Big Ten Football: Why a Black Friday Nebraska-Iowa Meeting Is Good for the Game

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Big Ten Football: Why a Black Friday Nebraska-Iowa Meeting Is Good for the Game

On March 7, 2011, the Big Ten conference announced that Nebraska and Iowa would meet on the day after Thanksgiving for the first two seasons of the Cornhuskers’ conference play.

There was much rejoicing and thanks to the guiding hand of Jim Delany, "Farmageddon" will officially be born on November 25.

For years, Nebraska had enjoyed November battles with rival Oklahoma, many of which played a vital role in the national championship race.

While national significance between the annual meeting between the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes may be rare, this Black Friday experiment will likely be a future fixture in Big Ten lore.

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