Akron vs. Nebraska, college football, 9.1.18

Memorial Stadium is nearly empty during a weather delay Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Huskers' game against Akron was delayed three hours before a decision was made to cancel it.

Akron athletic director Larry Williams released the statement below addressing the cancellation of Saturday's Nebraska-Akron football game.

Nebraska officials released statements Sunday concerning circumstances surrounding the game, which was called off because of thunderstorms.

Larry Williams' statement:

"Last night during the lightning delay, The University of Akron tried to secure accommodations for the team within a reasonable distance from Lincoln, Neb. These accommodations were not available or would have required our team to stay in multiple locations, which is not in the best interests of our team and student-athletes.

Also, thunderstorms were anticipated throughout the Lincoln area Sunday, making even the opportunity to play very questionable.

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The University of Akron and The University of Nebraska are in discussions to make up the game in Week 14 of the college football season should either team need the game to become bowl eligible.

The announcement of the potential of playing the game on Sunday was unfortunate, but premature, as both teams and Fox had not agreed to the details of playing the game."


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