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Lincoln – The Nebraska football team practiced for approximately two hours on Wednesday inside the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

Following practice, Offensive Coordinator Troy Walters met with the media and talked about moving forward after a slow start and looking ahead to Saturday’s game against Purdue.

“The guys came back and put that one behind us,” Walters said. “We’re kind of in reset mode. The first three weeks, there are what they are. We have to look ahead, look forward. The guys have had three good practices.”

Walters talked about setting the tone and example for the team as coaches.

“Up until this year, we haven’t experienced a loss in a long time,” Walters said. “It was new for us. But we know we have to set the example. We have to be the standard. If players see us panicking and losing faith and belief in the system and in this program, then they are going to do the same thing. We understand it’s a long season. We’re not giving up on this season, we feel like we can accomplish everything we want to accomplish. The goals are still out there. It’s day-by-day. We’ve got to take it day-by-day, get better as coaches, get better as players, get better as trainers each day and if we do that, then we put ourselves at a good chance to win on Saturday.”

Walters mentioned Purdue’s defense and the game plan going into Nebraska’s conference home opener.

“They play with passion,” Walters said. “They fly around. Upfront, they’re big, they’re stout. They do a lot of movement up front. That’s going to be a challenge. Linebackers are downhill players. (Junior linebacker Markus Bailey) is kind of a hybrid. He plays out of the box and into the box, very athletic. Secondary wise, they bend, but don’t break. They want to keep everything in front of them and are good tacklers. They’re a solid defense. We have to make sure we go out there and can’t turn the ball over. You can’t have penalties. I think if we do that, then we have a chance at being successful.”

Walters also discussed the improvements from the receiver unit, mentioning how they are evaluated each week before going into a game.

“I thought (junior receiver Jaron) Woodyard did a good job,” Walters said. “He had a couple releases on their guys and ran a post route. He was open, we just didn’t have time. Tyjon (Lindsey), he’s growing and learning. It was good for him to get out there against that type of competition. Kade Warner has done a good job. Bryan Reimers has done well in practice. We’re just going to find out who that guy is. Nothing is set in stone. I told them at the beginning of the week, ‘I know what Stanley (Morgan Jr.) can do. I know what JD (Spielman) can do. Every other position at receiver is open. We’re grading every rep, and I’m posting it on the receiver door so that those guys know their pluses, their minuses, their grades each day. We’re going to play according to those grades.”

The Huskers will be back on the practice field on Thursday morning. Nebraska faces off against Purdue this Saturday, Sept. 29 in Memorial Stadium at 2:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on BTN.





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Lincoln – Pinnacle Bank Arena will be full once again in 2018-19, as the NU Athletic Ticket Office announced that general public season tickets are sold out for the upcoming season.

The final season tickets for the public were purchased on Tuesday, making the fourth time in the past six seasons that the Huskers have sold out their entire season allotment of tickets at Pinnacle Bank Arena. In all, nearly 15,000 season tickets have been sold, including the Red Zone student section, for the 2018-19 season.

Since moving into PBA in 2013-14, the Huskers have ranked in the top-15 in attendance nationally all five years, and are one of only nine schools in the country to average 15,000+ fans per contest in that span.

“Thank you to our fans for selling out Pinnacle Bank Arena again,” Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said. “There is a lot of excitement about the upcoming season, and we saw last season how much of a positive impact our fans can make on making Pinnacle Bank Arena such a great environment. In running into fans across the state over the summer and in recruiting, I know they are just as excited about the upcoming season as we are.”

Despite season tickets being sold out, fans will have a couple of additional opportunities to purchase tickets at Pinnacle Bank Arena for games during the 2018-19 season. First, a very limited number of single-game tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets or calling 800-8-BIGRED. These tickets include opponent returns and not every game will have tickets available to the general public.

In addition, tickets for the two student holiday break games (Dec. 22 vs. Cal State Fullerton and Dec. 29 against Southwest Minnesota State) will go on sale on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. These tickets will be lower bowl seats, as UNL students are off campus for the holidays.

The Huskers return three starters, including returning All-Big Ten picks James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland Jr., and nine letterwinners from a team that went 22-11 and placed fourth in the Big Ten in 2017-18. The Huskers’ lone exhibition game is against Wayne State on Nov. 1 with the season opener against Mississippi Valley State set for Nov. 6.





