Friday, September 02, 2011

Bay Area Huskers E-News 9/2/11

Hey Bay Area Husker Fans!

The long awaited kickoff to the football season starts tomorrow. Our watch sites are primed and ready for the Big Red Invasion, so we hope to see you at one of our four Bay Area sites for the game (see website for more info and directions). Kickoff for the Chattanooga game is at 12:30 Pacific Time and broadcast info for the new Big Ten Network can be found below. Sorry that I didn’t provided more updates as the season drew closer, but we changed email servers right after our summer picnic, and am just now getting my system back up and operating correctly with all of your email addresses. I hope to continue to send weekly updates throughout the season, but if you don’t hear from me, you can check out our website for game info too… just go to and catch the latest info Brian (our new Chapter Prez) has posted.

The Huskers have been getting ready for big expectations this season. Depending on the poll we’re ranked between 6 and 15 in the nation. See the info below for game info and some other good articles about the Huskers.

Go Big Red (White and Blue),

GRAPHIC ARTISTS - WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re looking for someone in the local area with graphic arts ability to help us create a Chapter banner to put up in the end zones during home games. Here’s the info from Brian:

I will soon post something on the web site and maybe you can send out a blast in your email for someone to help us. Must be someone in our Chapter is creative that way. I will create a web page of examples and ask for help. I will stress what I am posting are examples. Vector Art must be the key.

Here is what Andy (from Lincoln) sent last week.


Our design guy is pretty booked so if you could find someone with some design skills that would be great. Tell them to utilize vector art so that no matter the size it won’t pixel-ate. Make sure to get it to us for preapproval as we have to with all logos that we utilize. Let me know what you come up with asap and/or if you have any questions.

Andy Greer


Come on out and show your Husker Pride. We are gathering with Alums from other Big Ten conference schools at 12:00 on Sunday October 2nd at the Little Marina Green in San Francisco. It’s a BYO-Everything type of picnic, but we’re trying to find out how many of you would like to attend. See the website for more info.  You can pre-order sandwiches. 



Lincoln--- After nearly a month of preparations, the Nebraska football team conducted its final practice of the week on Thursday before the season opener this Saturday against UT-Chattanooga. The Huskers utilized the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields northeast of Memorial Stadium for just over 90 minutes, while practicing in helmets only.

According to Head Coach Bo Pelini, the Huskers along with the coaching staff are anxious to kick off the season on Saturday.

"I thought we had a good week of practice," Pelini said. "I think our guys are anxious to play, and I think we as a staff are anxious to see where we are so we can keep getting better. I'm looking forward to putting this team out there and seeing where we are right now."

One topic covered in Coach Pelini's session with the media after practice was the true freshmen that have a chance at seeing game action this weekend. Pelini was impressed with his young players, and is looking forward to seeing them translate their hard work in practice onto the playing field.

"I think they did pretty good considering we didn't really hold a lot back," Pelini said. "Obviously, it's different on each side of the football, but I thought our guys responded well. That's the key, once it gets to Saturday is seeing how they respond once the lights come on. It's one thing to do it in practice and execute what we're asking them to do, it's another thing to take the little adjustments you make, the little intricacies of what happens in a game plan, and putting them to work on Saturday. That's what we're looking forward to seeing."

On the injury front, Pelini confirmed after practice that senior cornerback Alfonzo Dennard will not play on Saturday because of a leg injury.

The Huskers and Mocs are set to kick off from Memorial Stadium at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. As a reminder, more than 55 members of the 1971 Nebraska National Championship team will be honored at halftime of the game. For complete coverage of the Nebraska football team, check back to



Game 1: Nebraska vs. Chattanooga
Sept. 3, 2011|  Memorial Stadium |  Lincoln, Neb. | 2:30 p.m.

