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.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.