In conjunction with Maryland's historic move to the Big Ten Conference on July 1, Maryland athletics will be taking an in-depth look at its future Big Ten foes. Today we continue the series by profiling the University of Nebraska.
June 2: Illinois; June 4: Indiana; June 6: Iowa; June 9: Michigan; June 11: Michigan State; June 13: Minnesota; June 16: Nebraska; June 18: Northwestern; June 20: Ohio State; June 23: Penn State; June 25: Purdue; June 27: Rutgers; June 30: Wisconsin
• Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
• Founded: 1869
• Enrollment: 24,207
• Chancellor: Harvey Perlman
• President: James Linder (interim)
• Athletic Director: Shawn Eichorst
• School Colors: Scarlet and Cream
• Nickname: Cornhuskers
• Joined Big Ten Conference: 2011
• Football Stadium (capacity): Memorial Stadium (92,000)
• Basketball Arena (capacity): Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,970)
• Varsity Teams: 24
• Most Successful Sport: Bowling - 8 national titles
• First B1G event at Maryland: November 1, 2014 - Volleyball
• All-time basketball record: 1389-1231 (.530)
• Conference Championships: 0
• Head Coach: Tim Miles
• All-time football record: 875-357-41 (.703)
• Conference/National Championships: 46/5
• Head Coach: Bo Pelini
Notable Former Athletes
• Basketball: Tyronn Lue, Mikki Moore, Tony Farmer, Eric Strickland
• Football: Ndamukong Suh, Guy Chamberlin, Eric Crouch, Marcel Jones, Sam Koch
• Johnny Carson: television talk show host
• Warren Buffet: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
• Gabrielle Union: actress
Fun Fact: "Heroes Game"
When Nebraska joined the Big Ten conference in 2011, establishing a trophy game between Nebraska and neighboring Iowa seemed natural. The game is not only played for bragging rights, but it also serves as a platform to honor everyday citizens of Iowa and Nebraska who perform extraordinary acts of heroism.
One chosen ‘hero’ from each state is invited to attend the game, receive on-field recognition, and have his or her name inscribed on the game trophy. Sponsored by grocery store chain Hy-Vee, “The Heroes Game” also works to benefit a chosen non-profit organization doing “incredible good” in the heartland each year.
The game trophy, with a wooden base and topped with a brushed silver football, is adorned with images of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium and Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, and a list of traditions of each institution. The bottom of the trophy is ringed with engraved corn stalks in a stone base.