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After a 2-0 start to Big Ten play, the Nebraska volleyball team was rewarded with two Big Ten weekly honors on Monday. Mikaela Foecke was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season, and Nicklin Hames was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week for the first time.

Foecke, a senior outside hitter from West Point, Iowa, averaged 4.13 kills per set and 2.13 digs per set in wins over No. 18 Michigan and Michigan State. She had 21 kills on .391 hitting with nine digs and six blocks against Michigan, and followed with 12 kills on .417 hitting with eight digs, three blocks and an ace against the Spartans. It marks her third career Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honor.

Hames, a freshman setter from Knoxville, Tennessee, averaged 10.50 assists per set and 3.25 digs per set in the Husker victories. Hames had double-doubles in both matches - bringing her season total to seven - and served five aces and posted three blocks.

Big Ten Weekly Honors (Sept. 24, 2018) Co-Player of the Week: Stephanie Samedy, So., MINNCo-Player of the Week: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB
Defensive Player of the Week: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD
Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINNCo-Freshman of the Week: Nicklin Hames, NEB
Co-Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins, MINN





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Nebraska swept its doubleheader against North Dakota State on Sunday, winning game one 11-2 and winning game two, 1-0. The games couldn't have been more different as the first had 22 combined hits, including 14 for Nebraska. Four Huskers had multiple hits including Alyvia Simmons, Tristen Edwards, Courtney Wallace and Bree Boruff. Additionally, Madi Unzicker had a two-run homer. Game two was a pitching battle. Nebraska recorded just four hits, but it would be enough, as the Husker pitchers allowed just one hit in the second game.

Game 1: Nebraska topped NDSU 11-2 in the first game of the day. Ferrell started in the circle for the Huskers and picked up the win. She went 4.0 innings, allowing one run off six hits. She also had three walks and five strikeouts. Alyvia Simmons and Courtney Wallace led the offense with three hits and two runs each. Wallace also pitched 3.0 innings. She gave up two hits and one run and also had two strikeouts.
Tristen Edwards and Bree Boruff each had a pair of hits, while Rylie Unzicker, Lindsey Walljasper, Madi Unzicker and Lexey Kneib each had one hit, en route to a 14-hit game for the Huskers.
In the top of the second, NDSU scored one run off two doubles. The Huskers took the lead in the bottom of the third. Kneib hit a leadoff single. Sarah Yocom pinch ran for her and moved to second off a single from Boruff. Simmons singled to load the bases with no outs. Edwards hit a deep double that scored three runs, giving the Huskers a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the fourth, the Bison loaded the bases with a double, a walk and a single, but the Husker defense was solid and got out of the inning without allowing a run. Nebraska did damage in the bottom of the inning, scoring six runs and sending 12 batters to the plate to take a 9-1 lead. Wallace hit a leadoff single and Madi Unzicker drew a walk. Boruff singled, scoring Wallace. Then, with the top of the order up, Simmons singled to load the bases. Back-to-back hits by Rylie Unzicker and Edwards scored two more runs. With the bases loaded, Samantha Owen drew a walk to bring another runner across the plate. Walljasper found a gap on the left side to bring in a run and a Bison error allowed one more run to score.
NDSU cut the lead, scoring one run in the top of the fifth, after drawing two walks and hitting two singles. NU loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning. Simmons hit a double and Rylie Unzicker drew a walk before Edwards was hit by a pitch. However, the Huskers were unable to score, but still held a 9-2 lead heading into the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, Wallace hit a triple and Madi Unzicker homered to center field to put the Huskers up 11-2.
Game 2: In a tough pitching battle, the Huskers shut out the Bison, 1-0, in the second game of the day. Regan Mergele started and pitched 3.0 innings, without giving up a hit. She also had five strikeouts. Lindsey Walljasper finished the game and picked up the win, going 4.0 innings. She gave up one hit and had two strikeouts.
On offense, NU finished with four hits. Tristen Edwards, Alyvia Simmons, Bri Cassidy and Bree Boruff each had one.
The Huskers got right to business, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Simmons hit a leadoff double and moved to third on a ground out. Then, she scored on a wild pitch.
The Bison got the tying run to third in the top of the fifth after a walk and two stolen bases, but the Husker defense didn't allow the run to score. Neither team would score the rest of the game.
Nebraska finishes its fall season Oct. 6-7 when it hosts the Big Red Fall Classic. The Huskers will play two games each day. On Saturday, NU faces off against Colorado State at 10 a.m., followed by a game against UNO at 12:30 p.m. Colorado State and Omaha will then play a 10-inning game at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Nebraska plays Colorado State at 10 a.m in a 10-inning game and UNO at 1 p.m.




