Colorado and Nebraska will renew their football rivalry with four meetings during a span from 2018 through 2024, CU athletic director Mike Bohn announced to boosters Thursday in Denver during the school’s annual recruiting luncheon.
The first meeting will be Sept. 8, 2018, in Boulder, followed by a Sept. 7, 2019, matchup in Lincoln, Neb. The teams will then play in 2023 (Boulder) and 2024 (Lincoln).
“The most prominent aspect of joining the Pac-12 Conference was no longer playing the Huskers,” Bohn said. “Although we’ve had overwhelming support in joining our new league, there was a respect level and affinity for that game. We wanted to salute our fans.”
CU and Nebraska had played annually for decades, including the familiar day-after-Thanksgiving slot during their years together in the Big 12 Conference.
Colorado (Pac-12) and Nebraska (Big Ten) both left the Big 12 following the 2010-11 academic year.
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