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Nebraska and Akron Reach Agreement on Canceled Game
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Nebraska and Akron Reach Agreement on Canceled Game

December 17, 2018

Nebraska and Akron have reached an agreement regarding the schools’ canceled game on Sept. 1 and it will involve a future meeting between the Huskers and Zips.

The contract for the 2018 game, which was canceled due to lightning, called for a guaranteed payment of $1.17 million to Akron. Nebraska will pay $650,000 to the zips for the canceled game, more than 55 percent of the total contract.

The schools also agreed to play on Sept. 6 2025 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Akron is scheduled to receiver a $1.45 million guarantee for the game in 2025.

“We are pleased to finalize an agreement with Akron that is beneficial for both institutions,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We have had good dialogue with Akron during this process and are appreciative of the cooperation and patience from everyone involved. We look forward to Akron making a return trip to Memorial Stadium in 2025.”

The Huskers open the 2025 season at Illinois on Aug. 30, will face Akron in the home opener the following week and travel to Cincinnati on Sept. 13. The addition of Akron leaves one nonconference opening on the schedule in 2025.

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