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NEBRASKA vs. PURDUE

SEPT. 29, 2018 | MEMORIAL STADIUM

LINCOLN, NEB. | 2:30 P.M. (CT)

BROADCAST INFO

TV - BTN (Keving Kugler, Matt Millen, Lisa Byington)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Ben McLaughlin)
SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 94, XM 195
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com, TuneIn.com
APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App

HUSKERS

Record: 0-3, 0-1 Big Ten
Last Game: lost to Michigan, 56-10
Rankings: NR
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 19-10 (3rd Year)/0-3 (1st Year)
vs. Purdue: 0-0

BOILERMAKERS
Record: 1-3, 0-1 Big Ten
Last Game: def. Boston College, 30-13
Rankings: NR
Coach: Jeff Brohm
Career/Purdue Record: 38-19 (5th Year)/8-9 (2nd Year)
vs. Nebraska: 0-1

The Matchup

Nebraska returns to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon to open its 2018 Big Ten home schedule against Purdue in the annual Homecoming game in Lincoln. The matchup between Big Ten West Division foes will kick off shortly after 2:30 p.m. CT with television coverage on BTN. The game is also available on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

Nebraska comes into the contest at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten Conference following a loss at No. 19 Michigan on Saturday. The Huskers will be looking to get back on track at Memorial Stadium after opening the season with a pair of five-point home losses. The home contest is Nebraska's lone Big Ten home game in its first four 2018 league contests.

The Boilermakers are 1-3 overall, including an 0-1 Big Ten mark. Like Nebraska, Purdue was on the wrong end of close decisions to start the 2018 season, but reversed its fortunes last Saturday and comes to Lincoln with momentum. Purdue is coming off a 30-13 win against then-No. 23 Boston College on Saturday in West Lafayette. Purdue dropped each of its first three games in September by four or fewer points with the combined margin of just eight points. The Boilermakers have a high-powered offensive attack, averaging 483.5 yards and 28.2 points per game.

This Week's Numbers
12 - Nebraska is back to a full 12-game regular-season schedule for the 2018 season. The Huskers added a game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman to replace the canceled Sept. 1 season opener against Akron.

15 - Nebraska senior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. has caught at least three passes in 15 straight games. Morgan needs five receptions on Saturday to move into the top five on the NU career receptions list.

9 - Nebraska will play host to Purdue on Homecoming on Saturday afternoon. The Huskers have won nine straight Homecoming games at Memorial Stadium and have won better than 75 percent of Homecoming games in school history.

Nebraska-Purdue Series

  • Nebraska holds a 4-1 edge in the series as Big Ten opponents.• Nebraska holds a 4-1 edge in the series as Big Ten opponents.
  • The Huskers and Purdue are both members of the West Division and meet each year. The schools were in opposite divisions of the Big Ten from 2011 to 2013.
  • Prior to the first meeting as Big Ten opponents in 2013, the schools had not met since 1958.
  • Other than Nebraska's one-point, last-minute victory in 2017, each of the other five meetings have been decided by 10 or more points.
  • Huskers to Open Big Ten Home Slate on Saturday

    The matchup with Purdue is the first of four Big Ten home games on the 2018 schedule. In addition to Purdue, Nebraska will also host Minnesota (Oct. 20), Illinois (Nov. 10) and Michigan State (Nov. 17) at Memorial Stadium.

  • The Huskers are 6-1 in Big Ten home openers since joining the conference in 2011.
  • Purdue is the fifth different school Nebraska has played in a Big Ten home opener.
  • Nebraska is 18-11 in Big Ten home games since joining the conference in 2011, including 2-0 against Purdue.
  • Homecoming for Huskers

    Nebraska will play host to Purdue on Saturday in the annual Homecoming game in Lincoln. The game will be Nebraska’s 108th Homecoming game. The Huskers boast an all-time record of 81-22-4 (.776 winning percentage) in Homecoming games.

    Nebraska has won its past nine Homecoming games, including a 6-0 record against Big Ten opponents on Homecoming. Nebraska also won 36 straight Homecoming games from 1969 to 2004.