Game Information
Television: BTN (Click here for TV info)
Radio: Husker Sports Network (Network Stations)
Capacity: 81,091 (312th Consecutive Sellout)
Surface: FieldTurf
Series Record: First meeting
Special Events: 1971 National Championship Reunion

BTN (Click here for TV info)
Kevin Kugler, Play-by-Play
Kelly Stouffer, Analyst
Ahman Green, Sidelines

Radio (Network Stations)
Husker Sports Network
Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play
Matt Davison, Color
Lane Grindle, Sidelines

HSN free audio
Live stats, blog, game-day information, photos

Satellite Radio
Sirius Channel 94, (Nebraska)

The Matchup

Nebraska takes to the field for its 122nd season of college football on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers take on Chattanooga at Memorial Stadium. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools and game time is set for 2:30 p.m. The contest will also mark Nebraska's debut as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

The Huskers again enter the season with high expectations after winning the Big 12 North crown in their final seasons in the conference. Nebraska also enters the 2011 campaign coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 2002. Nebraska enters the season ranked 10th in the preseason Associated Press Poll and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll. It marks the second straight season Nebraska has opened the year in the top 10 of the AP poll, the first time NU has opened in the top 10 in back-to-back years since 2001 and 2002.

Chattanooga is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision and is coming off a 6-5 season in 2010. The Mocs are coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1990 and 1991. Chattanooga has a history of taking on national powers to open the season, squaring off against Auburn, Alabama and Oklahoma in its past three season openers.

The Series

Saturday's meeting will be the first between the two schools. The game is the first for Nebraska against a team from the state of Tennessee since defeating the University of Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl following the 1999 season.

The Coaches

Nebraska: Bo Pelini (Ohio State, '90) owns a 30-12 record in his fourth season. Pelini has guided NU to nine or more wins in each of his first three seasons as head coach, joining Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich in accomplishing that feat. Pelini has guided Nebraska to a conference championship game the past two seasons and to at least a share of Big 12 divisional crown his first three seasons as head coach.

Chattanooga: Russ Huesman (Chattanooga, '83) owns a 12-10 record in his third season at Chattanooga and as a head coach. He has led the Mocs to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years, as UTC won only six combined games in the three seasons before his arrival. The 2009 Southern Conference Coach of the Year, Huesman led Chattanooga to five conference wins last season, its highest total since 1985.

Nebraska Football

Nebraska is 837-345-40 all-time, one of just eight schools with 800 all-time victories w Nebraska has won five national championships (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997). * The Cornhuskers have won 43 conference championships. * Nebraska's 47 all-time bowl appearances rank fifth nationally. * Since 1970, Nebraska has 403 wins, 24 more than any other school. * Nebraska's 99 football Academic All-Americans lead the nation. * The Huskers have had 107 All-Americans in school history.

Nebraska Looks to Add to Season-Opening Win Streak

Nebraska enters the season opener with victories in each of its past 25 season openers. The Huskers' streak leads the nation, bettering Florida's 21 straight wins. NU's last loss in a season opener was a 17-13 setback against Florida State at Memorial Stadium in 1985.

*-Nebraska has won each of the 25 games by at least 10 points, and has scored at least 40 points in 18 of the 25 games, including 47 or more each of the the last five seasons. Nebraska has outscored the opposition 145-37 in three openers under Bo Pelini.

*-The Cornhuskers have limited the opponent to 14 points or less 17 times in the winning streak.

*-Nebraska is 90-26-5 all-time in season openers.

Scouting Chattanooga

Tennessee at Chattanooga is opening its 104th season of play this afternoon. The Mocs are coming off a second straight 6-5 campaign in 2010, posting back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years. UTC is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) and the Southern Conference.

The Mocs return a total of 38 lettermen from last season, including 16 starters. Chattanooga brings back eight starters on defense, five on offense and three specialists. Among the returning starters are All-America wide receiver Joel Bradford and all-conference selections B.J. Coleman (quarterback), Ryan Consiglio (linebacker) and Kadeem Wise (defensive back).

The eight returning starters hope to shore up a Chattanooga defense that ranked 80th in the FCS last season in total defense and 95th in scoring defense. The Mocs return four of their top five tacklers, but must replace the production of Chris Donald, who led the team in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (12.5) as a senior in 2010.

Offensively, the Mocs put up impressive totals last season, averaging 430.0 yards per game to rank 11th in the FCS. Chattanooga also ranked eighth in passing (277.2 yards per game) and 17th in scoring (31.6). UTC must replace its top two rushers from last season and three of its top five receivers. But the combination of Coleman, who threw for nearly 3,000 yards last season, and Bradford, who caught 81 passes and averaged more than 116 receiving yards per game, should provide a boost for the Mocs as younger players gain experience.

In the special teams department, Chattanooga returns its punter and both kickers from last season. Bradford is also back as the Mocs' top return threat.

