BTN.com staff, June 12, 2012
How good was Nebraska's first volleyball season as a Big Ten member? Put it this way: The Huskers won the Big Ten crown, with a 17-3 conference record, snapping four-time reigning national champ Penn State's remarkable eight-year reign atop the loaded Big Ten. Yeah, it was pretty good — so good, in fact, Nebraska's historic volleyball season highlights the school's 2011-12 athletic year. Not even an unexpected second-round exit from the NCAA tourney can change that.
Catch Nebraska Day on BTN all day Wednesday. View our programming schedule for the list of shows, games and features to be shown on Nebraska Day. Future Nebraska Days include: July 5 and July 30.
Other Nebraska highlights from the 2011-12 athletic year:
- Women's gymnastics won the Big Ten crown, while Jessie DeZiel and Dan Kendig took home Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.
- Women's track and field won the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, its second indoor crown in as many seasons, to go along with the Big 12 title in 2011.
- Football blasted Legends Division champ and eventual Outback Bowl champ Michigan State, 24-3.
- Women's basketball went 10-6 in the Big Ten and advanced to the NCAA tourney, its first since 2010.
- Women's soccer won its second Big Ten Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
- Women's tennis set a school-record for most wins in a season; Mary Weatherholt and Scott Jacobson won Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year and Co-Coach of the Year, respectively.
- Softball went 14-9 and finished third in the Big Ten.
- Baseball compiled a 14-10 Big Ten clip and advanced to its first Big Ten tournament.
Shows/games featured on BTN during Nebraska Day:
The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Football: Missouri at Nebraska – 2010
The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Football: 1995 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Miami
The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Football: 1998 Orange Bowl – Nebraska vs. Tennessee
BTN Football Game of the Week: Ohio State at Nebraska
Big Ten Men's Basketball '11-12: Indiana at Nebraska
2012 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships