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CU-NU Remains On Friday, National TV

Mar 9, 2009

 

BOULDER-The annual Colorado-Nebraska football game will remain on the Friday after Thanksgiving and will once again be televised nationally to 100 percent of the country, school and ESPN officials announced Monday.

 

For the 14th straight year, the game will be televised on ABC, with this season's game set for Friday, November 27 in Boulder.  Kickoff will be 1:30 p.m. mountain time.

 

The game has been extremely competitive for the most part in the 13 previous meetings since the Big 12 was formed in 1996.  Nebraska owns a 9-4 lead in the series since the CU-NU game was moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving as the premier matchup in the Big 12 North Division, but that includes a stretch of five Huskers wins by a combined total of 15 points between 1996 and 2000.

 

On two occasions, the North Division champion was based directly on the outcome of the game (1996, 2001), with the game having some kind of implication three other years.  In 2001, it had a direct bearing on the national championship picture.

 

It is the third national televised game for the Buffaloes this fall, as ESPN previously announced that CU will play two national Thursday night games, at West Virginia on Oct. 1 and at Oklahoma State on Nov. 19.

 

Times and television arrangements for the other nine games on the 2009 Colorado schedule are pending.