Series History

Nebraska and Chattanooga are meeting for the first time this season. The Mocs are one of two 2011 opponents the Huskers have not previously faced, along with Fresno State. Chattanooga is also one of three opponents making their first trips to Memorial Stadium this season, joining Fresno State and Ohio State. Today's game marks the first time Nebraska has played a current member of the Southern Conference and will be the Huskers' second game against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent since 2006. (South Dakota State, 2010)

Chattanooga Head Coach Russ Huesman

Russ Huesman is entering his third season as head coach at his alma mater. A 1983 Chattanooga graduate, Huesman owns a 12-10 record with the Mocs in his first head coaching job. Huesman has led UTC to back-to-back 6-5 seasons after Chattanooga won only six total games in the three seasons before his arrival. Overall, he has led the Mocs to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years.

In his first season in 2009, Huesman was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year after helping the Mocs to a 6-5 season, one year after going 1-11. While finishing 6-5 again in 2010, Chattanooga won five games in league play, its highest total since 1985.

Before returning to his alma mater, Huesman spent five seasons as the defensive coordinator at Richmond. The Spiders ranked in the top 15 in total defense in each of Huesman's last three seasons. In his final game at Richmond, Huesman's defense held Montana to seven points in a 24-7 Spider victory in the 1997 FCS National Championship Game.

Huesman spent six years as a full-time assistant in the Football Bowl Subdivision ranks at Memphis from 1998 to 2003. He moved to Memphis after 14 seasons at William & Mary, including serving his final two seasons as the Tribe's defensive coordinator. After spending one season as a student assistant coach at Chattanooga following his senior season, Huesman got his first coaching job as a graduate assistant at South Carolina for the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

Nebraska Seeks Third Straight 10-Win Season

Nebraska has posted 10 wins in each of the past two seasons, giving the Huskers back-to-back double-digit victory seasons for the first time since 2000 (10-2) and 2001 (11-2). A third straight season with 10 or more victories in 2011 would mark the first time the Huskers have accomplished that since a three-year span from 1999 to 2001.

Nebraska is one of just nine schools in the nation with back-to-back 10 win seasons, including Wisconsin and Ohio State of the Big Ten, Alabama (SEC), Virginia Tech (ACC), Oregon and Utah (Pac-12) and TCU and Boise State (Mountain West).

*- The 2010 season marked the first time Nebraska posted 10 wins in the regular season since the 2001 team won 11 regular-season games.

*- Bo Pelini joined Frank Solich as the only Nebraska coaches to post two 10-win seasons in their first three years in Lincoln.

*-The 2010 season was Nebraska's 25th all-time 10-win season in school history, including 23 since 1970.

Huskers in Elite Group with Three Straight Nine-Win Seasons

Nebraska secured its third straight nine-win season under third-year head coach Bo Pelini in 2010.

*-The three straight years of nine wins marks the first time NU has accomplished that since its NCAA record streak of 33 straight nine-win seasons from 1969 to 2001.

*- Nebraska is one 10 schools to secure nine wins or more in each of the past three seasons, joining TCU, Oregon, Boise State, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Utah and West Virginia. Nebraska has 45 nine-win seasons in school history.


Network offers "BTN 101" document for Husker fans

CHICAGO - BTN announced today its channel numbers on cable and satellite systems in Nebraska for Saturday's game against UT-Chattanooga, and has released a "BTN 101for Huskers" document to educate Husker fans nationwide on the network and how to access it.

BTN will televise five Big Ten games on Saturday, including the Penn State-Indiana State, Iowa-Tennessee Tech and Purdue-Middle Tennessee State games at noon ET as well as the Nebraska-UT-Chattanooga and Illinois-Arkansas State games at 3:30 PM ET. When BTN airs more than one game at a time, it uses "Extra Football Game Channels," which are part-time channels provided to BTN which allow the network to offer multiple football games simultaneously to viewers. On Nebraska cable systems, UNL games will always be on the primary BTN channel.