    Nebraska Adds Game with Bethune-Cookman

    Nebraska has added a game against Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 27 at Memorial Stadium to fill an opening on the 2018 football schedule. The contest will replace the Huskers’ Sept. 1 game against Akron which was canceled due to severe storms in Lincoln.

    Bethune-Cookman plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and owns a 1-3 record in 2018. The Wildcats compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and posted a 6-2 record in league play in 2017. Coach Terry Sims in his fourth season guiding the BCU program.

  • With the addition of the game against Bethune-Cookman, Nebraska will play 12 consecutive weeks and will not have a bye. The 2018 season will mark the first time in school history Nebraska has played 12 consecutive weeks. .
  • NU Looks to Find Success in the Running Game

    Nebraska churned out 329 rushing yards in the opener against Colorado, and added 187 rushing yards against Troy. However, the Huskers found moving the ball on the ground difficult at Michigan, and must find success in that area to get into the win column.

  • The rushing total against Colorado bettered Nebraska's season highs from 2017. In fact, the Huskers had 243 rushing yards by halftime, surpassing last year's single-game high of 225 yards against Arkansas State.
  • The 329 rushing yards were Nebraska's most yards on the ground since rushing for 458 yards against Illinois in 2014.
  • Nebraska surpassed 300 yards on the ground for the first time since rushing for 310 yards at Northwestern on Sept. 24, 2016.
  • Adrian Martinez (117) and running back Greg Bell (104) both cracked the century mark on the ground. That marked the first time Nebraska had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since a 2014 win over Illinois.
  • Nebraska had a pair of runs of 40 yards or more against Colorado–a 41-yard touchdown by Martinez and a 45-yard rush by Bell. That was the first time Nebraska had two runs of at least 40 yards in a game since a 2014 win at Fresno State.
  • Nebraska was solid again on the ground against Troy, rushing for 187 yards. NU was again led on the ground by a true freshman, with Maurice Washington rushing 14 times for 92 yards.
  • Nebraska heads into the Purdue contest averaging 185.0 rushing yards per game to rank seventh in the Big Ten.
  • Rushing Battle Often Holds the Key to Success

    The ability to win the running game battle has long been key to victory for the Huskers. The losses to Colorado and Troy while controlling the running game were a rarity.

  • Before the Colorado loss, Nebraska had won 15 consecutive games when holding an advantage in rushing yards.
  • Scott Frost is 11-3 in his coaching career when his team out-rushes the opponent.
  • Nebraska has won 28 of its last 30 games when holding the opponent to fewer than 100 yards rushing, dating back to 2009.
  • Frost and staff are 6-2 over the past three seasons when holding the opponent to under 100 rushing yards..
  • Offense Hopes to Regain Rhythm Against Purdue

    Head Coach Scott Frost and his staff oversaw one of the nation's most potent offenses at UCF in 2017. The season opener against Colorado showed that Nebraska could feature similar explosiveness in 2018, as the Huskers produced one of its better offensive games in recent years.

  • NU posted 565 yards of offense vs. Colorado, with 329 rushing yards and 236 passing.
  • The 565 yards marked the first 500-yard total offense game for the Huskers since posting 556 yards at Northwestern in 2016.
  • The total offense output was the best by Nebraska in 35 games, dating back to a 610-yard effort against Southern Miss in 2015.
  • Morgan Aims to be Nebraska's All-Time Leading Receiver

    After setting a school record with 986 receiving yards in 2017, Stanley Morgan Jr. will look to become Nebraska’s all-time leading receiver this fall.

    Morgan has 132 career receptions, which ranks seventh on NU’s all-time list. He needs 49 receptions to tie Kenny Bell (181) atop the Husker chart. Morgan has 1,943 career receiving yards to rank fifth on Nebraska’s all-time list. Morgan needs 746 yards to tie Bell (2,689) for the most receiving yards in program history.

    The New Orleans native put himself in position to challenge Nebraska’s all-time records thanks to a breakout junior season, when he earned All-Big Ten accolades. Morgan caught 61 passes for 986 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017.

