The University of Nebraska and BTN have announced that the Huskers’ April 11 Red-White Spring Game will be televised live on the network, beginning at 1 p.m.
In addition to live coverage on BTN, the game will also be available for fans on their mobile devices through BTN2Go. This marks the fourth straight year BTN has provided coverage of the Nebraska spring game.
"As I understand it, there’s going to be a couple people watching the game," said Riley. "I want to make sure it looks good and it looks like football in some fashion. So it will be a little bit different for me in that way.”
The Husker Sports Network will provide radio coverage of the spring game with pre-game coverage beginning at 11 a.m. CT. More details on events surrounding the spring game will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I think as I look at the roster right now and I watch the workouts, there are about 120 guys working out. Because of the strong walk-on program here, we have the numbers of a program that lends itself better to a real kind of game," said Riley. "At Oregon State at this time of year, I might would have 70 guys. It was hard to play a game. It was hard to play a game and to have enough depth at every position to make it look like football. Now in saying that, I don’t know what it’s going to look like yet. We’ll formulate the depth chart. We’ll get ready for spring practice. We’ll probably make some adjustments as we go through."
In addition to the Red-White Spring Game, the Husker track and field teams will play host to the Husker Spring Invite at Ed Weir Stadium on April 11, beginning at 10 a.m., with events continuing throughout the day. The Nebraska baseball team will take on Minnesota at Hawks Field in the evening with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m.
Whether it will be a game or a practice remains to be seen, but Huskers fans will get a chance to see Mike Riley's team up close and and personal for the first time since the former Oregon State head coach took over in December.
Parts of this report come from the Nebraska Media Relations' press release.