ComCAST (San Jose):
12:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (CT)

3:30 PM (ET) / 2:30 PM (CT)

Not seeing BTN on your TV? Call COMCAST at 800-266-2278 for subscription details

DIRECTV:BTN Main Channel: 610 (SD), 610-1 (HD)
Penn State vs. Indiana State (noon ET), Nebraska vs. UT-Chattanooga (3:30pm ET)
 Extra Football Game Channels: 611 (SD) and 611-1 (HD)
Iowa vs. Tennessee Tech (noon ET), Illinois vs. Arkansas State (3:30pm ET)
Extra Football Game Channels: 612 (SD) and 612-1 (HD)
Purdue vs. Middle Tennessee State (noon ET)

Dish Network:
BTN Main Channel: 439 (SD), 439 (HD)
Penn State vs. Indiana State (noon ET), Nebraska vs. UT-Chattanooga (3:30pm ET)
Extra Football Game Channels: 5440 (SD) and 5441 (HD)
Iowa vs. Tennessee Tech (noon ET), Illinois vs. Arkansas State (3:30pm ET)
Extra Football Game Channels: 5442 (SD) and 5443 (HD)
Purdue vs. Middle Tennessee State (noon ET)



The Nebraska Alumni Association and alumni chapters have received hundreds of questions about Big Ten Network coverage of Nebraska football and other sports. In response, BTN representatives have provided the information below to help you find and access the network, with channel numbers in Nebraska and a "BTN 101 for Husker Fans," including those living outside of the state.

BTN announced today its channel numbers on cable and satellite systems in Nebraska for Saturday's game against UT-Chattanooga (use GameFinder for channel info), and has released a "BTN 101 for Huskers" document to educate Husker fans nationwide on the network and how to access it.

Q: Who can get BTN?

A: BTN is available in up to 80 million homes nationwide on all major video providers, including cable and satellite. BTN is also widely available in Canada.

The network has distribution agreements with DirecTV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Insight Communications, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and about 300 additional video providers across North America.

Q: Is BTN available in all 50 states?

A: Yes, BTN is available throughout the U.S. and Canada. Fans who live outside the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean can also watch BTN football and men's basketball telecasts live and other Big Ten television partner telecasts on-demand through Big Ten Ticket, an international streaming subscription service.

Q: How do I know what my BTN channel is?

A: BTN's GameFinder feature allows you to input your zip code, identify your provider and learn your BTN channel.

Q: Which game will I get when BTN is televising two games at once?

A: You will get the game most relevant for your area. The majority of our cable, satellite and telecommunication affiliates in the nine Big Ten States carry our "Extra Football Game Channels," while many outside the Big Ten region are continuing to make these channels available. The decision whether to carry "Extra Football Game Channels" is made by your cable company's local office, so we recommend that you check with your provider. Satellite (DIRECTV and DISH Network) and telecommunication providers (Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse) offer all BTN games on "Extra Football Game Channels," whether the network is airing one or three games at the same time. Our GameFinder feature is updated weekly during the football season so you can determine if your local system offers these channels and if so, where to find them in your channel lineup. If you do not get these channels, you can call your local cable office to let them know you are interested. Click to read more about Extra Football Game Channels.

Q: Can I watch BTN on my computer, my phone or my tablet?

A: BTN now offers BTN2Go, a live, 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN that gives fans, through their cable, satellite or telco provider, the ability to watch the network live wherever they are via the internet, smartphone or tablet. Your provider must agree to carry BTN and BTN2Go in order for you to receive it. As of August 29, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Charter will begin offering BTN2Go to its subscribers this fall. This service is launching on Sept. 1 at BTN2GO.COM, and via the iPad and iPhone several weeks later. An Android version will be available early in 2012. Click to read our FAQ on

Q: Which networks will televise Nebraska football games?

A: The Big Ten Conference has media agreements with BTN, ABC and the various ESPN networks. To access the BTN schedule, go to Additional game times can be found at

Q: Do I still have to order some Nebraska games on a pay-per-view basis?

A: There is no longer a need for pay-per-view games, now that all home Nebraska games will receive national television exposure on BTN, ABC or the various ESPN networks.

Q: How are games selected to air on the various networks?

A: The Big Ten Conference's media partners select most non-conference and primetime games in late spring. Remaining contests are selected by the networks either six or 12 days before the scheduled game.

Q: Which specific Nebraska football games will be on BTN this year?

A: Currently, the UT-Chattanooga game on Sept. 3 and Fresno State on Sept. 10 will be on BTN. Nebraska will also have at least one to be determined Big Ten Conference game on the network that will be selected either six or 12 days before the scheduled game.

Q: I live in ________, what is my BTN channel?

A: Go to, type in your zip code and identify your cable or satellite provider to learn your BTN channel.

