Before we start, rest assured, there's plenty of time before Nebraska kicks off its 2023 season.
But that road date against Minnesota looks likely to be a Thursday night affair rather than the traditional Saturday start.
Minnesota, as it happens, typically plays Week 1 home games on Thursday night. The Gophers have done just that each of the past seven seasons, open at home in 2020 and, according to a report from the Toledo Blade newspaper, is doing the same with Ohio State coming to town in 2021.
Minnesota's website lists the game as a Thursday kickoff and, on Monday, Nebraska's website still said Saturday. A school spokesman wasn't sure about official word and the Big Ten didn't return a Monday afternoon inquiry.
As of Tuesday afternoon, though, Huskers.com now also lists a Thursday start.
That date also means Nebraska opens three of the next four seasons with a Big Ten game. This coming fall starts Sept. 5 at home against Purdue and 2021 kicks off with a Week Zero game against Illinois in Dublin, Ireland.
Nebraska last played on a Thursday night in October 2010, winning at Kansas State.
Bottom line: Save a couple vacation days if you're planning on making the trip to Minneapolis in 3½ years.
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