Nebraska's home football games against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 5), Arkansas State (Sept. 12) and Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 26) will all be available on a pay-per-view basis. FSN will produce the pay-per-view telecasts and the games will be available on participating cable systems in Nebraska as well as nationally on participating satellite and telco systems. Full details regarding the telecasts will be available in the coming weeks.
Game times for the three contests have also been set. The season opener against Florida Atlantic will kick off at 6 p.m. under the Memorial Stadium lights. The contest will mark the fourth time in the past six seasons Nebraska has opened the season with a home night game, and the 13th time in program history NU has opened the season under the lights. The following week Nebraska will take on Arkansas State in a 1 p.m. contest.
Following a trip to Virginia Tech on Sept. 19, Nebraska returns home on Sept. 26 to face La.-Lafayette in a 6 p.m. contest. The game will be Homecoming on the UNL campus and will also mark the Huskers' 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium.
The three non-conference home games are being televised on a pay-per-view basis because they were not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. In addition to the three pay-per-view contests, Nebraska previously had three games selected to be telecast on ABC and ESPN. The Virginia Tech contest will be televised on ABC with a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff from Blacksburg, Va. NU's Big 12 opener at Missouri will be an 8 p.m. kickoff on ESPN on Thursday, Oct. 8, and the regular-season finale against Colorado will be televised nationally by ABC with a 2:30 p.m. CT kick. Game times and television information for the remainder of the Huskers' games will be announced six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.
Nebraska Basketball Package to Continue in 2009-10
Nebraska and FOX Sports Midwest also announced the continuation of its third-tier television package for Cornhusker men's and women's basketball. The package will include a minimum of eight Nebraska men's games for the upcoming season and at least two Husker women's basketball contests.
The agreement is an extension of the previous contract with FOX Sports Midwest and will mark the fifth consecutive year the network has produced a basketball television package for Nebraska. The games can be seen on cable, satellite and telco systems within the state of Nebraska and nationally on ESPN Full Court or ESPN360.com.
The games and dates of the telecasts will be determined later this summer after the completion of the Big 12 Conference men's and women's basketball schedules.