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Nebraska Football Reportedly Announcing Huge New Facility

Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 11: Nebraska Cornhuskers HEad Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Idaho 38-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Programs across the country are building state-of-the-art athletic facilities. The University of Oregon set the trend in college football years ago, building a complex ahead of its time. Several major college football teams have followed suit over the past several years.

The University of Nebraska is next in line. According to a report, Nebraska football will be building a huge, new facility — a facility worth upwards of $150 million. Parker Gabriel of Husker Extra was first to break the news.

Nebraska will hold a press conference on Friday to unveil the plans. It is still unclear when construction is set to begin.

As we've seen in college football, recruiting matters. What helps recruiting? Without a doubt, things like coaching, culture and the program play a big factor. But as college football has evolved, uniforms and new football facilities matter to young athletes.

A $150 million price-tag for Nebraska's new facility is certainly high. Clemson recently updated its facility and recruits are amazed by what it offers. The price-tag for the Tigers' new complex? $55 million.

This begs the question — what will the Cornhuskers' new facility have to offer? And how long will it take to complete?

All those plans will be discussed during Friday's press conference.