first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)The Scott Frost era was set to begin in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend. Weather got in the way, unfortunately.Nebraska’s season-opening game against Akron was cancelled this weekend. Rain and lightning forced serious delays and, eventually, the contest had to be cancelled.New details have started to emerge from the cancelling. There was talk of the game being played on Sunday, but Akron didn’t want to.From severe weather on Saturday night, Nebraska was planning to move the Cornhuskers’ season opener in Lincoln to Sunday.Akron said no, according to Nebraska officials.Athletic director Bill Moos issued a statement on Sunday, saying “logistical challenges” forced the Zips to pull the plug. Akron stayed in southwest Omaha, some 40 miles from Memorial Stadium, on Friday night and had checked out of its hotel before busing to Lincoln on Saturday afternoon. The Akron players and coaches flew home to Ohio late Saturday night via charter from the Lincoln airport.A Sunday morning college football game would’ve been a lot of fun. It’s understandable that Akron wasn’t able to make it work, though.At this point, it’s unclear if Nebraska will add another game to its 2018 schedule. It’s possible the Huskers could find a team to play toward the end of the season if they’re trying to get bowl eligibility. Stay tuned.last_img

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