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Iowa, Nebraska Heroes Game to remain on Black Friday

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The Big Ten has approved Iowa and Nebraska's request to move the annual Heroes Game to Black Friday for the foreseeable future.  The 2013 game, scheduled for Saturday, November 30, will be moved the Friday, November 29, while the 2014 game will be scheduled for Friday, November 28.

"We're excited about playing our annual football game with Nebraska on the Friday after Thanksgiving for a number of reasons," said Gary Barta, UI's director of athletics.  "This provides the student-athletes who have already lost the opportunity to spend the holiday at home with their families two days away from football.  In addition, the Friday television window provides great exposure for our program.  We greatly appreciate the adjustments in schedules that our fans, and those who help us stage the game in Iowa City every other year, will have to make."

Iowa and Nebraska have met on Black Friday the past two seasons.  Nebraska won 20-7 in Lincoln and 13-7 last November in Iowa City.

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