prime time games at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers’ Sept. 20 matchup with Miami will be televised by ABC, ESPN on ESPN2 with kick time set for 7 p.m.

The second BTN prime time game for the Huskers in 2014 will be an Oct. 18 visit to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Kickoff from Ryan Field is 6:30 p.m.

The BTN announcement gives the Huskers five consecutive prime time games during the 2014 season. Nebraska will play at Fresno State on Sept. 13 (9:30 p.m. CT, CBS Sports Network), then hosts consecutive home night games against Miami and Illinois. The stretch concludes with an Oct. 4 game at Michigan State (7 p.m. CT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) and the Huskers’ trip to Northwestern.

The five-game stretch of night games will be Nebraska’s longest since also playing five straight night games during the 2006 season.

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