The University of Nebraska football program announced Wednesday it will host a pair of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first game played on campus.
Temple Football, which played its first game at Lincoln Stadium on Nov. 5, 1982, and will host its second game on Nov, 26, the Huskers announced.
The game, which has been referred to as the “first football game at Nebraska,” will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the stadium.
The game will be broadcast on the ESPN2 network.
In an email to the media, Nebraska athletic director Josh Whitman wrote, “As a result of this game, the University of Lincoln is able to provide a unique opportunity for our students and alumni to come together and experience a historic moment for the University and its athletics.”
Whitman also said the Husker team will wear a special commemorative patch honoring the game.
“The goal of the game is to bring Nebraska fans together and share in the celebration of this moment,” Whitman said.
“This game has inspired us for many years to celebrate the achievements of the university and the great achievements of our football team, which have helped us achieve the national championships of the Big Ten Conference and the Big 12 Conference.”
We know that a special night will be the perfect way to show our gratitude and appreciation for this special event.
“Whitston said that Nebraska’s alumni, alumni and friends of the program will be invited to attend the game to participate in a “celebration of the achievement of the University in 1982.
“The game is also expected to be the first on-campus event for Nebraska’s “Big Ten Challenge,” a program that has been held every season since 1991, with the game being played on the Lincoln Memorial Stadium turf.
In addition to the game, Nebraska will host the College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place at the Lincoln Auditorium on Saturday.
Whitman said the goal of both events is to highlight the achievements and contributions of the Nebraska football team and alumni.”
We want to honor those achievements with a special evening on campus and in the Lincoln-based arena.””
We know how much the Husks have meant to the Nebraska community and how much we’re proud of our past achievements.
We want to honor those achievements with a special evening on campus and in the Lincoln-based arena.”