Saturday, April 19, 2008

LINCOLN -- More than 80,000 people piled into Memorial Stadium Saturday for Nebraska's 15th and final practice of the spring season. Yes, we're talking about practice, man. Practice.

With the all the hype associated with the first glimpse of the Bo Pelini-coached Cornhuskers, it was almost easy to forget that the Red-White spring "game" was -- and always has been -- a glorified scrimmage. Indeed, it may have been a little shocking for unsuspecting novices who shelled out in the neighborhood $100 for a ticket to see coaches on the field, reds and whites mixed together on special teams units and a few small pockets of empty bleachers on the north and south ends of the stadium for the 24-14 Red team victory.

But then realize that Saturday's proceedings weren't so much about a game or a scrimmage as much as it was an event. This was Nebraska fans, largely united again under the leadership of athletics director Tom Osborne, turning out to show their support and give a hurting program a collective hug.

"I thought it was a pretty special atmosphere out there," Pelini said. "Obviously, I want to thank the fans and everybody who came out today. That's something, obviously, I've never been a part of before and I don't know if any of these coaches have -- that kind of turnout and passion and enthusiasm for the spring game."

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sports Illustrated gets into the fray

First it was the New York Times, then came The Sporting News and now Sports Illustrated has jumped into the fray of examining the new-look, but old-school approach with Nebraska athletics director Tom Osborne hiring Bo Pelini to be the head coach. SI's take on the Big Red shakeup, headlined "Nebraska Lost, Nebraska Found" will be in this week's edition of the magazine and is posted on the Web site.

With an Associated Press story about Nebraska fans paying $95 a ticket for the spring game going national -- we've heard rumors of people paying more -- and 100 recruits scheduled to be in Memorial Stadium Saturday, the Cornhuskers have to be please with the mostly positive pub they've been getting around the country.

Expect another round of similar stories in August.

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Wednesday, April 16, 2008 || 0 comments

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

COLLEGE BASEBALL: NU-Creighton game postponed

OMAHA -- Tuesday night's baseball game between ninth-ranked Nebraska and Creighton at Rosenblatt Stadium has been rescheduled and will now be played at 6:30 p.m. on April 23.

The change was made due to the cold weather forecast for Tuesday night, which could see the temperature dip into the 30s. Future games between Creighton (18-7) and Nebraska (21-4-1) on April 22 (in Lincoln) and May 13 (in Omaha) will not be affected by the change.

The April 23 game will be broadcast on television by WOWT's 6.20 (Cox Channel 120) and on MyTV (Ch. 110 on Time Warner Cable and Ch. 17 on DirecTV) as well as on the Husker Sports Radio Network.

All tickets, media credentials and parking passes already distributed for the game should be kept and will be honored when the April 23 game takes place.

The Huskers will return to action this weekend, as they begin a three-game series with Texas Tech. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. and tickets for all three games this weekend can be purchased at or by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 800-8-BIGRED.

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Tuesday, April 01, 2008 || 0 comments

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