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Encyclopedia > Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers athletic logo
University University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Conference Big 12
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Tom Osborne[1]
Location Lincoln, NE
Varsity teams 21
Football stadium Memorial Stadium
Basketball arena Bob Devaney Sports Center
Baseball stadium Haymarket Park
Other arenas Nebraska Coliseum
Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil' Red
Nickname Cornhuskers
Fight song Hail Varsity
Colors Scarlet and Cream

              Image File history File links University-of-Nebraska-Lincoln-logo. ... “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Thomas William Tom Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd congressional district. ... Lincoln is the capital city of the State of Nebraska, in the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Bob Devaney Sports Center is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Haymarket Park is a stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The University of Nebraska Coliseum (also called the NU Coliseum) is an on-campus arena at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States. ... Herbie Husker is the oldest current mascot of the University of Nebraska-Lincolns sports teams. ... Lil Red is the newest mascot of the University of Nebraska-Lincolns sports teams. ... Hail Varsity is a fight song of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ...

Homepage www.huskers.com

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference[2] and competes in NCAA Division I, fielding 21 varsity teams in 14 sports: “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The word varsity can refer to several things. ...

  • Men's sports
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Tennis
    • Track and field
    • Wrestling
  • Women's sports
    • Basketball
    • Bowling
    • Cross country
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Rifle[3]
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming and diving
    • Tennis
    • Track and field
    • Volleyball

Early nicknames for the university's athletic teams included the "Hawkeyes" (which is now associated with the University of Iowa), the "Antelopes" (which the University of Nebraska at Kearney later adopted), the "Old Gold Knights", the "Bugeaters" and the "Mankilling Mastodons"; the usage of "Cornhuskers" (Taken by Nebraska after Iowa University had dropped it)[citation needed] in favor of all others occurred around 1900.[1] The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The University of Nebraska at Kearney (also known informally as UNK), founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ...


The Cornhuskers have two official mascots, Herbie Husker and Lil' Red. Herbie Husker is the oldest current mascot of the University of Nebraska-Lincolns sports teams. ... Lil Red is the newest mascot of the University of Nebraska-Lincolns sports teams. ...


The Cornhuskers participate in all sponsor events in the Big 12 except for men's swimming and diving. In addition the Huskers play in three non-sponsor Big 12 events, Rifle, Bowling and Men's gym. Men's Gym is in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Rifle is in the GARC and Bowling is independent. The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a College Athletic Conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. ...

Contents

Athletic facilities

  • City Campus
    • Memorial Stadium, football
    • Cook Pavilion, indoor football practice facility
    • Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex, strength training, conditioning, athletic health and athletic administration
    • Nebraska Coliseum, volleyball, formerly basketball
    • Bob Devaney Sports Center, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, indoor track and field, and swimming and diving teams
    • Ed Weir Track Stadium, outdoor track and field
    • Nebraska Soccer Field, soccer
    • Nebraska Rifle Range, rifle team (lower level of the Military and Naval Sciences Building)
  • Hawks Field, baseball
  • Bowlin Stadium, softball
  • East Campus
    • East Campus Bowling Lanes, bowling
  • Elsewhere
    • Haymarket Park (adjacent to the west side of City Campus, but technically not a part of the UNL campus)
    • Firethorn Golf Course, golf
    • Pioneers Park, cross country
    • Woods Tennis Center/NU Varsity Courts, women's tennis
    • Nebraska Tennis Center, men's tennis

Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... The University of Nebraska Coliseum (also called the NU Coliseum) is an on-campus arena at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States. ... Bob Devaney Sports Center is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Haymarket Park is a stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...

Varsity sports

Fall Sports

Sport National Ranking
Football NR (5-7)
Volleyball #1 (24-1)
Soccer NR (4-3-3)
Cross Country NR

Football

Main article: 2007 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team
The Cornhuskers play another sold out game in Memorial Stadium
The Cornhuskers play another sold out game in Memorial Stadium

