By Brendan Stiles
Iowa’s game against Nebraska originally scheduled for the night of Feb. 21 has been postponed and will now take place Feb. 23. No official announcement has been made by either school as of 3:30 p.m. Central Tuesday afternoon, but sources have told HawkeyeDrive.com the game between the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers will now take place at 1 p.m. Central Saturday afternoon inside the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
*UPDATE: Both Iowa and Nebraska sent out releases shortly after 4 p.m. Central confirming the game will now be played Saturday, citing “the safety of student-athletes, fans and game day personnel.”
The postponement is a direct result of Winter Storm Q, which is scheduled to hit the eastern part of Nebraska late Wednesday night and carry over into Iowa on Thursday. According to multiple weather outlets, Lincoln is scheduled to get up to 3 inches of snow late Wednesday and anywhere between 1-2 feet by the time the storm has passed through Thursday night.
During his radio call-in show on Monday, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said the game would be played Saturday if it couldn’t be played on Thursday as originally planned. Both the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers had byes scheduled for this weekend, allowing the make-up to take place on Saturday.
No other details, such as television, have been released at this time. The game was originally scheduled to air on ESPN2.