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Huskers Fall at Michigan, 91-85
Despite a career-high 28 points and nine rebounds from Tai Webster, Nebraska ran into a hot-shooting Michigan team and fell 91-85 Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Webster, who was 12-of-20 from the field in topping his previous career best for the second time this season, was one of three Huskers to finish in double figures. Glynn Watson Jr. added 22 points, including four 3-pointers, while Evan Taylor added 11 for the Huskers, who fell to 9-8 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten.



Husker Newcomers Propel NU at the Holiday Inn Invitational 
The Nebraska track and field team closed the opening weekend of competition with 11 event titles at the Holiday Inn Invitational in front of 2,180 fans at the Devaney Center Indoor Track



Husker Offense Stifles Spartans
Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team (19-8, 8-7) swept the No. 16 Michigan State Spartans 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-22) in front of 8,041 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. With the victory, the Huskers recorded their seventh consecutive win.



Huskers Finish Off Buckeyes 3-1
Columbus, Ohio – The No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team (15-4, 8-2) came back to top the No. 24 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19) at St. John Arena on Friday night.
Kelsey Robinson tallied her 11th double-double of the season with a match-high 19 kills and 10 digs, while also recording a .405 hitting percentage.



Huskers Open Big Ten Slate with 3-1 Victory
Evanston, Ill. – The No. 12 Nebraska volleyball team (8-2, 1-0) opened the 2013 Big Ten Conference schedule with a 3-1 (25-16, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) win over the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena.



Huskers Down No. 17 Iowa State
Lincoln, Neb. – The No. 12 Nebraska volleyball team (7-1) used a spirited and gutsy performance to beat the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones 3-0



Huskers Down Bulldogs 3-0
Lincoln, Neb. – The No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team (4-1) took down the Georgia Bulldogs 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-14) on Saturday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. In front of 8,265 fans, the Huskers were led by freshman Kadie Rolfzen for the second consecutive match as she posted 14 kills on 31 swings.



Huskers Sweep Billikens in Marcia E. Hamilton Classic Finale
St. Louis, Mo. – The No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team (2-1) made quick work of Saint Louis, sweeping the Billikens 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-16) in front of 3,759 fans at Chaifetz Arena.



Huskers Add Three Academic All-America Honors
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska track and field team continued its academic success on Thursday as three Huskers earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Teams. Senior Bjorn Barrefors led NU with his fourth honor, becoming Nebraska’s only four-time academic All-American.

BIG 10 Tourney Championship On the Line
MINNEAPOLIS - It took 11 innings to force a winner-take-all Sunday showdown for the Big Ten Tourney title. Nebraska (29-29) handed the 11th-ranked Hoosiers (42-14) their first loss of the double elimination tournament Saturday night, walking off with a homerun in the bottom of the 11th.

The Nebraska bowling team captured its fourth NCAA title in school history Saturday night, as the top-ranked Huskers defeated Vanderbilt, 4.5-2.5 (211-199, 166-197, 156-169,190-190, 202-182, 246-200) at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich., in front of a national television audience.



White Posts Top Collegiate Mark in Final Day of Holiday Inn Invitational Action
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska track and field team continued action at the Holiday Inn Invitational on Saturday afternoon. After capturing eight event titles on Friday night, the Huskers added 13 more event crowns and two collegiate titles on Saturday.



Huskers Fall in Fourth to Georgia
Orlando - No. 16 Nebraska hung tough with No. 7 Georgia for three quarters, but a pair of Bulldog touchdown passes in the fourth quarter provided the margin in the Huskers' 45-31 loss in the Capital One Bowl.

Nebraska Chosen as Preseason Women’s Gymnastics Favorite
PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Defending Big Ten Champion Nebraska has been selected by the conference coaches as the favorite in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll.



Huskers Host Ameritas Players Challenge
After improving to 5-0 on the season after sweeping both Colgate and UC Irvine last weekend, the Nebraska volleyball team will host the Ameritas Players Challenge this week at the NU Coliseum.








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McMillan Qualifies for 2012 London Olympic Games
Lincoln, Neb. – Five-time All-American Chantae McMillan qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games on Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. McMillan tallied a total of 6,188 points to finish third in the standings and secure her first Olympic bid.



Huskers Qualify 15 for NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas- The Nebraska track and field team wrapped-up competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas on Saturday with an addition of five athletes and the men’s 4x100 meter relay team qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.



Wilken Claims Discus Title at Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa- The Nebraska track and field team returned to Drake Stadium on Friday for the second day of competition at the Drake Relays. Morgan Wilken led the Huskers as she notched the team’s first event title of the weekend in the women’s discus. 



Huskers Record Eight Event Titles at K.T. Woodman Classic
Wichita, Kan.- The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up competition at the K.T. Woodman Classic on Saturday on the campus of Wichita State University. The Huskers came away with eight event titles on the day, including sweeps in the pole vault and shot put. 



