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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Nebraska, Colorado agree to series

By Brian Bennett
ESPN.com

Former Big Eight and Big 12 rivals Nebraska and Colorado have agreed to play each other again in a new home-and-home series beginning in 2018.

The four-game deal will start on Sept. 8, 2018, in Lincoln, with a return matchup in Boulder on Sept. 7, 2019. Colorado also will host the Cornhuskers on Sept. 9, 2023, with the Buffaloes returning to Nebraska on Sept. 7, 2024.

The former Big 12 North teams have not played since the 2010 season finale, after which Nebraska moved to the Big Ten and Colorado went to the Pac-12. The schools had played 63 straight years until then.

"There is a lot of great history between Nebraska and Colorado on the football field, so I think this will be an outstanding series for both schools," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said in a statement released by the school. "I think our fans will enjoy the matchups, particularly those in Western Nebraska who can make the short drive out to the games in Colorado."

Nebraska leads the series 49-18-2, including a 15-4 mark since 1992. Colorado shocked the then-undefeated Cornhuskers, 62-36, in 2001 to advance to the Big 12 championship game. But Nebraska still went on to play in the BCS title game, losing to Miami.

Colorado is the second former Big Eight/Big 12 rival that Nebraska has recently added to its nonconference schedule. The school announced in November that it would play Oklahoma in 2021 and '22.