The Nebraska spring football game scheduled for Saturday afternoon was canceled due to the threat of severe weather in the Lincoln area. It will not be played this year.
Coach Bo Pelini said too many players have conflicts with their personal and academic schedules to try and reschedule the annual scrimmage.
A storm with heavy rain, hail and lightning moved through the area about 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. Fans hoping to wait out the storm congregated in the Memorial Stadium concourses, but were not allowed to enter the stands.
Officials decided to cancel rather than delay the scrimmage because of the threat of more strong storms and possible tornadoes later in the afternoon and evening.
Fans with tickets may use them for a free general admission ticket to any remaining regular-season home baseball or softball game. Fans who wish to use their ticket stub for admittance to an upcoming baseball or softball game should present their spring game ticket at the gate on the day of the game.
Records show a Red-White game had been played every year at Nebraska since at least 1950.