The Big Ten Conference and ESPN/ABC announced April 15 that the Husker football team’s games against Miami and Michigan State will be televised in prime time on ESPN networks.
The Huskers will play host to Miami on Sept. 20 at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. On Oct. 4, the Huskers will travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on the defending Big Ten champion Spartans for a 7 p.m. CDT kickoff. Both games will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 with a determination on the network to be made at a later date.
The two games were among a group of six Big Ten contests announced April 15 for prime time telecasts on ESPN/ABC.
The Huskers’ matchup with Miami will be the first regular-season meeting between the schools since the Hurricanes visited Lincoln in 1976. The teams met five times in bowl games between the 1983 and 2001 seasons, with the winner of those contests capturing the national championship four times.
The overall series between the schools is tied at 5-5, with the Huskers winning all three games in Lincoln. The teams will meet again in 2015 in Miami.
The matchup at Michigan State will pit the two schools that represented the Legends Division in the first three Big Ten Championship Games. Nebraska and Michigan State are now in opposite divisions but will meet each of the next two seasons in cross-division contests. The telecast will mark the fourth straight year the two schools have met on ESPN or ABC.
BTN is expected to announce its prime time football schedule in the near future.