Sat, Aug 31 Win vs Wyoming 37-34
Sat, Sept 7 Win vs Southern Miss 56-13
Sat, Sept 14 Loss vs UCLA 21-41
Sat, Sept 21 Win vs. South Dakota State 59-20
Sat, Oct 5 Win vs. Illinois 39-19
Sat, Oct 12 Win vs. Purdue 44-7
Sat, Oct 26 Loss vs. Minnesota 23-34
Sat, Nov 2 Win vs. Northwestern 27-24
Sat, Nov 9 Win vs. Michigan 17-13
Sat, Nov 16 Loss vs. Mchigan State 41-28
Sat, Nove 23 Win vs.Penn State 23-20
Fri, Nov 29 Loss vs. Iowa in Lincoln 17-38
Sat, Aug 30 Florida Atlantic (Home)
Sat, Sept 6 McNeese State (Home)
Sat, Sept 13 Fresno State (Away)
Sat, Sept 20 Miami Hurricanes (Home)
Sat, Sept 27 Illinois (Home)
Sat, Oct 11 Bye Week
Sat, Oct 4 Michigan State (Away)
Sat, Oct 18 Northwestern (Away)
Sat, October 25 Rutgers (Home)
Sat, Nov 1 Purdue (Home)
Sat, Nov 8 Bye Week
Sat, Nov 15 Wisconsin (Away)
Sat, Nov 22 Minnesota (Home)
Fri, Nov 28 Iowa (Away)
Sat, Dec 6 Big Ten Championship
Lincoln – Shavon Shields’ 15 points led four Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska took control early for a 79-67 win over Arkansas State Saturday afternoon.
Nebraska, which improved to 7-3 on the season, put its best 20 minutes of the season together in building a 50-27 halftime lead. The Huskers shot 53 percent from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, in the opening 20 minutes while holding Arkansas State (5-3) to 38 percent in the half.
Nebraska got off to a blistering start, using a 15-0 run to build an early lead behind the play of Pitchford and Ray Gallegos, who combined for 11 of NU’s first 15 points. Pitchford opened the run with two long jumpers before a pair of Gallegos 3-pointers pushed the margin to 13 just 3:40 into the contest.
Pitchford finished with his first career double-double, totaling 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Gallegos had 13 points and a career high four assists, as Nebraska totaled a season-high 19 assists on 29 baskets.
Arkansas State responded by cutting Nebraska’s lead to 17-9 after a Kirk Van Slyke basket, but Nebraska responded with another 8-0 to build a 25-9 lead just 9:39 minutes the contest. The Huskers led by as many as 24 points in the first half en route to scoring 50 first-half points for the first time since 2008.
In the second half, the Red Wolves opened the half with a 7-2 run to get within 52-35 after a Van Slyke jumper to force a Nebraska timeout, but Shields and the Huskers regrouped. The sophomore forward scored seven of his 16 points in an 11-0 run to extend the lead to 28, at 63-35, with 14:42 remaining.
Arkansas State fought back, cutting the 28-point deficit to 11 in the final two minutes, but the outcome was never in doubt.
Van Slyke led Arkansas State with a game-high 27 points and seven rebounds, while Melvin Johnson II had 18 points and three rebounds.
The Huskers will be off for finals before returning to action next Saturday, Dec. 21, against The Citadel. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be carried on the Husker Sports Radio Network and online on the Big Ten Digital Network.
*-Nebraska’s 15-0 run was the longest of the season. The previous high was 10 points (vs. Florida Gulf Coast and vs. South Carolina State). Nebraska also had an 11-0 run in the second half.
*-Nebraska scored 50 points in a first half for the first time since Dec. 3, 2008 against Alabama State)
*-Today’s attendance of 15,949 is the largest in school history (15,332 vs. Northern Illinois).
*-Walter Pitchford’s 10 rebounds is a career high, as he also had eight against Northern Illinois. It marked his first career double-double and second of the season for Nebraska.
*-Ray Gallegos’ four assists are a career high, as his previous best was three assists on three previous occasions).
*-Nebraska had a season-high 19 assists, including career highs from Deverell Biggs (six), Tai Webster (five) and Gallegos (four).
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska track and field team competed in the annual intrasquad meet on Saturday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. The Red team earned the narrow victory over the White team by a slight 137.5-136.5 margin. During competition, both teams took down four meet records.
Freshman Kadecia Baird made a splash in her impressive Husker debut posting a new meet record time of 23.85 in the 200-meter dash. Junior Chantal Duncan smashed an intrasquad mark with a 1:32.74 performance in the 600-meter competition as part of the victorious Red squad.
On the men's side senior Dexter McKenzie started off his final year with the Scarlet and Cream by notching a meet record in the 200-meter dash. McKenzie stopped the clock in 21.16 to break a six-year old intrasquad meet record held by Scott Wims (21.21).
