Iowa, Nebraska to play the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2011 & 2012

By Kevin Kelley -

NebraskaIowaThe Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will meet on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2011 and 2012, the schools announced yesterday.

Iowa and Nebraska will square off at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Friday, November 25, 2012 and at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Friday, November 23, 2012.

The 2011 season will be the first for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the expanded Big Ten. The conference was split into two division named “Legends” and “Leaders.” Both schools are in the Legends division.

Nebraska leads the overall series against Iowa 26-12-3. The two teams last met in 2000 in Lincoln, a 42-13 win for the Cornhuskers.

This will be the first time the two schools have played the day after Thanksgiving. Between 1891 and 1899, Iowa and Nebraska played on Thanksgiving Day.

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6 Comments to Iowa, Nebraska to play the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2011 & 2012

  1. greg said....

    go iowa

    March 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm
  2. Jack said....

    People travel for Thanksgiving, stupid day to have this new rivalry.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  3. Shawna said....

    Go Big Red!

    April 1, 2011 at 8:12 am
  4. Mr. Hawkeye said....

    Iowa will win against Nebraska in a battle for the Big Ten Legends Division

    April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  5. mark Fitzpatrick said....

    Go Big Red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dance on thier turf Make them Wish ???????? We are No.1 Go Big Red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm
  6. Lady Gaga said....

    What is a Husker? Is it a redneck? I want one…

    February 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm