Nebraska 1962 Throwback JerseyGood evening Husker Nation! I’m ready for some football as I’m sure you all are as well. Some pretty cool news was released this week by the University when they released a statement saying that the Sept. 26 game against Louisiana-Lafayette will have the Big Red playing in 1962 style uniforms and helmets. It will be the 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium and the university is honoring the entire era by using throwbacks.

The uniforms will be designed by adidas and auctioned in full set (pants, jersey and helmet) to the public on later this fall. The auction will begin during the first week of fall practice and continue through Oct. 4, with minimum bids starting at $500.

I can’t wait for this night game. Memorial Stadium is going to be rocking and it will be awesome seeing the Huskers don something a little different in my opinion!

What’s your thoughts on the throwback jerseys?

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Three games set for pay per viewHello Husker fans! Football season is coming up soon and I can’t wait! We now know the game times for the first three games of the season which are all set to be shown on a pay per view basis.

The opening game of the 2009 season will be played on September 5th against Florida Atlantic and kickoff is set for 6:00 PM CT. This will be the fourth time in the past six seasons that the Huskers will open up the season under the lights at Memorial Stadium.

After the game against Florida Atlantic, the Huskers will come right back to Memorial Stadium the following Saturday to play Arkansas State on September 12th at 1:00 PM CT. After heading to Blacksburg, VA to take on Virginia Tech, the Huskers will return home on September 26th to face Louisiana-Lafayette at 6:00 PM CT.

The three non-conference home games are being televised on a pay-per-view basis because they were not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. So Husker fans, get ready to shell out $30 per game unless you are lucky enough to have a ticket or are heading to a sports bar.

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Nebraska NewsGood afternoon Husker fans! I haven’t had a lot of time to blog this week but thought I would throw something up now before I leave for a weekend get away to Denver. All in all it has been a pretty good week for Husker athletics with the football camps going on, football commitments, the baseball draft and Tom Osborne staying on indefinitely as athletic director.

I’ll kick things off with the big news of Osborne saying on as athletic directory indefinitely.  Originally, the agreement between Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Osborne stated that Osborne would serve as athletic director until June, 2010. This is big news for Husker athletics as he has really got things going in the right direction. We will just have to remember at some point, Osborne will have to step away from the University and a successor will be hired. I expect that to happen in the next three to five years.

The football camp has been going on at the University with players from all around the country attending. The economic crisis has limited some players that would have normally attended but all reports I have read have been good about the camp. The Huskers even picked up their first commitment for the 2011 class as instate prospect Ryne Reeves from Crete gave his verbal commitment after being offered by the coaching staff. Reeves could be a great player for the Huskers in the future!

The Major League Draft has also been going on this week. Even though the Husker baseball team didnt’ have the season that they wanted, they have seen some players get drafted so far. So far Mike Nesseth (10th round - Angels), Jeff Tezak (24th round - White Sox) and Adam Bailey (38th round - Yankees) have been drafted.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and we hear more football recruiting news soon!

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Kenyon McNeaill verballs commits to NebraskaMens basketball coach Doc Sadler received some good news recently when 6-foot-1 point guard Kenyon McNeaill verbally committed to the University of Nebraska. McNeaill averaged 15 points, 3.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game while helping guide Conway to a 24-4 record last season.

McNeaill said he was drawn to the Huskers because of their defensive play and the way they generate points off of turnovers. McNeaill called Lincoln and the team the perfect fit and no matter if a team like Memphis comes in with an offer he is staying with the Huskers.

It will be a while before we see McNeaill in a Husker uniform but lets hope he has a great senior season down in Arkansas and arrives on campus 100% healthy and ready to battle it out at the point guard position!

Welcome Kenyon!

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Tyler Gabbert NebraskaThe Nebraska coaching staff hosted quarterback Tyler Gabbert earlier in the week for an un-official visit and Gabbert has committed to the University of Nebraska! We have all heard the name Gabbert as it was just a few years ago when older brother Blaine Gabbert committed to the program before switching and signing with the  University of Missouri.

It be interesting to possibly see Blaine vs Tyler in a Big 12 game in the future?

Tyler will be part of the 2010 signing class and he will be trying to recruit other high school players in joining him in Lincoln. Let’s hope he can help the coaches out and get some more guys interested in Nebraska!

Welcome to the Big Red Family Tyler!

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Nebraska and Virginia Tech Game TimeThe Nebraska Football team received a big break as they will be taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies in the afternoon when they visit Blacksburg on September 19th. The ACC Conference announced that the game will be played at 2:30 CST and be shown on both ABC and ESPN 2.

It will be shown regionally on ABC so that is where most of a us Huskers fans will be watching it. ESPN 2 will pick up the rest of the audience for everyone that does not get the gam regionally.

This is a big break for the Huskers as playing in Blacksburg at night and coming away with a victory is a very tough thing to do. You don’t want that Hokie crowd to have an all day tailgate and be 100% jacked up in the evening. This is one break that could lead to a Huskers victory in my opinion!

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Nebraska Pay Per View GamesHey Husker Fans! Sorry for the lack of updates lately as things have been pretty slow in the Husker Nation. I can’t wait for things to pick up so we have more to blog about here at Nebsports. In the meantime, we will be adding a Twitter account and setting that all up with the blog for everyone to stay informed on updates and such.

The little bit of news that I do have is quite big though. It has been announced that the Huskers first two football games were not picked up in the Big 12 TV package. What that means is you will have to head to a sports bar or order the game via pay per view if you are not able to attend the game in person. Buying the game is better than listening to it on the radio but it sure does suck that at least Versus didn’t pick up the games.

In my opinion, the whole pay per view thing is getting out of hand with Nebraska Football. Fox Sports who controls the pay per views, knows that Nebraska fans will shell out the money and it is a very  big pay day for not only them but also the University. They would rather have the game be on pay per view just because a lot of fans will buy the game which kicks back more money too Fox and the University. I mean why would they show it for free when they can make more money off us fans? Seems like a no brainer on their end.

Right now the only two tv games that are set in stone is a Thursday game at Missouri on Oct. 8 which will kickoff at 8 p.m. and the Friday, Nov 27 game at Colorado which is set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. We will have to wait and hear on the game time for the Virginia Tech game as the ACC will set that game time.

So Husker fans, what is your opinion on starting off the season with two pay per view games?

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