The final record of the day was taken down the last event of the meet; the men's 4x400-meter relay. Jake Bender, Christian Sanderfer, London Hawk and Jackson Barbour put together a 3:14.83 showing in the relay for the Red team.
The NU women had numerous freshman shine in their first collegiate appearances. Anna Peer made an impressive showing in her first race in the Scarlet and Cream recording a top finish in the 3,200-meter run clocking in at 10:51.80. Fellow freshman Melissa-Maree Farrington earned first place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.78 in the finals, while Tierra Williams won the long jump with a leap of 19-1.
For the Nebraska men, sophomore Oladapo Akinmoladun earned a victory for the White team with a 7.84 mark in the 60-meter hurdles, while senior Trevor Vidlak won the 3,200-meter run crossing the line in 8:54.33. Freshman Chris Daniels picked up the weight throw title in his first collegiate meet with a toss of 62-4.5 while junior Devandrew Johnson defeated his teammates in the triple jump by more than four feet.
The meet also offered the opportunity for young Husker fans to get out onto the same track that the Huskers run on, as they were able to run in both the Little Husker 100-meter and 60-meter dashes.
The Huskers will now continue to prepare for the start of the 2014 track and field season, as they are set to open at home on Friday, Jan. 17 with the two-day Holiday Inn Invitational. Fans interested in tickets should go to Huskers.com or call the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8BIGRED.
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The Big Ten Conference announced its fall Academic All-Big Ten honorees on Wednesday morning, including 30 members of the Nebraska football program.
The 30 football student-athletes named to the Academic All-Big Ten team, include six three-time academic all-conference selections and 10 players earning the honor for the second time in their Nebraska careers.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
The 30 football Academic All-Big Ten honorees for Nebraska were the third-most in the conference, trailing only Minnesota and Northwestern, which each had 35 players honored.
Leading the way among three-time Academic All-Big Ten selections were seniors Spencer and Jake Long and C.J. Zimmerer. The three Nebraska natives were named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans last week. Other three-time honorees included junior receiver Tyler Evans, senior tackle Brent Qvale and senior safety Wil Richards.
The two-time honorees for Coach Bo Pelini’s program include receiver Taariq Allen, receiver Sam Burtch, offensive guard Jake Cotton, cornerback Josh Mitchell, offensive guard Mike Moudy, center Mark Pelini, offensive guard Givens Price, offensive guard Ryne Reeves, offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles and offensive tackle Zach Sterup.
Fourteen additional Huskers earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time, including redshirt freshman receiver Lane Hovey, who was one of 20 student-athletes across all sports who was recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA. Nebraska sophomore soccer student-athlete Katie Kraeutner was also among the group with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
The 30 football student-athletes were among a group of 58 Nebraska student-athletes earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in their respective sports. The group includes 14 members of John Walker’s soccer program, five volleyball student-athletes, six members of the men’s cross country team and three women’s cross country student-athletes.
Football Academic All-Big Ten Selections (Year listed reflects academic standing)
Ameer Abdullah, Jr., History, Homewood, Ala.
Taariq Allen, Jr., Child, Youth and Family Studies, Weston, Mass.
Sam Burtch, Jr., Communication Studies, Murdock, Neb.
Brandon Chapek, Sr., Biological Sciences, Wahoo, Neb.
Jake Cotton, Sr., Communication Studies/History, Lincoln, Neb.
Sam Cotton, So., Business Administration, Lincoln, Neb.
Scott Criss, Sr., Construction Management, Omaha, Neb.
Imani Cross, So., Communication Studies, Gainesville, Ga.
Tyler Evans, Sr., Biological Sciences/Psychology, Waverly, Neb.
Andrew Green, Sr., Ethnic Studies, San Antonio, Texas
Lane Hovey, Jr. Business Administration, Adel, Iowa, 4.0 GPA
Charles Jackson, So., Undeclared
Jake Long, Sr., Biological Sciences,
Spencer Long, Sr., Biological Sciences, Elkhorn, Neb.
Greg McMullen, So., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Akron, Ohio
Josh Mitchell, Sr., Communication Studies, Corona, Calif.
Mike Moudy, Sr., English,
Castle Rock, Colo.
Mark Pelini, Sr., Mathematics/History, Youngstown, Ohio
Cole Pensick, Gr., Agribusiness,
Givens Price, Jr., Accounting/Management, Houston, Texas
Brent Qvale, Gr., Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science/Applied Science,
Ryne Reeves, Jr., Economics,
Brandon Reilly, So., Business Administration, Lincoln, Neb.
Wil Richards, Sr., Business Administration, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Michael Rose, So., Undeclared,
Kansas City, Mo.