The Husker football team began competitive play in 1890 and has claimed 46 conference championships and part or all of five national championships:[4] 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, and 1997. The latter three marking one of only two times that a team has won three NCAA Division I-A national football championships in four seasons. The other was Notre Dame in 1946, 1947 and 1949. Over the past 25 years, the Huskers' three Division I national championships are the second most of any Division I university, behind only the University of Miami, which has won five. Head coach Tom Osborne (interim) 26th year, 255–49–3 Home stadium Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Capacity 84,067 - FieldTurf Conference Big 12 - North First year 1890 Athletic director Tom Osborne Website huskers. ... The 2007 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team were the representatives of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 5. ... See also: 1889 in sports, other events of 1890, 1891 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Brooklyn NL ties Louisville AA 3 games to 3 with one tie. ... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... // February 20 — In Boston, Massachusetts, Irelands 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocked 3min. ... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... The Bear Bryant Trophy, the AP national championship trophy Division I-A football is the only NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ... // August 22 — European Championships Marathon, Oslo, Norway Mens Winner: Mikko Hietanen (FIN) 2:24:55 January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... See also: 1946 in sports, other events of 1947, 1948 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Southern California Timing Association, to better organize drag racing. ... See also: 1948 in sports, other events of 1949, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


The coach who brought about the most wins, and incidentally the most losses, in Cornhusker history is Tom Osborne, who led the team for 25 seasons, from 1973 to 1997; his final record at Nebraska was 255 wins, 49 losses and 3 ties. During his tenure, the team won three national titles, including one in his final season. Osborne was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district in 2000. Thomas William Tom Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd congressional district. ... See also: 1972 in sports, other events of 1973, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The 3rd Nebraska Congressional District seat encompasses the western three-fourths of the state; it is one of the largest non-at-large Congressional districts in the country. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nebraska's home games always open with the Tunnel Walk, which signifies the entry of the team onto the field. When the Cornhuskers play at home in Memorial Stadium, the stadium holds more people than Bellevue (the third-largest city in Nebraska). They currently hold the NCAA record for the most consecutive sold out home games; the sellout streak dates back to November 3, 1962. Tunnel Walk refers to the entrance of the Nebraska Cornhuskers onto the football field at the beginning of each one of their home games. ... Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The most recent Husker coach was Bill Callahan, (after being fired by interim Athletic Director Tom Osborne on November 24, 2007); the previous three coaches were Frank Solich, Tom Osborne, and Bob Devaney. Callahan represented a break from tradition in many ways. First, Callahan was the first head coach since 1956 not to be hand-picked by his predecessor. Second, Bill Callahan had implemented the West Coast Offense at Nebraska. The Huskers had previously been known for the tough running game; specifically, running the option with a strong backfield, while their new style relies heavily on a balance between the run and the pass. Bill Callahan (born July 31, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois) is the head coach of the University of Nebraska football team. ... Tom Osborne may refer to: Thomas William Tom Osborne, long-time college football coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; more recently a member of the United States House of Representatives Tom Osborne, politician in Newfoundland and Labrador and member of the Cabinet of Newfoundland and Labrador This is a... Frank Solich (born September 8, 1944 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.) is the head football coach of the Ohio Bobcats. ... Robert S. Bob Devaney (13 April 1915 – 9 May 1997) was an American football coach, most notably for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers. ... In American football, West Coast Offense (WCO) is one of two similar but distinct offensive-strategic-systems of play: (A) the Air Coryell system; or (B) more commonly the pass play system popularized by Bill Walsh. ...


Nebraska became one of only 4 teams in division 1-A football to reach 800 lifetime wins on October 14, 2006 with a 21-3 victory over Kansas State. Other teams with 800 wins are Texas, Notre Dame, and Michigan. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Longhorn. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Michigan features 24 varsity sports teams called the Wolverines, which compete in the NCAAs Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except mens ice hockey which competes in the NCAA D1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and womens water polo, which...


Most recent for news for the Nebraska Football Team is the Anouncement that the new head coach will be Bo Pelini. Bo Pelini accepted the job, leaving his position of defensive coordinator and LSU. Bo was defensive coordinator at Nebraska in 2003 and was interim head coach in the 2003 bowl game after coach Solich was fired.


Volleyball

Main article: Nebraska Cornhuskers Women's Volleyball
Nebraska playing Texas in 2004
Nebraska playing Texas in 2004

Nebraska is home to one of the nation's top volleyball programs. The Nebraska women's volleyball team has won three national titles, in 1995, 2000, and 2006. In 1995 the Cornhuskers capped off a 32-1 season by defeating the Texas Longhorns 3 games to 1 in the national championship game. The second national championship came in 2000, when the Huskers completed a 34-0 season by beating the Wisconsin Badgers for the championship 3 games to 2. The Huskers won their third national championship in 2006 with at 33-1 record by beating the Stanford Cardinal in 4 sets. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach John Cook Home Stadium Nebraska Coliseum League/Conference affiliations Conference History: Big 12 (1996-present) Big 8 (1975-1995) Team history as of September 15, 2007: All-Time Record 1,008-183-1 Conference... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1023x682, 310 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1023x682, 310 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Longhorn. ... The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ...


