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The University of Nebraska has closed all home sports competitions to the public effective immediately.

Below is the release from the Nebraska Athletic Department in its entirety:

Nebraska Athletics COVID-19 Update

In accordance with Wednesday’s announcement from the Big Ten Conference, all University of Nebraska home sports competitions will be closed to the public effective immediately.

As of today, all Nebraska home games and competitions will take place as scheduled, but will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, essential staff and personnel, credentialed members of the media and immediate family members of the participating teams.

Further discussion on the status of the Red-White spring football game on April 18 at Memorial Stadium and Nebraska volleyball’s April 25 spring match in Grand Island will occur in the coming days.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference and University of Nebraska is to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all relevant information on the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Tickets and Refunds

All season ticket holders will receive a partial refund for all impacted games.

All single-game ticket purchases will be refunded by the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office, and processed as follows.

Tickets purchased online or via phone will be automatically refunded.

Tickets purchased in person can be returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Non-Nebraska Athletics Events

All outside competitions or events scheduled to take place in University of Nebraska athletic facilities have been canceled until further notice.

This includes youth sports clubs practicing and competing in Nebraska athletic facilities, outside tours and other scheduled event


No doubt this situation will change day by day. There will be more cancellations as we go one - personally, I’m still hoping to shoot the NCAA Wrestling Tourney at US Bank Stadium next weekend, but I’m guessing that’s probably not going to happen.

I’m sure many of you are worried.

This is your open thread. You can discuss whatever you want. Don’t make it personal. Don’t make it political.

You can laugh at people who are hoarding toilet paper (I have no idea why people are doing this - Covid 19 does not make you shit yourself to death) or bottled water. Just don’t laugh too hard.

I am trying my best to stay off twitter. It’s a black hole of suck. So is Facebook.

Also - tell us how we can help you.