College GameDay is coming to Lincoln.

The ESPN show will broadcast from Nebraska for the first time since 2007, when the program came for the Nebraska-USC game. The Huskers lost to No. 1 USC that day 49-31.

Nebraska hosts No. 6 Ohio State next weekend and will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

The announcement only heightens the hype for a weekend packed with Husker excitement. New head coach Fred Hoiberg will host Nebraska basketball's first practice on Friday night, with the first ever "Opening Night" event, which will feature a concert from rapper Rick Ross.

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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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