Husker Throwers Power NU at Sun Angel Classic
Tempe, Ariz. – The Nebraska track and field team continued its streak on the road with competition at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., over the weekend. The Huskers pulled in three titles on the day, all of which came in the throws events.



Phipps Notches Big Ten Award
Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska senior Chris Phipps was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday after being selected as the Big Ten Co-Field Athlete-of-the-Week. The accolade marks his first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award.



Distance Runners Shine at Iowa State Classic

Ames, Iowa- The Nebraska track and field team completed competition at the Iowa State Classic Saturday afternoon in Ames, Iowa. The Huskers’ were led by distance runners Ashley Miller and Jessica Furlan, who both took home event titles.



Miller Named Meet’s Most Valuable Female Performer

Lincoln, Neb. - The 37th running of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational came to a close on Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center Indoor Track with one meet record broken and nine event titles earned by the Huskers. Nebraska senior Ashley Miller was named the Most Valuable Female Performer as Wisconsin’s Japheth Cato was named the Most Valuable Male Performer.



Husker Men Win Mark Colligan Memorial     


Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Track and Field team honored former assistant coach Mark Colligan as the Huskers competed in the first Mark Colligan Memorial at the Devaney Center Indoor Track on Saturday afternoon.

The Husker men finished first in the team rankings with 152.50 total points, while Illinois was second with 143.50 points. The Husker women came in third (123.50), as Michigan was first (161.50) and Illinois was second (133).



Miller, Pinkelman Earn Big Ten Honors
Lincoln, Neb.- Nebraska seniors Ashley Miller and Luke Pinkelman were honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday after being selected as the Big Ten Female Track and Male Field Athletes-of-the-Week. The accolade marks the first Big Ten Indoor Track and Field weekly award for both Miller and Pinkelman.



Huskers Debut in Top 25


Lincoln - The Nebraska track and field team will open the 2012 indoor season with both the men's and women's teams ranked in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association top 25.



Harris Honored with USTFCCCA Award


Head cross country coach and track and field distance coach Dave Harris was honored for his long service and dedication to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) at the organization's convention last week in San Antonio, Texas.



Four Huskers Named AVCA All-Americans
Lincoln – Four Nebraska volleyball players were honored Wednesday morning, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2011 All-America team. Junior outside hitter Gina Mancuso led the charge as a first-team selection, while junior outside hitter Hannah Werth, sophomore right side hitter Morgan Broekhuis and junior setter Lauren Cook were chosen as honorable-mention selections.



Huskers Conclude Intrasquad Action
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up its annual intrasquad meet on Friday night at the Devaney Center Indoor Track, after six events were completed on Thursday evening. The White team earned the victory by beating the Red team 132-100. Both teams saw eight athletes break five meet records over the two nights of competition.



Huskers Open NCAA Tournament with Jackson State


The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team (24-4, 17-3 Big Ten) will open the NCAA Tournament at home for the eighth straight season on Thursday night when it hosts the Jackson State Tigers (26-9, 8-0 SWAC) at the NU Coliseum.



Five Huskers Earn All-Big Ten Honors

Lincoln – Five Nebraska volleyball players were honored Tuesday, as the 2011 All-Big Ten team was announced. Nebraska and Penn State had a league-best three first-team honorees apiece, as Lauren Cook, Gina Mancuso and Hannah Werth claimed first-team selections, while Morgan Broekhuis and Brooke Delano received honorable-mention accolades. In addition, Brigette Root was selected as a Sportsmanship Award honoree.

Burkhead Carries Huskers to Victory on Senior Day


Lincoln - Nebraska used a stifling defensive effort and school-record performance from I-back Rex Burkhead, as Nebraska picked up its ninth win of the season with 20-7 victory Friday afternoon in the inaugural Heroes Game.



Huskers Fall at No. 20 Michigan


Ann Arbor, Mich. - A collection of special teams miscues by Nebraska allowed No. 20 Michigan to control the ball, the clock and the second half in the No. 17 Huskers' 45-17 loss to the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.



Huskers Face Wisconsin on Senior Night


The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team will host the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the NU Coliseum at 7 p.m. The match will air live on NET and
The Huskers (22-3, 15-2) topped No. 19 Minnesota 3-1  (17-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-16) on Wednesday night.



Huskers Host Minnesota


The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team will host the No. 19 Minnesota Gophers.  The Huskers (21-3, 14-2) went 1-1 over the weekend, sweeping Indiana 3-0, but falling to No. 10 Purdue 3-0 the following night.


David Named Lott Trophy Semifinalist


Nebraska senior linebacker Lavonte David was one of eight players named a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Wednesday. The Lott Trophy is presented annually to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year.


Huskers Look to Indiana, Purdue


The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team travels to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. and the No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.



Husker Volleyball Ranked No. 1 in AVCA Poll
Lincoln – The Nebraska volleyball team moved up to No. 1 in the latest AVCA Coaches poll released Monday afternoon. The Huskers, who improved to 17-1 on the year following a 4-1 win over previously top-ranked Illinois on Saturday night, had a total of 1,448 points and received 38 of the 60 first-place votes.



