CU Buffs men’s basketball to visit Nebraska for charity exhibition – The Denver Post

Colorado is venturing into enemy territory for a good cause.

With the Buffaloes going through summer practices ahead of their August exhibition trip to Costa Rica, CU on Monday announced its men’s basketball team will visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers for a charity exhibition game on Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Buffs and Cornhuskers haven’t met in men’s basketball since a Colorado win in Boulder on March 5, 2011 — CU’s final regular season game as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

The game will benefit three Lincoln-area charities that suffered difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the TeamMates Mentoring program, the Employ 402 program run by the YWCA of Lincoln, and the Nebraska Greats Foundation. The TeamMates program is a youth mentoring program founded by legendary Nebraska football coach and former athletic director Tom Osborne.

“Over the past year, we have sought out ways for our program to make a positive impact in the community, and this charity game against Colorado allows us to directly help those in Lincoln who have been directly affected by COVID-19,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said in a release. “We appreciate coach (Tad) Boyle and his team for coming to Lincoln. I think it will be a matchup our fans will be excited to see and allows both team a chance to gain valuable experience prior to the start of the regular season.”

Following the game in Lincoln, the Buffs open the regular season at home on Nov. 9 against Montana State.

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