Nebraska volleyball is a popular spectator sport in the state. In 2005, an NCAA volleyball-record 13,252 tickets were presold for the NCAA regionals. The vast majority of these sales are attributed to Nebraska volleyball fans, as the games was played at Qwest Center Omaha. On December 16, 2006, this record was broken when Nebraska played Stanford in the National Championship game with 17,209 in attendance. Qwest Center Omaha is an arena and convention center facility in Omaha, Nebraska. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The team plays their home matches in the Nebraska Coliseum. During the 2004 season, the Huskers averaged a home attendance of 4,336. Nebraska has an all-time record of 419-30 in the Coliseum. The University of Nebraska Coliseum (also called the NU Coliseum) is an on-campus arena at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States. ...

Team records

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Women's Volleyball team holds 4 NCAA team records:[4]

  • Assists in a Five-Game Match (116) Nebraska vs Texas, November 15, 1988 (Record is a combined total, shared with Texas)
  • Winning Percentage (1.000) Nebraska, 2000 (34-0), shared with Long State Beach and Southern California
  • Consecutive Winning Seasons (25) Shared with Hawaii, Pacific, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA
  • Consecutive Non-Losing seasons (25) Shared with Hawaii, UNI, Pacific, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA

is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...

Soccer

Nebraska became the first team in the Big Eight to create women's soccer as a varsity sport in the 1995 season. John Walker was hired to coach the soccer team in April of 1994 and was determined to get the Huskers into an NCAA tournament by 2008. During his second season, he led the Huskers to the NCAA tournament followed by an addition nine consecutive trips to the tournament, with his first miss in the 2006 season. The team has reached the Sweet sixteen eight times and to the Elite Eight on two occasions. John Walker has earned NSCAA/Umbro National Coach-of-the-Year, NSCAA/Umbro Central Region Coach-of-the-Year and Big 12 Conference Coach-of-the-Year over his tenure at Lincoln. The Husker program has created many professional athletes that went on to the WUSA. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach John Walker Home Stadium Nebraska Coliseum League/Conference affiliations Conference History: Big 12 (1997-present) Big 8 (1975-1996) Team history as of August 18, 2007: All-Time Record Conference Record NCAA Tournament Record...


Big 12 Conference Champion
1996, 1999, 2000


Big 12 Tournament Champion
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002


NCAA Bids
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005


Cross Country

The Nebraska Cornhuskers field both a male and female cross country team coached by Jay Dirksen. They currently run on a course through Pioneer's Park in Lincoln. The men's team started in 1938 and the women's team started in 1975 as a result of title IX. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have never won a Big 12 conference championship. The only men's conference championship was in 1940 Big Six meet. The women have won the conference championship 5 times.
Men
Big Six
1940
Women
Big Eight
1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993


Winter Sports

Men's basketball

Main article: Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball

While the University of Nebraska has experienced varying amounts of success for their intercollegiate athletic programs, men's basketball has been an exception. Nebraska has not won a conference title since sharing the Big Seven Conference with Kansas and Kansas State in 1950, and they haven't won an outright conference title since going a perfect 12-0 through the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 1916. The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in college basketball. ... The Big Seven Conference was formerly an NCAA-affiliated Division I collegiate athletic association that sponsored American football. ...


Nebraska has a distinction of one of the few major conference programs never to win a single game in the NCAA Tournament. In fact, in the over 90 years of varsity competition at the University, the first trip to the NCAA Tournament for Nebraska did not come until 1986. Much of the team's success came under the tenure of Danny Nee, head coach from 1987 to 2000. Nee is the team's all-time winningest head coach with a record of 254-190. Nee led the Cornhuskers to five of their six NCAA Tournament appearances, six bids to the National Invitation Tournament, including the 1996 NIT Championship. // Final four redirects here. ... See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... Danny Nee Danny Nee was head coach of the Ohio Bobcats mens basketball team for 7 years from 1980-1986. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The National Invitation Tournament is an annual US basketball competition. ...


