Northern Illinois University’s 2014 football game at UNLV will be played Saturday, Sept. 13 as originally scheduled, NIU Athletics officials confirmed Wednesday.
Despite reports that the game had been moved to the night of Friday, Sept. 12, for television purposes, neither NIU nor UNLV ever announced a change from the contracted Saturday, Sept. 13, game date.
For the last several weeks, the two schools attempted to work through multiple logistical challenges NIU faced with the potential move of the game to Friday without success.
“We appreciate the efforts of the UNLV administration, who went above and beyond to work with us on this matter,” said Sean T. Frazier, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics. “I know that our team, as well as our fans and alumni, are looking forward to the Huskies’ game at UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 13.”
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