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Friday Flakes: Alberts Announces Time of Nebraska Football Spring Game

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Trev Alberts went on the radio and announced that the 2024 Nebraska Football Spring Game is at 11 a.m.

We already knew that it was scheduled for April 27th.

It is correct that an 11 a.m. start time seems to be earlier than normal and that appears to be the whole idea. Alberts mentioned that he likes the idea of fans coming into Lincoln for the Spring Game and then staying around for the baseball and softball games that are scheduled for later that day.

So get ready for an action packed day of over analysis!

SPORTS! SPORTS! JORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

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We hit on that and more in this week’s 3-2-1 column with three things we learned, two questions and one prediction.

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Nebraska football fans learned in November that the 2024 Red-White Spring Game was set for April 27. On Wednesday, Husker fans learned from Husker athletic director Trev Alberts that the event will kick off at 11 a.m.

Yes, earlier than past years.

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