The current head coach is Doc Sadler. Barry Collier, who led Nebraska from 2000 to August 2006, left to become athletic director at Butler University. He previously had been Butler's head coach from 1989 to 2000. Doc Sadler is the head mens basketball coach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


Women's basketball

Main article: Nebraska Cornhuskers Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball started as a club sport in 1970 and five years later it became a varsity sport when scholarships were offered. George Nicodemus was the first head coach and had a 22-9 record in his first season, taking the Huskers to the AIAW where they lost in the second round of the tournament. Five different head coaches would be hired after Nicodemus left the program in 1971 until 1986 when Angela Beck took a stable head coach position. Beck led the Huskers to their first NCAA bid after winning the Big 8 championship in 1988. She led the Huskers back to the NCAA in 93 and 96. She left the program in 1996 to pursue other opportunities and was replaced by Paul Sanderford. Sanderford led the Huskers to a NCAA sub-regional in 1998 and 1999 and received a third consecutive NCAA bid in 2000. Connie Yori became the head coach in 2002 and has led the Huskers to WNIT in 2004, 2005, 2006, and NCAA in 2007. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach Connie Yori Home Stadium Bob Devaney Sports Center League/Conference affiliations Conference History: Big 12 (1996-present) Big 8 (1975-1995) Team history as of September 20, 2007: All-Time Record 558-433 Conference...


AIAW tournament
1976, 1979, 1980, 1981


Big 8 Championship
1988


WNIT tournament bids
2004, 2005, 2006


NCAA tournament bids
1988, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2007


Wrestling

The first official Nebraska wrestling team started in 1910 with Dr. R.G. Clapp as coach.


Big 8 Conference
1993, 1995


Women’s gymnastics

The Nebraska Women’s Gymnastics team was first established in 1975. After the first season, the school hired head coach Karen Balke to lead a team of all freshman and sophomores for one year. Judy Schalk took over as head coach in 1977 until 1983. She led the Huskers to five conference titles and to one AIWA bid. In 1983, Rick Walton was hired to serve as head coach and led the Huskers to there first NCAA women’s gym event title when Michele Bryant came in first place on the vault. He captured four straight Big 8 championship titles and led the huskers to the NCAAs four times in a row. After the 1993 season, Rick Walton left the program and Dan Kendig was brought in. In his first year he became the Big 12 coach of the year after leading the Huskers to a Big 8 championship. In 1997 the Huskers reached the Super Six Finals for the first time by beating #1 ranked Utah. Kendig was named national coach of the year in 1999 after earning 6 conference championships in a row. Kendig's team has won four event titles when Heather Brink won two NCAA event titles in all around and vault in 2000 and Richelle Simpson won the all around title and the floor exercise title in 2003. Currently the Huskers are going back to the NCAA for the ninth year in a row after winning the Big 12 championship for the eighth time. The huskers have never had a losing season. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach Dan Kendig Home Stadium League/Conference affiliations Conference History: Big 12 (1997-present) Big 8 (1975-1996) Team history as of January 1, 2007: All-Time Record Conference Record NCAA Tournament Record Big 8...


Big 8 Championship
1978, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996
Big 12 Championship
1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
AIWA bids
1979
NCAA bids
1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007


Men’s gymnastics

The Nebraska Men's Gymnastics team is one of the most successful teams in the nation with 8 national team titles and 41 NCAA event titles. Ten huskers have gone on to represent the United States in the Olympics. The Huskers compete in the MPSF along with fellow Big 12 Oklahoma.
NCAA National Championships
1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1990 1994


Bowling

Bowling has been an official varsity sport at Lincoln since the 1996-1997 season. Before bowling became a varsity sport, it was a club sport coached by Bill Straub who led the club team to two national IBC titles in 1991 and 1995. Bill Straub was hired as the full time bowling coach and has led the team to three more IBC titles in 1997, 1999 and 2001. In 2003, the NCAA created a tournament for Women’s bowling and the Nebraska Women’s Bowling team has been one of the top college bowling teams since the start of NCAA competition, which the Huskers won the first two nation titles in a row and came in third place during the third NCAA tournament. The huskers have been ranked in the top 5 teams since 1990 and have never been ranked below 17th place. The Huskers can be seen bowling at the East Campus Bowling Lanes. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach Bill Straub Home Stadium East Campus Bowling Lanes League/Conference affiliations Independent All-Time Record IBC Tournament Record 5-8 IBC Tournament Appearances 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001...