  • Morgan set Nebraska records with 986 receiving yards and five 100-yard receiving games in 2017, while ranking third in school history in touchdown receptions (10) and fifth in catches (61).
  • He led the Big Ten and ranked 14th nationally in receiving yards per game (89.6) in 2017. His 986 receiving yards ranked second nationally among players who saw action in 11 or fewer games.
  • Morgan led all Big Ten wide receivers and ranked 16th nationally in touchdown catches with his 10 touchdown grabs.
  • He produced his first five career 100-yard receiving efforts in 2017, leading the Big Ten in that category.
  • Morgan posted 185 receiving yards at No. 13 Penn State, the second-highest total in school history.
  • He has had at least three catches in 15 straight games. Morgan has a streak of 29 consecutive games with a reception, the fourth-longest streak in Husker history.




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    LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-9, 21-25, 25-16) win against Michigan State in front of a crowd of 8,102 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Sunday afternoon.

    The Huskers (11-1) won their 11th straight match behind 15 kills from Lexi Sun. Mikaela Foecke added 12 kills on .417 hitting, and Lauren Stivrins had seven kills and seven blocks. Nebraska dominated the Spartans (12-3, 0-2 Big Ten) in its three victorious sets, holding MSU to .030, -.030 and -.062 hitting in sets one, two and four, respectively. NU led throughout in sets two and four and never trailed after taking a 3-2 lead in set one. For the match, Nebraska out-hit Michigan State .224 to .047.

    Libero Kenzie Maloney had a match-high 17 digs, as the Huskers held a 56-34 advantage in that category. Nicklin Hames had 16 digs to go with 40 assists and a pair of aces. The Huskers had seven aces and seven errors, while Michigan State had four aces and 13 errors.

    NU hit double-digit blocks for the fourth straight match, out-blocking the Spartans 12-9. In addition to Stivrins' seven blocks, Callie Schwarzenbach and Jazz Sweet each had five. Sweet also had seven kills.

    Set 1: Nebraska held Michigan State to .030 hitting to take set one, 25-18. Foecke, Sun and Sweet combined for 11 of the Huskers' 12 kills. After Michigan State had trimmed a six-point Husker lead to 17-15, NU went on a 4-1 spurt to take a 21-16 lead. The Huskers scored the final three points of the set via a Foecke kill, a block by Sun and Schwarzenbach, and an MSU hitting error.

    Set 2: The Huskers were dominant in a 25-9 set two victory. NU sprinted to a 6-1 lead and never looked back. A 9-1 run midway through the set turned a 14-7 lead to 23-8. The Huskers out-hit the Spartans .407 to -.030 and had four service aces, including back-to-back aces by Maloney late in the set. Sweet had three blocks for the Huskers.

    Set 3: Michigan State had its best start to a set, taking a 3-0 lead. Nebraska trailed by as many as four at 13-9 before ripping off three straight points to get within one. Stivrins had a solo block, and Hames dumped a kill to cut it to 13-12. A kill by Stivrins and a hitting error by the Spartans tied the set at 14-14, but Michigan State scored a 3-0 run to go up 17-14 and extended the lead to five at 21-16 before taking the set, 25-21. The Spartans out-hit NU .258 to .200.

    Set 4: Nebraska got out to a 5-1 lead after a slew of Spartan errors and a block by Sweet and Stivrins. Michigan State pulled within 8-7 after a Husker point was reversed upon video review, but NU scored the next three points to go up 11-7. After the Spartans got within one again, the Huskers took control with a 6-0 run to go up 17-10. Foecke had a pair of kills, and Hames had an ace to spark the run. Back-to-back kills by Sun started a 5-0 run to end the match, as NU won 25-16.

    Up Next: Nebraska will leave the state for the first time this season with a pair of road matches in Illinois next weekend. The Huskers will play at Northwestern on Friday at 7 p.m. and at No. 8 Illinois on Saturday at 7 p.m.





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    The Big Ten Conference and BTN announced on Monday morning that Nebraska’s Oct. 6 game at Wisconsin will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN.





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    Nebraska has finalized an agreement to play Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 27 at Memorial Stadium to fill an opening on the 2018 football schedule. The contest will replace the Huskers’ Sept. 1 game against Akron which was cancelled due to severe storms in Lincoln.

     

    Bethune-Cookman plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and owns a 1-2 record in 2018, following a loss at Florida Atlantic last Saturday. The Wildcats compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and posted a 6-2 record in league play in 2017. Coach Terry Sims in his fourth season guiding the BCU program.

     

    “Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.

     

    “I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”

     

    Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000 for its trip to Lincoln. The game will be part of the Big Ten’s regular television package. Game time and television information will be available six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.

