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For any Husker or Iowa fan here

  • The Iowa/Nebraska game will be the Friday after Thanksgiving the next two seasons.

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    Really stoked that they scheduled it this way.

    I always looked forward to the OU and CU games after Thanksgiving. I'm hoping that we can get some historical games under our belts in this rivalry. The potential is there for it to be one of CFB's all-time great rivalries.

    National significance +
    Highly-ranked teams +
    Geographical proximity +
    Winning tradition +
    Recruiting competitions +
    Similar philosophies =
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  • I've been curious about Nebraska vs. Iowa- I know those states share a long border. Will this turn into a big rivalry game? What do the fan bases think of one another, etc.?

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  • JC Shurburtt said... (original post)

    I've been curious about Nebraska vs. Iowa- I know those states share a long border. Will this turn into a big rivalry game? What do the fan bases think of one another, etc.?

    I'm curious about that also. As the poster mentioned above all the things are in place to make this a true rival game so it should be but is is tough to artificially manufacture a rival. Penn State is probably a bit jealous. We Michigan State) tried to manufacture a rival game with them when they joined the BIg Ten for the dreaded Land Grant Trophy and both programs are happy to walk away from that farce of a rivalry.

  • ErnieMcCracken said... (original post)

    I'm curious about that also. As the poster mentioned above all the things are in place to make this a true rival game so it should be but is is tough to artificially manufacture a rival. Penn State is probably a bit jealous. We Michigan State) tried to manufacture a rival game with them when they joined the BIg Ten for the dreaded Land Grant Trophy and both programs are happy to walk away from that farce of a rivalry.

    Iowa and Nebraska fans wont have to manufacture a rivalry as they don't like each other and they haven't played since 2000.

    Both states are very similar as they are ag states with no pro teams. Nebraska is the show in town and Iowa is the most popular program in the state. Iowa fans who live or grew up in the western 1/3 of the state will have a greater dislike because they may have to deal with Husker fans on a daily basis. Especially if they have Omaha tv stations promoting Big Red all day and not getting any Iowa coverage. During Nebraskas run during the 90's created more dislike as Iowa was going through a down period at the end of Hayden Fry's run and the beginng of Ferentz's era. Iowa fans than took great joy of our success in the early mid 2000's and the demise of Nebraska during the end of Solich and Callahan.

    This will not be Nebraska/OU but it may develop into the second best rivalry in the B1G 10 after OSU/UM.

    Iowa's biggest rivalry games now are Iowa/Minny and Wisky. Iowa/PSU has developed nicely as we have had Joe Pa's number the past decade and Iowa/Northwestern is working its way up for me as Ferentz can't beat coach Fitz. With Wisky and PSU in the other division I would put Iowa/Minny 1A due to the length and Floyd and Iowa/Nebraska 1B. The Nebraska game has a chance to pass it as the game will probably have more implications on the division as the Gophers have not been contenders in a long time and Nebraska is a blue blood.