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Nebraska Reaches Agreement With Akron - Money Plus Another Game in 2025

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Thank goodness that’s over.

Akron v Iowa State
This is a photo of an Akron dude playing against a team that is not Nebraska.
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Nebraska has reached an agreement with the University of Akron, as we’re told by a press release from the athletic department today.

From that release:

Nebraska will play host to Akron at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 6, 2025. Akron will receive a guarantee of $1.45 million for the 2025 game in Lincoln.

Nebraska will pay Akron $650,000 for the originally scheduled game on Sept. 1, 2018, that was canceled due to severe weather in Lincoln. The contract signed in 2014 provided a guarantee of $1.17 million for Akron to play the game in Lincoln, and Nebraska has agreed to pay more than half of that guarantee despite the game being canceled.

This seems fair to me.

It sounds like a fair amount of money, but Akron did incur some expense in traveling to Nebraska, and you don’t want to earn a reputation as a bunch of jerks because things happened that were beyond your control and you stiffed another school because of it.

2025?

That seems.... so far away. Like half the planet will be gone by then or something.