     

    Ticket and Parking Information

    Nebraska season ticket holders will receive a new ticket for the Oct. 27 game with Bethune-Cookman, and the original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission. Delivery of tickets for the Oct. 27 game will be via e-mail, and those print at home tickets will be sent the week of Oct. 1. Individuals who do not have an e-mail connected to their account with the Ticket Office will receive printed tickets that will be sent via first class mail the week of Oct. 1.

     

    Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics will also receive a new parking permit for the Bethune-Cookman game. The permits will be sent via first class mail to accounts with season permits. Donors who purchase parking from the athletic department for the downtown garages will have the new game automatically added to their keycard.

     

    Individuals who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game through Nebraska Athletics will also receive new tickets for the Bethune-Cookman game. There are no refunds or exchanges for fans who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game and cannot attend the Oct. 27 game. However, those fans can forward the e-mailed or paper tickets to friends or family or sell via Nebraska’s partner StubHub.

     

    More detailed information on ticketing and parking will be posted on Huskers.com, and updated as needed.





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    The Nebraska baseball team’s recruiting class has been ranked in the top 35 of Baseball America’s recruiting rankings, which was released this week.

    After announcing its top 25 recruiting classes last week, Baseball America released its “Next 10” list in alphabetical order this week. NU is ranked between 26th and 35th nationally, along with Arkansas, Duke, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Nebraska is one of two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 35 recruiting classes by Baseball America, along with No. 24 Illinois.

    The Huskers welcome 15 newcomers to the 2019 roster, including 11 freshmen, as the entire recruiting class made it to campus.

    Two newcomers - Spencer Schwellenbach and Bo Blessie - were drafted in June 2018, but chose to come to Nebraska to play college baseball. Schwellenbach, an infielder/right-handed pitcher from Saginaw, Mich., was selected in the 34th round by the Cleveland Indians. Blessie, a right-handed pitcher from Midland, Texas, was drafted in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals.

    Four newcomers - Aaron Palenksy, Trey Kissack, Ty Roseberry and Gareth Stroh – bring previous college baseball experience to NU’s roster.

    Palensky is a sophomore outfielder from Papillion, Neb., who spent one season at Southeast Community College. Kissack is a junior right-handed pitcher from Grand Island, Neb., who played one season at UNC-Greensboro and one year at Southeast Community College.

    Roseberry is a junior first baseman from Kearney, Neb., who transferred from Nebraska-Kearney. Stroh is a senior left-handed pitcher from Kearney (Gibbon High School), who spent two years at Purdue after spending one year at Coffeyville Community College. In 2017, he earned third-team All-Big Ten honors for the Boilermakers.

    Of the 42 student-athletes on Nebraska’s roster, 27 return from last year’s squad, including Big Ten All-Freshman Team selections Jaxon Hallmark and Gunner Hellstrom. Hallmark started 50 games last season and ranked among the top five on the team in several statistical categories, including batting average (.261), hits (48) and RBIs (24). Hellstrom started 19 of his 26 appearances and hit .310, including at least one hit in 11 of his last 17 games with three multi-hit efforts.

    Juniors Luke Roskam and Mojo Hagge were also among offensive team leaders in 2018, each ranking in the top four in batting average, hits, doubles and total bases. Senior infielder Angelo Altavilla, who earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2017, ranked in the top five of the 2018 team in home runs (5), runs scored (35), RBIs (28) and stolen bases (6).

    Senior Matt Waldron led the 2018 pitching staff in ERA (4.26) and wins (6), while ranking second in strikeouts (61). Senior Mike Waldron became a key reliever for the Huskers last season, leading the team in appearances (21) and ranked in the top five of most statistical categories. The 2018 squad also saw double-digit outings from returners Paul Tillotson (16), Nate Fisher (15), Andrew Abrahamowicz (15), Byron Hood (14) and Ethan Frazier (13).





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    NEBRASKA at MICHIGAN

    SEPT. 22, 2018 | MICHIGAN STADIUM

    ANN ARBOR, MICH. | 11 A.M. (CT)

    BROADCAST INFO

    TV - FS1 (Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Holly Sonders)
    RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Ben McLaughlin)
    SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 83, XM 384
    INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com, TuneIn.com
    APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App

    HUSKERS

    Record: 0-2, 0-0 Big Ten
    Last Game: lost to Troy, 24-19
    Rankings: NR
    Coach: Scott Frost
    Career/NU Record: 19-9 (3rd Year)/0-2 (1st Year)
    vs. Michigan: 0-1

    WOLVERINES
    Record: 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten
    Last Game: def. SMY, 45-20
    Rankings: 19 AP, 21 Coaches
    Coach: Jim Harbaugh
    Career/Michigan Record: 88-39 (11th Year)/30-12 (4th Year)
    vs. Nebraska: 0-0

    The Matchup

    Nebraska takes to the road for the first time in 2018, traveling to Michigan for the Big Ten opener. The matchup between two of college football's iconic programs will kick off at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1 and available on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

    Nebraska and Michigan both rank among the top five all-time in college football in victories and have combined to win 88 conference championships and play in 99 bowl games. Both schools have a history of national championships, most recently sharing the 1997 national title.

    Nebraska will head to Ann Arbor looking for its first victory of 2018, following a second close home loss in a 24-19 setback against Troy. The Huskers controlled the stat sheet for a second straight win, but had three costly turnovers in dropping to 0-2.

    Michigan will enter Saturday's game with a 2-1 record following a 45-20 victory over SMU on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines dropped their opener at No. 8 Notre Dame, but have rolled to wins the past two weeks, outscoring the opposition 94-23. Michigan has made a statement in the running game, churning out 308 and 237 yards on the ground the past two weeks..

    This Week's Numbers
    10 - Nebraska and Michigan will be meeting for the 10th time on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The series is tied at 4-4-1, with Nebraska holding a 2-1 advantage since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011.

    14 - Nebraska sophomore receiver JD Spielman will be playing in his 14th career game on Saturday at Michigan.Spielman needs 58 receiving yards to reach 1,000 career yards, which would mark the fastest Husker to the 1,000-yard plateau. Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers accomplished the feat in 16 games.

    7 - Nebraska is one of only seven teams in the FBS to rank among the top 25 nationally in both rushing offense and rushing defense. The Huskers are the only Big Ten team in that group and join Air Force, Cincinnati, Georgia, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

    Nebraska-Michigan Series

    Nebraska and Michigan will meet for the 10th time overall and the fourth time as Big Ten opponents on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The schools met each season from 2011 to 2013 as members of the Big Ten Legends Division.

    This week's meeting is the first matchup between the schools since the Big Ten switched to an East-West Division format in 2014.

  • Nebraska owns a 2-1 record against the Wolverines in Big Ten matchups, including a 2013 victory at Michigan Stadium.
  • The schools have met in a pair of bowl games, splitting two closely contested games. Michigan defeated the Huskers, 27-23, in the Fiesta Bowl following the 1985 season. Nebraska won 32-28 over the Wolverines in the 2005 Alamo Bowl.
  • Nebraska is 2-2 against ranked Michigan teams, with the Wolverines ranked in four of the past five meetings.
  • Traditional Powers Set for Saturday Showdown

    Nebraska and Michigan are two of the most successful program in the history of college football. Michigan ranks first in college football history with 945 wins, while Nebraska is fifth at 893 victories.

    The Cornhusker football program has won five national championships, while Michigan has 12 national crowns in its history. The schools shared the 1997 national championship, with Nebraska earning the Coaches crown, and Michigan being named the AP national champs.

    Huskers Ready to Open Big Ten Conference Action

    Nebraska will begin the Big Ten portion of its 2018 schedule Saturday at Michigan. The game marks the start of the Huskers' eighth season of Big Ten competition.

  • The Huskers are 5-2 in Big Ten openers since joining the league in 2011.
  • Michigan is the fifth different school Nebraska has faced in a Big Ten opener. It also marks the second straight year, Nebraska has opened league play against an East Division foe, after defeating Rutgers in last year's Big Ten opener.
  • Nebraska has won 39 of its past 43 conference openers overall, with three of those losses against top-20 teams.
  • Overall, Nebraska is 91-21-2 all-time in conference openers (.807 winning percentage).
  • Saturday's game is also the first of five Big Ten road games in 2018. The Huskers are 3-4 in their first conference road game since joining the Big Ten. NU has won its last two conference road openers, picking up wins at Northwestern (2016) and Illinois (2017).
  • Huskers to Face Nationaly Ranked Wolverine Squad

    The trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday will mark Nebraska's first game of the 2018 season against a ranked opponent. Michigan enters the game ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll and No. 21 by the coaches.