Q: I've heard about something called "Extra Football Game Channels." What are they?

A: Click to read more about Extra Football Game Channels.

Q: I live outside Nebraska. What if my cable company doesn't carry more than one BTN channel?

A: In order to satisfy fans of all schools, the network offers all of its games to affiliates for them to place on "Extra Football Game Channels" on football Saturdays. With the additional scheduling flexibility BTN has this year, we will have fewer games on at the same time. However, if your cable company does not carry these extra channels, you may want to let them know of your interest in their doing so. Extra Football Game Channels are also available on BTN2Go.

Q: My on-screen channel guide says there are 3 BTN channels. Will there be programming on all those channels?

A: What you are seeing is your provider's identifying its Extra Football Game Channels, which can only be used by BTN on football Saturdays.

Q: Do you re-air Nebraska football games during the week?

A: Yes, we will re-air Nebraska games. To view the BTN schedule, go to

Q: Are you going to show Nebraska volleyball, soccer, wrestling, etc.?

A: Yes, Nebraska will be well-represented in the network's coverage of Olympic sports, including women's volleyball and soccer this fall.

Q: What if my cable company doesn't carry BTN?

A: BTN is available to approximately 80 million homes across the United States and Canada, and has carriage agreements with more than 300 cable operators, both large and small, both inside and outside of the Big Ten states. We have not been able to agree on business terms with every single cable operator but we continue to work to make BTN available to every home. All of the deals we have completed demonstrate that the terms are fair and reasonable, and if you haven't already done so, you may want to consider communicating with your cable company to let them know that there is a desire for BTN programming in your area. You can also enter your zip code in GameFinder to see if there are other providers in your area that carry BTN.

Q: Are all Nebraska football games nationally televised?

A: The existence of BTN ensures that every Big Ten HOME football game will be televised to a national audience. Additionally, every HOME Big Ten men's basketball game is either televised or streamed live to a national audience.

Q: If a game is on BTN, will it also be on ESPN or ABC?

A: When a game is airing live on BTN, ABC or the ESPN family of networks, that network has the exclusive rights to that content.

Q: If a game airs on ESPN or ABC, will it ever be replayed on BTN?

A: Yes, BTN can air replays of games that originally aired on another Big Ten television partner network. For information on these games, go to the BTN schedule page at

Q: If Nebraska is playing UT-Chattanooga at 2:30pm CT on BTN and Illinois is playing Arkansas State on BTN at the same time, which game will I get?

A: If there is more than one game airing simultaneously on a football Saturday, you should go to at mid-week to learn the BTN channel for the Nebraska game. If there is no other game airing at the same time, your game will be on the main BTN channel on your cable or satellite system. In Nebraska, any UNL football game will always air on the main BTN channel on your cable system.

Q: What kind of Big Ten football coverage does BTN provide other than the games?

A: On football Saturdays, BTN kicks off its coverage with a pregame show beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, and offers halftime and post-game coverage in addition to The Final Drive, which begins after all games have ended. During the week, BTN offers coverage of the football season Monday through Friday, with a new show each evening beginning at 7 PM ET. Mondays, it's Big Ten Breakdown and the Pulse; Tuesdays, The Next Level; Wednesdays, Big Ten Football & Beyond; Thursdays, BTN Live and Step Into My Office; and Fridays, The Pulse and Big Ten Football report.

Q: Can I purchase a DVD of Nebraska games?

A: We are currently unable to fill requests for DVDs of individual programs. Our video licensing partner, Thought Equity, offers some of our programming through its website.

Q: If I live overseas, how can I watch Nebraska games?

A: For Nebraska fans living overseas, BTN offers "Big Ten Ticket," which is an international streaming subscription service that includes every BTN football and men's basketball telecast to viewers outside of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. This year, for the first time, Big Ten Ticket will also include next day, on-demand access to all Big Ten games, including all Big Ten Conference television partners. For more information, go to



The Nebraska football program has announced the addition of two home football games to future schedules, one each in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The Huskers will take on Arkansas State in Lincoln on Sept. 15, 2012. The matchup with Arkansas State is an addition to a non-conference schedule that also includes a Sept. 1 opener against Southern Miss in Lincoln and a Sept. 8 trip to UCLA. Nebraska has one remaining opening on its 2012 non-conference schedule.

Nebraska faced Arkansas State in 2009, with the Huskers winning 38-9 at Memorial Stadium in the only meeting between the two schools. The Red Wolves were 4-8 in 2010 with a schedule that included road trips to Auburn, Indiana and Navy. ASU competes in the Sun Belt Conference and has also had recent road trips to Iowa, Louisville, Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama and Tennessee.

The 2013 schedule is now complete with the addition of a non-conference contest with South Dakota State on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the second meeting at Memorial Stadium between the two schools, after Nebraska defeated the Jackrabbits, 17-3 last fall in Lincoln. The South Dakota State game was Nebraska's closest non-conference matchup in the 2010 campaign.

South Dakota State finished the 2010 season with a 5-6 record, but won five of its final seven contests. SDSU finished the 2009 season with an 8-3 record and this fall the Jackrabbits will face another Big Ten foe when they travel to Illinois on Sept. 10.

The addition of South Dakota State completes a Nebraska 2013 non-conference schedule that also includes matchups with Wyoming (Aug. 31) and UCLA (Sept. 14) in Lincoln, and a road trip to Southern Miss (Sept. 7).

Nebraska Associate Athletic Director for Football Operations Jeff Jamrog said agreements in principle have been reached to fill the remaining 2012 opening and two openings on the 2014 schedule. Jamrog is hopeful those contracts will be completed in the next six to eight weeks, at which time they would be publicly announced.


NEW YORK - Mick Tingelhoff, the former Nebraska great and Minnesota Vikings center, has been named the 2011 recipient of the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award.

The award will be presented during the 12th Annual Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb.

"I'm very honored that the Ford Award committee has decided to name me as this year's recipient of the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award. It is truly humbling to join this distinguished list of some of football's greatest centers," said Tingelhoff.

To be considered for the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award, candidates must have either played the Center position at the collegiate or professional level, made extraordinary contributions to his team during his football career, or have proven to be an exemplary citizen, philanthropist or leader in the business or football community.

"I'm very happy to announce Mick as our 2011 recipient of the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award. He blazed a trail for centers at the University of Nebraska then carried that over to the National Football League for 17 years. His leadership on the offensive line was something I personally tried to emulate. I sincerely congratulate Mick, as he is a well-deserving recipient of this prestigious award," said Dave Rimington, president of the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Tingelhoff was a three-year letterman as a center for Nebraska in 1959, 1960 and 1961. A native of Lexington, Neb., he was an anchor on the Cornhusker offensive line at the end of Coach Bill Jennings' tenure at NU.

The 6-1, 210-pounder from Lexington, Neb., served as one of three Nebraska co-captains as a senior in 1961. NU averaged 205.5 yards per game in total offense during Tingelhoff's senior season - the Huskers' highest offensive output since the 1956 season.

As a junior in 1960, Tingelhoff played a reserve role behind captain Don Fricke, who moved back to the position from the fullback spot for his senior season after starting at center for NU in 1958. Tingelhoff earned his first letter in 1959, after joining the Huskers as a freshman in 1958.

Following his senior season at Nebraska, Tingelhoff participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and in the All-American Bowl. Although he was not an All-American or an all-conference performer as a Husker, the undrafted Tingelhoff went on to produce one of the longest NFL careers in Nebraska football history.

After signing as a free agent with the Vikings in 1962, Tingelhoff earned a starting job as a rookie and spent his entire 17-year NFL career as a member of Minnesota Vikings, serving as a starter in four Super Bowls (IV, VIII, IX, XI).

The only player in NU history to enjoy a longer NFL career was Tingelhoff's Husker teammate, Ron McDole, who spent 18 years in the league from 1961 to 1978 with the Cardinals, Oilers, Bills and Redskins. Irving Fryar, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, matched Tingelhoff's NFL tenure by spending 17 seasons in the league with the Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles and Redskins.

Tingelhoff was perhaps the most dominant NFL center of his era, earning six trips to the Pro Bowl from 1964 to 1969, including four starts. He was also a seven-time All-NFL selection from 1964 through 1970. Along with being dominant on the field, he was also remarkably durable and made 240 consecutive starts. At the time of his retirement, he had started the second-most consecutive games in NFL history, trailing only his Viking teammate Jim Marshall (270).

Tingelhoff was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1980. His name was enshrined into the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor in 2001.

Henry Michael "Mick" Tingelhoff was an All-American, all-state and all-conference center as a senior at Lexington High School in 1957. He was born May 22, 1940, in Lexington, Neb.