NCAA Tournament Bids
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007


National Champions
2004, 2005


Rifle

NCAA Tournament Bids
2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach Launi Meili Home Stadium Nebraska Rifle Range League/Conference affiliations Conference History: GARC Team history as of January 1, 2007: All-Time Record Conference Record NCAA Tournament Record 0-6 NCAA Individual Titles 2...


Spring Sports

Baseball

Nebraska baseball has seen a resurgence in recent years. After many years of being a perennial doormat, the 2000 Huskers became the first team in school history to advance to the Super Regionals in the NCAA tournament. In 2001 and 2002, the Huskers made their first and second appearances in the College World Series. Much of the success of these teams and the teams that have followed is due to the efforts of Dave Van Horn, who compiled a record of 214-92 while leading Huskers from 1998-2002. After the 2002 season, Van Horn left to accept a position at his alma mater, Arkansas; assistant coach Mike Anderson became head coach. In 2005, the Huskers had their most successful season ever, going 57-15 and advancing to the College World Series for the third time in five years. City Lincoln, NE Team Mascot Herbie Husker; Lil Red Team Colors Scarlet and Cream Head Coach Mike Anderson Home Stadium Hawks Field at Haymarket Park League/Conference affiliations Conference History: Big 12 (1997-present) Big 8 (1958-1996) Big 7 (1948-1957) Big 6 (1929-1947) Missouri Valley Conference (1919... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... Dave van Horn is head coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


In 2006, Nebraska sprinted into the top 5 nationally, and was looking poised to make it back to Omaha for the College World Series. However, Nebraska ran into a huge late season slump. Despite this, they managed to host a regional, only to go two and out and bow out early.


In 2002, the Huskers moved into the friendly confines of Hawks Field at Haymarket Park, widely considered one of the best collegiate baseball facilities in the country. Since this move, the Huskers have seen their attendance break numerous records. In the 2005 Super Regional against Miami, an overflow crowd of 8,711 watched as Nebraska clinched their third trip to the College World Series. Haymarket Park is a stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...


Honors

Current championships

Current Big 12 Championships
Women's Gym
Volleyball
Men's Indoor Track and Field


Current Big 12 North Championships
Football


Current NCAA Championships
Women's Volleyball
Paul Donahoe Wrestling 125lbs weight


Team national championships

Football[4]

  • 1970 (11-0-1, No. 1 AP)
  • 1971 (13-0 No. 1 AP/UPI)
  • 1994 (13-0 No. 1 AP/Coaches (CNN/USA Today)
  • 1995 (12-0 No. 1 AP/Coaches (CNN/USA Today)
  • 1997 (13-0 No. 1 Coaches (ESPN/USA Today)

Volleyball

  • 1995 (32-1)
  • 2000 (34-0)
  • 2006 (33-1)

Men's gymnastics

  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1988
  • 1990
  • 1994

Bowling

  • 1991 (IBC)
  • 1995 (IBC)
  • 1997 (IBC)
  • 1999 (IBC)
  • 2001 (IBC)
  • 2004 (NCAA)
  • 2005 (NCAA)

Women's track and field

  • 1982 (AIAW)
  • 1983 (NCAA)
  • 1984 (NCAA)

Individual national champions

Rifle

2000 Nicole Allaire Smallbore
2006 Kristina Fehlings Air Rifle


Wrestling

1963 Wrestling Mike Nissen 123lbs
1984 Wrestling Jim Scheer 177lbs
1984 Wrestling Bill Scherr 190lbs
1991 Wrestling Jason Kelber 126lbs
1993 Wrestling Tony Purler 126lbs
1995 Wrestling Tolly Thompson Hwt
2000 Wrestling Brad Vering 197lbs
2004 Wrestling Jason Powell 125lbs
2007 Wrestling Paul Donahoe 125lbs


Women's Indoor Track & Field

1983 Janet Burke 55 M
1984 Merlene Ottey 55 M
1984 Angela Thacker Long Jump
1985 Rhonda Blanford 55 M High Hurdles
1987 Linetta Wilson 55 M High Hurdles
1993 Shanelle Porter 400 M
1996 Angee Henry Long Jump
1996 Nicola Martial Triple Jump
1997 Tressa Thompson Shot Put
2004 Priscilla Lopes High Hurdles
2004 Ineta Radevica Triple Jump
2005 Anne Shadle 1500 M
2005 Ashley Selig Heptathlon


