It's Official: Nebraska-Oklahoma Rivalry To Resume In 2021

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Nebraska and Oklahoma will renew one of college football's greatest rivalries for two seasons. The schools announced Thursday they have signed a contract that will have the Cornhuskers and Sooners play in 2021 in Norman and 2022 in Lincoln.

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said the schools have a tradition of playing "with great intensity on the field, but with a great deal of respect from both sides and among the fan bases."

Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said it was important to both fan bases to "rekindle a fabled series between two tradition-rich programs."

The teams played 71 straight seasons as members of the Big Six and Big Eight. The game decided the old Big Eight championship 31 times in 36 seasons.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 181420701 - wowt.com/a?a=181420701
Gray Television, Inc.