staff, October 9, 2012

BTN & BTN2Go will cover today's live press conference as new incoming Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst was introduced. You can watch it live on BTN TV or click here to see it on BTN2Go when it happens.

Last week Nebraska announced it had hired Shawn Eichorst as the school?s new athletics director to replace the retiring Tom Osborne, who will step aside on Jan. 1, 2013. Eichorst has been the athletics director the University of Miami since April 2011. You can watch the video of Thursday?s announcement in an earlier post.

Last month Osborne announced he was stepping down effective Jan. 1. He has served as director of intercollegiate athletics since October 2007. Osborne will retire from the university on Aug. 1, 2013, will work with Eichorst until then to make a smooth leadership transition in the department. Read the full release at

Also, Eichorst joins Nebraska in the middle of the football season. Here is Nebraska's 2012 football schedule to date.

Day Date Opponent Time TV Result
Sat. Sep. 1 vs. Southern Miss 3:30 PM ET  ABC/ESPN2 W 49 – 20
Sat. Sep. 8 at UCLA 7:30 PM ET  FOX L 30 – 36
Sat. Sep. 15 vs. Arkansas State 12:00 PM ET  ESPN2 W 42 – 13
Sat. Sep. 22 vs. Idaho State 3:30 PM ET  BTN/BTN2 W 73 – 7
Sat. Sep. 29 vs. Wisconsin 8:00 PM ET  ABC W 30 – 27
Sat. Oct. 6 at 12 Ohio State 8:00 PM ET  ABC L 38 – 63
Sat. Oct. 20 at Northwestern TBA
Sat. Oct. 27 vs. 25 Michigan 8:00 PM ET
Sat. Nov. 3 at Michigan State TBA
Sat. Nov. 10 vs. Penn State TBA
Sat. Nov. 17 vs. Minnesota TBA
Fri. Nov. 23 at Iowa 12:00 PM ET

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