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Dienhart: Here's a look back at Nebraska's 2015 season

The excitement that surrounded the arrival of Mike Riley from Oregon State evaporated quickly in the wake of myriad close losses that caused stomachs to turn on an almost weekly basis across the state. Each Saturday seemingly brought another round of misery, as iffy decisions, a lack of execution and personnel shortcomings conspired to sully Riley’s debut. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Still, despite a 5-7 record, the Huskers found

Watch Samford bench celebrate 3-pointer with 'field goal'

With Monmouth and its highly popular “Bench Mob” on the Big Ten schedule Sunday afternoon, we knew there would be plenty of bench celebrations on BTN. [ MORE: Track Samford at Nebraska | Watch the game on BTN2Go ] @MonmouthBench was up to the task in its win at 73-67 win Rutgers. In fact, check out some of its best celebrations in the Vine at the bottom of this post. What we did not expect was a well-executed choreographed celebration in the Samford-Nebraska game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Channeling its inner-Monmouth, the Bulldogs pulled off the perfect celebration to a

National champion Nebraska returns home to Lincoln

Hours after Nebraska swept Texas (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) in the national final Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska, it returned to Lincoln, NCAA championship trophy in hand, to a throng of adoring fans Sunday.

Big Ten football beat writers pick most improved players

With the 2015 college football regular season complete and the start of Big Ten bowl season less than a week away, it’s time to relive the season from the perspective of Big Ten beat writers. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] BTN.com recently asked a beat writer for every team to answer the same four questions, as part of our annual beat writers’ season recap. Today’s topic: Most improved players. Yesterday,

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska competition serves up a movable feast

It’s an all-out burn down the straightaway. University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering students pit vehicle vs. vehicle, vying for glory on a length of track that’s seen vanquished competitors literally fall to pieces. Whose design will reign supreme? Whose will go the extra “mile”? Which car will emerge victorious in the epic battle of hot-rod potato vs. pickle-mobile? “The Incredible, Edible Car Competition (IECC) has been run for 11 years,” said Dr. Mark Riley, head of the Biological Systems Engineering department, which oversees the event along with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “It was conceived as an exercise

Nebraska wins 2015 NCAA Volleyball national championship

The Nebraska Huskers are your 2015 NCAA volleyball champions! The Huskers claimed the school’s first NCAA crown since 2006 with an incredible 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) victory over Texas on Saturday night in Omaha. The win marks Nebraska’s fourth NCAA volleyball title in school history. It also gives Nebraska a total of 98 NCAA Tornament wins, which ranks second in the nation behind Stanford. With the victory, the Big Ten has now won seven NCAA titles in the last nine years, as Penn State has won six of the last nine championships. Here is a look at some of the

Nebraska eyes fourth national title tonight vs. Texas

Expect a lot of red tonight at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket | Follow @Huskervball for updates ] No. 4 seed Nebraska will be in its red uniform for the 2015 women’s volleyball final vs. No. 3 Texas at 7:30 p.m. ET, and a pro-Nebraska record crowd is expected at the arena, located just an hour northeast of Nebraska’s campus. An NCAA tourney-record 17,551 fans filled CenturyLink Center for Thursday’s semifinal games between Nebraska and Kansas and Minnesota and Texas. NCAA.com expects another sell out tonight. Nebraska will have the fans behind it

Big Ten football beat writers pick 2015 top plays/moments

With the 2015 college football regular season complete and the start of Big Ten bowl season exactly one week away, it’s time to relive the season from the perspective of Big Ten beat writers. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] BTN.com recently asked a beat writer for every team to answer four questions, as part of our annual beat writers’ season recap. Up first: Top play/moment. Coming up: Most improved player,

Report: Michigan football leads nation in attendance this year

Michigan football’s 16-year run of leading the nation in attendance was ended by Ohio State last season. [ MORE: 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Now, it looks like the Wolverines have returned atop the leader board. According to CBSSports.com, Michigan was the leader in attendance this season, averaging 110,168 fans per game in 2015, a five-percent increase from 2014. Ohio State ranked second in the nation in attendance this season with an

Nebraska Huskers advance to NCAA Volleyball championship

Nebraska's volleyball team dropped Kansas to advance to Saturday's NCAA Volleyball Tournament Championship against Texas. Fourth-seeded Nebraska used a strong finish to push their way past Kansas and punch their ticket to the championship match. Nebraska won the final seven rallies of the match to defeat the Jayhawks in front of 17,551 fans at the CenturyLink Center, the largest volleyball crowd in NCAA history. Earlier, the Big Ten's Minnesota fell to Texas in the other semifinal.