The first chance to see the the newest version of Nebrasketball will take place before the month of November gets here.
The Huskers are set to host Colorado in a charity exhibition on October 31. The Halloween game will raise money for three nonprofit charities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: the TeamMates mentoring program, the YWCA of Lincoln for its Employ402 program, and the Nebraska Greats Foundation.
“Over the past year, we have sought out ways for our program to make a positive impact in the community, and this charity game against Colorado allows us to directly help those in Lincoln who have been directly affected by COVID-19,” Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We appreciate Coach Boyle and his team for coming to Lincoln. I think it will be a matchup our fans will be excited to see and allows both team a chance to gain valuable experience prior to the start of the regular season.”
Nebraska and Colorado haven’t met since March 5, 2011, when the schools were still members of the Big 12 Conference. Since then, the teams have gone both east (NU to the Big Ten) and west (CU to the Pac-12).
“We are excited to bring the Buffs to Lincoln and compete against a familiar foe from our days in both the Big 12 and Big Eight,” said Colorado coach Tad Boyle. “Coach Hoiberg has his program poised for future success and will be a great test for our young team. More importantly, we are honored to help raise money for various Lincoln charities who have been negatively affected by the recent pandemic. We look forward to the Cornhuskers returning the favor to the Boulder community next year.”
Tickets to the game will be included in 2021-22 season-ticket packages. Sales of single-game tickets, if available, will be announced at a later date.
The Huskers hold a 77-71 advantage in the series, but the Buffaloes have been better of late. Colorado has put together three consecutive 20-win seasons, including going 23-9 last year and reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament.