OU, Nebraska to resume rivalry in 2021
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
11/07/12 at 3:52 AM
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NORMAN - It's going to be a little while longer, but Oklahoma and Nebraska are on the verge of renewing their football series.
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne told the Omaha World-Herald the two old rivals have agreed "in principle" to play in 2021 and 2022, first in Norman with the return game in Lincoln.
Such an agreement would be consistent with both schools' willingness to play marquee nonconference games, provided they are scheduled well in advance.
OU travels to Notre Dame next year, before playing home-and-homes with Tennessee in 2014-15, Ohio State in 2016-17 and LSU in 2018-19. The Sooners are also scheduled to visit Army in 2020, returning the Black Knights' trip to Norman in 2018.
Future Nebraska schedules include home-and-homes with Miami in 2014-15 and Tennessee in 2016-17.
In 2010, as Nebraska made plans to leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten, OU coach Bob Stoops was asked about scheduling the Huskers in a nonconference meeting.
"We've got Notre Dame coming, LSU coming, Ohio State. We've played a very difficult nonconference schedule," he said. "To stick them in between that, it's not realistic."
This, of course, would be waiting until that difficult run of games is over. It's adding Nebraska instead of wedging the Huskers into a September that already includes Notre Dame, LSU or Ohio State.
OU last met Nebraska in the 2010 Big 12 championship, where the Sooners rallied to win 23-20. That gave them a 45-38 edge in the all-time series, with three ties.
The 2021 game would mark the 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century" at Owen Field, won by Nebraska 35-31.
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