Jeremiah Sirles, Gr., Management,
Zach Sterup, Jr., Economics/Finance,
David Sutton, Jr., Marketing/Management,
Jordan Westerkamp, So., Business Administration,
CJ Zimmerer, Gr., Criminology and Criminal Justice,
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One of the greatest running backs in Nebraska history, Ahman Green will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the Packers announced on Tuesday. The 44th Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place July 19, 2014, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
An Omaha native, Green was a cornerstone of a powerful Nebraska offense that won two national titles in his three seasons. Green, who was a member of NU's 1995 and 1997 national championship teams, closed his three-year Husker career ranked No. 2 on Nebraska's career rushing list with 3,880 yards on 574 carries.
Green entered the NFL Draft following his junior season and was a third-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks, where he spent the 1998 and 1999 seasons before joining the Green Bay Packers in 2000. Green enjoyed success in Green Bay from 2000 through 2006 and again in 2009 en route to becoming the club's all-time leading rusher with 8,322 yards. He also holds franchise records for most yards from scrimmage (11,048), 1,000-yard seasons (six), 100-yard games (33) and rushing attempts (1,851).
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Iowa City, Iowa - Taryn Collura won the 100-yard freestyle in a season-best time, Nicole Schwery took home second place in the platform dive and the Huskers held off Iowa for third place at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Nebraska finished the meet with a total of 462, outscoring the Hawkeyes by 26 points.
The final session's first event saw Bailey Pons (16:47.94) and Morgan Flannigan (17:03.73) finish fourth and ninth in the 1,650-yard freestyle for the Huskers. Both Pons and Flannigan swam season-best times, joining Ashleigh Grammar (22nd) and Michaela Cunningham (26th), who swam respective season-best times of 17:52.64 and 18:11.25.
1,650-yard Freestyle Results
4th - Bailey Pons, 16:47.94 (Season Best)
9th - Morgan Flannigan, 17:03.73 (Season Best)
22nd - Ashleigh Grammar, 17:52.64 (Season Best)
26th - Michaela Cunningham, 18:11.25 (Season Best)
In the 200-yard backstroke, Nebraska's Erin Oeltjen (1:59.19) and Rebekah Land (2:02.13) took seventh and 16th, respectively. Oeltjen's time was a career best, while Land swam a career-best 2:02.00 in the prelims. Additionally, Megan Ziemann and Jacqueline Juffer finished 24th and 35th in the event for the Huskers.
200-yard Backstroke Results
7th - Erin Oeltjen, 1:59.19 (Career Best)
16th - Rebekah Land, 2:02.13
24th - Megan Ziemann, 2:04.61 (Season Best)
35th - Jacqueline Juffer, 2:08.56
The 100-yard freestyle saw Taryn Collura swim a season-best 50.03 on her way to victory. Alexandra Bilunas (51.62), Bria Deveaux (50.99) and Shannon Guy (51.73) took 15th, 17th and 20th. Both Deveaux and Guy swam career bests in the finals, while Bilunas swam a career-best 51.40 in the prelims.
100-yard Freestyle Results
1st - Taryn Collura, 50.03 (Season Best)
15th - Alexandra Bilunas, 51.62
17th - Bria Deveaux, 50.99 (Career Best)
20th - Shannon Guy, 51.73 (Career Best)
24th - Kelly Dunn, 52.03
29th - Morgan Flannigan, 52.25 (Career Best)
41st - Bailey Pons, 53.30 (Season Best)
45th - Ashleigh Grammar, 53.92 (Career Best)
Nebraska's Kristin Strecker (2:18.79), Katie Ditter (2:19.37) and Samantha Hardewig (2:21.09) finished 14th, 19th and 21st in the 200-yard breaststroke. Ditter and Hardewig posted career-best times in the finals, while Strecker swam a season-best 2:17.99 in the prelims.
200-yard Breaststroke Results
14th - Kristin Strecker, 2:18.79
19th - Katie Ditter, 2:19.37 (Career Best)
21st - Samantha Hardewig, 2:21.09 (Career Best)
27th - Krista Van Wie, 2:24.40 (Career Best)
29th - Ciara Jenkins, 2:26.17 (Season Best)
33rd - Michaela Cunningham, 2:28.65 (Season Best)
In the 200-yard butterfly, Natalie Morris (2:01.39) and Melisa Mexia (2:01.32) earned fifth and ninth for the Huskers. For Morris, her time was a season best in the event. Mexia's time was a career best, joining Julia Roller, who finished 13th in a career-best 2:03.34.
200-yard Butterfly Results
5th - Natalie Morris, 2:01.39 (Season Best)
9th - Melisa Mexia, 2:01.32 (Career Best)
13th - Julia Roller, 2:03.34 (Career Best)
In the meet's final individual event, the platform dive, Nicole Schwery took second place with a score of 250.35. Schwery dove her way to a season best earlier in the day, scoring a 256.15 in the prelims. Kaitlan Walker also made the evening's finals, recording a season-best 216.65 on her way to eighth place.