#96 Nebraska Cornhuskers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers move to the Big Ten was clearly to up-grade the level of football in the conference since the basketball program has been mediocre at best throughout the past, oh… 110 years.  Despite being competitive in the Big 12 last season, Doc Sadler‘s team figures to struggle in their inaugural year in the Big Ten.

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99 in 99: #94 Nebraska Cornhuskers

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It is Nebraska‘s swan song in the Big 12 as they will be moving to the Big Ten for the 2011-2012 season.  For a team that has not won an outright conference title since 1916, the Cornhuskers have more times than not been an easy victory for their opponents.  Our 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days continues with their last hurrah.  Click here for The Sports Bank‘s previous “99 in 99” previews.

By: David Kay
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What Is The Big Ten’s Next Expansion Move?


With Nebraska in the fold (and Zombie Tom Osborne apparently their athletic director — seriously, he looks undead in that photo!), The Big Ten has some decisions to make.

Do they stay at 12 teams? Do they continue to expand as all their major conference counterparts frantically do the same, or do they save themselves?

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What does Nebraska Basketball Bring to Big Ten? Not Much.

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Nebraska is officially a member of the Big Ten… or whatever it will end up being called after all the dust has settled.  While the move makes sense both financially and to improve the quality of football in the conference, the switch does absolutely nothing for college basketball.

By: David Kay
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Illini Coaches, A.D. comment on Nebraska joining Big Ten

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So it’s official now, Nebraska is in the Big 10. Statements have been released: including these by Illinois Fighting Illini athletic department big wigs:

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