Iowa, Nebraska approved to continue Friday football


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The Big Ten Administrators Council has approved Iowa’s and Nebraska’s recommendation to move their Nov. 30 football game to Nov. 29 and to schedule the annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2014 and beyond.

The approval was announced Tuesday by the Big Ten, according to a release.

The third-annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game will take place on Nov. 29 in Lincoln. The time of kickoff and television broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Nebraska and Iowa have met on the Friday following Thanksgiving both of the last two years. The game was held in Iowa City in 2012 and in Lincoln in 2011.

“We’re excited about playing our annual football game with Nebraska on the Friday after Thanksgiving for a number of reasons,” Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said in a statement. “This provides student-athletes who have already lost the opportunity to spend the holiday at home with their families two days away form football.”

Nebraska holds a 28-12-3 advantage in the all-time series. The teams have met just eight times since 1946.

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