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Nebraska’s Trip to Purdue Postponed

January 04, 2021

Nebraska’s game at Purdue scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed.

Per a statement from the program: “The universities mutually agreed to the postponement out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staff. The two schools will work with the Big Ten Conference to reschedule the game.”

Nebraska was scheduled to head to West Lafayette for a Tuesday night game, and Fred Hoiberg met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview the game. However, both programs released statements shortly after 5 p.m. CT with the news of the postponement.

Nebraska is 4-7 including 0-4 in the Big Ten this season, while the Boilermakers are 7-5 and 2-3 in conference play. Junior forward Derrick Walker was scheduled to make his Nebraska debut on Tuesday after completing his 11-game suspension from the NCAA, but now he’ll have to wait until Sunday when Indiana comes to Lincoln for a 5 p.m. tipoff.

Not including the Golden Window Classic, this the second time this season Nebraska has had to alter its schedule on short notice. Florida A&M canceled its trip to Lincoln scheduled for Dec. 6 because of COVD-19 concerns within its program. The Huskers later hosted NAIA Doane as a replacement for that game.

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