Iowa-Nebraska on Black Friday is a thing now

Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Will the Hawkeyes break their 7-point streak in the 2013 Hy-Vee Heroes Game? Probably not, right? (AP) Will the Hawkeyes break their seven-point streak in the 2013 Hy-Vee Heroes Game? Probably not, right? (AP)

Huskers and Hawkeyes of anti-shopping bents, rejoice and get ready to deploy the perfect excuse to skip the post-Thanksgiving family outing to the Galleria and do all your early Christmas shopping online. The Hy-Vee Heroes Game, a renewed annual football clash between Nebraska and Iowa, will continue to be staged on Black Friday for the rest of recorded time, or until the next round of conference realignment separates the two schools, whichever comes first. The contest took place on the Friday after Thanksgiving in each of the past two seasons, but it had previously been scheduled as a Saturday game in 2013. The Cornhuskers have won each of the past two games in the resurrected series, by respectable Big Ten margins of 20-7 and 13-7, but no matter which squad triumphs in 2013, the work of the novelty T-shirt makers is already done. Who you got: BLACKSHIRTS FRIDAY or BLACK (AND GOLD) FRIDAY?

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