Nebraska, Oregon Schedule 2016-17 Football Series; Nebraska-Tennessee Series Moved to 2026-27

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Nebraska will host Oregon at Memorial Stadium in 2016. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Oregon Ducks have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2017, both schools have announced.

Nebraska will host the first game of the series at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2016. The Cornhuskers will then travel to meet the Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 9, 2017.

Current Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost played at Nebraska. He was a quarterback for two years for the Cornhuskers and led them to the national championship in 1997.

“I have a great affection for the University of Nebraska — what the program stands for, what the people of Nebraska stand for,” Frost said. “There’s a lot to admire about that program. I think Oregon is very similar. We do things the right way here, with good people.”

Nebraska and Oregon have met six times and the Cornhuskers lead the series 5-1. The two schools first met in 1952 and haven’t squared off since 1986.

“This is a win-win scenario,” Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst said. “The University of Tennessee asked for scheduling relief, and we were able to add the University of Oregon, a perennial top-25 program, to our non-conference schedule as we roll into the College Football Playoff era. This should be a great series, not only for our football programs, but for the tremendous fans of both schools.”

Nebraska was scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Tennessee in 2016 and 2017, but the series has been pushed back to accommodate Tennessee’s 2016 Battle at Bristol match-up with Virginia Tech.

The Cornhuskers will now host Tennessee on Sept. 12, 2026 and will travel to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Sept. 11, 2027.

Also moved up one week was Nebraska’s 2016 home game vs. Wyoming. The two will now meet on Sept. 10 instead of Sept. 17.

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15 Comments to Nebraska, Oregon Schedule 2016-17 Football Series; Nebraska-Tennessee Series Moved to 2026-27

  1. 1) { ?>
    Travis B said....

    looking forward to playing Oregon but hate not seeing Tennessee for 10 years! :\

    October 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm
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      Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) sai said....


      You may not be able to see the Vols in Lincoln; but dont feel to bad. The folks in Bristol won’t be able to see them very well from their seats either.

      October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    Jinzo said....

    The Vols chickened out……

    October 15, 2013 at 12:59 am
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    connEr said....

    Yes! Fan of both teams!
    Finally, Oregon can actually schedule a decent NC game!
    Can’t wait!

    November 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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      TGS said....

      It’s not that Oregon can’t schedule decent NonCon games, it’s just they get tired if playing on “neutral” territory and want Home and Home series.

      November 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm
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    Liz said....

    Don’t like, mostly because I’m a TN alum living in Lincoln (my kids are all Husker alums), and I was looking forward to seeing my favorite two teams play in my chosen hometown. I will probably be too old to go and really enjoy it by the time 2026 comes around. Very disappointed.

    November 22, 2013 at 10:32 am
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    Kevin England said....

    Wow!! As it stands right now from what I can tell, this game would be game #350 in Nebraska’s current record run of consecutive home sellout. What a great potential matchup for a landmark event.


    September 21, 2014 at 8:18 am
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    Kieth polacek said....

    I think if Nebraska going think thy can beet Oregon they first need to learn how to beet big w- westconston for two years in a roll come on play real newbraska foot ball with a big winp

    November 17, 2014 at 3:18 am
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    Kieth polacek said....

    I think if Nebraska is going to win the game against did Oregon Ducks they’re gonna have to learn how to win against the big w that is rest concen then lost two times in two years against rust concen what makes them think that they’re going to win against the Oregon Ducks if they can’t win against
    competitors Wisconsin true though

    November 17, 2014 at 3:31 am
  8. 1) { ?>
    JP said....

    Keith can’t write worth a crap!

    January 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm
  9. 1) { ?>
    Dave said....

    Keith is entering ESL classes now as we speak.

    February 17, 2015 at 5:14 pm
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    Husker man said....

    I’m interested to see what mike Riley does with the talent at NE .unfortunately the recruits think otherwise

    July 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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