Huskers, Huskies Set to Play in 2010 and 2011

Lincoln—Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson announced on Friday that the Huskers have reached an agreement for a home-and-home football series with the University of Washington. The games will take place in the 2010 and 2011 seasons and mark the fourth high-profile opponent Nebraska has announced in the past three months.

The series will begin in Seattle at Husky Stadium on Sept. 18, 2010. The Huskies will make the trip to Lincoln and Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 2011. The games with Washington are the first contests scheduled for Nebraska in 2010 and 2011. 

The announcement of a home-and-home series with Washington comes after recent announcements of home-and-home series with Virginia Tech, UCLA and Tennessee. The Huskers will play Virginia Tech in 2008 and 2009, take on UCLA in 2012 and 2013 and square off with the Volunteers in 2016 and 2017.  

The Huskers' games with Washington will be the eighth and ninth meetings between the two schools, including four in the 1990s. Washington won in Lincoln in 1991 en route to a national championship and was victorious in Seattle in 1992. In 1997, Nebraska used a 27-14 victory at No. 2 Washington as a springboard to its fifth national championship, then defeated the Huskies in Lincoln in 1998. The first two meetings in the series occurred in 1925 and 1926 with the teams tying in 1925 and Washington winning in 1926. The Huskers also won at Washington in 1967. 

The announcement of the games with Washington gives Nebraska games against Pacific-10 opponents in six of the next eight seasons. In addition to the future matchups with UCLA and Washington, the Huskers will meet USC this fall and again in 2007. 

"I know our fans have enjoyed previous trips to Washington, and I'm sure they will be anxious to travel to the Pacific Northwest again," Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson said. "We are excited about making three trips to the West Coast to play outstanding programs in the upcoming years."

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