Women's Outdoor Track & Field

1982 Merlene Ottey 100 M
1982 Debra James, Alicia McQueen,
  Rhonda Blanford, Merlene Ottey 400 M Relay
1983 Merlene Ottey 100 M
1983 Merlene Ottey 200 M
1983 Denise Thiemard Javelin
1985 Rhonda Blanford 100 M High Hurdles
1987 Linetta Wilson 400 M Intermediate Hurdles
1988 Sharon Powell 800 M
1989 Renita Robinson Triple Jump
1991 Ximena Restrepo 400 M
1991 Shanelle Porter, Tranquil Wilson,
  Kim Walker, Ximena Restrepo 1600 M Relay
1994 Nicola Martial Triple Jump
1995 Nicola Martial Triple Jump
1996 Angee Henry Long Jump
1997 Tressa Thompson Shot Put
1998 Tressa Thompson Shot Put
2003 Ineta Radevica Triple Jump
2003 Becky Breisch Shot Put
2004 Ineta Radevica Triple Jump
2004 Becky Breisch Discus
2005 Anne Shadle 1500 M
2006 Dace Ruskule Discus


Women's Swimming & Diving

1996 Penny Heynes 100 yd Breaststroke


Women's gymnastics

1990 Michele Bryant Vault
2000 Heather Brink, all around
2000 Heather Brink, Vault
2003 Richelle Simpson, floor exercise
2003 Richelle Simpson, all around


Men's gymnastics

Missing one Parallel bars
1980 Phil Cahoy Parallel bars
1980 Phil Cahoy Horizontal bar
1980 Jim Hartung All Around
1980 Jim Hartung Still Rings
1980 Steve Elliott Floor Exercise
1981 Phil Cahoy Parallel bars
1981 Phil Cahoy Horizontal bar
1981 Jim Hartung Parallel bars
1981 Jim Hartung Still Rings
1981 Jim Hartung All Round
1982 Jim Hartung Parallel bars
1982 Jim Hartung Still Rings
1982 Steve Elliott Floor Exercise
1982 Steve Elliott Vault
1983 Scott Johnson Floor Exercise
1983 Scott Johnson Horizontal bar
1983 Scott Johnson Parallel bars
1983 Chris Riegel Vault
1984 Chris Riegel Vault
1985 Wes Suter Horizontal bar
1985 Wes Suter Floor Exercise
1985 Wes Suter All Around
1987 Tom Schlesinger Parallel bars
1987 Tom Schlesinger All Around
1987 Kevin Davis Parallel bars
1988 Kevin Davis All Around
1988 Kevin Davis Parallel bars
1989 Patrick Kirksey All Around
1990 Patrick Kirksey Parallel bars
1992 Che Bowers Pommel Horse
1993 Richard Grace Floor Exercise
1994 Richard Grace Parallel bars
1994 Dennis Harrison All Around
1995 Rob Kieffer Horizontal bar
1995 Richard Grace Parallel bars
1995 Richard Grace All Around
1997 Marshall Nelson Parallel bars
1997 Marshall Nelson Horizontal bar
1998 Marshall Nelson Parallel bars
1999 Jason Hardabura All Around
1999 Jason Hardabura Floor Exercise 2007 Nate Tye All Around
Missing one Parallel bars


Academic All-Americans

The Nebraska Cornhuskers lead the nation in the number of academic All-Americans. Nebraska also leads the nation in Academic All-Americans in football. At the end of fall 2006 sports season, there were a total of 235 academic All-Americans in all sports, all teams.

Top ten programs for academic All-Americans 2006
1 Nebraska 235
2 Notre Dame 178
3 MIT 129
4 Penn State 126
5 Augustana 114
6 Bucknell 112
7 Stanford 103
8 Illinois Wesleyan 102
9 UCLA 99
10 Emory 97

“University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... This article is about the state-related university. ... Augustana College is a small liberal arts college, with a current enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Ames Library, located on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Emory University is a private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ...