Master Coach Series – watch segment with Tom Osborne…(thanks Duane)



No. 5 Nebraska at Colorado State • Friday, Sept. 2 • Moby Arena • 8 p.m. CT
Radio: Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and KTWI 93.3 FM in Omaha, and on
Live Stats: &

No. 5 Nebraska vs. Albany • Saturday, Sept. 3 • Moby Arena • 1 p.m. CT
Radio: Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and KTWI 93.3 FM in Omaha, and on
Live Stats: &

After playing its first two games of the season in Albuquerque, N.M., the No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team hits the road for the second straight week to take on Colorado State and Albany in Fort Collins, Colo.

In Fort Collins, Nebraska will play Colorado State on Friday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. (Central) and then Albany on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. (Central) at Moby Arena.

The Huskers hold a 6-1 record over Colorado State dating back to 1984. The last time the Huskers faced the Rams was on Nov. 7, 2004 in Lincoln. The Huskers beat Colorado State 3-0 (30-24, 30-21, 30-25). The last time Nebraska played in Fort Collins, Colo., was in 1987 when the Huskers lost 3-1.

Saturday afternoon's meeting with Albany will be the first ever matchup between the Huskers and the Great Danes.

Fans can listen to all of the action with John Baylor and Lindsay Peterson on the 25-station Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and Twister 93.3 FM in Omaha. Fans outside the state will also be able to catch the live audio feed for free on

Live stats for all matches will be available at and the link can also be found on



Lincoln - The Nebraska Athletic Department announced on Thursday that a total of 14 Husker volleyball matches will be televised or webcast this fall, including all but two home matches. The Big Ten Network, which has been assigned all of Nebraska's television rights for all sports from the Big Ten Conference, will televise five conference matches during the 2011 season, all in high definition. In addition, NET Television will televise four matches statewide in Nebraska, also in high definition. Adding in two ESPN2 telecasts and at least three matches webcast on, Husker fans will be able to see Nebraska on television and the web a minimum of 14 times this season. Other road conference matches carried by are likely to be added as each conference school sets their Student U/ schedules.

In their first Big Ten Conference home match, the Huskers will take on Penn State in the NU Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The Huskers and Nittany Lions, who have combined to capture seven of the past 16 NCAA titles, will appear live on BTN. As the two premier volleyball schools in the conference, this match will be showcased as the kickoff for all conference matches in the Big Ten. Nebraska and Penn State will go head-to-head live again on BTN just over a month later on Oct. 29.

BTN will also broadcast Nebraska at Minnesota on Oct. 15 (tape delay), vs. Illinois on Oct. 22 (tape delay) and vs. Minnesota on Nov. 16. ESPN2 will telecast NU at Michigan on Oct. 1 and Indiana at Nebraska on Oct. 8 on tape delay. Three other matches will be webcast on including three home conference matches at the Coliseum (Purdue on Oct. 7, Michigan on Nov. 4 and Michigan State on Nov. 5).

"NET Sports is excited to work with the Big Ten Conference to air select Husker volleyball matches this season." said NET Sports Executive Producer Joe Turco. "Husker fans will be able to cheer on and show their support for the Big Red as they enter their initial season in the Big Ten."

NET Television will have Nebraska's home opener when the Huskers battle Creighton. The Bluejays, who qualified for the 2010 NCAA Tournament, will visit the NU Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for the opening match of the 2011 Ameritas Players Challenge. The match will mark the Huskers' 150th consecutive sellout at the NU Coliseum, which is an ongoing NCAA record across all women's sports.

Fans will then have the opportunity to witness the Huskers play former Big 12 Conference foe Iowa State on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. The match with the Cyclones will be the Huskers' annual home match at the Bob Devaney Sports Center and will mark the first non-conference meeting between the two programs. The two teams met 79 times as members of the Big Eight and Big 12 conferences, with the Huskers holding an all-time advantage of 78-1 in the series that dates back to 1975. While all of Nebraska's home volleyball matches at the Coliseum are sold out, approximately 4,000 tickets remain for the Iowa State Match at the Devaney Center and can be purchased online at or through the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office (402-472-3111 or 1-800-8 BIG RED).

