Nebraska football is set to play .
The Big Ten (and by extension, Nebraska football) will plan to play football this fall. After months and months of speculation, there has been a set date for when football will return.
Wednesday, the conference announced that it would return to play during the weekend of October 23-24. This will include eight games in an eight-week window.
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The Big Ten championship game will be scheduled for December 19. The Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for December 19. College Football Playoff rankings come out December 20. It could make for interesting theater.
In addition to eight regular-season games, the schedule will feature an extra game for each of the Big Ten’s teams. For instance, the second-place team from the East division will play the second-place team from the West division and so on.
There will be no fans at the games, but to be honest that does not really matter to me. Would I like to see fans in the stands? Yes, they are what makes football so much fun. However, at this point, I just want to see some football. To me, it doesn’t really matter if there are fans in the stands are not. If this is what they have to do to safely play, then I am all for it.
Now, the waiting game begins. I am very excited to see what this Nebraska football team can do. There is no doubt that they have the pieces to succeed. It’s going to be a tough conference for sure. Nevertheless, I can certainly see them being able to make noise in the conference. Not only that, this group of players will be motivated to play in particular.
I’m excited for all the football traditions to come back as well. Whether it be swearing at the TV because Nebraska was intercepted on a potential touchdown drive, to reliving all the highs and lows of the season, I can’t wait for it all. This is a crucial year for head coach Scott Frost and his staff. Nebraska football undoubtedly has a chance to succeed, now they have to capitalize on it.
In any event, football is back. It feels good to say that. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get to do that this year.