Baseball

  • Aaron Marsden (2003)
  • Adrian Fiala (1970)
  • Brandon Buckman (2006)
  • Daniel Bruce (2005)
  • Erik Mumm (1999)
  • Gene Stohs (1970, 1972)
  • Jeff Leise (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • John Cole (2001)
  • Matt Schuldt (1998)
  • Shane Komine (2002)
  • Steve Achelpohl (1972)
  • Steve Oakley (1980)
  • Todd Oakes (1983)

F/W At-Large

  • Bree Dority O'Callaghan (2001)
  • Jon Hahn (2001)
  • Rachel Spiry (2001)

Football

  • Aaron Graham (1994, 1995)
  • Brian Schuster (1995)
  • Brian Shaw (1998, 1999)
  • Chad Kelsay (1997, 1998)
  • Chad Sievers (2004)
  • Dale Klein (1986)
  • Dane Todd (2005, 2006)
  • David Edeal (1990)
  • David Rimington (1981, 1982)
  • Dennis Claridge (1963)
  • Frosty Anderson (1973)
  • George Andrews (1978)
  • Gerry Gdowski (1989)
  • Grant Wistrom (1996, 1997)
  • Jacob Young (1988)
  • Jake Young (1989)
  • James Huge (1962)
  • James Pillen (1978)
  • Jeff Finn (1980)
  • Jeff Kinney (1971)
  • Jeffrey Jamrog (1987)
  • Jim Wanek (1990)
  • Joel Makovicka (1997, 1998)
  • John Kroeker (1988)
  • John Nelson (1988)
  • Jon Hesse (1996)
  • Jon Zatechka (1997)
  • Judd Davies (2003)
  • Kellen Huston (2004)
  • Kelly Saalfeld (1979)
  • Ken Mehlin (1993)
  • Kurt Mann (2005)
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch (1999, 2000)
  • Larry Jacobson (1971)
  • Mark Blazek (1987, 1988)
  • Mark Traynowicz (1984)
  • Marv Mueller (1966)
  • Matt Shaw (1994)
  • Micah Heibel (1987)
  • Mike Brown (1999)
  • Mike Stigge (1991, 1992)
  • Pat Engelbert (1990, 1991)
  • Pat Ricketts (2003)
  • Pat Tyrance (1989, 1990)
  • Randy Reeves (1969)
  • Randy Schleusener (1979, 1980)
  • Randy Theiss (1981)
  • Rick Lindquist (1981)
  • Rik Bonness (1975)
  • Rob Stuckey (1983, 1984)
  • Robert Zatechka (1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Rod Horn (1979)
  • Scott Frost (1997)
  • Scott Strasburger (1983, 1984)
  • Steve Ott (1995)
  • Steve Volin (1995)
  • Ted Harvey (1976, 1977)
  • Terry Connealy (1993, 1994)
  • Thomas Welter (1986)
  • Tom Heiser (1975)
  • Tracey Wistrom (2001)
  • Trev Alberts (1993)
  • Vince Ferragamo (1976)
  • William Lafleur (1998)

Men's At-Large

  • Alex Lamme (1996, 1997)
  • Brady Bonsall (1995, 1996)
  • James Blackledge (1988)
  • James Koziol (1999)
  • Jason Christie (1996)
  • Justin Switzer (1993, 1994)
  • Mark Warburton (1990)
  • Marshall Nelson (2000)
  • Michael Windisch (2000)
  • Patrick Kirksey (1990)
  • Rob Kieffer (1995)
  • Ryan Tobin (1996. 1998)
  • Steve Jung (1989)
  • Sumner Darling (1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Ted Harris (1997)
  • Thomas Schlesinger (1986, 1988)
  • Matt Murray (2004, 2005)
  • Ryan Sneed (2003)

Men's Basketball

  • Beau Reid (1989, 1991)
  • Jack Moore 1981
  • John Matzke (1984)

Men's Track/Cross Country

  • Aaron Plas (2006)
  • Dana Carne (2004)
  • Danny Hill (2004)
  • Kyle Wyatt (2002)
  • Nate Probasco (2006)

Soccer

  • Meghan Anderson (2002)
  • Shannon Tanaka (2002)

Softball

  • Ann Halsne (1991, 1992)
  • Denice Feldhaus (1984)
  • Denise (Day) Eckert (1984, 1985)
  • Denise McMillan (1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Jamie Fuente (2001)
  • Janelle Frese (1989)
  • Jenny Smith (1998)
  • Jill Rishel (1990)
  • Karla Knicely (1996)
  • Kim Ogee (2002)
  • KoKo Tacha (2006)
  • Lizzy Aumua (2006)
  • Lori Richins (1985, 1986, 1987)
  • Lori Sippel (1988)
  • Margie Ogrodowicz (1987, 1988)
  • Ruth Chatwin (1987)
  • Shelby Mertins (1984)