Huskers Roll at Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn. - No. 13 Nebraska scored on all five of its offensive possessions in the first half and added a defensive score to jump to a 34-0 halftime lead on its way to a 41-14 victory at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, which came in front of 49,187 fans at TCF Bank Stadium and an ABC television audience, the Huskers improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers slipped to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.



Huskers Overpower the Hawkeyes 

Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team (16-1, 9-0) made quick work of Iowa on Wednesday night, sweeping the Hawkeyes 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-11). With the victory, Nebraska remained undefeated in conference play.



Huskers Storm Back for 34-27 Win Over Buckeyes
Lincoln, Neb. - Darkness had long since fallen, and the rain was falling steadily in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. A hush had also fallen over the more than 85,000 strong after visiting Ohio State went up 27-6 early in the third quarter.



Balanced Effort Boosts Nebraska Over Purdue


Lincoln, Neb.- The No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team (12-1, 5-0) propelled itself over the No. 11 Purdue Boilermakers in a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 25-22) win Friday night at the NU Coliseum. The Huskers, who remained undefeated in Big Ten Conference play, produced one of their most balanced efforts of the season, with five plays notching over 20 attacks for the match. NU also saw five different players tally 10 or more digs through all four sets.



Huskers Overcome Spartans, Stay Undefeated in Conference Play

East Lansing, Mich. - The No. 7 Nebraska volleyball team (10-1) outlasted the Michigan State Spartans 3-2 (27-25, 16-25, 21-25, 25-17, 16-14) on Saturday night in front of 2,024 fans at Jenison Fieldhouse. With the victory, the Huskers improved to 3-0 in conference play.



Burkhead, Huskers Boot Cowboys 


Laramie, Wyo. - Junior I-back Rex Burkhead rushed for a career-high 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns to carry No. 9 Nebraska to a 38-14 victory at previously unbeaten Wyoming on Saturday night in Laramie.

Burkhead's career-best performance marked his second straight 100-yard rushing effort and sixth of his career and included scoring runs of 45 and 16 yards to power the Huskers to a 4-0 start to the 2011 season. Burkhead's impressive rushing total came on just 15 carries, as NU's most experienced back averaged 11.3 yards per tote on the night against the Cowboys. His previous career high was 129 yards at Iowa State in 2010.


Women’s Track Adds Two Academic All-Americans


Lincoln – After the Nebraska men’s track and field team produced a nation-high five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans on Tuesday, Head Coach Gary Pepin had two members of his women’s team named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Team on Thursday. Senior Natalie Willer was named to the first team after earning third-team accolades last season, while junior Ashley Miller was a second-team selection. 



Huskers Tie School Record with Five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
Lincoln - The Nebraska track and field team continued the academic success of Nebraska Athletics on Tuesday with the release of the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country Teams as five Huskers were honored. The men’s track and field team now has a total of 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and has produced 14 Academic All-Americans since 2002 when the track and field/cross country team was created after it was part of the men’s at-large program prior to the 2002 seaso

Husker All-America Total Grows to Five

Des Moines, Iowa – Cool temperatures and rain hit Drake Stadium for the second straight day on Friday, causing a delay that lasted nearly an hour late in the day. The Huskers added their third, fourth and fifth All-America honors of the meet with top-eight finishes from seniors Paul Hamilton and Natalie Willer, as well freshman Mara Griva. NU totaled five All-Americans at the meet as it also produced two All- Americans on Wednesday with a pair of top-eight finishes by Chad Wright and Tyler Hitchler in the
men’s discus.


Huskers Head to Iowa for Nationals

Lincoln - The Nebraska track and field team will make a short trip to Des Moines, Iowa, for the NCAA
Outdoor Championships, which starts on Wednesday, June 8. The four-day meet will be held on the blue oval
at Drake Stadium and will start at Noon (CT) on both Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.
on Saturday. Both and will provide a live stream of the meet, while CBS
Sports Network will have live coverage from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday and CBS will show the meet live from
Noon-2 p.m. on Saturday.
Discus Duo Captures All-America Honors

Des Moines, Iowa – The Nebraska track and field team opened the NCAA Outdoor Championships on
Wednesday at Drake Stadium with eight athletes in completion, with two Huskers coming away with All-
America honors. It was a tough opening of the meet for the Huskers as assistant coach Mark Colligan passed
away earlier in the day.

Seven Husker Players Drafted In NFL Draft
Six Huskers Selected Saturday; Seven Overall Selections Most for Nebraska in 10 Years

Running back Roy Helu Jr. was the first Nebraska player taken on the third day of the National Football League Draft, going to the Washington Redskins in the fourth round. Five more Huskers were selected Saturday, including two additional players headed to Washington.

After Helu's selection, place-kicker/punter Alex Henery also went in the fourth round to the Philadelphia Eagles with the 120th overall pick. Henery's selection is the highest for any kicker in the past five NFL


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