Nebraska and Oregon to play in 2016, 2017

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Memorial Stadium will play host to Oregon in 2016
Memorial Stadium will play host to Oregon in 2016. (USATSI)

Well here's a future home-and-home series that could be quite interesting. Nebraska announced on Monday that it had scheduled games against Oregon to take place in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

"This is a win-win scenario," said Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst. “The University of Tennessee asked for scheduling relief, and we were able to add the University of Oregon, a perennial top-25 program, to our non-conference schedule as we roll into the College Football Playoff era. This should be a great series, not only for our football programs, but for the tremendous fans of both schools."

The "scheduling relief" Eichorst refers to is the rescheduling of Nebraska's series with Tennessee. That series was originally scheduled for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, but has now been moved back to 2026 and 2027.

As for the Oregon series, the first game will be played in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2016 with Oregon hosting the Cornhuskers on Sept. 9, 2017.

The 2016 meeting will be the first game between the schools -- barring a bowl game matchup -- since 1986.

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