Akron vs. Huskers canceled

Categories: 2018 Football
lightning at the game
Lightning forced a halt to the game just after kickoff, then continued into the night.

After Akron’s opening kickoff went through the end zone, lightning caused a halt to the game and conditions only got worse. After more than two and a half hours, the game was called off. Then came a report from Fox TV that the game would be replayed Sunday morning. That turned out to be premature. The Huskers’ season opener will be Sept. 8 against Colorado.

Adjustments to the 2018 schedule, if any, will be announced at a later date, according to the university. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets from Saturday’s game.

Even with no game Saturday night, the atmosphere was energized by the anticipation of Scott Frost’s debut as head coach. There was a revamped Tunnel Walk, and former Husker great Ndamukong Suh was on hand.

 

Sunday developments

 

Saturday coverage

• Grand Island Independent* | False start: Frost’s debut canceled by storms
• Lincoln Journal Star | Fans forced to wait out the rain

 

 

Commentary

• Carriker Chronicles | Gut reaction to cancellation
• Hail Varsity | A Good Tunnel Walk Spoiled

 

 

Video

• HuskerMax | Tunnel Walk
• Omaha World-Herald* | Unity walk
• HuskerOnline | Sights and sounds: 1, 2

 

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Photos

• Hail Varsity: 1, 2

 

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