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Snow forcing schedule change?

A snowstorm scheduled to hit Lincoln on Thursday and dump significant snowfall is forcing discussions between Nebraska and Iowa athletic administrators about possibly moving the game between the teams now scheduled for Thursday night in Lincoln.

On the Big Ten basketball coaches teleconference, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said he heard the idea of moving the game is being discussed, but that no decision has been made.

"I've heard that it's being discussed at the administrative levels, and that's kind of where it begins and ends. Coaches, we just usually are consulted,” Miles said. “They might ask your input a little bit, but I have not heard anything further than it actually has been discussed."

Forecasts have the Lincoln area set to receive significant snowfall all day Thursday, and getting Iowa in and out of the area might be difficult with the 8 p.m. start time.

Thursday's game is the only game scheduled for both teams this week, and the game could be moved up to Wednesday, or pushed back to later in the week. The only event scheduled for the Bob Devaney Sports Center arena over the weekend is a women's gymnastics meet on Friday night, and a 2 p.m. women's basketball game against Iowa on Sunday.

Miles said that while no decisions have been made, he would prefer to keep the currently scheduled date and time.

“I would prefer to keep the original date and just proceed as planned," Miles said. "We've got a lot of things to consider, not only with playing the game and trying to win the game, but recruiting travel and a bunch of other stuff. Either way, we'll make it work."

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