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Nebraska Red-White Spring Game: Time, TV, Streaming, and More

Everything you need to know to watch Saturday’s scrimmage for Husker football.

David McGee

Nebraska is preparing for its third season under Mike Riley with 15 spring practices. Spring practice began on March 4 and will conclude with the Red-White Spring Game.

The Huskers have a different look this spring after a large group of senior contributors exhausted their eligibility in 2016. Nebraska does return a total of 16 players who made at least four starts last season, including seven on both offense and defense.

The Huskers will also feature several new faces on the coaching staff in 2017. Nebraska hired Bob Diaco as its defensive coordinator in January. Diaco joins the staff after spending three seasons as the head coach at Connecticut. Bob Elliott and Donte’ Williams join Diaco as new assistants on the defensive side of the ball.

Nebraska will look to improve on its 9-4 overall record and 6-3 Big Ten mark of a year ago. The Huskers finished just outside the Top 25 in both national polls after moving into the Top 10 in late October.

After spring practice, Nebraska players will compete the spring semester, before taking a short break in the final three weeks of May. The team will return to Lincoln to start summer workouts in early June, leading up to the start of preseason practice in August.

Date/Time: April 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE. Over 70,000 tickets have been sold.

Series Record: Red leads series 40-15-1

TV: The game will be televised live on BTN2Go and tape-delayed that evening on BTN.

Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Brenden Stai.

More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes. The app is free but accessing live audio costs $4.99 (per season). The app is available for Android users for free but the live content requires a payment (I could not see the amount but assume it is similar to the other). I often use the TuneIn app for game audio.

Weather: It is expected to be 66 degrees and windy (17 mph from the south-southeast) with a 40% chance of rain, including scattered thunderstorms.


Coach Riley on the format of the game:

“We are just about complete with the plan for the Spring Game,” Riley mentioned. “It’s not going to be offense against defense, we’re going to form two teams that will be selected and finalized by the coaching staff by tomorrow afternoon with our team. We will incorporate a little special teams but there will be no live work. As a matter of fact it will be a skeleton on the kickoff, it’ll be just the kicker and the returners. We want to look for touch h back or where we might place on the ball 25, 30, 35 depending on the placement of the kick, we want to give those guys a chance to catch the ball, make choices and what they’re going to do. The punt, we want to give Caleb Lightbourn four or five punts with the group in here. There won’t be any live return on it but we want the punt team done and we will attempt field goals and kick extra points with Drew Brown and then the other guys that are here too. We’re going to try and give everyone an opportunity to do something at their specialty and play. We’ll play the first half as a regular time with 15 minute quarters and all the time restraints and TV timeouts, all that stuff. So kind of normal, regular time of the game [will be] officiated like that. Then the second half we’ll do 30 minutes of running clock, two 15 minute quarters.”