After making their first appearance on the Big Ten Network against Penn State on, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., the Huskers will play their second Big Ten match against Ohio State on NET Television on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Nebraska holds a 7-3 all-time record against the Buckeyes, including sweeps in the last five matches dating back to 1992.

NET Television's final match of the regular season will come on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., when the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the NU Coliseum for their first conference match with the Huskers. It will mark the first meeting between the two programs in 12 years, as the Huskers and Hawkeyes last met on Sept. 4, 1999. The Huskers hold a perfect 12-0 record in the series, which dates back to 1976.

All of the Huskers' matches will be carried on NET1 and will be shown in high definition on NET-HD and will also be streamed live on The Iowa State and Ohio State matches will be shown on the BTN on a tape delayed basis. The NET Sports broadcast team of Larry Punteney and Kathi Weiskamp will once again bring fans all of the action. In addition, audio for every match of the 2011 season will be carried on the Husker Sports Radio Network and on the Internet at

2011 Volleyball TV/Webcast Schedule (Subject to change)…all times Central
Sept. 8 - Nebraska vs. Creighton, 7 p.m. (NET,
Sept. 17 - Nebraska vs. Iowa State, 8 p.m. (NET,, Tape Delay on BTN)
Sept. 21 - Nebraska vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Sept. 24 - Nebraska vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m. (NET,, Tape Delay on BTN)
Oct. 1 -- Nebraska at Michigan, 6 p.m. (ESPN2 - Tape Delay, Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m.)
Oct. 7 - Nebraska vs. Purdue, 7 p.m. (
Oct. 8 - Nebraska vs. Indiana, 3 p.m. (ESPN2 - Tape Delay, Oct. 9, Noon)
Oct. 15 - Nebraska at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTN - Tape Delay, Oct. 17, 8 p.m.)
Oct. 19 - Nebraska vs. Iowa, 7 p.m. (NET,
Oct. 22 - Nebraska vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. (BTN - Tape Delay, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.)
Oct. 29 - Nebraska at Penn State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 4 - Nebraska vs. Michigan, 7 p.m. (
Nov. 5 - Nebraska vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m. (
Nov. 16 - Nebraska vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTN)



Lincoln - The Nebraska soccer team (0-2-1 overall, 0-0-0 Big Ten) is in search of its first win of the season after dropping a heartbreaking 3-2 decision to the Denver Pioneers last Thursday in Denver. The Huskers gave up two goals in the final 16 minutes of the game, including the game winner with 20 seconds left in regulation.

Nebraska will now host its final pair of non-conference home games this weekend when the Huskers host the Arkansas Razorbacks (1-2-0, 0-0-0 SEC) on Friday at 5 p.m. and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (0-4-0, 0-0-0 Big Sky) at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Live stats for both games can be found on, but no live video will be available.

The Huskers and Razorbacks have previously met twice, with NU winning both matchups. Nebraska first won on the road, 3-0, in Fayetteville in 1995 and then blasted the Razorbacks with eight goals in a shutout at the Abbott Sports Complex during the 1997 season.

Sunday's meeting with the Lumberjacks will be the first ever meeting between the two programs.

The Huskers will be on the road the following weekend at the Virginia Tech Classic for a pair of games against Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, before returning to Lincoln for Nebraska's first Big Ten Conference game against Northwestern on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Noon. The game will be the first Big Ten Conference athletic event across Nebraska's 23 varsity sports.



Lincoln - Former Nebraska right-handed pitcher Steve Edlefsen struck out two Houston batters last week in his major league debut. Edlefsen made his debut for the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 21, as the Bloomington, Minn., native worked 1 1/3 innings of perfect baseball in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Astros in Houston.

Edlefsen has made two other appearance for the Giants at home over the past week, pitching 1/3 of an inning against San Diego on Aug. 23 and an inning of work against Houston on Aug. 25.

Edlefsen was one of eight Huskers drafted in 2007, as he was picked in the 16th round by the Giants. He was originally a 41st-round pick as an infielder by Boston in 2005 and was transitioned into a pitcher during his final season at Nebraska in 2007, as he went 0-1 with four saves and a 4.10 ERA in 23 appearances. The righty was second on the team in both saves and appearances and held opponents to a .226 batting average in 26.1 innings of work. He earned a pair of saves in the series win at No. 22 Alabama early in the season before moving to a set-up role for the final half of the campaign. In addition to his work on the mound, Edlefsen saw time at third base and the outfield, playing in 13 contests.



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