    Nebraska has four upcoming games against teams in the AP poll including No. 4 Ohio State, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan and No. 24 Michigan State.

  • Nebraska will be looking for its first win over a ranked opponent since a win over No. 22 Oregon in Lincoln in 2016. It would also be the highest ranked team Nebraska has defeated since a 39-38 win over No. 6 Michigan State in 2015.
  • The Huskers' last road win over a ranked opponent was a 17-14 win at No. 12 Penn State in 2011.
  • Head Coach Scott Frost led UCF to three consecutive wins against ranked teams to complete the 2017 season, capping the perfect campaign with a win over No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Frost was 3-1 overall against ranked opponents at UCF, with the only loss at No. 5 Michigan in 2016.
  • Nebraska Set for Frost's First Big Ten Game

     Scott Frost will coach his first Big Ten Conference game on Saturday at No. 19 Michigan. The contest will also mark Frost’s first road game as Nebraska’s head coach and first time facing a ranked opponent at Nebraska.

  • The last first-year head coach to win his conference opener at Nebraska was Bill Callahan in 2004, when the Huskers defeated Kansas, 14-8, to open Big 12 play. Callahan is also the last first-year Husker to win his first road game, leading the Huskers to a 24-17 victory at Pittsburgh on Sept. 18, 2004.
  • The trip to Ann Arbor brings Frost back to the location of his first road game as a head coach. On Sept. 10, 2016, UCF lost to Michigan in the second game of Frost’s head coaching career.
  • Michigan also marked the first road game for Bob Devaney as Nebraska’s head coach. Devaney led Nebraska to a 25-13 victory over the Wolverines at the Big House on Sept. 29, 1962 in his second game as Husker head coach.
  • NU Looks to Keep Run Game Moving Against Wolverines

    Nebraska churned out 329 rushing yards in the opener against Colorado, and added 187 rushing yards against Troy.

    The rushing total against Colorado bettered Nebraska's season highs from 2017. In fact, the Huskers had 243 rushing yards by halftime, surpassing last year's single-game high of 225 yards against Arkansas State.

  • The 329 rushing yards were Nebraska's most yards on the ground since rushing for 458 yards against Illinois in 2014.
  • Nebraska surpassed 300 yards on the ground for the first time since rushing for 310 yards at Northwestern on Sept. 24, 2016.
  • Adrian Martinez (117) and running back Greg Bell (104) both cracked the century mark on the ground. That marked the first time Nebraska had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since a 2014 win over Illinois.
  • Nebraska had a pair of runs of 40 yards or more against Colorado–a 41-yard touchdown by Martinez and a 45-yard rush by Bell. That was the first time Nebraska had two runs of at least 40 yards in a game since a 2014 win at Fresno State.
  • Nebraska was solid again on the ground against Troy, rushing for 187 yards. NU was again led on the ground by a true freshman, with Maurice Washington rushing 14 times for 92 yards.
  • Head Coach Scott Frost led a successful rushing attack in his previous meeting with Michigan. In a 2016 loss at Ann Arbor, UCF rushed for 275 yards, more rushing yards than Michigan has allowed in a single game in the subsequent 27 games.
  • Huskers Elect Four Captains

    Four Husker seniors were elected by their teammates as captains for the 2018 season. On offense, the captains are OG Jerald Foster and WR Stanley Morgan Jr. Representing the defense are NT Mick Stoltenberg and LB Luke Gifford.

    2018 Nebraska Team Captains
    Jerald Foster, Sr., OG, Lincoln, Neb.
    Stanley Morgan Jr., Sr., WR, New Orleans, La.
    Luke Gifford, Sr., LB, Lincoln, Neb.
    Mick Stoltenberg, Sr., NT, Gretna, Neb.

  • This marks the second straight season Nebraska has had three Nebraska natives as captains. Prior to last season Nebraska had not had three homegrown captains since 2001.
  • This marks the 13th straight season at least one native Nebraskan has been elected as a captain.
  • Foster and Gifford were teammates at Lincoln Southeast High School. This marks the first time high school teammates have served as captains in the same year since Jerry Tagge and Jim Anderson in 1971. Tagge and Anderson both went to high school at Green Bay West in Wisconsin. Foster and Gifford are the first pair on in-state high school teammates to serve as captains together.
  • Foster is serving as a captain for the second straight season, and becomes just the 11th two-time team captain in NU history. This marks the sixth straight season an offensive lineman has served as a captain.




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