Memorial Stadium

LINCOLN — Bill Moos wants to improve Memorial Stadium. 

But he won't expand it. 

The athletic director spoke for the final time of the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday night. Moos said there is currently a proposal out there to put in a series of upgrades for the football stadium. 

"I've been made well aware of what the challenges are (in South Stadium), primarily in fan comfortability and amenities," Moos said. 

Moos said he'd love to say that those upgrades would be done by the fall, but they won't. But, he added, he wouldn't be surprised if they were done in the next couple years. 

Moos was asked about Fox's recent change to put the best game of the week at 11 a.m. The A.D. said he worried about families who usually have Saturday morning obligations, like youth soccer games. 

"The nice thing about playing later in the day or at night, they can take care of those things, youth sports and all that, and still make it to the game," Moos said. "There are pros and cons there. That would be a prime game so — whatever the lottery is, who goes when, we could be playing Ohio State at 11 a.m., and the good news, is that’s a prime game." 

The best solution? Every game starts at 2 p.m., he said. 

More notes from Moos' time on the radio: 

» Moos said he doesn't plan on adding a hockey team, for multiple reasons. The main one, he said, is Title IX obligations. 

» A lot of stadiums sell beer to counter the trend of fans watching games at home. But beer is not currently in the cards for Nebraska still, Moos said. 

» Moos said he'd love to build a top golf facility for the men and women's golf. Those programs are the only ones without a facility, and Moos wants to change that. 

» Moos reiterated he wants to set up non-conference games with some of the old Big Eight schools, especially Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Missouri. "Don't be surprised if you see some of those appear on future schedules." 

» Fred Hoiberg has completely transformed the basketball roster. For a few players, Hoiberg removed a player off the roster. Moos completely supported Hoiberg's handling of everything. 

"Once a new coach comes in and inherits a roster, he or she has to make some kinds of decisions along the way of, if this young player, is he gonna have a realistic chance to play in the new system? And we're not doing him any favors if he's just gonna be sitting and unhappy." 

Moos said he supports legislation that if a coach leaves, players should be able to transfer without consequence. 

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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