Volleyball

  • Allison Weston (1994, 1995)
  • Amber Holmquist (2003)
  • Anna Schrad (2003)
  • Becki Bolli (1990)
  • Carla Baker (1989)
  • Christina Houghtelling (2005)
  • Christy Johnson (1995)
  • Greichaly Cepero (2001)
  • Janet Kruse (1989, 1990, 1991)
  • Karen Dahlgren (1985, 1986)
  • Kathi DeBoer (1987)
  • Laura Pilakowski (2000, 2002, 2003)
  • Lisa Reitsma (1996)
  • Lori Endicott (1988)
  • Megan Korver (1998)
  • Nancy Meendering (1999)
  • Nancy Metcalf (2001)
  • Sarah Pavan (2005, 2006)
  • Virginia Stahr (1987, 1988, 1989)

Sarah Pavan is a 65 (195 cm) tall Canadian and an American Volleyball player born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada and is currently attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, USA. // In High School, Sarah was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit and the top recruit in...

Women's At Large

  • Cassandra Morelock (2000)
  • Courtney Jensen (2000)
  • Heidi Stark (1996)
  • Jane Clemons (1990)
  • Janet Blomstedt (1997)
  • Jen French (2003)
  • Jennifer French (2002)
  • Jill Myatt (1997)
  • Joy Taylor (1995, 1996)
  • Kathy Travis Miiller (1996)
  • Kim Dehaan (1996)
  • Libby Landgraf (2004)
  • Lynne Frey (1990)
  • Mary Ocel (1988)
  • Nicola Martial (1996)
  • Nicole Ali (1985, 1986)
  • Nicole Duval (1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Rachel Collins (1992)
  • Rachel Spiry (2002)
  • Richelle Simpson (2005)
  • Stella Klassen (2000)

Women's Basketball

  • Cathy Owen (1984)
  • Karen Jennings (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Kelli Benson (1984)
  • Stella Klassen (2000)
  • Stephanie Bolli (1986, 1988)
  • Terri Parriott (1985)

Women's Track/Cross Country

  • Ann Gaffigan (2004)
  • Ashley Selig (2006)
  • Cheryl Harmon (2003)
  • Jenna Lucas (2002)
  • Jenny Green (2006)
  • Kate Livesey (2002)
  • Tia DeSoto (2004)

Fans

In addition to the performance both on[4] and off the field, The Nebraska Cornhuskers are also known for having proclaimed their fans "The greatest fans in college football [2]." Above the main entrance to Memorial Stadium is the inscription "Through these gates pass the greatest fans in college football[3]." In 2001 President George W. Bush observed "I can't go without saying how impressed I am by the Nebraska fan base. Whether it be for women's volleyball or football, there's nothing like the Big Red.[4]" Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Football fans are known as The Sea of Red due to the overwhelming amount of red they wear. They have sold out every home game since November 3, 1962[5]. This large crowd not only cheers for their team, but will also applaud the visiting team as they leave the field at the end of the game[6]. Nebraska fans are also known for following their team on the road, such as in 2002 when 60,000 fans traveled to Pasadena to watch the Huskers play the Miami Hurricanes in the Rose Bowl[7] and in 2000 when Cornhusker fans took over Notre Dame Stadium[8]. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Mens all-around champion: Yuri Titov, USSR Womens all-around champion: Larissa Latynina, USSR Team competition champions: mens - Japan; womens - USSR Seventh European Championships, held from September 12 to September 16 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia August 29 — Asian Games Marathon, Jakarta, Indonesia Men... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... Notre Dame Stadium is the home football stadium for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. ...


Club sports

  • Nebraska Crew
  • Nebraska Lacrosse
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers Hockey
  • Nebraska Men's Bowling

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crew Club (UNLCC) is the intercollegiate rowing club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ...

References

  1. ^ "Osborne named interim athletic director", Lincoln Journal Star, 2007-10-16. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  2. ^ Big 12 Conference Official Athletic Site. big12sports.com. CSTV Networks, Inc. (2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-10.
  3. ^ Rifle is classified as a coeducational sport by the NCAA; however, it is classified as a women's sport at Nebraska.
  4. ^ a b c d Past Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I FBS) National Champions (formerly called Division I-A). ncaa.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-10.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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