The most immediate aspect of the deal is the Basketball home and home, but it isn't nearly as noteworthy. To state the obvious Nebraska is not a basketball school. They have great fans, but its still a program that has only made the NCAA tournament 6 times (the last time in 1998) and has never been ranked in the top 10. To my mind playing a school like Nebraska is preferable to scheduling 10 South Carolina Upstates a year. So thats good.
The home and home in Football, thats fantastic, and I don't particularly care that it is 7 years in the future. That can't be helped, the lead time required to schedule in football is measured in increments of 5 years at least, and decades are not uncommon. Simply getting Nebraska, a program that is without a doubt one of the 15 or so bluest bloods in the sport, to sign up for a home and home is amazing. But more than that, they agreed to come into Nippert. In the past year the Bearcats have inked a home and home with BYU, and a deal with Michigan as well. Safe to say Whit Babcock and his staff are worth every penny of their salaries.