LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says the Cornhuskers’ spring football game will not be rescheduled after strong storms forced the cancelation of the scrimmage Saturday.
A storm with heavy rain, hail and sharp lightning began moving through the area about 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. Fans hoping to wait out the storm congregated in the Memorial Stadium concourses but were not allowed to enter the stands.
Officials decided to cancel rather than delay the scrimmage because of the threat of more strong storms and possible tornados later in the afternoon.
Officials hoped to play the scrimmage Sunday, but Pelini said too many players have conflicts with their personal and academic schedules.
Records show a spring game had been played every year at Nebraska since at least 1950.